Game: Funniest Negative Review About Your Company

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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"Company or lease the dispatchers will send you wherever it benifits them the most. "

uh, yeah, its called running a business!!!

"You pay truck lease payments and then they take the truck from you. No one told me the truck wasnt mine after paying $1200+ per week!"

lease means not owning aka renting. and the contract is very specific. Read the thing.

"This is the 7th lease my husband and I had and by far the worst. We have lost all we worked for due to bad freight revenue"

7 leases folks!!! it took 7 leases to realize they arent making money.

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Seriously, I haven’t read one negative review on Schneider. Why? Because I don’t go looking for them. Why would I put any weight on someone’s opinion when I know nothing about the circumstances or the person themselves? I listened to the recruiter and then had lengthy conversations with other company reps.

I made my choice and have found that the company is demanding but very solid and provides company drivers like me excellent support, especially for new drivers like me.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Good point, i never rely on reviews for books or movies..those reviewers could be morons.

But i often have used these games over the years as teaching threads.

By pointing out the BS, it helps newbies understand the difference between what is true and not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Remember this: I’m a very content company driver. So I don’t post any negative reviews. Only disgruntled employees do that. And it’s always because they didn’t want to do the hard work driving involves. They didn’t view it as a challenge, they viewed it as inconvenience to their preconceived notions about the easy life.

That is why negative reviews greatly outnumber positive reviews. Don’t be fooled

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Only disgruntled employees do that. And it’s always because they didn’t want to do the hard work driving involves.

which was the whole point of my exercise...to show exactly how ridiculous some of these people are who are posting.

"i didnt know i wouldnt own the truck at the end of my lease". REALLY?? come on. i wanted to illustrate why some companies have fewer stars due to morons.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Bumping. Found this for J&R Schugel out of New Ulm MN

I completed training at J&R Schugel with a trainer over the road , 4.5 weeks of training.So that’s 250 hours of drive time before you complete the training program, once I completed the training program I stayed out about 1.5 weeks.I received terrible news within the 1.5 weeks while I was solo as a new driver.One of my closest friends who I knew since 3rd grade passed away so I decided to attend his funeral to pay my respects.I called my dispatcher to request a few days off for my friends funeral and was directed back towards the terminal where I was terminated the very next day.So with that being said, if you have a tragedy in your family and would like time off do not join this company because the second you request for time off to attend the funeral you will be immediately terminated! This is no lie it is very true and it’s wrong! This company has 0 sympathy for and of its drivers or their families so if you are family oriented and would like home time with your family this is not a company you should apply to.God bless -Jerzey

*sarcasm* I could totally see that happening! Spend a ton of money bringing a driver and train them just to fire them for no wanting a funeral off.

What probably ended up happening was he made threats about going anyways and leaving the truck there.

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.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.
Jay G.'s Comment
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In regard to reviews in general, I feel that most of the time people won't leave a review unless they've had a negative experience. That, combined with some people's love for embelishing stories make for some spicy reading, lol.

This reminds me of product review on Amazon and Best Buy. Many 1 star reviews are for things that could have been easily fixed. "1 star, item came defective out of the box!" Um, did you ever think about exchanging it? Lol. And I understand that sometimes, fixing things can appear to be a hassle. But the street goes both ways, not just me me me! lol

Rick S.'s Comment
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I didnt mean to come across as poking fun at the companies... but the terminal rats. Hope it didnt come across that way.

i thought it was hysterical the guy was mad that he wasnt getting free vacations lol

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No, it came across the right way. I was agreeing with you that most of the "reviews" you'll find out there are utterly absurd.

Most people don't take the time to post GOOD THINGS on the interwebs. I see it on all sorts of other forums - motorcycle/car/etc. For every issue I've read about the new RAM Truck I just got on the RAM forum, there are thousands who AREN'T HAVING problems.

If you read the reviews of trucking companies on Monster/Indeed/etc. - some of them are ridiculous, and just SOUR GRAPES.

The one Kersey posted is demonstrative of the misperceptions people have of the industry - if it isn't just plain old SATIRE.

Rick

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I found a couple for my company.

One from a guy who washed out of orientation, and another who claimed he only made $500/week. Unless he was talking about during training, he is either full of it, or lazy. I’ve averaged $1,00/week since I went solo.

I would never believe a negative review I found online.

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