What do you Love about working here? What do you Hate about working here?

Discussion in 'Averitt Express' started by Iceman, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Iceman

    Iceman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Lets make a big thread for all potential new co-workers to read about the benefits and drawbacks about working here.

    What do you Love about working here? What do you Hate about working here? PLEASE REFRAIN FROM ATTACKING OTHER MEMBERS REPLIES WHETHER THEY BE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE.
     
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  2. Iceman

    Iceman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll start by saying I love the fact that we are not micro managed, we have nice equipment, and great benefits. After 24 years of service I really can't think of anything I hate, I truly enjoy working here and couldn't imagine working for any other freight line.
     
  3. Tarheelfalcon

    Tarheelfalcon Member

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    Maybe you have nice equipment,most do not.I hate the sorry equipment.I love the vending machines.
     
  4. zeroday

    zeroday Well-Known Member

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    Love the flexible home time and benefits...hate being paid short miles and LTL loads...
     
  5. WarHorse

    WarHorse Member

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    I love the way my truck pulls the hills. Hate how I was totally lied to in orientation 7 months ago on how truckload drivers work and are treated. Hate how little miles i get every week (averaging 1800 miles a week).....i could go on and on about what I hate....before anyone says it yes i'm looking around for another job.....i do not recommend truckload to any OTR drivers.
     
  6. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    Love the exit gate out of the parking lot.

    Hate the entrance gate to enter the yard.
     
  7. LOLDFC

    LOLDFC Member

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    Combo running shuttle miles every night, week and year and are paid less.
     
  8. Iceman

    Iceman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Let me add high tech on board computers making calls to dispatch a thing of the past, 8 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, ability to earn extra cash when needed, like extra weekend runs and city drop and hooks and dock work, a generous yearly uniform allowance, job security. The only thing I wish could be better is allowing the wash bays to be open 24/7, we were once known for the cleanest trucks in the fleet and now with the new trucks hitting the roads it sure would be nice to keep them looking new. How about a monthly reimbursement for professional cleaning like at a truck stop?
     
  9. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    After 15 years we should have 4 weeks vacation, the qualcomm is just a nuisance in addition to being a tattletail. If I can't make it in 5 days I guess I won't make it. Let the younger ones grab up all those additional miles.

    I keep the inside clean and to hell with the outside.
     
  10. jeepman

    jeepman Truckload Mercenary

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    Benefits
    Cascadia
    Electronic Logging
    Pulling LTL Shuttle freight
    Pulling Yuengling Beer loads from Tampa Fl
    Pulling Bridgestone loads from Jax Fl
    Pulling Baker loads from Jax Fl
    Running out to TX
    Pulling 10xxx, 536xxx and above trls
    DISLIKE:
    Getting PAID FAIRYTALE Miles on T/L loads
    Pulling the 8xxx,9xxx and the 533,4,5xxx trls
    Getting told I need to run my tires "JUST A FEW MORE" miles before they will replace them. Even when I have little or no traction in the rain.
    Not being dispatched on more than ONE load at a time.....PLANNING
    Getting only 36 hrs off on the weekend,Not being able to PLAN family time,until the LAST moment!
     
  11. jeepman

    jeepman Truckload Mercenary

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    Continued
    Dislikes:
    Seeing other carriers pulling AVRT Trailers
    1800 miles a week in SIX (6) Days
    Leaving out on SUNDAY afternoon and getting in on SATURDAY nite
    Delivering a load off a yard, that someone JUST dropped, and taking it 15-50 miles,burning up MY time,getting paid PEANUTS,while the 1st driver is gone with ANOTHER load!
    ANYTHING ABOVE THE MASON DIXON LINE/Ohio river
    NYC,DET,CHI,STL,CLEV,PHI,BALT,DC and NEW ORLEANS

    I have more likes coming!!!!SOON
     
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  12. Cutsawah

    Cutsawah Member

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    Driving away from the city every night
    Fellowship with all the good people at our svc.
    The couple of mechanics that get me out the gate when I have problems.
    Very good facilities.
    Great miles.

    Dislikes;
    Driving back into the city every morning.
    Running temps. in the city and shuttle. They don't care!
    People that Don't do their job, thus affecting me.
    Sub par pay.
    Hiring leaders from other companys. Lots of smart, ambitious, hardworking people within our fences.
     
  13. jeepman

    jeepman Truckload Mercenary

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    Got some more likes:
    Uniforms
    Running Legal
    I can speak with a Human being when I need to.
    GS finally spending money upgrading Serctrs...Hope they are putting showers in TIF during that upgrade
     
  14. rnsgn

    rnsgn Active Member

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    Everything changed for me last year, otherwise I would be and was just like everyone else........

    Likes-
    AE made it possible to be a full time dad, it far outweighs any dislikes. If i'd been with any other company during that time of my life things would most likely have turned out differently.
     
  15. FLOUNDER

    FLOUNDER I am LAST

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    Dislike: tattoos not allowed to be seen, no body jewelry, no facial hair below the lip, no long hair.
     
  16. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    If the inbreds that try to run this company would worry about the important things instead of this superfluous silly uniform and appearance BS it would be much better. The little Dicks (as in director) of the world are mired in the 50's. He will be gone in a few years.
     
  17. Iceman

    Iceman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Gary S., our President, is big on our appearance and wants us to be clean shaven and groomed, unlike the other high percentage of drivers on the road today. I had a beard when I hired on, I was told it had to be removed and I chose beard or lifelong career at Averitt, 24 years later I'm still clean shaven and have no regrets. There are a few companies out there that allow tats, beards and long hair, that's not us.
     
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  18. FLOUNDER

    FLOUNDER I am LAST

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    I worked there for 1.5 years had a earing I had too take out before coming in the door, tats on my arms and had too wear long sleaves rolled up to just under the tat and was clean shaven and neat haircut daily. my doctor has a tat on his arm but that dont change what kind of Dr. he is.
     
  19. Iceman

    Iceman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I know alot of good drivers with tats too, some who have won truck driving rodeos.
     
  20. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    I still say it's silly. GS is still a figurehead only. We are the puppets and are driven by the puppeteers.
     

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