Good or Bad company to work for?
Is southern refrigerated transport a good company to work for?
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look at turnover %,if it's 100% or close.what makes you think they'll treat you any better.look for companies that don't advertise,because they don't have turnover problems
walmart drivers aren't supposed to say what they make,but it's the best paying job that i know of
Wal-Mart is hiring, and that should be the last job you would need. A friend of mine works out of the New Braunfels location; works 7 days, off 7 days, make about $70,000 a year. Bids on a non-smoking truck, so both drivers that share the truck are non-smokers.
But don't plan on starting out on this schedule, he's been there since 97.
I would run there DOT# on FMCSA's website and check there score/ratings, this will also give you the number of trucks, trailers, drivers, miles ran and income for the year, this site will tell you about there safety ratings and what violations they have. Personally I only know the color of there trucks I've never talked to any of there drivers good luck
No! Run fast! If this is the best place you can work quit driving. Seriously, just google them. So much bad publicity lately you would have to be a blind fool to work for them. Recently a driver passed while on the road and they wouldn't even arrange for the remains to get back to the family. Go work for Werner... You'd be better off. I've heard good things about Stevens out of Texas. Try them.
srt, stevens, any of the crete companies; basically any big carrier u want to stay away from, that's just my opinion. small companies know u by name & when u walk thru the door, unlike big companies need ur truck #, driver id, etc
All the big companies have way too many short trips in order to keep all the trucks loaded. However, being loaded doesn't mean you have a good trip.A 250 mi. load or a 600 mile load that doesn't delvr for 2 or 3 days is not unusual with these big companies and they act like they are doing you a favor because they gave you a load.Their dispatchers all have an attitude! If you aren't one of their pets, you will get screwed and they will tell you that is all they have avail.They advertise how important their drivers are to them, but actions speak louder than words. This is why they have 100% + turnover rates. I learned all this the hard way. Now i work for a 300 truck co. and get long trips,preplanned on next load and consistent miles and dispatchers are freindly and cooperative. They have a 17% turnover rate. I rest my case.
Wal-Mart, Kohl's department stores, Con-way and Crete Carrier treat their drivers especially well, and I hardly ever hear advertisements for either one (Con-way and Crete Carrier occasionally advertise on SiriusXM's Road Dog channel and on Cumulus Media's Red Eye Radio Show with Eric Harley and Gary McNamara). I'd highly recommend you apply to them, and also to FedEx and UPS. Retail stores (like Wal-mart and Kohl's) generally treat their drivers better than large trucking companies and you almost never hear what a driver makes working for them.
They also keep their equipment maintained better, have safety features others might not have (such as APUs, Stability Control, properly set governors and equipment that helps the driver be more comfortable in the cab), and have drivers who stay on the job for a long, long time.
You will get a great job that you will likely keep for several years if you go to any of these carriers. Ditto for UPS and FedEx.
I would stay away from SRT and other grocery jobs... especially with the bad publicity both they and Central Refrigerated (which is now officially part of SWIFT Transportation of Phoenix, Arizona) have been getting. SEC scrutiny and not paying to get a dead driver's body back to it's family are just some of the issues SRT has in particular.
Here's a link to apply to Wal-Mart's driving jobs: http://jobs.walmart.com/careers/otr-driv...
Where do you live and what kind of experience do you have? Big companies are meat grinders. I'm a small fleet owner with trucks leased to Landstar. We run primarily east of the Mississippi River but go occasionally as far as the Eastern Slope Rocky Mountains. I'm looking for drivers who can qualify for Landstar. I offer competitive pay, benefits and 2014 or newer owner-operator spec'd trucks. bbaldwin @ xlnttrucks . com
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