Driver Trainer (Safety Supervisor) (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 April 2017
Very diverse job with lots of potential for learning many different commodities. great experience in all aspects of the trucking industry, from Mountain experience chaining up to being able to coach and train other drivers. In class room teaching and one on one.
Extremely personable and friendly mechanical staff fighting a losing battle with an unknowledgable and power driven manager
Lead Hand red seal heavy duty mechanic (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – 31 March 2016
Quit a good job to Accept employment at the Langley tank lines shop as a lead hand premium with a specific shift premium that allowed me to work 4 /10s as I was still living out of town. Took a month and a half to complete application. Started work on 8 hr shifts for 2 weeks, first three days didnt have a employee number so couldnt use computer or train, asked about shift after first week and was told I wasnt being a team player it may be 3 months before the shift is realized. Agreed to 4 10s with no premiums and came in for the new shift and was fired for somthing I did not do. Proved I didnt make that mistake, then more lies continued and being on probation means managers discretion. Long and the short of it , extremely poor management and infighting, Broken promises and powertripping.
transport driver (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 27 November 2015
Management was very cooperative in showing respect to everyone, they were always easy to approach. As a female they never demanded more than I was capable of handling. My fellow workers showed the same respect for me as I did for them. The hardest part of the job was to stay outside for an hour or longer with no shelter fr om the weather when it was severely cold in the winter.
Retention Specialist (Former Employee) – Canada – 17 September 2015
Great Company, well oiled machine if you will with great levels of expertise and field experience. I enjoyed the "people" the most, from new to seasoned drivers, trainers and most management. There are many opportunities with the company but unfortunately one manager's personal opinion may effect your career development rather than skill. The most challenging part of my job was dealing with some poor, ineffective leaders and having little to no support in fostering the necessary changes. Most rewarding would have be to see an individual accomplish his/her goals, such as a technician obtaining his AZ or a company driver becoming an owner operator and purchasing his first truck. I guess I am a sucker for happy endings... Like everywhere you have to take the good with the bad.
Leader in the industry
Lack of training for new hires other than drivers and not enough emphasis on career development
Mechanic (Former Employee) – saskatoon SK – 12 August 2015
the ability to make decision by myself rather than being told what I should or shouldn't t do by the shop Foreman, how to getting the jobs done in a timely fashion and a professional manner, I found that i could approach anyone that I worked with if I ran into a problem with the job that I was doing, the most difficult part of the job I found was remembering weather the part were within the warranty period and the most enjoyable part of the job was getting hand on and left to my own devices rather than someone constantly looking over my shoulder.
Fast pace environment, customer service skills, computer literacy.
Traffic supervisor (Former Employee) – Dundas, ON – 25 June 2015
Long but rewarding work hours, trained to perfection on industry and company standards, great teamwork when required from all dispatch employees, on call for minimum one week per month, received tons of "hands on learning".
Driver (Former Employee) – Trail – 15 February 2015
Hired as a driver and was told many things, that after three months never appeared. Recommend other drivers to use caution when applying and get things in writing. Dispatchers and managers are just as disconnected from the drivers as any other company. Typical company that blames the drivers first before looking within.
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