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    Bobtail Member Bemidjiflash's Avatar
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    Transport Designs

    If I had posted about this company, my trucking home for many years, 5 years ago the post would have read "C'mon in the waters fine!". I feel a responsibility to report the ruin of the greatest company I've ever worked for. The general attitude of the compant toward the drivers has slipped from outstanding to barely tolerable. They have become "Just another company" except with subpar pay and benefits. If you are looking for a job do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. If you want specifics post questions and I'll try to answer them as time permits.


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    transport designs

    Went to work for these guys 08/2006 left 08/2008 with 2 mos. notice that I would be leaving when I got another job,Because I live 180 miles from the Salt Lake City yard where I picked up my truck when I started work for them.I got to drive the truck home M T for all that time till they changed to I had to go home under a load,So that gave me 1 to 1.5 days off after being out for 4 to 6 weeks.Any way I dropped off the truck at the Salt Lake City yard and went to work for a small company 30 miles from my home,I got laid off 02/2009 and have been looking.I just found out that Transport Designs out of Savage,Mn. has me down for Abanded my truck which is a lie,But like most all Companies the Driver is in the wrong.Any one have any ideas on what to do without having to get a Lawyer And by the way dont work here unless you enjoy gettin messed with.

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    I wish to thank Transport Designs for me not getting another job going on 5 mos.In 6 weeks my unemployment will be over my savings is almost gone ,so I will be losing my home,Ill have to sell all my furniture my Jeep and will be going to have to move into my camper van and live somewhere on the street.Because they think its a good thing to make a driver with no tickets since 1993 and 1 non-preventable accident in 15 years to most likley strave to death they really suck.

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    Transport Designs treats their drivers poorly!

    I used to work for Transport Designs, Inc, a company based in Savage, Minnesota. On April 14, 2010, I was terminated at 4:00 pm, because I was not "making enough revenue for the company." I was stranded in Minneapolis, over 1660 miles from where I was hired, (and used to call home). I asked the company to make this a "warning" but the Operations Manager (Andy Powers) said that he was "not running a charity" and this decision had already been made before I arrived back at their yard.

    They cited the fact that on Valentine's Day the company had to bring a replacement truck to me in Rawlins, WY because the transmission died (for the second time in a year). The replacement truck they brought had to be repaired before I drove it because the power steering reservoir broke while it was being towed out to me. This same replacement truck (a used Freightliner with over 450,000 miles on it) went through 12 gallons of oil in the first month I had it, and the company had to spend over $10,000 for the engine to be rebuilt. According to the mechanics at the Detroit Diesel shop, there was NO possible way that the engine problems could be traced back to my driving of the truck in the short time I had it.

    How in the world can a driver be held responsible for lost revenue in a company-owned and -maintained truck?

    Be aware that if you want to work for them, and do not drive their "suggested" 10,000 miles per month (for whatever reason), you may be let go with no notice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bemidjiflash View Post
    If I had posted about this company, my trucking home for many years, 5 years ago the post would have read "C'mon in the waters fine!". I feel a responsibility to report the ruin of the greatest company I've ever worked for. The general attitude of the compant toward the drivers has slipped from outstanding to barely tolerable. They have become "Just another company" except with subpar pay and benefits. If you are looking for a job do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. If you want specifics post questions and I'll try to answer them as time permits.
    I believe these are the same goons who not too long ago had an idiotic recruiting ad in some of the truck stop toilet paper recruiting magazines. The ad had two guys pictured, one was a gruff, wrinkled old guy who stated "I run the east coast. The other guy was a yuppie, Tom Cruise lookin pretty boy moron in a pink button shirt who stated "I only run west." What a crock, do people seriously, really fall for crap like this???

    And what's the point of running west in a company truck that can barely do the speed limit in New Jersey?

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    Road Train Member Bumpy's Avatar
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    Sir

    Quote Originally Posted by Bemidjiflash View Post
    If I had posted about this company, my trucking home for many years, 5 years ago the post would have read "C'mon in the waters fine!". I feel a responsibility to report the ruin of the greatest company I've ever worked for. The general attitude of the compant toward the drivers has slipped from outstanding to barely tolerable. They have become "Just another company" except with subpar pay and benefits. If you are looking for a job do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. If you want specifics post questions and I'll try to answer them as time permits.
    Would you give me some specifics about this company? I am currently pulling a dry van for Norsemen trucking out of Lake Mills,Ia,but am unhappy here cause if I stay,my career will be ruined as I have to constantly put in 16,17,18 hour days to meet the appointment times they make for me.... I call Mankato,Mn home,and if not Savage,Mn,in your experience,could you recommend an OK company for me to apply to,-either dry box or flatbed.??. Many thanx, Brian

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    I worked for them back in 2004-05 & had the same issues. There maintenance is horrible! Every truck I drove for them I had a major break down. I spent 8 days in LA Freightliner because of their truck! I had the A/C go out in Las Vegas NV in July & I'm told to roll the windows down and drive to Corona Ca. The temp was 117 degrees!! With the same truck it had major overheating issues & I spent time in detroit diesel in boise I'd, salt lake city as well as Freightliner in salt lake city! The co owner Leonard Korbel told me that they were "letting you go because you are breaking down too much!! I was driving company truck!! I would stay away from them because they believe its the company drivers responsibility to fix the trucks!! STAY FAR AWAY FROM THESE IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Road Train Member drvrtech77's Avatar
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    Also one other thing they used to be in a small office in savage minute & it was small family atmosphere, then in 2005 they moved to big office with no truck parking & stated that they didn't want drivers in the office anymore stay at the shop! They went down hill after that. I'm going to add one more thing about the maintenance, they hire mechanics with Zero experience I've seen it first hand,never had worked on trucks before,that's there way of being extremely cheap!!!!!!

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    Thanx

    Bros.....Hey,you Tx guys,(ok,Houston)do you know of any good flatbed outfits in Tx,cause nothing is really holding me here anymore..........

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    Road Train Member drvrtech77's Avatar
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    You check out melton out of tulsa they seem to pretty reputable company. You can Also check out Boyd bros and or maverick transportation for Tx flatbed. They r decent companies.

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