I am starting to get discouraged from apping with covenant after reading all the postings here but its hard to seperate the ######### from the real stuff. These forums are a love hate thing for me.
Rocks, I spoke with a recruiter named April. She said the teams average about 4k miles per week, get paid 17 cents a mile ( each driver ) , I can't remember what she said about home time because I don't care about being home.
there is no consistent in miles at all. one week you run 4000 the next 5000 and then 3000.
I believe not only are the driver are new the dispatcher are new to.
just like new driver,the dispatcher have no idea what they are doing.
I lot of driver call it fake loads, I know all about getting a load and waiting 8 to 9 hours to pick it up and you unassigned from the load.or there is three other drivers there to pick up the same load.
Sometimes you get the feeling they not care about how much money you get to bring home to your family. Or the fact you have tell your wife and child your didn't make enough money to take care of their needs.
They also nave made me wait two to three days for a load. which makes no sense on waiting for when your so close to terminal. which have drive sitting and waiting for a load. can drive down and pick up. instead having me sit and wait.
The dispatcher do not talk to there driver to let them what going on. they just make you sit and wait.
While you thank about all the bills you have to pay and the things your family needs.
Burning hours up for that pay week. You are to just take it.
If i got payed by the hour as dispatch does i wouldn't say a word I'm still getting paid.
Back at dispatch where they take their time in doing anything getting paid by the hour looking at the clock on the wall saying its almost time for me to go home , The next shift can take care of it. And just forget about you. tell you nothing.
So when you call to see what going on you get someone with a attitude problem as you just messed up his/her hole day. and all you want do is do something. If you knew what is going on you might understand and feel like its not covenant screwing you over. That there is another problem.
But they tell you nothing. leave you hanging with no info. just thanking about the money your not makeing.