Heading to Covenant Orientation in Chattanooga, TN on the 27th of April. Any advice?

Discussion in 'Covenant' started by AmericanPatriot, Apr 18, 2015.

Good Company to stay with?

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    Good Company for beginners but not good for longevity?

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  2. Good Company all around but has some flaws like usual.

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    Great place to work and they keep their word.

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    Suggest looking elsewhere for a different company to start at.

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  1. AmericanPatriot

    AmericanPatriot Bobtail Member

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    Is that supposed to be a positive comment or sarcasm?
     
  2. pattyj

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    Had to make a separate post to get on page 3.Its alittle bit of both.I won't say much orangepicker is pretty much covering it all.
     
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    Chattanooga is a whole different experience from what I went through in california.

    Chattanooga orientation- corporate headquarters, more strict, southern accents, different weather, from what I heard covenant motel is okay... There are a lot of smiling faces though. People seem generally happy. A lot going on in the white house. Open door policy, talk to some of the fleet manager in person.

    California orientation- more laid back, very tiny terminal, california weather, awesome hotel for orientation. More fun stuff to do in California! Go to the beach, Hollywood, amusement parks...etc. If you are ever in California get a rental car and visit some of these aattractions to get your mind off trucking. Ca terminal not too many amenities like fitness rooms, or multiple showers, restrooms, will be my complaint though.

    Yes, covenant has a pretty bad history with their reputation. Bottom line is they are public company so money is always going to be a factor. By that I mean they are in this business to make money. Worry about yourself because that's why you're there as well, to make money too.

    Not sure what is the story behind all the hatred with covenant. Everyone has a side to their story
     
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    Yes low pay many years ago. I heard they were offering like 30 cents a mile split back then. I'm making 44 cents a mile right now split. The best pay? No?

    Fair pay? Yes
     
  7. AmericanPatriot

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    Are you still working for Covenant?
     
  8. rpad139

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    You will find complaints and compliments in every corner of this industry. I was at colton, california picking up reefer talking to a former swift driver. He said he really liked swift and doesn't know why everyone hates on swift sometimes. He was telling me Swift has many oppurtunites such as intermodal,flatbed,local,regional etc...But then again this former swift driver seemed easy going and easy to get along with. I really enjoyed chatting with him.

    See where I'm at getting at here? Sometimes a d-bag will complain whether it's prime, us express, covenant, ups freight. Not because of the company but their character and their attitude in life.

    Made me realize you have to think about the character of the person complaining about any situation in life.
     
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    Yes I still am. Don't write my threads as much because my brain is fried after a whole days of work. And my stupid phone has a small keyboard and it always auto spells and takes forever to finish these #### posts.
     
  10. pattyj

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    By your avatar I see you're a newby,you're going to be one of those drivers on here complaining in due time.Alot of the problem with drivers such as yourself is you think veteran drivers are on here just complaining and no truth to what they're saying instead you think its just their character.Well you're going to find out the hard way what companies are like,it happens to every driver during their career.
     
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