Baylor Trucking

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  1. chimp0344

    chimp0344 Bobtail Member

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    I am a student graduating this week and plan on going with Baylor. I have researched just about every company that will hire recent grads and found Baylor to be the best option for me. I have read several negative posts regarding overbearing family, and I am assuming this is from disgruntled former employees. I am one to take pride in my job and equipment and it sounds like the Baylors are too. I am wondering if anyone has any info on their trainers and the real deal on the chaotic work enviroment that has been posted about.
     
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  3. pete1

    pete1 Heavy Load Member

    From what I can tell, it's a trucking company.. They're all chaotic.
    I almost took a job with them last spring and the only reason I didn't was because I found a job with more home time.
    Never talked to Bob Baylor, but Beth Baylor was very nice to me and I still get postcards from them.
    If things fell through where I am, I'd go there no doubt about it.
     
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  4. chimp0344

    chimp0344 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the possitive response. I guess It Is What You Make It.
     
  5. bobobrazil

    bobobrazil Medium Load Member

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    You will spend most of your time on the east coast! Indiana to Philly, Baltimore, New York etc.
    Just the facts from a friend that worked there.
     
  6. pure pathedic

    pure pathedic Bobtail Member

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    Ron, I dont know if your still driving for Baylor or if your truely a recruiter because as of right now the info you gave is not true.As for Bob and Beth personally I cant say much have heard good things about them but as of right now no one truely knows who is running Baylor Im not going into all of that but since Bob isnt there drivers are being treated very poorly yes I know this because my husband drives for Baylor and as a truckers wife I have never seen a company treat a driver as poorly rudely and little respect as Baylor does.Hometime my husband has gotten home once on time (dont mess with a drivers hometime specially when he has family at home waiting) now they have this thing that you cant take no more then a 10 hr break if your load drops at 7 am and you get a certain amount miles to your drop the day before Lets say at 3 in the afternoon the driver is to be at the receiver and sit there now that is garbage no driver should be treated like that considering some of these places are CLOSED so a driver cant eat maybe take a shower and might need to go to the bathroom (think you know what I mean on that) purely that is just inhumane most drivers go by their loads and thats how they figure there time and so on.their 1000 guarantee is a complete rip off you have your 3 requirements to get it but oh they have their own little requirements that you dont get it one is being if you take more then a 10 hr break (does not state anywhere in Baylors handbooks that you cant take more then 10hrs) They have barely any driver managers and dispatchers.Yes Im only a truckers wife but I have to deal with my husband life out on the road period and frankly Im tired of seeing drivers being treated like the gum on the bottom of peoples shoes when its the drivers who make the money for any trucking company but they are treated the worse.Dont false advertise and say your a wonderful company to be with if your gonna be like other companies who only care about the money when its to be about everyone who works for the company and EVERYONE should be treated equal and with respect.
     
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  7. mike6969

    mike6969 Bobtail Member

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    a career of OTR driving for many years as well as some it really takes a special person to be able to be on the road away from family all week but without us we know that the economy would truly suffer..Even tho we dedicate ourselves to making our living there are sacrificies to any employment. My hat tips to all that help the wheels roll smoothly. With that being said, I am letting you know that I have been employed with Baylor Trucking...I have to let you know that I would recommend this company to drive for. Bob and Beth Baylor are considerate people and they have a deep understanding for their people. Its a family business that has grown and has helped myself and others to have a stable income..I know Mama is happy I am able to come home every weekend or whenever needed .. I have been in the Lease program with them for a little over a year.. Even before being in the Lease program I was also able to get home for the weekends. Baylor will work with you .. I just wanted to let you know that if you are looking for a place that is above some of the issues we all know exist in our line of living. Check them out. I am well known as a get it done guy I am a good reference. Thank You for your time. God Bless the road you travel. Ron Green[/FONT][/I][/QUOTE]
    Well ron I work there and diagree they dont get you home and lie all the time
     
  8. mike6969

    mike6969 Bobtail Member

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    Ron you are wrong I work there to and lucky to get home once a month and disbatch lies all the time
     
  9. mike6969

    mike6969 Bobtail Member

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    None of it is true I work there and they lie alot and keep you out 3 to 4 weeks
     
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  10. seawind

    seawind Medium Load Member

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    They contacted me about working for them. Have not decided as yet.
     
  11. RollOut

    RollOut Bobtail Member

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    word of advice to you or anyone else looking into this company, do NOT do it if you're out here to make money and provide for a family. When the son Bob was running the show it was great but now that the daughter has taken over I'm not sure what is jumping ship faster-drivers (expected, most think the grass is always greener) office employees, or freight contracts. Last week alone the manager over the planners walked out which I believe left 1 planner, another customer service person also left last week which I think leaves 1. We once had over 300 fellow drivers out here last tally I've heard was we're well UNDER 200, and 1 would think that the remaining drivers still employed would be busier than a 1 armed bandit and is NOT the case due to freight loss. Used to run broker loads for the big boys, even they don't want anything to do with Baylor anymore. Most of what you have read about the daughter Cari that's now running the show is probably true, yes she screams and hollers at everyone an did in fact get into an altercation with a safety director that caused to a lawsuit which I'd heard Daddy settled it out of court to save her ###, but yet she's all about "God Bless" etc. which doesn't seem very Christian to me as she proclaims to be, she talks a good game in pretending to want to know what's going on when in fact could care less, just a front to keep the newbies that don't know any better. Personally I don't know how she can go to sleep at night knowing that she's tearing apart her grandfather/father's business brick by brick, it's sad, talk to any driver out here that has been with them longer than the 6-8 month period where they're still the shiny new penny sinking the hook into em' an I'm sure they can/will tell you the same. Sure the pay,ins,etc isn't bad but when you can only get enough miles to be just above broke what's it worth? The "NO BAD WEEKS AT BAYLOR $1K GUARANTEE" is a recruiting gimmick for rookies that don't know any better, they find ways to say why a driver didn't get it and make the stipulations for such an impossibility to get every week. Any company that offers such should be a red flag to any experienced driver, if they'd run you ya wouldn't need such crap. Also know that they're safety rating is in the toilet and expect to be pulled around back at scales for random inspections where you will be told they pulled you in due to said score rating, I never worried about this as I was always legal, but it is a time consuming loss. If after all this you're still interested another word of advice is absolutely do NOT join the "Retirement Savings" plan that they will match but it doesn't earn you any money and if a hardship comes along you will never see, know of 5/6 employees fighting to get they're money, 1 of which was terminated back in Jan/Feb of this year, anyone who knows anything knows this is illegal because of state and federal guidelines and what they also don't tell anybody is they put you're money into an "investment only" account with Nationwide Retirement Services strictly in Baylor's name as they're making money off of us in investments, sadly I could go on and on, but hopefully this is enough to make anyone due some serious investigations into them before taking employment, like I said catch a driver that's been here longer than 6 months if you can catch 1 with a radio on, at one point I was proud to say I was employed here....now it's an embarrassment....an before anyone does/says "oh must be another disgruntled employee" NO, although I'd have more than a fair share to be, life is short and time to move on before the ship has sunk, I'm just trying to save any fellow drivers from losing his/her ### more than what I an most everyone else has. Oh, an they've run off everyone in safety, when I 1st started there was 6 people in the safety office including the director (haven't had a safety director for quite awhile) they're currently down to 1 and last I knew she was ready to walk out the door and actively looking also.
     
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