View Poll Results: what is the worst company to drive for

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  • Prime

    15 30.00%
  • Swift

    24 48.00%
  • Knight

    3 6.00%
  • Wilis Shaw

    1 2.00%
  • Jim Palmer

    2 4.00%
  • Marten Transport

    5 10.00%
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    How about a poll which is the best,more productive right?:thumbsup:

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    Since I haven't worked for any of those outfits I can't vote.

    But the absolute worst company I ever worked for is P.F.A Systems out of Joliet,IL. the idiot owner considers his O/O are just meat in the seat, basically an outlaw company with no regard for his drivers or public safety.

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    "meat in the seat" hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moondog89 View Post
    How about a poll which is the best,more productive right?:thumbsup:
    how about you starting one?????
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    I would but in 20 years of trucking I haven't found a "good" one yet and I don't think I will.:thumbsdown:

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    Is that an England truck in the background?
    Don't trust anybody. Especially that guy in the mirror.

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    Yeah it is I own two of them.Have had real good luck with em maintenance wise.

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    I haven't driven for any of those companies, so I didn't vote.

    I drive for Design Transportation based out of Dallas, TX. So far, the only complaint I have is that my fleet manager is always trying to con me out of my home time. Their policy is: 1 day off for every week out. I run 3-4 weeks at a time and have never had more than 2 days off. My fleet manager always gets me back to the yard when I'm scheduled to go home, but then he's giving me a load right back out for another day or two. Design has no-force dispatch, but my fleet manager won't take "NO" for an answer. I have had a friend who drives for Scheisser (Schneider) National ask if Design is hiring, I told him yes, but he doesn't want to work for design, unless he wants to get F**ked out of his time at home every month. I can't even make plans for hometime because I never know when I'm going to get home or how long I'm going to be there! My daughter turns 1 year old on Feb 11th and they had better get me home for her birthday, or I'm going to raise holy hell!

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    Shaffer/Crete will lie to fill a seat and tell you they will get you home but you better live by a terminal. The other thing is insurance is no good and you pay 80% up to five thousand or so. The last thing if you quit, they charge nearly $150 to clean your truck no matter if it was clean when you left it. This is nothing but a tool to get their orientation money back in part. No other company ripp's the driver off like Crete. I see they didn't make the crap list but they should be.

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    I have driven since 1975. There is no rookie here anymore as that young man has now been replaced by a 55 year old man. The few lines above are true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentstrider View Post
    So far, my best experience was Swift, while my worst experiences were with those smaller, mom'n'pop companies that everyone seems to spout alot of good things about.

    Yeah, all big companies started out small, but after getting involved with two that ran a Mickey-Mouse operation, I would rather stay away from them until they became big themselves and a foster a safe, legal working environment in order to protect their reputations.

    Point being, the smaller the company, the more crap they think they can get away with.

    Amen to this ENTIRE statement. I've worked for 5 truck outfits all the way up to the 18,000+ behemoth that is Swift. Swift is by far one of the better carriers I've worked for. Are they perfect? Hell no. But no one ever is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatspots479 View Post
    Shaffer/Crete will lie to fill a seat and tell you they will get you home but you better live by a terminal. The other thing is insurance is no good and you pay 80% up to five thousand or so. The last thing if you quit, they charge nearly $150 to clean your truck no matter if it was clean when you left it. This is nothing but a tool to get their orientation money back in part. No other company ripp's the driver off like Crete. I see they didn't make the crap list but they should be.
    I drove for Shaffer for 4 years... what he said is true!

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    you need to add covenant and cr england

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    The smaller companies are the ones that most drivers fear to get into. The bigger ones are moer concerned about their reputation, so they treat their employees well. And I agree with madaxeman, the ones that have shut down in the last 2 years.

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    P.A.R Trucking Inc. Summit,IL. ( tanker outfit ) heard from a lot of former drivers that the owner skims of the top of his O/O settlements, I've met this clown and he is a little skeevy troll.

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    I def agree on Crete

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    Prime pulling a strong second. Not enough lease drivers voting I guess.

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    No these so called drivers have to dig up these older threads be cause they will not tell who they work for fot fear of loosing their jobs if they even work at any job in the trucking industry.

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    Yes I am new to the forum, thus the tag rookie.. But I have 48 years of over the road company driver and o/o and company owner.. The worst I every worked for was my own.. I was the whole ground crew. But in the 2 1/2 years I had the company I only had to hire 13 people to operate 13 tractors and 31 trailers and I hired 1 relief driver. My rules were this is what we haul, this is what I have for you to drive, this is what I pay and if you can't live on that the go back out the door you came in!!! It worked very well... It is ashamed that the companies now days can not even try it that way.. They might start to have very very low turn overs and keep the drivers and their families happy.... Nuff said...

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    To the individual 99% of all major companies suck to work for, for the simple fact they are in it to make as much money as possible as quick as possible. Itís all about the bottom line. Being a company driver you will not get rich in todayís standard. At first it will be hard to make a living and forget it if you have a family you are going to be broke flat broke for about the first year. If you are smart and just want to work, you will get your foot in the door keep your mouth shut get your experience and apply to a company that offers more of what you want. Donít try to change anything with the large companies itís a rat race if youíre not running they will fill your seat by the end of the work day. hope this helps just my two cents

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