Doug Andrus Distributing

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by Saltyoldone, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Saltyoldone

    Saltyoldone Bobtail Member

    Jun 16, 2019
    Wouldn’t recommend them. I went to work for them as a new driver.
    I just received my CDL and the recruiter told me the right bs to get me in the door. Then the fun started. I went out with the trainer and on the second day of training when the Qualcomm said his hours were up he reaches down and logs me in as the active driver and he continues to drive for another 8 hours. That night he says we are behind and we need to get up in 3 hours. He was able to do this since when he switched me to active driver he had placed himself in the sleeper.
    This goes on for the entire three week trip. In those three weeks I was “allowed” to drive about 8 times for 4 hours each time.
    I tried to talk to the trainer and he told me “to just go with it for a couple more weeks and Then I’d have my own truck making $70k a year.” Knowing I was only going to get $0.30 a mile I knew then I needed to talk to someone else.
    I went to safety and the first words out of their mouths is “I guess you just can’t handle being a trucker” and that is when I quit. I just won’t falsify records so a company can get their experienced drivers more miles.
    The funny thing is I sent a thank you letter to there VP and his response was “As an 83-year-old company with over 130 half million miler's and above we are proud of our drivers and the job they do for us.” if your drivers are breaking the law to get that million miles that takes away any respect I’d give them for their accomplishments.

    Thanks for reading my rant.
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  2. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Welcome to trucking.
    Don't believe the bull about safety that
    Most of them tell you.

    They do whatever they have to do to stay
    In business and compete with the mega's.
    That's just the way it is.
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  3. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

    May 3, 2016
    Hot Springs, AR
    Once you’ve been around the block once or twice, you’ll soon realize these companies only care about safety when it doesn’t interfere with the load getting there on time.

    All that safety jibber jabber is just there so they can blame you when something goes wrong; “See DOT? Here’s our safety policy and the driver’s signature acknowledging they were briefed”.

    That’s exactly why that trainer you were with is going to find out the hard way one of these days just how “appreciated” he is (not). They’ll throw him under the bus in a nano second. Lol
  4. didn't one of their fools plow into a Mexican restaurant down in Texas if I remember right?? lmao
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  5. TB John

    TB John Road Train Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    Guess the food made him lose more than control of his bowels.
  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Students are easy to take advantage of because they don't know anything. When up against a situation of say someone falsifying your logs. You sit there and do nothing. Worse you become a accessory. Quitting is a good thing. Don't do it too often.

    Anyway. Don't do it anymore. The lawbreaking that is.
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  7. Anonymousproxy

    Anonymousproxy Road Train Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    The way they drive I wouldn’t be surprised one bit.
  8. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

    Mar 20, 2010
  9. tramm01

    tramm01 Road Train Member

    Sep 13, 2013
    Utah — right outside of Price
  10. oh okay was Utah I knew it wasn't Andrus though. but I thinkDoug Andrus distributing is like giltner I think it's owned by a holding company of foreigners but I could be wrong I know AA out of Brandon is now South Dakota
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