Stay away from Cargill Meat Logistics

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  1. Guitarstring

    Guitarstring Bobtail Member

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    Cargill MEat Logistics in Wichita, KS is a joke. Jeff in safety/recruiting states that they are averaging 2900 miles per week "LIE" . More like 2000. Average $1.40 per mile for ALL miles including DH. Another LIE. More like 80 cpm. You can count on spending atleast 2days between loads. Their reason is, according to dispatch, they have too many trucks and not enough freight. NO FREAKIN KIDDING! Unless you just like abuse and aggrevation, just stay away from these people. I have trucks with other companies, and have been doing this since 1994. This was one of the worst decisions that I have ever made trying to put a couple trucks on at Cargill.
     
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  3. keepingthemhonest

    keepingthemhonest Bobtail Member

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    I couldn't agree more. I had the same problem there and when I tried to bring it to their attention they called me a liar and said that they had never stated that pay. I told them it was in their advertisement and they denied that as well . I provided them proof and they say my dispatcher was a lazy sob and it's his fault. They told me the reason I sat for days between loads was because they were short of trailers . I pointed out that I had a trailer and they said they needed that for another driver so I had to wait. My average was 1700 miles per week and pay per mile was about .81 cents. They expect you to do many things for the company on your own dime and find every reason to make excuses on why it's just not their fault that I wasn't making any money. Even after many examples to them, they still wouldn't admit they lied. Do not believe anything these people tell you. This was the worst decision I have made in 17 years signing on with them and I can't believe I gave it a month before I left. BEWARE.
     
  4. superflow

    superflow Road Train Member

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    Yeah , 81cpm ? .....wow !!!! ....yeah they have a need to lie their butts off alright ,thanks for heads up
     
  5. Shaggy

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    1st post is over 5 years old. Farrah fawcett was dead a few weeks and Michael Jackson was about to go on tour. :biggrin_2556::biggrin_25523:
     
  6. byescoto

    byescoto Bobtail Member

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    I do not know when any off you worked for cargill all i can say is this i am working for this company for olmost two years i will say yes on the begining was hard i will say for the first three month My average was 1.27 pm i let theme to run me and it was not working after that i am in charge i allways decides wish load to take wish lane to run and ever since my profit is around 1.60 per milles after theyers % i am running between 2900 and 3800 mpw i had to step up allready when trough all the dispatchers they can not take me any more but still here that it's all i care i am not here to be love i am here to make money and that is all am going after any budy out there might have the question of whu is dispatching me now the answer is whuever answer the phone and i can get a load from i have to say that many time i have to wait more than 24 hrs and more than 36 for the next load so that is my restart time all i can say with all this that it is posible to work with this people but you will have to step up be hard do not back down find the best area that will work for you and there is money to make it will not be easy couse they do not make it eas they are going to push back too.just remember it is you the one whu have to run with the flag on your hand
     
  7. willisl64

    willisl64 Light Load Member

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    Worked with their brokerage division for 10 years. Not the most carrier friendly company to work for, but that is the nature of the beast when you are working with packing plants. Sometimes product doesn't get ready in time, sometimes stuff breaks down. I have found them to more than fair on the $ side of things, but you have to pick and choose your lanes. Put your trucks in areas where they need them and the dollars flow freely, and there is money to be made. My biggest complaint has nothing to do with the folks in Wichita or the brokerage offices, but some of the plant workers don't give to craps about tearing up equipment. Holes in walls, running over load locks, smashing up bulkheads - you name it, they'll tear it up. Just make sure that the money makes up for it in the end. Which, I have found, it does.
     
  8. dlrobsr1

    dlrobsr1 Bobtail Member

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    Are you still at cargill thinking about leasing on. Which is the best areas to run. I prefer midwest east coast
     
  9. Gunner75

    Gunner75 Road Train Member

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    Being that his post was over 2 years ago, and at that time he said he worked there, I doubt it
     
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    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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  11. dlrobsr1

    dlrobsr1 Bobtail Member

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    Ok thanks
     
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