This is my first time posting a review about a company. I went through the 'The Truckers Report' page and read some positive and negative reviews about K&B Transportation out of South Sioux City, NE. I'm not going to comment or discuss on the previous reviews posted by other drivers about this company, because I don't know the reason why they were happy or unhappy about their whole experience at K&B.
I will try my best to explain and give my feedback about K&B. And before I proceed, I want to make this clear, I'm NOT a dispatcher, recruiter nor a spokesperson for this campany. I'm just a driver trying to help others out there. I promise to keep it 100% honest with you guys. I started with K&B back in October of 2013 after months of research and finally decided to give them a shot, and I was happy with them until when I decided to leave on May, 2014 and become Owner Operator. But things didn't work out well for me as an O/O, so I decided to come back to K&B on August of last year and I'm not planning to leave unless they fire me, which I doubt will happen because I do my job. K&B is one of the few best companies left out there because of the following 17 reasons;
1- Guaranteed 2500 miles or $1,250 a week minimum! The only time you'll be disqualified from the guarantee is when you refuse a load, when late for pick up or delivery out of your negligence and when at home for home time. By the way, I've never missed my guarantee and most of the time I go over the minimum miles per week.
2- New trucks and well maintained trailers.
3- APU on every truck!
4- Refrigerator in every truck!
5- CB in every truck! And it's pre-installed.
6- GPS on Qualcomm. FREE!
7- Your day Dispatcher knows and address you by your name and not your truck number!
7- Amazing home time (1 day off for every 7 days out).
9- The shop guys are faster than anyone I've seen in my 6 years driving.
10- Free truck wash every month at any truck wash place (Mostly Blue beacon).
11- $100 for every clean DOT inspection regardless of level!
12- PrePass and EZ-Pass on every truck!
13- FLY to orientation!
14- ZERO waiting for your truck after a short 2 days orientation.
15- Friendly faces at the terminal. Open door policy. No prison Windows!
16- $500 bonus after every 6 months with zero accident and no violations.
17- $900 sign on bonus on your FIRST two paychecks!
K&B would be the the perfect company if they didn't have these two issues which I believe are fixable;
1- The motel they put driver in is just bad, but that's my opinion maybe some of you love that motel. I think they'll improve on this issue in the near future.
2- NIGHT DISPATCH! Not good, not at all. Every company out there has problem with night dispatch and I understand they are under staffed at night, but they shouldn't be like that, professionalism should be 24/7. I really hope K&B employs more night guys to handle drivers with respect.
But on top of the above issues, I don't think there is any OTR company out there that is better than K&B! I'm glad I chose them over the others. Please don't believe every negative thing you hear or read from former drivers, most of the time it's lies. Focus on the positives and follow your instincts. Good luck and I hope this helped you a little. Drive safe!
K&B Transportation. HONEST review!
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If I was able to pass a D.O.T. physical to be able to go to a truck driving school, along with getting a years worth of driving experience, I would definitely consider applying to K&B to drive for them.
I have spoken to K&B drivers in the past. They all seem to be happy with their jobs. Most of them did mention that K&B does keep a driver on the go. It is a hard charging company.
God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
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