Cardinal Logistics

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Based on 24 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

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  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
My cc832 is a grocery account. Work has not slowed down, it has picked up. Dispatch will keep you running as long as you have hours. There's not only store loads and backhauls, but also local "city work" and yard dog opportunities too. Home every day/night. Full benefits: med/dental/vision/401k
Cons

"Company-wide, depending on your area, there is such a wide variety of freight to pull, tanker, flatbed, reefer etc, and if there's openings you can transfer. The company trucks are well-maintained and a variety of Pete's, Freightliners and Internationals that are 2016-2020 (at least at my cc). If you have your own truck, they have o/o too. Cardinal cares and drivers are not a number, you are family."

RESPONSE FROM Cardinal Logistics

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us and the community! We are so proud to have you as a Redbird!

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Pros
Best company to work for!!!
Cons
Nothing bad to say about anything.

Been with Cardinal over 2 years. Started off as a driver at a dedicated account and then became a travel driver for the company and have been all over for many different managers and have not had any bad things to say. Best company I e ever worked for.

RESPONSE FROM Cardinal Logistics

We are so glad you took a moment to share your feedback with us! Thank you so much for the kind words!

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Pros
They give you about $150 on uniforms a year on the website for uniforms new styles always can remember but I think $75 on work shoes or boots
Cons
Honestly non at least at CC645

Look this company doesn't bother at all as long you do your job which I do so I've never had any any issues & they show me that they appreciate me in the the 4 years I've been there oh & pay is good too but seriously I've Really enjoyed working here

RESPONSE FROM Cardinal Logistics

Thanks so much for leaving us your stellar review! We're so glad to have you as a Redbird!

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Pros
Pay, home time, respect, equipment
Cons
load delays, although this doesn't happen often

My husband and I drive a flatbed out of Bryan and we're home every weekend. Pay is great, management treats you like a part of the family, not like a number. Great company to work for and never leave

RESPONSE FROM Cardinal Logistics

Thanks so much for the 5-star rating! Glad you and your husband are part of the Cardinal family.

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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
home time, money, recognition, respect,benefits
Cons
I'll have to think about this one

I have an assigned 2019 Peterbilt and pull mostly 53 ft reefers. The equipment stays well maintained and clean. I'm home every day and guaranteed 2 days a week off. Paid weekly with "correct" settlements and office staff are great to work with. I've been here over 20 years as either an O/O and now a company driver and always told my fellow drivers that if you are looking for a career driving job, Cardinal is for you!

RESPONSE FROM Cardinal Logistics

Thank you so much for this stellar review! We're so happy you took a moment to share your experiences with us and the community.

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Pay
$22 per Hour
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Reefer
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Oklahoma
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$76,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
San Antonio
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$80,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Curtains Side
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Columbia, Maryland
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$78,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Flatbed
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Bryan, Texas
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$74,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Reefer
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Oklahoma City, OK
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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