(Will not allow me to enter spaces or line breaks for paragraphs) I wish someone would’ve written the review I am about to, because it contains the pertinent information that would’ve stopped me from coming here. Fixed cost start at about $1,200/week minimum, and can run up to and occasionally above $1,700/week. Fuel discount is almost non existent at a pitiful .14/gallon with pilot flying j only. With all of that, you’re paying for truck, trailer, insurance, maintenance, tires (on trailer as well) and everything you can think of- Qualcomm, etc. They take 20% off the top of everything, including FCS and tarp pay. They say they have customers, but in reality it’s just brokers they work with frequently such as CHR and coyote Currently, they are working on giving the drivers 100% of FSC, and they’ve recently instituted a ridiculous .18 cpm maintenance plan, for all miles that they say will cover any and all maintenance. This feels very scammy to me with these people, which I will elaborate on in my summary. You’ll need to run 2,500 miles a week to make ends meet, and plan to work weekends. Even if they tell you that you’re in an area they can get you come weekly- it is untrue. I live in a city 300 miles away from Chicago, on a major lane between Chicago, I get home maybe once every 3 weeks for a 34. You’ll do $5-6k gross before their 20%, so once you pay your fixed plus fuel, you’re lucky to take back $1,400 before taxes on a 70 hour, 7 day week where 2,300-2,900 miles is about your average. Summary- don’t come here. I wish I hadn’t. I’ve done leases before, I’ve been an O/O before. This is far from ideal. The company is losing customers, we are told by brokers very often when we find our own loads that they will not use carrier one. There is absolutely no clearly defined path of success with these people, who often change their own minds about policy at the drop of a hat, changing it again the next day then once more the week after. I am specifically referring to a messy and very recent debacle with their decision to implement a mandatory .18cpm maintenance fund, then deciding to kill it, then deciding to make it non mandatory, then changing the prices, now calling it an “insurance policy” and calling the drivers weekly to try to brow beat them into doing it. They also upcharge every single thing they do with maintenance, which they will snag you with constantly on mandatory quarterly equipment inspections. Carrier one is also the only company I’ve ever worked for, in ten years, that has directly charged me for my own drug test. I hope this helps you, and I highly suggest against coming here.
Go somewhere else. These guys dnt care about anything or anyone. The place is a dump. The trailers are rat holes on wheels. The owner is a moron and the management are worse. Was here two years. Regret it.
I really hate this job. I’m just here, trying it make it work. These people make it so hard on the day to day. They don’t care about us. I just want to make this work. I’ve been here a year and it’s a constant uphill battle.