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    Hey guys, my son is 24 has 3 yrs OTR experience, and is looking to go to Smith Transport. I tried to do a search but didn't really come up with anything, can anybody give me the good or bad, about the company? I appreciate it!

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    If you haven't found much, then it usually means they are a decent outfit or nobody here has knowledge of them. I notice their trucks always seem to be clean.

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    Their cpm is very low IMO. I think around 36.cpm.
    If I had 3 years OTR, I wouldnt work for that. Nice trucks or not.
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    Big fancy trucks and they are ALWAYS looking for drivers. Any company that requires an escrow account ($500.00 according to their website) isn't worth driving for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumbo
    Big fancy trucks and they are ALWAYS looking for drivers. Any company that requires an escrow account ($500.00 according to their website) isn't worth driving for.
    That's so you have some money set aside to buy CHICKEN LIGHTS and CHROME for the company truck at the company store. :lol:

    They USE to be a decent compnay to drive for. Rarely did I hear any of thier drivers complain, trucks were washed weekly(paid by the company). Now it seems the oppisite. Dirty trucks and drivers complainig about miles and hometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FedExFr8
    Hey guys, my son is 24 has 3 yrs OTR experience, and is looking to go to Smith Transport. I tried to do a search but didn't really come up with anything, can anybody give me the good or bad, about the company? I appreciate it!
    Why not get him into FedEx Freight?

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    Thanks guys for the replies! I've tried to get him on here but its hard as hell to get on with us. We haven't done any hiring here lately and I don't think he wants to pull wiggle wagons anyway. But I think he's decided to go to orientation with them on Monday so we'll see..

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    in my opinion any comapny right now is a risk. th market in everything, not just trucking is so volitale right now..it is scary. i recently made a change about three months ago thinking it would be great and it did not pan out at all, i just started back with my contractor at fed ex ground this week. my advice, go with caution and don;t burn your bridges, he may need to go back to the other side someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FedExFr8
    Hey guys, my son is 24 has 3 yrs OTR experience, and is looking to go to Smith Transport. I tried to do a search but didn't really come up with anything, can anybody give me the good or bad, about the company? I appreciate it!
    They recently filed bankruptcy

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    I did look into them many years ago, and they were not what I wanted. East of the Mississippi River what I was told they ran. I was looking for a company that ran west since I seem to be bound to stay on the east coast all the time with everyone else I worked for in the past and recent also..
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