They give some drivers loads that are a day or 2 late and want you to get them there within 24 hrs.And if it is late you get written up because it is the drivers fault. You need to change your driver mangers and not your drivers.
I have been with company for just over a month and so far they have full filled everything they advertised and what I was promised by a recruiter. When taking home time I was asked how long that I would like to be home before going back out again and with the apps they use it most certainly has simplified my job way more than at other companies that I have worked for in the past. I have driving for 21 years is this place perfect, no it's not, but so far has been the best place I have worked to date.
The equipment is kept in top condition, trucks are new or no older than I believe 2 years in most cases. Probably some of the best in the industry. Home time is steady,and regular, family is important at Decker. The miles are steady, averages very depending on what division you choose to run with. The loads very on flatbed between lumber,steel sheetrock, have hauled most anything you could put on a flatbed over the years. I did run reefer for a year and enjoyed it quite a bit the customer base was steady, and well organized for drop and hooks, and live loads. Overall your gonna be hard pressed to find a better place to work, I'm coming up on 30 years with the company, it's been a good fit for me through the years.
First off a great company. New equipment, great benefits, wonderful and caring support staff. Been here for about a month lucked out and running a 2020 Pete. However the rest of the equipment is fairly new. Benefites include health, life, dental, vision, short and long term disability, supplemental health, 401K. However they don't kick in until 90 days. The driver managers(dispatchers) and safety people are staying in touch on a regular basis to see if I'm happy and satisfied with the way things are going.
Great company with a family atmosphere. Equipment is top of the line with a lot of extra amenities with drivers in mind. These include TV, EpicVue (Direct TV), microwaves and Thermo King APUs.
Well, I'm in a hotel since my trainer is on his home time so I figured I'd share my experience so far. I graduated school back in April. Since I wasn't 23 tmc and boyd turned me down so I bounced between maverick, roehl, and melton for the longest. My friends dad has been driving for decker for last 3 years and has been doing well so I figured I would give it a shot and contacted a recruiter. Everything they told me sounded good on the phone although I still had my expectations low because I didn't know what to expect. They got me a rental car and off I went to Fort Dodge, Iowa. The staff over orientation did a pretty good job in my opinion. They shot it straight with you but they were still friendly and respectful. We had 15 guys that week and only 2 got sent home for medical reasons. And another guy decided that it wasn't for him. Out of the remainder only 3 of us were doing flatbed and the rest were reefer. At the end of that week those who had experience were issued trucks and assigned a load to get them home for the weekend. One of the guys who was flatbed had experience and got a brand new Pete with 3500 mIles on it. Me and the other guy had to do load securement training the following week for 3 days. I ended up leaving a day early that next week because they had a trainer come through the terminal and decided to let me go ahead and hitch a ride with him for the next 4 weeks. Lol. It also turned out that I was his first trainee. He's a really cool guy though. He set aside fridge, closet, and cabinet space for me for some of my stuff. I still have another 2 weeks with him but it's been a really good experience so far. I'm pleased so far with my decision coming to decker. They were honest with everything they told me over the phone and didn't lie about a thing to me. I'm not saying everyone may or may not have experienced the same thing, but they've been good to me thus far.
decker is the worst company, the only thing that I good I can say is the equipment. if you want good equipment with low pay join decker flatbed division, I worked for them 2 months out of my the Bessemer terminal it was a good experience from the people I met at orientation. the company side I can say this you learn from your experience. if you go on the website you will see that per diem that is included but it's out of your money. let me explain they paid me .44 per mile subtract .08 cent, I was making .36 per mile, and they the tell you you will get 2000-2500, my average was 1700 miles per week. if you want to good equipment with low pay decker truck line is the place for you.