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Former Employee - Sep 6, 2019
The home time, if you give up $500 a week for it. Pro: Tommy the safety guy
Everything but the apu.
Current Employee - Jul 5, 2019
Good for beginners, good place to stay
Lot of day/night switches, equipment could be better
Current Employee - Jul 21, 2017
Dispatch great Excellent pay
Barely any home time
Former Employee - Jul 20, 2017
68 MPH Trucks. Had a great Dispatcher. Day 1 insurance I had no clue that was offered.
But beware, was never mentioned to me before hand, if you are not with the company 90 days or longer, you will pay for the bus, hotel and DOT Physical they only require, and only give you the short card. They state, they paid for the DOT Physical they keep the long form. I requested for General Purposes for a copy of it, was flat out told, paraphrasing, but a brute no!!!
Company Driver - ... CDL Experience
Surveyed in Memphis, TN on Jul 4, 2020
Company Driver - 2 Years CDL Experience
Surveyed in Memphis, TN on Jul 5, 2019
Company Driver - 1 Year CDL Experience
Surveyed in Memphis TN on Jul 21, 2017
Company Driver - 5+ Years CDL Experience
Surveyed in Natchez, MS on Jul 20, 2017
Dec 31, 2013
Miles seemed to really vary. I won't say they don't play the favorites game, because they really seemed to when I was there. But one can make it work. The reason I left was because right at the end I was lucky to get 1600 miles a week, while new hires were running 2500-3000.
Mar 31, 2014
with Ozark for 10 plus years...the downside...lots of FedEx shorter overnight
runs (370-660) miles with tight delivery windows, sometimes you get stuck with
scrap paper runs again shorter miles but you do get $15 to 30 bucks for
anything less than 300 miles. But you string two of those together and you have
a decent day (just a little extra work). Lots of East Coast!
Upside...No NYC or Canada, 43 cpm with experience, great shop, home time (every two weeks or so), almost zero layovers (Dallas area the exception), light fedex loads, no pay issue in the ten years I was there, they will treat you with respect as long as youre respectful. When my mom was sick with cancer, they allowed me to work a week then be home a week for her chemo for almost 4 months! Not many companies anymore would do the right thing. They are one of the few remaining "family" companies. Not owned by a corporation but the original family members. Newer trucks (some old trailers) and newer trailers.
All in all it depends what is important to you. One of the best companies I have worked for... Good luck in your search and trust me finding a good one is difficult. Don't base your decision on my post or anyone else's .... because it will drive you crazy...talk to actual drivers
I do know that Memphis area drivers can and are home most weekends...same with local area drivers at their other yards... Cant speak to the percentage of weekends off if you are not near a yard or major customer. They do have a few down your way (or did)... paper mill south of you in Alexandria?? FedEx in Shreveport, paper mill just south of Ruston, Bogaloosa to name a few...so again its possible but like anything anymore in this business its not a given lol
Apr 2, 2014
I'm a rookie, finished school and got my CDL in November 2013. I started with Ozark Motor Lines in January 2014, and drive southeast regional. I get home every weekend unless I ask to stay out longer. In fact, unless I ask I am routed home every Friday or Saturday. I have never worked for anyone else (as a commercial driver), but I am happy with my miles, pay, and access to anyone in the company if I have questions or problems. Don't get me wrong they are not perfect but after talking to drivers from a few other companies, I feel that I was lucky to get on with these folks.
Jul 27, 2014
I work for Ozark for a second time.everything on here is true from everyone that has posted.it works for some people and not for others.if u play it right they will keep u moving.they have lots and lots of freight.i take my ten then on the move again.i run what ever hours I have for the day then park.run run run that's what they like.the only problem I have is this nite and day stuff.to much nites.love fed ex hate running it at nite.good thing is that no one seems to hold a grudge.I got into it with load planner today and thought I was going to get the buisiness and ended up with a real nice run.great people here.u just have to take care of business and they will be good to u.I really love their shop here.they make sure u have everything u need to do the job.they give every truck a bag of lites in case one burns out.anything u need they give it to u.good place to work for the most part
Dec 17, 2015
If you want to have swing shift and set around in parking lots and docks Ozark is your place. They don't pay for dock until 24 hours later. One day your working days. And then out of the clear blue your driving all night on Fed Ex. It is unsafe and pretty stupid