New Company Driver hires are GUARANTEED to make $800/week.
Company don’t have enough loads to keep drivers moving they had to lay off driver and when they did they charge the driver.
Trucks do 66mph,they pay only $25.00 to tarp,and about 50 percent of loads are non-tarp,(not 90);good med benefits,dispatcher gives you barely enough time to pick up the load, and runs you on recap endlessly
I feel I could been treated better by Distpatch. The night crew is horrible to work with. The equipment "trucks" is the only thing good going for this company.
dispatch hard to work with. you are late even if involved with traffic accident, not your fault. once they place info. on dac report, will not remove it even though it is correct. maintanence bad on trailers. if you desire to be on time, must run trailer with violations. you are required to sleep in very unsafe areas. required to over see unload even if you are on break. this is dedicated best buy run.
ran Best Buy for Koch out of Atlanta for 4 years as a lease driver. My gross
yearly was never less than
$180K and I never had any issues with them or my truck that I paid off. I don't doubt that a lot of these stories from drivers are true but if you base your career choice on trucking forums alone, you wouldn't work for any company and I know many owner operators who have the same horror stories when they lease on to companies. By all means do your research and then take a chance because for every 1 complaint about a company there are probably 50 good.
with a 20 year koch driver in dinuba who was running the best buy account. I
took his word on how great the company was, and took a leap of faith and
boarded a airplane heading to minneapolis, mn from california.
Upon arriving, a shuttle was arranged to transport about 8 other california drivers to our hotel. Very nice hotel with pool, gym, restaurant, etc...
Orientation was great. Koch really rolled out the red carpet for us. Breakfast, lunch, dinner paid for. Flight is paid for. Everyone has their own hotel room.
Fleet consists of volvo vnl730, prostar international, handful of kenworths. They are moving towards automatic in ALL the trucks. Every truck has an apu,1800watt, inverter, super singles, disc brakes.
This is a pretty small company about 7-800 trucks. Trucks are very nice and looks like they take care of the equipment. They have a lot of dedicated accounts around the midwest and south.
Pretty excited that i was given a 2016 volvo vnl730 automatic with apu, 1800wattinverter, and all the extras.
I believe they are still looking for more drivers out of california. Preferably drivers from the central valley such as fresno, madera, stockton, visalia, with a radius of dinuba. Feel free to ask any questions.
has orientation every monday and thursday. Approximately 4 days depending how
fast it takes to get employment verification done. My truck was at the yard in
minnesota. Dispatcher is cool with best buy out of dinuba.
Im based out of best buy dedicated in dinuba, ca. Not sure how otr, or other accounts are treating the drivers. So far its not too bad.
Well that all went downhill fairly quick. My miles have dropped drastically. I talked to other drivers on this account and say the same thing about no miles.
The first two weeks were great about 2500 miles week.
Then all of a sudden No loads were coming out. Im still getting $750 a week in
sign on bonus so that helps. Once sign on bonus money runs out i may jump ship.
koch still has best buy account. it shares it
koch driver uses new internationals. getting out of volvos. driver picks up loaded trl at dc. qualcomm tells him where to go. i ran southeast up to 4 mo.ago. you will usually drive your full 11 and will usually work your 14 and more. you must WATCH the best buy shipping staff unload your trailer. you are supposed to be sure they are not stealing. sometimes this last an hour or more. you are not paid for this but it comes off your 14 hour day. if you are on 10 hour break and BB starts unloading trl, you must watch unload, even if you are on break.
money is okay at 34/mile.
you MUST spend nite at a best buy only. if stay anywhere else, you get fired. you must back into dock and spend nite. there are a lot of dark, desolate , back alley docks you must sleep in. very unsafe for driver. good for koch and BB but not for driver.
you get 1.5 days off week for reset.
trailers are in bad shape. always something wrong with them. if you wait for it to be repaired, you will be late to BB. if you are late to BB you will be fired. so have to pull trailer and have it fixed after delivery. so do not get caught.
you are not allowed to unload or load trl but if you do not, you will wait a lot . some of appliances are very heavy and women clerks have to wait for men to help unload, if you do not help. if you do not help, then you will be late for next apt. and you can not be late. etc.
they pay on time, just not enough. for hours/miles worked.
benefits are decent.
you are not paid for actual miles. they use housemovers scale, so you drive quite a bit for free. if you drive out of way to get there on time and it is more miles, you do not get paid for this. you are told how many miles are allowed to next store.
vans are out of st paul and oklahoma.
you will be on the clock a lot with this company but only get paid for miles driven.