Great Plains Transport - A company that cares about drivers... NO BS.

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  1. Patrick6240

    Patrick6240 Light Load Member

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    I am working for Great Plains Transport out of Mapelton, ND http://greatplainstransport.com/recruitment.php

    They are a great company, very attentive office staff and great pay and miles. Base pay and bonuses will easily allow you to make over 60K per year. The equipment is new, long length of haul and they are very driver friendly. Any one else out there have any experience with GPT?
     
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  2. Anonymousproxy

    Anonymousproxy Road Train Member

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    Just started last week, and so far it's been great
     
  3. mushroom1464

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    Been offered a position with GPT lot to like about the company, however noticed they have a bad score on their CSA profile under unsafe driving. Any current drivers know if their addressing this issue with the drivers?
     
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    From what I've seen and what they have told me, they're aware of it, mostly its drivers doing something like speeding through construction zones, texting, etc. they do have a strict policy on driving getting too many tickets and dot violations. This latest load I'm on from CA to TX actually allowed me to get a restart and get loaded quickly. Tight delivery on first drop, but not so much that would I have to break the speed limits. The weirdest part for me to get used to is during that big Vt to Henderson NV load I did, and on this one, the only times the Qualcomm went off was for a fleet message, or load info. They really do leave the driver alone unless you are really late or I imagine if you make a very serious boo boo.


    Btw... Did you speak to Denzil or Mike?
     
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    mushroom1464 Medium Load Member

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    Denzil called me with the job offer taking the weekend to think it over
     
  6. FlexinTarzan

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    What is the CPM ? Governed at ? Are they a dry van only outfit ?
     
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    Cool, Denzil's a good guy, he doesn't bs around, and He'll go through their policies, drug tests, etc. with you, and there's no secretive BS with anyone in the company. They are very business like during working hours, but you can ask them whatever you need to know and they will give you a direct answer, or direct you to whoever can provide you with what you need. They don't make big guarantees, but they try to do what they can for you. So far from my experience, this company has been good change from my last couple of companies, and this one at least tries to treat you like a member of the family once you get settled into the job.
     
  8. Patrick6240

    Patrick6240 Light Load Member

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    Just to update you on Great Plains my first month back I did 13,896 miles not bad with 2.5 days sitting at the house for Easter. To me Great Plains is a top shelf company to work for if anybody's looking for a great place to work no micromanagement really long runs you can't beat it. P.m. if you have any questions or concerns have a great day
     
  9. Patrick6240

    Patrick6240 Light Load Member

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    well what did you decide? are you going to give them a shot?
     
  10. Patrick6240

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    They pay right around 40 CPM base pay, all refrigerated trailers. Long runs and really nice equipment, like I said above I did almost 14000 miles in my first month back all legal. (they have elogs)
     
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