The Indeed.com average salary for company drivers at Oakley Transport is $80,000 per year.
One of the best companies to work. Never had any complaints say about them. Hardly had to sait and wait for a load
Poorly equipped Volvo trucks, cameras, 65mph, all automatics. Trailers are trash. Poor pump pay, shorted on miles, no real benefits unless your paying your fair share. Be careful to volunteer for the pneumatic tank division unless you know the deal. Couple of good people in the office but run like a corporation with a dirt yard. See through the smoke, mirrors and dust, and you won't be dissappointed.
Company is ok to drive for if you can get on a dedicated account with shift pay. I was promised great miles with mileage pay and barely brought home $650 a week. Trucks are way to small for living out OTR.
Oakley, for whatever reason, has low end Vovols. They have a line of brand new trucks that they don't put on the road. I have been in two trucks now, both riddled with problems. Their repair bill has to be off the charts. These low end Vic lighters on wheels are not good for the long haul driver. These particular trucks are mid roof and have absolutely no storage for the driver. I am constantly throwing my bags that can fit between the front and back...its tiresome. Hey Oakley, have you heard of Freightliners?
Good trucks until cameras were added. Not a fan of automatics. Good place to work, but a few bad disbatchers.
The latest is Oakley is reneging on it's agreements with it's drivers. The only thing that still holds true is the pay rate, and even that has changed to where they are going to pay drivers more with the drivers own tax deduction so that the company can put more money in their pocket. Everything else has changed as well. Two days home time earned for every week worked has turned into one day for every week worked. Layover and break down pay has been capped at one day pay after the first 48 hours. Also if the driver has detention time owed to them they have to jump through hoops to get paid and even then they have to hound the company to get it. I guess Oakley doesn't want to keep experienced drivers as much as they claim that they do.
I was hired on by Oakley Transport in Lake Wales Fl. Talked to them for 2 weeks working out and getting info on company. I was upfront about my health like Bypass 2 years ago and I have a perfect driving rec and have been hauling haz-waste for over 28 yrs. Made the decision to take the job and to leave the job I had. called the requiter the day I was going to give my notice and made sure all was good and even brought up the Bypass again and was told there was no problem and that I had the job. gave my notice and flew to Lake Wales Fl for their orientation. Have been here since Sunday the 25th. Went thru all the classes and passed all their test got new Med card and then this morning the 30th I was called into the safety office and was told that the insurance would not allow them to hire me and they said they were not told why. Now I have quit my job and spent a week and a 150.00 and I still have no job and they are not going to pay me the 300.00 they owe me for the week. If you are going to spend all that money on flying drivers to your terminal and getting physicals and have them quit their jobs don't you think you would have all their info and sent to the ins company before you tell them they hAve the job. I now have no job because of Oakley Transport at no fault of my own. How can they get away with this. DRIVERS BEWARE: OAKLEY TRANSPORT IS NOT THE FAMILY COMPANY THEY WILL PREACH TO YOU!!!!! just remember they do not care. They have now put me in a very bad place and they are the ones who persuaded me.
If you go to work for oakley transport you will regret it. They want you to pay them to go to work-saying they will reimburse the money later-they will not reimburse you anything. Oakley likes to leave drivers sitting 2-3 days everyweek-saying you will get layover or detention-then when they don't pay it. Then they'll tell you it will be on next weeks pay over and over until it is forgotten.if you;re truck breaksdown and it will, because they.re maintence dept. Don't have qualified mechanics.when that happens they'll leave you stranded or tell you another driver is on the way-then you can't take what you need to get in the other truck. They don;t pay you while waiting on repairs. If at lake wales they expect you to sleep on couch in drivers lounge that is infested with bed bugs. They do not pay holiday pay and the vacation pay is much lower than what you usually get paid.when you quit they will keep telling you that you have to bring the truck to fl. Then wait on load there.at this time oakley will keep sending you everywhere except back to fl. They will not pay you're last weeks pay and will not reimburse you anything. Don't make the same mistake i did-you'll be much better off with another company.