Anyone Know Anything About Butler Transportation?

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Donald S.'s Comment
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Hi everyone! Was just looking for some information about Butler Transportation. They are a single terminal company based in KC. Was looking for reviews from current and former drivers but haven't really found much that is recent. The reviews I have read seem fairly positive but the negative reviews do concern me as they are all pretty much over the same issue of no detention or holdover pay. Anyway, does anyone have any insight?

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.

Old School's Comment
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Donald, how about Western Express? Did you decide not to take their offer?

As far as reviews go, I would ignore them. I sure wouldn't make a career decision based on some unknown knucklehead's comments about detention and layover. That is not where you make your money. Sure they may be nice if you need them, but they are a pittance in the big picture.

In this business you make your money by moving freight. Delays happen occasionally, but a professional driver learns how to deal with those issues. I had regular customers that I could get in and out of quickly while my peers complained of always being delayed. They just didn't understand how to play the game at those locations. This career is all about you. It is not about the name on the door of your truck. You are the single most influential factor affecting your success out here. Get a job and make it happen. Don't keep sweating all the little details. If you do you will always be looking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Donald S.'s Comment
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I am just exploring all options right now. I've been trying to contact Western Express for the past week but have gotten no reply to my voice messages. Maybe he's on vacation, I'm not sure. Anyway, I figure putting in applications is always a good thing. If Western Express ever gets back to me that is who I still plan on going with😃

JakeBreak's Comment
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The reviews are right, there's no layover or detention pay. Kind of on the lower end of the pay scale too. They do a good job of keeping you moving for the most part. There's been a couple hiccups over the past year. They've been late getting me home 4 times in the past 9 months. So not a good thing there. Very nice trucks, the trailers are kind of meh.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I've been driving for Butler almost 3 years. Even when I was new, it surprised me how everyone knew my name. Good and bad with most every company, but I make good money, am treated well, I'd say my time with them has been a positive experience. If you are taking hometime for an event, make it a day earlier so they get you home. Not always the company's fault..so always give yourself enough time.

Donald S.'s Comment
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Thanks for the insight guys! I test for my license on the 4th and will be headed to KC for orientation within a few days afterwards. Christi has been great to work with so far and has been on top of things to get me going. I've had a few offers from other companies but Butler has been very proactive on getting everything taken care of and keeping me informed on what the process is. Sorry Western Express but you lose out. So many unreturned calls and messages.. Looking forward to getting my career going at Butler😃

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