The Indeed.com average salary for drivers at Midwest Logistics Systems is $47,723 per year.
Equipment is not very reliable, same problems as all cut throat companies, recap tires that blow consistently, nobody seems to care about your time, too cheap to buy a real elog system I have to provide my phone for that. Dot violations on trailer overlooked constantly, pulled one today with rusted through spring hangers, overworked shop didn’t seem to care as they stood there drinking coffee, it’s an ok job, just don’t consider making it a career
Biggest turn over, too many steering wheel holders!!! Not actual drivers. Seen, a couple come in, start up the truck and take off. Never even walked around. Can't even open the trailer doors.
3600 to 4100 miles a week in a penske daycab at .32 a mile paid weekly, direct deposit. It's a linehaul so how your day or night turns out is determined by 1 or 2 other drivers that may or may not care. All drop and hook. Most of the tractors are decent, as decent as a bare bones, steel wheeled, penske truck can be. Trailers are hit and miss. Some are rusted completely out with holes in the skin, some dog leg a foot to either side, but there are a few new ones floating around. Lots of recap tires. Home time... Yeah. I'm home enough to say I use my own toilet. Some days I get 12 hours home, some days 8 to 10 hours. 34 hour reset is done at home. Electronic logs the generic way, Big Road app on a phone bluetoothed to the truck. It works 80% of the time. Most loads are very light. I've had as little as 200lbs on a 53ft van. Apparently a lot of this place is determined by where you are located, some are better than others. I'm not at one of the better places. Employee turnover rate is higher than swifts roll over rate. I've been with them a year and I'm #7 in seniority out of 40 or so drivers from my yard... Roads iced over and the interstate is closed? Not for MLS... You're expected to run no matter what. Tired, sick, tornado, world is on fire or completely frozen... you better be in your truck running or the next sucker they recruit will be. No sick time, no vacation, just a paycheck.
I work for midwest logistics systems. I know we have runs that go to lexington and surrounding areas all the time. We have several yards, not sure if we have one in lex. Headquarters is in celina ohio. Im home everyday. Average 1200 before taxes a week. I was making 1200 a week during my training weeks.only have 5 months experience