Booker transportation

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  1. oltexasboy

    oltexasboy Bobtail Member

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    Hey yall,

    I am looking at signing on with Booker Transportation, does anyone have any feed back good or bad??? I have read alot of good things, talked with recruiter, but of course they all make it sound like disney land... Just want to get some feed back from actual drivers who have been out there, thanks for any input that can be given...
     
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    Does anyone out there have any feedback or insight on Booker Transportation?? Strongly considering leasing on with them, just wanted to see good or bad if anybody knows anything, thanks for any input provided....
     
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    Hey man, I've been with them for 3 years now. On a scale of 1 thru 10.....I would say its a 9! I say that only cause there is'nt a perfect company out there. The people there are nice and treat you well. I can tell you that if you want to make some money, it can be made here. If you have any specific questions I'd be happy to try and answer them.
     
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    Thanks a million for the input, I really appreciate that. Thats great news glad to hear it... So do they mostly run from California to Texas??? I live in California but didnt want to run all 48, wanted stay on west coast mostly for awhile...
     
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    This is a terrible company to lease your truck to. The guy giving them 9 out of 10 must be their recruiter. If you want to deal with 5 different dispatchers, spring ride trailers, basically forced dispatch, always very heavy loads, etc... Don't waste your time thinking that you'll run good produce loads out of California and good meat loads back. Because surprise you'll run dirt cheap dry loads to Amarillo maybe a frozen load whenever they can't get their regular guys to do them, that's when you get them. And you get the left over meat loads that other decent companies don't do because they have a whole bunch of drops usually 5 drops and they want you to run them overnight. You always have to be cheating on your log book heavily to be able to bring home a little money. Their yard in Amarillo is very muddy so when it rains your truck is always dirty inside and out and you usually can get your truck stuck in the mud at night when there is nobody to help you. If you don't want to do a load because you just don't want to because it's no force dispatch then surprise they get another dispatcher to convince you so if you're a Latino they have the Mexican dispatcher call you. If you're going to take time off at home you're better off lying to them and tell them that your truck is in the shop and turn off your phone because they always call you asking you to load. Their trailers are configured to work on continuos at over 34° so that means you spend more money on reefer fuel and you pay for it. The free tire program is a total lie. You have to run 3 months like crazy to qualify for them and then you must sign a one year lease agreement with them and you must have another owner- operator that recommend you. If nobody recommended you, that's no problem because they just grab another new guy and ask him if he wants to get the "FREE TIRES" so that they can get you both stuck with a one year agreement and now you're stuck with them for one year. And you pay the taxes on the tires with is usually $750.00 and by the way you get cheap Chinese tires. I have meet several guys that lost their trucks because they couldn't afford their payments. Their good loads they give to their regular guys, and you only get to do them when they're servicing their trucks or when they're gone out for fishing etc.. The rest of the time you get the left overs. I can go on and on ad on telling you how terrible this company is. The only way I recommend you this company is if you have a terrible driving record and nobody will hire you or if you just got your CDL. They will hire you because they don't care! Do yourself a favor and stay away from Booker.
     
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