Started off great with this company. I loved working here. Was here 6 months. The last 2 months of my employment is where it went down hill. Started doing a lot more sitting and waiting than usual and the freight just wasn’t there even coming out of the home terminal. They were loosing freight due to lazy drivers not wanting to work and they play favorites real bad. Those of us that wanted to work couldn’t get anything because they wanted to give the good stuff to their favorites. My last month I was there I would sit every Friday Monday at home with no freight. The last 2 weeks I didn’t leave till Wednesday. Keep in mind I live 50 miles from the terminal. When I left I brought the truck back to the yard on a Saturday as I didn’t get home till late Friday and the truck was having some bad fuel issues and I was having to limp it in because they didn’t want to have it at a shop. I made sure I gave Brian (who’s one of the head mechanics) my fuel card. I thought that would be the end of it and I’d get my money back that they keep out for equipment escrow. Yes, you read that right. Even as a company driver they take money out for equipment. 2 weeks later I hadn’t received anything and called eddy only to find they were keeping it for a physical, a fuel card, and a service fee. I didn’t get a physical through them. I used the one from my previous company, Brian got the fuel card, and last time I checked they’re not a bank so what’s the service fee for???? His response was they had it down I got a physical through them, Brian had no recollection of getting it from me and the service fee was a few they charged for various things. I’m currently looking at going through ooida to get my money back from these theiving crooks. I hope they go out of business.
My only issue here was the pay. They company itself was great and my dispatcher was one of the best I’ve ever had. The owner isn’t a bad guy like some have made him out to be. Orientation is way too long and not very well organized. You do a lot of work for free it seems like. Orientation pay is only $500 and you won’t leave the yard till Saturday more than likely. They also don’t pay for any of your meals so keep that in mind as well. Pay is only .50cpm which is way to low for 2023. You do get extra pay but it’s not an every day thing to help make up. If they’d raise their pay this would be the best trucking company around hands down but otherwise you have to run 3,500 miles or more a week to make anything and that’s not easy to do in open deck. If all you want is a pretty truck and you’re not the main provider of income of the house then this would be a great place but otherwise I’d recommend somewhere else till they raise their pay. There’s just too many other companies that pay more and at the end of the day that’s what we’re here for. Nice trucks are great but a nice pay check is even better.