The Glassdoor.com average salary for drivers at E.L. Hollingsworth is $15-17.00 per hour.
I got my CDL Class A license on Oct. 31, 2014, (Halloween), it's not even been a month and a half, I'm new to all this and fresh out of truck driving school, which was also a bad experience, but anyway, I found a job with these guys (E.L. Hollingsworth) they told me they would train me for 2 weeks, or longer if I needed it to feel safe, on the SECOND day of training, operation/dispatch was asking if I could start driving on my OWN!!! Thank God my trainer said "heck NO, he is in no way ready to go out by himself." I trained with the trainer for 3 weeks, NEVER learned how to back, the trainer was more concerned with getting as many miles as he could, and never had time to show me how to back up, he let me attempt it a couple times but, the dock was extremely busy, and other drivers were getting impatient with me! They missed paying me for 1 day of training, which I am still trying to work out with them through payroll to get paid.
I feel nervous and my hands are shaking at the end of a long drive, I can't even hit the right buttons on the Qualcom.
The Safety Department told me I have one more day to learn how to back or they will let me go, AND they are not going to pay me for it.
IS THAT EVEN LEGAL?????
ALL there trucks are JUNK, they sent me out on my first day on my own, on a drive from St. Louis to Detroit, when I first seen the truck I almost threw up, but was assured by mechanics and dispatch that it was mechanically sound. Once I got to Detroit at 2am, I smelled fuel and turned off the truck, froze my butt off overnight, I was scared of carbon monoxide killing me during my time in the sleeper, another driver banged on my door at 8am and told me I had a bad fuel leak, from there I found out the power steering was leaking and it also had a coolant leak. The inside was junk too, no where to plug in a gps, or phone, the heater in the sleeper did not work, and the dash lights at night did not illuminate. They made me drive the truck for for the next 4 days, claiming they have no other trucks, i am so thinking about quiting already, the training sucks, I still cant back up right, it's been less than a month and a half since I graduated from Truck Driving School.
this company has but one account and they take so many days off and so many shutdowns and e.l. hollingsworth has no freight at that time to keep you runnung and there trucks are junk and the pay is no good and you are just a number when you work for them there trucks are filthy from slobs working there and they try to keep all your pay when you have it coming so beware of e.l.hollingsworth also known as cheiftan in fort wayne
I wouldn't recommend anyone to work for this company. I went to work for them on 12-10-08 and quit on 1-14-09. They promised in orientation that we would get anywhere from 2000 - 2500 miles a week. I only got maybe 1200 miles a week. They haul 95% automotive parts and not much else. I asked them in orientation what they were going to do when all the GM Plants closed from X-mas until the end of Jan. They told us they had plenty of freight, not the case. They leased some of their trucks on with JB Hunt, and the big problems started from there. Out of five drivers from their Lebanon, TN terminal, that went to haul JB Hunt freight, four of us quit. We all quit for the same reason. They told all of us that we would be paid detention time and layover pay while waiting for loads, and never paid us a dime for the time. We would all have to sit for hours and even days to get a load and were never paid anything for this.
I on the other hand had a few more problems with this company. I broke down on 12-31-08, and sat until 1-2-09 waiting to get another truck. They gave me another truck, and I left the terminal and got about 2 miles down the road when that truck's transmission broke. They gave another truck and sent me to pick up a load. I wasn't told until the next day that load had cancelled and sat at the shipper for 12 hours waiting for dispatch to call me back. The dispatchers at this company do not let the next shift know if someone is having problems, and or sitting broke down. They just work their 8 hours and go home.
I was told I was going to get paid for all this time I sat 4 1/2 days, and never got paid a dime. They don't even pay back any toll reimburments unless you conplain about it. They still owe me over $600 and I am not going to hold my breath.
They owe another driver over $1200 for detention pay. they tell you in orientation that they pay detention and layover pay, and they really don't.
I have talked with some other drivers for this company and some haven't ran a load since before X-masFull Discussion