Any Feedback on Metropolitan?

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  1. asphaltcowboy20

    asphaltcowboy20 Bobtail Member

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    wondering if anyone can give me any feed back on metropolitan? i start with them tuesday everything sounds pretty good but time will tell....im 24 years old and looking and hoping to find a home to stay ive had nothing but bad luck the past 4 years and dont want to give up its in my blood to truck...please let me know your thoughts thanks
     
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  3. asphaltcowboy20

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    wondering if anyone can give me any scoop on them i start there Tuesday ??? im 24 years old and having bad luck but don't wanna give up....i hope they are good but time will tell ...thanks guys
     
  4. romexjockey

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    They will can you if you look at Andy Hillick the wrong way. Rick from your orientation is wonderful. Unfortunately, he doesn't have anything to do with you as a driver once you leave unless you have an "Incident" and Safety calls you back in for "Retraining". Watch your ### there. I apparently had an issue with info my rig sent back to the office and it showed me over my 70 hr limit 2 days after leaving orientation, as well as being over my 14 hr limit on an almost constant basis for the entire time that I was with them. Unfortunately, I never saw the reports until after they had canned me and I found a letter they sent me showing me the info. I never had a chance to defend myself. You won't get a chance to defend yourself either. If they get the chance to screw you, they will. Especially Andy HilDICK!!
     
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  5. asphaltcowboy20

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    lol thanks for the info ...i have a friend his dads been there for 5 years now and loves it ...i know everywhere you go has its issues but i hope it all goes well....im sick of changing jobs...
     
  6. asphaltcowboy20

    asphaltcowboy20 Bobtail Member

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    can anyone give me info on metropolitan i start there tuesday??? thanks
     
  7. Gizmo_Man

    Gizmo_Man Road Train Member

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    They are always looking for driver's. Sounds like the A-Typical outfit.

    Good luck.
     
  8. asphaltcowboy20

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    i don't have much of a choice now i couldn't take another day with napa
     
  9. romexjockey

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    About all you really need to know about them is that they have 1 person who's sole job is to pick up newbys coming in for orientation and then to drop off those that get canned at the bus stop. That is his ONLY job. He works full time. I personally think that that alone says all anybody needs to know about the company. Not one of their Dispatchers has ever been behind the wheel of a rig either. I think maybe somebody should have some sort of real world training before being put into a position where others depend on you day in/day out for their livelyhood. They have absolutely no idea what you go through on the road, they have never been there. All they see is in black and white. They have no way to know what obstacles you have in your way each and every day.
     
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  10. TaserTot

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    I've talked to a couple of Metro drivers over the few years that I've driven. They seemed happy with the company. No major complaints. They run the same loads as most other companies that run dry van in the NE. Their pay was too low for me so I never applied to them. My advice to you is to go in with a positive attitude and take every load that they give you and be polite and professional and you shouldn't have a problem.
     
  11. asphaltcowboy20

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    thanks taser...its sounds like a good place....time will tell though you know lol just the nature of trucking but from what i hear its ok
     
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