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Taylor Y.'s Comment
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My husband was just sponsored by Stevens Transport to attend CDL training. Then he will go to Dallas and get more training. I was looking at reviews of the company and they are almost all bad. I haven't seen to many positive ones but on the flip side they are all older reviews. He wants to drive and take me and our dog with h after his 90 days. Any Info you have would be appreciated. We are kinda worried he are hooking up with the wrong company.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Errol V.'s Comment
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My husband was just sponsored by Stevens Transport to attend CDL training. Then he will go to Dallas and get more training. I was looking at reviews of the company and they are almost all bad. I haven't seen to many positive ones but on the flip side they are all older reviews. He wants to drive and take me and our dog with h after his 90 days. Any Info you have would be appreciated. We are kinda worried he are hooking up with the wrong company.

Taylor, it's a general rule that most "reviews" for any company are negative. The people happy with their job are too busy working (and making money) to write the good things. I drive for Swift, the largest trucking company, and Swift gets "tons" of bad comments. I ignore them all.

Use the search box in the top left of the page, enter "Stevens" to read am the comments. Also, here's a profile of they comment from the Reviews section:

Stevens Transport Company Review

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Taylor Y.'s Comment
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My husband was just sponsored by Stevens Transport to attend CDL training. Then he will go to Dallas and get more training. I was looking at reviews of the company and they are almost all bad. I haven't seen to many positive ones but on the flip side they are all older reviews. He wants to drive and take me and our dog with h after his 90 days. Any Info you have would be appreciated. We are kinda worried he are hooking up with the wrong company.

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Taylor, it's a general rule that most "reviews" for any company are negative. The people happy with their job are too busy working (and making money) to write the good things. I drive for Swift, the largest trucking company, and Swift gets "tons" of bad comments. I ignore them all.

Use the search box in the top left of the page, enter "Stevens" to read am the comments. Also, here's a profile of they comment from the Reviews section:

Stevens Transport Company Review

I looked at their company page and it says it does not allow pets but two recruiters told us they do allow pets with a deposit. So I'm a little confused.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Did you tell your recruiter that? If it's a deal breaker, find out for sure, in writing/email with a name, now before you sign anything!

Don't forget to look in the link above. That's not the final word, but our information is pretty close.

Old School's Comment
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We are kinda worried he are hooking up with the wrong company.

Taylor, I want you to realize that this is the most common phenomenon there is when trying to make a start in this career. Truckers are terrible about not only spreading, but being duped by false information. It is the very reason this website was created by a former Truck Driver. He knew from his time on the road that truck drivers seemed to live in a world of falsely created narratives that point the finger at the trucking companies for all the problems that drivers thought they were having to deal with.

We work real hard around here to dispel the myths and the outright lies, and try our best to get folks focused on the things that make for success out here. Once you get obsessed with all the nonsense, and then start jumping around from company to company on the never ending "grass is greener highway to nowhere" you are pretty much done for in this business.

So, let me just welcome you aboard, and tell you that we certainly understand your feelings at this point. Trying to learn anything from reading reviews about trucking companies is just about more pleasant than banging your head against the wall - the only time you start to feel a little better is if you stop and take a break from it for a while!

If you haven't already done so, I encourage you to do some reading of the following links...

  • Truck Driver's Career Guide
  • Brett's Book: The Raw Truth About Trucking (free online version)

    I think those two reading assignments will help you tremendously.

    Taylor, there is nothing easy about getting started in trucking. We get all these questions from brand new rookies in here about how do you shift the gears, or back the truck up, and how can I get the most miles? But the hardest part is just adjusting to the whole new lifestyle that it entails. That is the part that really kills most new trucking careers in their infancy. If you focus on all those nasty reviews out there, they will indoctrinate you into believing that the trucking companies are supposedly treating their employees like slaves, but what is really going on is that the poor rookies whining and complaining so bitterly, were completely unprepared for the totally new lifestyle that they just plunged themselves into. They are having a terrible time of it and they are just certain it is all because they chose the wrong company to start with!

    You might want to take some time and listen to these new Podcasts that Brett has been doing lately, I think you will find them very informative and helpful. Click on the Link, and then you can scroll down the page and see the different ones available.

    The Road Home Podcast Series

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Tim H.'s Comment
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I too encountered many negative remarks about companies and truck driving in general. But after a lot of the information I read here, the respones I received to my inquiries and others, and listening to the podcasts, my fears along those lines have been dispelled. I'm still a little nervous. Huge change coming up. New challenges and what not but I feel very alive for that reason. I believe if you want trustworthy advice and support this is the place to come. There is much wisdom here and the experienced are only more than happy to pass it on.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rod B.'s Comment
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I also got approved by Stevens and they say their is a opening to start school next monday. I never seen them in the Tampa Florida area so hometime concerns me. I also have been researching like crazy to find good reviews but everything is years old.

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