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Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON22 November 2018
Did Canada/US trailer/refrigerator deliveries. Nice managed company. Good dispatch. Friendly environment. Yard located at Brant/QEW area.Would recommend to interested drivers.
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You can do better
Driver Manager (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON11 November 2019
- you have to be able to work in an environment with lots of stressed out people
- always swearing and talking bad about workers that are not there
- very rarely will you be told about any good work that you do
- some of the co-workers are fun and nice (management is not)
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Totally lousy place
Class 1 Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 October 2019
If you have any respect for yourself and your license,avoid the Calgary terminal !
Totally biased management @ Calgary terminal,safety is a word no one knows there,that guy who runs the shop keeps on smoking in the shop whole,it's a gas chamber,you can barely stand inside the shop,this was one of the reason why i quit apart from being treated in a very biased manner !
What could you expect from a company which can't even provide restroom facilities to their employees at their yard( 40th street and 90 avenue,Calgary) ?????????
It was a shared yard with another container hauling company and their drivers were speeding every time they enter or leave the yard,I personally informed my safety manager and the answer was just ridiculous and with totally spineless attitude !
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If you're not family, you're second class
Dispatcher/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON10 September 2019
This is a family run business so all the offices and good job titles are given to immediate family members no matter how uneducated they are. The pay is pretty low and you have to fight for every dollar that you earn. The drivers don't like it there so there is a lot of driver turn over. Lately they will hire just about anyone.
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Don't work here
Logistics Specialist (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON2 April 2019
"Team lead" has zero respect for the other employees as she feels she's the "boss". Too much favoritism for certain employees. Unorganized for people that have been in the transportation industry for years. No room for advancement here.
Pros
When it's time to go home
Cons
Long hours
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Good cofe
AZ Owner Operator (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON27 March 2019
Good mantan eqepment and dood drivers
Hot working place not enogh pay.Free cap and shirt.Ruts are dood but loads are too heavy.Managers are nice.Yard is ok.
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Do not bother
Employee (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON10 December 2018
Terrible Management and no room for advancement. The management at the head office do not care about following regulations, decide to do it their way when it suits them best.
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fun
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 November 2018
a good company to work in. the staff is pretty good. and they have a well maintained trucks. if it wasnt for the long hall, i would be working for this company for ever.
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Not difficult, but not rewarding either.
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON9 May 2018
A typical day at work was exactly what you'd expect working at a logistics company. Loaded trailers were brought to the dock and we would unload and verify the freight. When the freight was entered into the system we would broker contracts (or work within ones the company had already brokered) and then arrange to have the freight picked up and delivered. We would then load trailers and have drivers deliver them.

The hours were always long and the days could drag on and get dull. Otherwise the job itself was not difficult and the management are friendly and thoughtful.
Pros
Decent wage; parking available.
Cons
Long hours, boring.
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Lack of respect and loyalty to committed and experienced employees
AZ Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON18 March 2018
Lack of respect and loyalty to committed and experienced employees. Pros; occasional gifts (like Blue Jay tickets). Cons; lack of communication, between different levels of hierarchy.
Pros
occasional gifts (like Blue Jay tickets)
Cons
lack of communication, between different levels of hierarchy
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Good company run by people who care
Dispatcher (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON22 February 2018
An enjoyable environment to work in as long as the work is being done. People are held accountable appropriately which results in a better efficiency. They're flexible with balancing work and life as long as it isn't abused.
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Great place to work
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON9 August 2017
Overall, a great place to work. Management is knowledgeable and very supportive, and has the ability to help in every aspect of the job. Very well structured and organized.
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lots of pros and cons
Camionneur (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON19 May 2017
pros :

there is always work, especially if you are willing to do different things, mileage is quite honest, never had nothing missing on my pay

cons :

salary is really under the market..pups and drops are not paid, no benefits, no sick days, no wage raise plan
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Very unbalance place to work at.
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON22 September 2016
Pretty much, Do drop off loads and do pick ups out threw day around the G.T.A. Work long hours.

Management has no idea how to run a company, sorry to say some their there mechanics don't even have a Mechanics LICENSES. That work on the trucks.
Pros
5 mins drive from my house
Cons
Company needs better people to run it, Payroll never got my pay right ever and many another drivers, as well The COMPANY has no COMMUNICATION SKILLS
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Good company
Truck Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON23 August 2016
For the drivers almost all the companies are the same.
This one has some management issues, but overall it is a great company, that i've worked for almost 9 years.
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Decent place to work with zero job security.
Warehouse and Night Security (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON13 January 2014
The best part of working at Caravan was the people that I worked with during my time in the warehouse and a few of the nice drivers as well as one of the night dispatchers Helen I dealt with during the night security.

The most difficult part of working at Caravan was...well everything else. My pay was constantly incorrect which took days and weeks to correct. Working at Caravan over all was pretty sub-par due to the management staff I had to work under.

I learned a lot while I worked there mostly about myself so it was a decent experience
Pros
Close to the go train station for easy commute, good co-workers, decent benefits.
Cons
Very long hours, management plays favourites, no job security at all, little room for advancement.
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Lousy place to make living
company driver (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON16 July 2013
They don't really care about drivers and lots of drivers quit this company and most of them have been working for Caravan for 3+ years. At the moment they are in big trouble of finding decent drivers and hiring new guys with little or no experience at all. They show no respect to their old employees and this is company official policy. They are hiring new dispatch weekly but got no improvement at all.
Pros
relatively new equipment
Cons
too much of unpaid wasted time
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Great company to work for
Customer Service Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON29 April 2012
Fantastic family run company. Was at Caravan when the company just started to really expand. They expect a lot from their team members.
Cons
the commute from brampton
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