Name Three Things You Love About Your Company

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Diver Driver's Comment
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I drive for Prime.

1) family vibe 2) great equipment 3) safety. (Unlike previous career in oilfield, when I call something unsafe, there is ZERO harassment or pressure) 4) Did I mention they pay well ?

Rainy D.'s Comment
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3- I may run into Rainy someday... ;)

Awwww....how sweet. Thank you. Get in there Valentine's week to upgrade. I'll be in sprimo. ;)

Gladhand's Comment
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Swift 1. Safety is number 1. My dm is more concerned about my safety than the load being there on time. 2. Opportunity. There is so much opportunity in swift from driving accounts, to getting in the office, and even getting into the shop. 3. They get me home. This is very important being I live off the beaten path. They do whatever they can to make sure I get home.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Turtle's Comment
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3- I may run into Rainy someday... ;)

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Awwww....how sweet. Thank you. Get in there Valentine's week to upgrade. I'll be in sprimo. ;)

As it just so happens, I should be upgrading right around that time. good-luck-2.gif

^^ Scored big points there fellas. BIG points! :)

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Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Can I just go with 1) everything, 2) everything, and 3) everything? smile.gif

Seriously though. Three things I love about Interstate.

1) They put drivers first. Whether it's my FM answering the phone calling me by name rather than me having to identify myself by my truck number, or the way they go out of their way to ensure that loads are rescheduled when conditions are unsafe to continue driving, or the fact that no matter who you talk to in whatever department they always have a smile in their voice. I'm treated like an indispensable asset, not just a faceless number or a warm butt to fill the left seat.

2) The equipment is well appointed and well maintained, and when something does need attention the roadcall department gets right on it. Even just regular maintenance goes above and beyond. I put my truck in for B service a couple months ago while on home time, and came back to a freshly washed truck with 8 brand new drives, even though the ones it had when I went home still had 9/32 tread all the way around.

3) I have never once gotten home late. I've been with Interstate for 31 months now. There might be some juggling and swapping of loads, but they always make sure I'm home on time, every time. It's a huge relief to know I can schedule appointments for my off time without having to worry that I'll have to reschedule them.

Honestly, unless something changes drastically, I fully expect to retire from this company.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Parrothead66's Comment
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"3- I may run into Rainy someday... ;)"

Be careful they'll put that on your DAC

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I've been with CalArk nearly 3 months now and I couldn't be happier.

1. The family atmosphere. When we're at the yards, especially Little Rock, we can walk right into the offices and talk to anyone, from dispatch all the way up to the director of operations, and they all know BOTH of us by name. Not just me, the driver, but my husband as well.

2. The hometime. We've taken frequent hometime since being with them, in Missouri as well as Victoria, TX to hang out with friends, and we've never once been late. Since CalArk is considered a short haul carrier (80% of my runs are under 1000 miles), I don't have to earn my hometime. I have the option of being home once per week if I want. My dispatcher is awesome about making sure that I go home with a load most of the time too.

3. The miles. Even through the slow freight period around the holidays, we stayed moving. Now that things are starting to pick up again, I'm seeing 3500+ mile weeks coming in the near future....

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Turtle's Comment
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"3- I may run into Rainy someday... ;)"

Be careful they'll put that on your DAC

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Tis a small but worthy price to pay

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Victor C. II's Comment
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This is definitely, a cool way to learn about drivers and their companies by their opinions! Thanks you all. Now is there any drivers currently working with TMC? I see them all over here in Virginia! They are my #1 pick!

Victor C. II's Comment
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Thanks Rainy for establishing this thread its awesome!smile.gifsmile.gif

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