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  1. Bumper

    Bumper Road Train Member

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    A clone of Prime. Same trucks same slow arse speed.
     
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  3. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    I do see some decent carriers on there so due diligence required if the list is used for any driver's choice
     
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  4. ConsciousTrucker

    ConsciousTrucker Bobtail Member

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    I drive with Grand Island Express. At the risk of gushing about how much I love working here:

    The recruiters are actually honest. So is management. Everyone, really. They do what they say, and say what they mean. This also means that while some places offer 65 cpm during a good economic season, Grand Island Express maintains a more conservative rate to ensure that if, say, an unexpected pandemic hits, they can maintain your pay rate consistently and even follow through on the $1,000 minimum weekly guarantee you're promised -- even if the cost of freight drops so low it's cheaper to park the truck than run.

    Dispatch collaborates with us to choose loads. No forced dispatch to any place I don't want. Usually I run about 3,000 miles a week. The range can run from 2,500-4,000.

    My first pay raise came after 3 months there, at 2 cpm. In my first 15 months there, I've seen a full 10 cpm pay increase. They really like rewarding good work.

    If you make the effort to be a safe driver, Safety rewards you. Partly with bonus pay, but mostly by staying out of your business and trusting you to do your job just fine without any micromanaging b.s. Drivers who say otherwise are seriously stretching limits -- like holding a phone in their hand and texting, then saying they "just barely touched" the phone. No they didn't. I just barely touch the phone for audiobooks and music all the time, and the Safety director wants to clone me.

    They feed us good at monthly cookouts. The CEO knows all our names, even with masks on, and never forgets any one of the 150 of us no matter how many months since he saw us last.

    They build relationships at every opportunity. If you're the kind of driver who wants the highest-paying cpm all the time, with no concern for being part of an interdependent team or long-term outcomes, Grand Island Express isn't the place for you. But if you're into giving great service, and want to invest in people who invest in you with impressive dedication and compassion, Grand Island Express more than earns its place on the Top 20 list, all 10 years in a row.
     
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  5. scott180

    scott180 Heavy Load Member

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    Who are you with and who are you considering?
    I'm getting back into trucking and am trying to get a list of companies to shoot for. I'll likely need to get some recent experience but I'd like to have an end goal in mind.
    Thanks.
     
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  6. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    I pull a cryo trailer out of St Paul,MN for last 12 years. Hope to retire 2024 or before. Lotsa good info here if you dig. No need to get on w a carrier that doesn't value a strong employee.
     
  7. Bumper

    Bumper Road Train Member

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    I saw The Terminator and those Cryo Tankers scare the hell out of me. LOL
     
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  8. Goldenfan

    Goldenfan Medium Load Member

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    So Grand Island Express has driver facing cameras obviously right? I am truly glad that you're happy with your job and that goes far today. So how many miles a week do you get and where do they run, what's hometime like etc.?
     
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  9. Cheezy_smile

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    It shouldn’t be drivers concern about anything other than how much he or she is gonna earn at the workplace. If you want good drivers you gonna have to pay good money. But you lost me at “if you want high cpm al the time this place is not for you”. It’s about $$ plain and simple.
    Monthly cookouts don’t pay the bills. How do these companies make the list makes me wonder smh.
     
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  10. scott180

    scott180 Heavy Load Member

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    Agreed. All that matters is what you take home. I've never seen a company have an ounce of care or loyalty to a driver so why should an employee care about a company.

    Some managers I've jumped through hoops for but they had the workers back.

    I'll go with whoever pays the most and for that I'll give an honest days work without any drama.
     
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    Cheezy_smile Medium Load Member

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    I had people in the offce telling me how I do great job , on time delivery , great customer service etc. Until there was a freight claim for damaged product (concealed damage inside the box). Same office people went hard after me to blame me for it.
     
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