The culture at Saia was the worst, & it all starts with management. The terminal manager was never around & was impossible to get in touch with, didn't return calls or text messages. The morale was very low, if management doesn't care, why should the employees. Most of the other drivers were very helpful, and made the job tolerable.
The company was completely unorganized. They do things one way, and the next day do the complete opposite. Very poor use of drivers: more drivers than freight going some places, and more freight than drivers going other places. There is no forward planning/thinking, just reactionary. Very poor communication, and ridiculously long wait time trying to get in touch with dispatchers/ central dispatch.
The equipment is junk and very poorly maintained. A lot of drivers just park the trucks without writing it up or letting someone know what is wrong with it, and leave it to breakdown on the next driver. The ELD system freezes and crashes constantly, and when it does work it doesn't keep accurate records.
You will always be "just a driver" to them. No opportunities to advance and grow within the company. Drivers are extremely undervalued here
Pay & Benefits. Weekends off.