Challenger Motor Freight Inc. Employee Reviews

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If you like low pay and disrespect this place is for you
Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON14 February 2019
I run toyota loads since not very long when I compare my hours of work and my cents per mile pay I average about 20-21$ per hour. They pay very little, they also pay very little for switches, live load live unload. They dont pay for border crossings under 1 hour.

If you lost 59 minutes at the border each way you are not getting paid for that. After 1 hour they only pay 10 bucks an hour which is a joke.

You will top out at 47 cpm while other automotive trucking companies all start at 50 cpm.
Pros
Good equipment newer trucks
Cons
Lowest industry pay, no border crossings pay, they dont respect their drivers you are just a number there.
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Too Many Issues
AZ Driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON4 February 2019
Shop is terrible, low pay per mile compared to other companies, they will try to pin any accidents on you even if you go in confident that you did nothing wrong, seems like they focus on image to customers at the expense of drivers. Too much flash not enough cash even though they have a "new pay package". Notice they don't advertise their rates online like other companies do? Lots of trucks sitting in the yard with no drivers to move them. Red flag.
Pros
Ok training
Cons
Many
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Big company, small minded attitude!
Former driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON14 January 2019
Drivers Beware ! Worst year of my driving career. Lies a part of their culture.
Driver Managers manipulate the drivers, long haul jobs cut short in the midwest, they make you switch loads in areas that have no backhauls, so you sit for days, and make nothing. Poorly equipped trucks. trucks with small bunks for teams, Way too much downtime away from home terminal.Do yourself a favor, and steer clear!
Pros
none
Cons
read above
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Good place to start and to stay
Team Driver (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON30 October 2018
Automotive team division is a good place to work because of dedicated lanes, pay, breakdown support, and service bay facilities. However, it can be a pain to get your truck serviced before going out again in twenty four hours. About 4 out of 10 times my truck has not been fully serviced. If it’s not road worthy you are left to switch out with another truck that is not usually up to my standards; clean, nonsmoking, or without mechanical issues of its own.
Pros
Planning and support for truck issues is good
Cons
Sometimes the truck’s needs come before the driver
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Garbage
Driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON24 October 2018
Good for expierience . Micromanaged all the time . Drivers are not appreciated . They really only care about loads being on time . Be prepared to sit . You can tell them a week ahead of time you’ll be ready on a Monday to go only to be told your on a waiting list ! goes down the rope here . You’d think a company of this size would have more freight . Pay is something to laugh at unless your on a dedicated gravy run
Pros
Good to start
Cons
Pay, dispatchers, backhaulers are a joke
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A place for new people
Apprentice Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON5 December 2018
For a new person a lot to learn but you would be doing the same without any training. Its does not have a structured approach to teach mechanics the right way to get the work done .
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Low pay, dispatch is amateur level, benefits are expensive
AZ Driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON3 July 2018
Dispatch here is the worst of any company I have ever been with, pay is low and there is no extra pay for border crossings. Management only cares about on time delivery and fuel consumption, drivers are not even treated as human beings.
Pros
Safety department is full of awesome people who want to teach.
Cons
Low pay, amateur dispatch, no real chance at a work/life balance
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Good Trucking Company
Long Haul Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC19 July 2018
If you're looking for positive work environment, new equipment, friendly and helpful dispatchers then this is the company for you. If you're looking to make money, then it isn't. Good if you want a relatively easy going job, and not worried about money too much.
Pros
New equipment, good pay package option for on road break downs
Cons
Low pay
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Exciting
Driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON17 February 2019
Dynamic & exciting career. Great leadership. Honest and safe.
home when planned ahead of time. Great Training program,
One of the best in the industry
Pros
Traveling
Cons
Long hours & miss family
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If you want the miles they are here! (Toyota Division)
Professional Driver (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON19 August 2018
I have worked here for 6 yrs and I have found it to be a good place to make a decent living with mostly consistent miles, especially in Automotive Div
Pros
consistent work, reliable pay
Cons
lack of home time (measured in hours not days)
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Good Company to work for.
Class 1 Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC5 July 2018
Good Company to work for overall. Pay could be better but when you need time off they are flexible. Work hard for them and they will work for you. If you are looking to work more, they will keep you going and if you need time off they are accommodating if possible.
Pros
Home life balance
Cons
Pay could be better.
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Nice starting point
Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON16 October 2018
This is a good place to start learning about trucking. There is a little bit of everything, so it gives you a good foundation for trucking dispatching
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Great experience
Long Haul Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON22 March 2018
Have been working here for nearly two years, have a great dispatch team that are easy to get along with. Consistently have good miles and treated with respect.
Have good safe equipment with newer trucks.
Recent pay increases are decent and long overdue. Would love to see pension plan
Pros
Great dispatch team and decent miles
Cons
Pension plan
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Worst company ever
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON12 April 2018
Worst company I have ever work for I was there 5 years and it was like being in a slave camp everyday being ridiculed insulted and belittle by management and staff making people cry because of their insults and harassment wouldn't recommend a dog there horrible place to work for
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Driver (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON4 February 2018
Team driving on dedicated route....work is somewhat steady, you will get miles. but dispatchers will push for more and call during your downtime to get you to go back OTR earlier. Some managers are not very helpful or great at trying to problem solve and are difficvult to relate to.
They say there is no seniority policy but there is it is an unspoken thing and senior drivers can take your route at anytime even when you are compelting all task on time and properly with no problems.
Cons
very long hours, little sleep, stressful work
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Dont waste you your time!
Driver (Former Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC29 January 2018
Worked with this company for a few years. Was ok in the beginning but soon realized I was just another number. Wage was very low, no appreciation and lots of empty promises. Many other drivers had already left and continued to leave after I did. Unfortunately due to incompetent management Challenger is losing many long term, good drivers. Work/ life balance is non-existent. Top out Wage is still at the bottom for the industry. This place is in trouble! RUN don't walk!!!!!
Pros
Benefit Package
Cons
Wage, Managment, Truck breakdown, Family/Work Balance
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Worst palce I have ever worked!!!!!
Key Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON6 February 2018
A typical day at work would be: Meetings, then more meeting, then meetings about more meetings. One department dose not know what the other is doing, The door is always revolving so don't bother making friends at work. Prepare to be micro managed!
Pros
I cant even invent one here.
Cons
To many to list in this single line!
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Nice
Sales (Former Employee) –  Ontario25 February 2018
good place to work, pay is not the best compared to other similar companies, but if you manage your money well it will pay off the bills. The people at work are the hardest to work with because they think they can do what ever they want and run the place however they want, and treat others how ever they feel like.
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Great Place to Work! Excellent People to deal with
Driver (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON10 January 2018
Challenger is a great place to work, the training program is top notch, and they focus on driver development. The staff are great to work for, they are always help resolve issues in a timely manner. Overall, I would recommend any driver to work for this company.
Pros
Great Equipment Excellent safety program
Cons
None
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great company to work in
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON3 April 2018
This is good company to work. the management is very good. medical benefits are also provided. the payments are done on time. the thing i love the most is that i was off on weekends.
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