Anybody who works for SWTO/Speedway - What's it like?

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  1. EurekaSevven

    EurekaSevven Bobtail Member

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    Just wondering if anybody on here works for them right now at the moment.

    Right now I still drive OTR for my 2nd year of experience, but I've been wanting to get on them ever since I had my CDL permit. I'm just wondering how the company is. Pay, benefits, general office culture, yadda yadda. Recently at my local speedway me and my mom filled up at I talked to one of their other drivers a little bit and he said that due to new management, they're kinda in a transition right now and a lot of the older drivers are leaving. It made me wonder if that was due to a bigger problem in the company or just them being unreasonable.

    I know another driver there and got his number and I could've asked him first, but wanted to ask here first for (hopefully) more varied opinions, and whether or not I should pull the trigger on them when my time comes or look elsewhere. Part of the reason I like them is their terminal is pretty close to where I live and I wouldn't have to go into Charlotte (I live in Western NC).
     
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  3. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    Your absolute best move here...is to to talk with 2 or more drivers at your desired terminal.

    Terminals are a lot like "kingdoms"...each will have it own little protocols, etc. Some are great to work at, others are ok, and still others...a nightmare.

    As a fuel hauler -- I have no previous experience with Speedway -- but I can give you some clues on what to later expect.

    Whether you later get a job with them, or another fuel fleet -- shifts are usually seniority-based.

    That means....it's likely you will start out running nights, weekends, & holidays.

    Since you're rather young -- you have the time to be patient, & work your way up to a better shift schedule.

    If you still think you'd like to haul fuel -- if you don't already have a TWIC card, go ahead....& apply for one. Many fleets like for you to have one; it helped me get my fuel-hauling job.

    Worst case scenario: you are finally hired on at the nearby Speedway -- but you find that you just don't like it there.

    THE PAYOFF: 2 years of Speedway fuel-hauling experience (with a good safety record) will later open A LOT OF OTHER DOORS for you -- either with another fuel fleet....or elsewhere. :thumbup:

    -- L
     
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  4. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    I second everything @lual just said, and add the following: you could do a lot worse than a private fleet that gets you home every day, especially if they pay by the hour.
     
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