What Are The Best And Worst Trucking Companies To Work For?

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Bob F.'s Comment
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Thank you for all the answers. You all have been very helpful but, I was hoping to get some specific trucking companies, at least the companies you thought were the best companies you worked for. I'm not trying to get anyone to "badmouth" certain trucking companies. I'm just trying to get answers on specific trucking companies. Many trucking companies out there claim that they have the best pay, best benefits, best people to work for, etc. but, that is not always the case when you actually start working for them, even if you are a hard worker and give your all to that company.

Maybe if I rephrased my question, I would have more success getting the names of specific trucking companies?

Of all the trucking companies you've driven for, which company stands out as your favorite trucking company to work for? There has to be at least one trucking company that you've liked more than the rest? I mean, most people in any line of work can usually name one company that they've worked for in their field of work that stood out above the rest whether it was due to the pay, the employees they worked with, the people they worked for, the job itself, or the customers they served?


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Old School's Comment
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Many trucking companies out there claim that they have the best pay, best benefits, best people to work for, etc. but, that is not always the case when you actually start working for them, even if you are a hard worker and give your all to that company.

Bob, how do you back up such a statement with actual facts? We are trying to reset your thought process for success in an extremely misunderstood business. You are heading down the wrong path in your research. Let me illustrate why: If you do some searching in the search bar at the top of this page for Western Express you will find a long history of me making very supportive comments of that company and my experience with them. For me to answer your question, I could tell you that Western Express was the best company I have ever driven for. They gave me a start when it seemed no one else would, and they helped me build a great foundation for success in trucking.

Now, go to Google and search Western Express and see what you get. If you'll do that you'll realize that now you are no better off for your research than when you started trying to figure out if Western Express is a good place to work. Success at this has nothing to do with which company you work for. We have some very successful drivers in here who drive for Swift. Everywhere one looks they can only find disparaging remarks about Swift, that it's a terrible trucking company to work for. So, how is it that they have a long list of very successful drivers, and walls full of photos of million mile safe drivers in their offices?

You are disappointed we're not helping you with your question, but your question is based on a false premise. If you hang around in here we can help you get a grip on this career so that you can succeed. Take some time and read through some of this material: The Complete Guide To A Career In Trucking.

I know we probably seem a little stubborn to ya, but when it comes to the truth it's important that you stick to your guns and get it right!


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G-Town's Comment
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Bob, Old School hit the nail on the head. To punctuate his reply with an exclamation point; I trained with Swift and four years later by choice, continue to drive for them. I am not a million mile driver yet, but I know of several who are working on the same dedicated account as me.

What you "hear" and "read" in trucking Cyber-Rags is typically embellished and offered by former disgruntled employees venting their wrath and ducking all personal accountability for their failure.

Babyhog's Comment
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Noooo! As a rookie on this site never never ever ask that ?😄

Hi, everyone. Can all the professional truck drivers on here tell me, from their own experience, what are the best trucking companies to work for? When I say "best" trucking companies to work for, I am talking about the pay (either weekly pay or mileage pay), benefits (medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, etc.), equipment driven (late-model?), and home time.

Please tell me the name of the trucking companies and not just "this one trucking company I worked for...".

Please tell me how long you worked for that trucking company or how long you have been working for that trucking company if you are still with them.

What are the worst trucking companies you've worked for? Please tell me the names of the trucking companies, how long you worked for them, and why they were the worst.


Pat M.'s Comment
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You can certainly ask the question as a rookie or season veteran. The problem comes when you do not get the answer you are looking for.

The answer is the best company is the one you like and the worst is the one you hate. Simple as that.

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