Challenger Motor Freight Inc. Employee Reviews

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Great company for new driver.
AZ Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON15 May 2017
Loved the experience. Great people working in a dynamic business.

Equipment is good and well maintained.

Pay was good and paid on time.

The best.
Pros
Great equipment, excellent systems
Cons
None
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Very bad company
Drive (Former Employee) –  Dorval, QC9 May 2017
I work for this company fot almost 2 years... most of the time wearing at the shipper or consignee to get a load...after you finish one trip you have to wait for minimum 4 h to get something they get mad if you call or ask for a load...there is not time between home and work...driver manager they don't care what happen to you... mechanic when they are happy they do very good job but when they aren't forgeret...pay is avarage for a truck company.. always you have one good week around 1700 and 2000 miles the next week they cut your miles..
Pros
Insurance for you and family very good
Cons
No time between home and work
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Inconsistant and difficult
Commercial Driver Long Haul (Current Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC2 May 2017
I've found through my employment with this company that there is a high staff turnover. The head office branches have little to no communication with each other and the employees suffer and are blamed for the mistakes made from lack of communication from the offices.
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Challenger Motor Fright
Receptionist/Trips Processor (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON22 April 2017
Loved answering phones and talking to people from around the world, loved learning how a trucking company operates. Amazing opportunities. Friendly co-workers.
Pros
Always something going on
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Good place to work
Heavy Duty - truck and trailer mechanic (Former Employee) –  Montréal-Ouest, QC21 April 2017
Work at the Montreal location was good friendly working with the team, differents shifts fleet work
Company and managements was not bad will recommend to work there!
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Disorganized and not driver friendly.
Long Haul Driver/Mountain driving (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON15 April 2017
Challenger is a place where new graduates can do their time and gain experience,it won't be easy but Challenger prefers new drivers as they don't have to pay them much!
This is not a place for any experience driver, they don't pay enough and you won't get treated right. Most if not all dispatchers lie to the drivers and to the customers trying to look good and making the drivers look bad. Whenever you have an issue with dispatch you are sent to safety where they tell you to humour dispatch, management only cares about the office personnel. To them drivers are a dime a dozen and you will be treated as such. If you can help it please don't work for Challenger or you will regret it!

Have a good day and good luck on your job search.
Pros
They hire anyone
Cons
They don't care about the drivers
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Large turnover
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON21 January 2017
Lots of staff turnover, fast paced, high stress. Not very good work/ life balance as they do not truly care about their employees. There is room for advancement if you are committed.
Pros
advancement oppertunities
Cons
high stress, understaffed due ti turnover ratio
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Good Solid Company
Long Haul Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Aldergrove, BC27 December 2016
Challenger is a good solid company with modern well maintained equipment. Safety is very important to them so they are constantly watching what you are doing. This shouldn't be an issue to you if you are a safe driver.
Pros
Stable company, modern well maintained equiptment
Cons
Driving long haul there wasn't a very good work/life balance
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Fast paced lots to do
Permit Administrator (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON13 December 2016
It is a Place of opportunity. There is lots of people involved in everyday operations. Never a shortage of extra work to do on a daily basis.
Pros
snack shop on site
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Was ok, but now not paying for all hours worked.
AZ Driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON11 November 2016
What can I say, if you work here you might have an hour or more a day that they decide not to pay you for and you have to fight for what you do get. Also, they have lost a lot of freight and have layoffs.
Pros
The good part is that I am leaving pronto
Cons
Stealing your wages.
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good company but needs better direction
Sales (Former Employee) –  Ontario18 October 2016
alot of great people there but there is a large turnover every 3 years or so in all departments.
good company, but they are still determining what it is they want to be.
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Excellent working environment
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON25 February 2016
By its very nature, truck driving means that one will be home very little. After only three years at Challenger I was able to secure a local job and was home every night. Every time I had a situation, it was resolved with courtesy and fairly. Challenger remains an excellent place to work.
Pros
My own truck
Cons
Slip seating with the off-shift
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not one of canada top employers
driver (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON15 December 2015
many deficiencies , no preventative maintenance,bald tires, inspections due, leaking seals. and they expect the driver to wait while corrected. no respect for drivers time. must wait 20 minutes before truck problems inspected. repairs not done on time. dirty trucks and trailers. drivers don't get paid to wash them and challenger doesn't bring in any washing company. fueling of trucks is forbidden at many locations so challenger can save a nickel at expense of drivers time. you don't get paid for border crossings or most trailer switches and drops. they are one of the lowest paying in the industry. replacement trucks while yours is worked on are not available. run the other way because there is better out there! co workers are good. management contacts you sometimes by computer names,,very impersonal. best part of the job is when you are away from head office.
Pros
some new trucks
Cons
poor maintenance, no pride in fleet
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Organisation du travail
Chauffeur (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC6 November 2015
Travail bien organisé, Tâche bien repartie, trajet correctement planifié
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Really successful company.
Truck Driver and Trainer (Former Employee) –  Cambridge Ont22 October 2015
For this industry Challenger has done a great job keep there staff happy and safe. They helped me advance my person skills and certificates
Cons
Cost of Living on the road
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Good place to start them move somewhere else
Truck driver (Former Employee) –  Ontario3 September 2015
Drivers run away so Challenger wants to keep them by forcing new drivers to sign a one year contract.
Ch. has a a good training facilities so you can get free training there if you are smart enough and then move somewhere else.
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Challenger is a good name for that company
Professional truck driver (Former Employee) –  Aldergrove,BC29 March 2015
Hired as a new long-haul driver, I was plagued with breakdowns on almost every run! This was a challenge for my patience! Home time was also very unbalanced. I Cannot have a home life. Frequent breakdowns translates to loss of income. You only make decent money if you are almost always on the road AND if you have reliable trucks. It was a challenge to my patience. My last breakdown was the icing on the cake. Was left stranded for days!!
On the flipside, when things did go well (rarely) it was not bad. This job is good for someone who wants to be always on the road and doesn't mind the crazy runs at odd hours and breakdowns.
Pros
Benefit packages.
Cons
Truck reliability, communication
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management is making you to really feel you are part of a team
Supply Chain Pricing Analyst (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON16 March 2015
A good company to work for.
strong work ethic
lots to learn from the management
always challenging tasks
fun to work with colleagues
morning meetings to review how the team is performing
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Good company, undergoing internal changes
Dispatcher/Planner (Former Employee) –  Aldergrove, BC13 February 2015
Staff was great to work with, Too many internal changes happening because the head off ice is back east.
Drivers and internal staff always assisted each other in the Aldergrove office.
Ocer all a fun place to work.
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Great experinence driving across North America
AZ Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON7 December 2014
Excellent experience in managing route destinations across North America.
Developed a greater understanding of safety and maintenance of commercial vehicle.
Enjoyed the experience of travelling to places most may not have an opportunity to visit.
Hard to be away from home for extensive periods of time.
Pros
Amazing experince
Cons
Work and home life unbalanced
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