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Current Employee - Mar 20, 2019
When they have it together you run steady
They don't always know which end is up since the buy out you can't get assistance after hrs on wknds
Current Employee - May 18, 2018
None they have taken all the pros away
Forced dispatch harrassment to make runs even when unsafe no need to say more
Current Employee - Sep 19, 2017
Not too many, im afraid. Not anymore
Please read my review. The worst possible thing that could of happened to this once great company has. Schnieder purchased them. SCHDER pays 30% of load for OTR.... Screw that!
Current Employee - Sep 17, 2017
Good pay, good home time for MS drivers
Slow trucks, ancient trailers, Schneider taking over
Current Employee - May 3, 2016
Treat you decent, no pressure to break rules
It's a truck job
Company Driver - 5+ Years CDL Experience
Surveyed in Msla Mt on Mar 20, 2019
Company Driver - 3 Years CDL Experience
Surveyed in on May 18, 2018
Company Driver - 2 Years CDL Experience
Surveyed in Missoula, MT on Sep 19, 2017
Company Driver - 2 Years CDL Experience
Surveyed in on May 3, 2016
Company Driver - 6-11 Months CDL Experience
Surveyed in Missoula, Mt. on Apr 8, 2016
Jul 5, 2016
Watkins Shepard is 2 weeks. And you are in a
hotel every night. The same room at the same hotel. They have orientation in
conover nc and Missoula, MT
Jan 29, 2014
Current driver here, very happy. The equipment is good and getting better. Pay is good. They just opened a new terminal in Fontana, CA to accommodate the expanding business. If they would just reinstate the 401(k) match (and add lower expense-ratio options) then everything would be perfect
Well the pay jumps up after three and six months, according to this post. So just multiply the mileage pay by 3000 miles or so and you've got a good idea. Bonuses are usually (for me anyway) between $100-500 a month.
Aug 4, 2016
I'm happy at Watkins, not looking to go anywhere for now. I make really good money, run pretty much the same area every week, and have the hometime I want. I don't have to run a lot of miles to make good money here. I make my money on stops. I'm happy. If something changes I'll be sure and ask on here first for the best place to go. But if it does, I'm prob going to be looking at LTL home everynight jobs.
Jun 27, 2016
Plain and Simple, Your lives are about to change in a big way. Schneider is a low to mid paying company. Trucks governed at 60 mph. Anything above 60 with you foot on the pedal is over speed. Anything over 70mph Excessive over speed. No self installed power inverters . You can have one that plugs in the cigarette lighter plug as long as it is 400 watts or less. No 8/2 splits. You must take full 10hr breaks.No pets. All riders must be over 10 yrs old. insurance cost less than $10.00 per month. All drivers are auto enrolled in Per Diem package at a cost of .02 cpm . You must opt out if you don't want it. If you drive unsafe and someone calls in on you,it could be your last trip. Three critical events and it could be your last trip. Every year you have to go ride around at an terminal to re-certify that you drive safe. Any accidents and you are pulled in to a terminal and go through training. Top pay at 45 cpm north east region. every where else around .40cpm . Raises are hard to get. You must over 100% in certain categories. Here they are mpg,eta,fuel compliance,days worked. Anything less than 100% for the year all you get is between between 0-1.5 cpm .Miles are zip code to zip code . After 6 months you can order 2 free shirts for no cost. after a year you can order a free jacket. All trucks will have Qualcomm mcp 200 based units installed.I hope this merger goes well for all drivers. We are the ones who suffer at the cost of the big pockets books. Hope we all come out on the other side of the tunnel.
Jun 26, 2016
this thread is less than a month old and it would seem there are already some
changes being made. The pet rider for those who don't already have them and
Schneider teams pulling sticks out of Conover. That was always one my favorite
runs. Did quite a lot of them to Spokane and then pulled tire loads to SFS.
All I can say is a I really loved running and working with WS and I sure hope things don't change too much for the current drivers. Best wishes everyone!