Cardinal Logistics

  • Overall
  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Based on 11 Reviews

Salary

The average pay at Cardinal Logistics is $45,000-$60,000  per year.


Cardinal Logistics offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • 401k
  • Off All Major Holidays
  • Dedicated Runs
  • Paid Orientation and Training

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Reviews Review this Company

  • Overall
  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Equipment, management, working environment, home time, Dedicated runs.
Cons
I would have to say that the speed set at 65mph is my only con.

Newer and highly maintained equipment. Great home time and great pay. Dispatchers are honest and very flexible with requested time off. Would like to see the speed turned up on the trucks but overall a great company to drive for.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Money is ok, not great
Cons
HR sucks at a minimum!

All equipment is leased and difficult to get repairs without going through a bunch of red tape. They also will terminate you away from home and provide NO MONETARY REIMBURSEMENT AFTER PROMISING IT.

Currently Employed at Company: No
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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Home time Pay Maintenance Request off time
Cons
Some of the trailers need to be updated

It's a great company to work for this has got to be the best home time I have ever had the people in the office are helpful and try to do what they can to make it easy for there driver's

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Cons

I work out of the Paris IL account. I have nothing but praise for the company and they have done right by me

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
  • Overall
  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Compensation is above average for average
Cons
Better equipment for the purpose is needed

Overall one of the best jobs I've had for freedom and ability to make money. Leased equipment is a little to plain Jane.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes

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Pay
$1,500 per Week
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Reefer
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Southaven
Pay
$80,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Van
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Pay
$85,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Dry van
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Dubuque, IA
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$55,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Dry Van
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Detroit, MI
Pay
$60,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Van
Years of CDL Experience
2 Years
Location
Rocky Mount / VA
Currently Employed at Company: Yes

Discussion


Keep'em 18roll;ng
Cardinal Logistics/Greatwide

Q: Does anyone have any information on Cardinal logistics/Greatwide out of Southaven MS?

 

Q: Did you find anything out? My brother lives in Southaven and is with Schnieder. They spoiled him with an automatic and he is wondering if Cardinal has them?

 

A: Yes they have all new tractors all automatic, they still have a couple of sticks 10 speeds that he might have to drive from time to time

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Dieselmydrug
Cardinal Logistics

I have a friend who's been running team for them for about the last 2 plus years on a dedicated route. Seems okay. I think he makes about a grand +(-) a week gross.

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FreightlinerGuy
Information about Cardinal(Greatwide) Logistics?

driveforcardinal.com has the links. There's also a video to watch on this website.
Cardinal also purchased Greatwide.com and merged it into their company. Now they have reefers/dry van/containers/step deck/heavy haul/flatbed.

Greatwide Truckload Management includes the following Carriers:
American Trans Freight
Cheetah Transportation
Dallas Mavis
National Transportation Specialists

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bignick
Financing

Q: anyboby have and suggestion on financing options? Less than 550 credit score. Thanks.

 

A: Cardinal Logistics if you want to haul their freight.

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Poor Boys Wife
Any TRUE lease purchase programs?

Cardinal Logistics - good reputation and several drivers I used to work with went with Cardinal and are successful.
Cardinal is a 100% Dedicated fleet with regional and local runs. We are seeking Company Drivers, Owner Operators and Settlement Carriers across our nationwide network of operation centers.

 

Cardinal/Greatwide makes it easier than most other company to become an owner operator, with access to services provided by third-party industry leaders.

Transportation-industry financial partners that can help you buy/lease a tractor You’ll get the best rates and terms available based on the year and type of tractor you choose Convenient, weekly settlement deductions available Third-party business services available for industry leaders

 

I drove for Cardinal/Greatwide as a company driver and it was a very good experience. The reason I left is for a tanker company. Cardinal/Greatwide didn't have any tanker divisions, but do have reefers, van, flatbed.

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crapgame44
Cardinal "regional" position?

Q: Hi, does anyone have info on their "Regional" positions? Recruiter told me home 2 to 3 times during week and home weekends. Does that sound right? Thanks

 

A: That's the way it worked when I worked there on a grocery account. Some were home every day, some ran regional and did a couple of layovers each week. I was gone all week or longer because was on the backhaul part of it.
A couple of accounts around the Atlanta area, they haul a load out, then bring a backhaul on return or return deadhead.

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Lilyankeegirl
Cardinal

I spent 5+ years with Cardinal on numerous accounts as accompany driver and O/O and will say as a company they were fine to work for, and depending on the account you are on you tend to work independently, meaning you hardly see any other drivers let alone your manager. Cardinals dispatch is decentralized and broken into cost centers run by a manager and that is the person who causes you to love or hate your time at Cardinal. They are a tough company to get cleared to hire by but once you are hired they do everything they can to keep you. Unfortunately, I had to leave them earlier this year for family reasons but have recently been in contact with them about returning and working on the Greatwide O/O side of the company.

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Lilyankeegirl
Cardinal

I was with cardinal logistics out of so cal. I was on two dedicated wal mart accounts. I was there about 7 years. Very good pay. Equipment was ok. Same cost center manager for both accounts the only reason I left is he retired.

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Lilyankeegirl
Cardinal

I know some drivers in the refrigerated division at a grocery warehouse account and they like it and make good money.

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Lilyankeegirl
Cardinal

I think it will depend what account you are on. A close friend was an O/O for Cardinal pulling a flatbed with Moffitt for home depot deliveries and was very happy with them. Only reason he left was he moved out of state and they did not have openings where he moved to.

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