How is Covenant Transport?

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by DemondB, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. DemondB

    DemondB Bobtail Member

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    Im just coming out of CDL school and this is one of the companies that offered me a job and just wanted some REAL info from current and past drivers about this company before i sign on...
     
  2. RustyBolt

    RustyBolt Road Train Member

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    I never drove for them. But I believe they are primarily a team operation. Meaning, you'll be paired with another driver. You'll get the benefits of their snoring while you drive. The great aroma of farts wafting out from the bunk. Smelly feet. Maybe your partner will insist on sleeping in the nude. No. He never kicks the covers off in his sleep. Oh! And lets not forget, your life will be in his hands while you're sleeping. Or, trying to sleep, anyway. A prison cell is larger than a truck. But prisons let you out of your cell more than trucking companies do. Just something to think about.

    Here's more info
    http://www.thetruckersreport.com/truckingindustryforum/search/1087982/?q=covenant&o=relevance
     
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  3. Phantaztix

    Phantaztix Light Load Member

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    Beware of Covenant. It is a religiously run and motivated company. If you are a right-wing, ultra-conservative, VERY religious Christian who believes that as a driver you should do everything you can to recruit people to your faith and preach your morals to people... well, then this is a perfect company for you.

    However, if you believe that a company should mind their own business and do nothing more than help you earn a good living, then this company is not for you.

    On a more objective scale, I've been told by former drivers that their pay is not good (filter won't let me say the S-word) and even if you're a good christian they can get on your nerves about it by being overzealous and almost seeming like a cult. YMMV
     
  4. DemondB

    DemondB Bobtail Member

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    Wow...##### keep work and religion separate im just here to get $$$
     
  5. Phantaztix

    Phantaztix Light Load Member

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    Many people drive for them because of their religious views. To each their own. But to a large portion of the trucking world Covenant is viewed as distasteful and disreputable.
     
  6. DemondB

    DemondB Bobtail Member

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    Thats crazy bro..to each is own ya know..and u teamed up with someone too...oh nooooo
     
  7. rpad139

    rpad139 Medium Load Member

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    I used to work for them for about 2 years.

    They are a basic mega carrier with all the usual complaints from unhappy people. I had a pretty cool codriver and made good money. Their pay is fair and benefits ok. Matching 401k.
     
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  8. DemondB

    DemondB Bobtail Member

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    I think its what u make it...jacked up attitude bring jacked up results #staypositive
     
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  9. IronWeasel80

    IronWeasel80 Medium Load Member

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    Covenant....they haul God's freight and have anti-abortion decals on basically every trailer. Thew few times I've run across a Covenant driver, he'd have drowned if it were raining at the time.
     
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  10. Cottonmouth85

    Cottonmouth85 Bad Influence

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    My friend who works there is liberal and very openly gay... not saying y'all are wrong, but they don't force their beliefs on you. Pretty sure there's laws against that.

    Anyway, to the OP, it's a whiz quiz only. Best of luck at your new job. ....and get HazMat if you don't already. Rarely haul it but it puts you in a higher pay bracket.
     
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