Bison Driver Finishing Program

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  1. Inder99

    Inder99 Bobtail Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I just saw that Bison opened their Driver finishing program and I applied. Can anyone tell me how long does it take to get a reply back and how is the program and pay structure?

    Thanks
     
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  3. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

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    Oh boy. No one has anything good to say. You have to sign a contract for 2 years. They own you and run you for the whole month. Home time will be minimal. You leave before your contract is up, they sue you to recover costs.
     
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  4. BLBurton

    BLBurton Light Load Member

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    A redditor reported that they given a lesser per milage rate during stage 1 and 2, and then give you a lump sum of what they witheld during your program. If you bail before that, they use whatever they withheld to cover their expenses they incurred.

    Other redditors reporting its a $2000 fine if you leave within first year, $1000 if you leave before 2 years. But they did give it credit for being a good finishing program.

    Not my words, just a quick google to offer insight.
     
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  5. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    Accurate however,

    With the slip seat schedule, poor planning, slow trucks, constant safety harassment, and free work, you won't make enough money to survive for 2 years. You also won't learn anything about trucking, all you will learn how to do, is drive as long and hard as possible without violating the ELDs, while pissing in bottles to save time. Its literally a rolling sweat shop, and there is nothing good to be said about it.

    So, enjoy going through that meat grinder.
     
  6. oriden953

    oriden953 Light Load Member

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    what is your home location? Depending on where you live and your situation, Arnold Brothers Transport has a mentorship program. This is how I started my career many years ago. At the time it was only a 1 year contract and this mentorship was a valuable asset to my career. The company itself has plenty of freight and opportunities. I would recommend it over Bison, even back then Bison was not very good for new drivers and continues to be the butt end of the joke in Canada over all.

    Also, don't go to AgirFresh or what used to be known as Agritel. They are more of a sweat shop than a Chinese toy factory.
     
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  7. SmoothBore

    SmoothBore Medium Load Member

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    This is literally the job though?
     
  8. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    No, its just how the big and scabby companies like Bison/Pride/Swift/TransX etc etc etc do things. I've had the misfortune of working for 3 such outfits, and the pleasure of working for 2 amazing outfits. The difference is night and day, and I could write an entire book on the contrast between the 2. I'm hoping with this freight bloodbath that has been going on for a year now, that the majority of these horrible companies meet their end; and things can start anew.
     
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