Name Three Things You Love About Your Company

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Unholychaos's Comment
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Schneider 1. Great miles! Average length of haul (as quoted by my DBL) is 300m. I usually average 400+ up to 1000 on occasion. Longest has been 1500m.

2. Safety. First and always.

3. Great equipment and solid CSA score.

4. Terminals in key locations. No parking in the Chicago area for me!

5. Friendly faces everywhere!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Bump

yep, self promotion but a post about the "cons" of companies made me think of this thread

Big Scott's Comment
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Glad you bumped it.

In case anyone here doesn't know I work foe CFI. I'm there biggest fan.

1) Home time, home time, home time. They work hard to guarantee you home on the day you request. You must let them know at least 8 days before. I have always gotten home early. I think they are hitting the guarantee 97% of the time. You take your truck home with you. You don't lose days you earn and can take as many at a time as you want. I usually take 6 days. I don't think I could get that deal anywhere else. This is. the number one thing I love about CFI.

2) Get paid on dispatch. This means when I get my dispatch for a load I get paid. Starting in January 2018 they are going to weekly pay. You can see the current pay you're working on in your driver dashboard. Our dispatch and planners keep me running. They try to keep us on an average of 2500 miles per week. I love this company.

3) Equipment is all very new and they fix everything you need and want. They have complete maintenance and body shops in Joplin and use Speedco and TA/Petro on the road.

The list goes on. I do love this company and the way they do things. In trucking we are the ones who decided how much we make by how hard we run. I feel that CFI helps me to keep rolling and make the money.

Jeffry T.'s Comment
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1. Small Family owned company that treats you like family. 2. I can call the owners anytime day or night with an issue and they answer the phone and it is dealt with with in minutes. 3. They are honest about everything if you are getting a low paying load or you are going to have a long dead head they are up front about it and work hard to make up for it

Jeffry T.'s Comment
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I also forgot to mention I work for G&F Trucking Leasing as a company driver.

Joseph D.'s Comment
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1. Small time mom and pop company 2. Boss is cool AF 3. No Logs!!! 4. Home everyday 5. $$$$$

G-Town's Comment
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This thread has a tremendous amount of information. I reread all of the previous replies and decided to repost a piece of Old School's reply as follows:

So far each of the drivers we've heard from are extremely happy with their company, and several companies are represented. I can assure you that with almost no effort we could find a bunch of folks who think each of the companies we've heard about this far are terrible places to work!

My point in sharing this way of looking at this whole subject is that what we are learning here is not so much of how great the companies are, but how a really good driver with a positive approach to this career gets treated. We talk about this being a performance based industry all the time. The people that we are hearing from here are the true performers - the problem solvers - the go getters - the folks who make sacrifices, work late and early - the folks who do what ever it takes to "git 'er done.

I think we need to constantly reinforce and understand the points made in his response. The folks who wrote these replies are real people, real drivers and NOT some anonymous respondent to an Indeed survey.

For anyone tainted by the Cyber-Trash rampant on the internet; the 6 pages of this thread are a flight back to a grounded reality.

Take a look...!!!

Curt S.'s Comment
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Hi Patrick I am seriously considering H O Wolding after school. I like what they told me and I like what everybody I’ve heard has said about them. Also, I remember your “shameless plug” on one of my posts. This topic has been most helpful

I work for H. O. Wolding. 3 things I like about the company

1) Family Atmosphere. They have 350 trucks, but the atmosphere makes you feel like it is a much smaller company.

2) Home Time. I set my home time when I want. I unfortunately can't say I have never missed getting home, but those times weren't the companies fault. My DM made up for it by giving me an extended amount of home time on the next time home.

3). Safety. Just like the "safety first" written on the side of the doors. Just as everybody else has stated. Any successful company puts safety first. It is cheaper to pay any rescheduling fees then to pay for a new tractor trailer and crash cleanup costs.

I have a question for you Paul. Why does the Target DC have such an unusual procedure for getting unloaded? At least the Target DC near Huntsville, AL does.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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