If you like low pay and disrespect this place is for you
Truck Driver (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 14 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.
Good equipment newer trucks
Lowest industry pay, no border crossings pay, they dont respect their drivers you are just a number there.
AZ Driver (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 4 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.
Former driver (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 14 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!
Team Driver (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 30 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.
Planning and support for truck issues is good
Sometimes the truck’s needs come before the driver
Driver (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 24 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
Low pay, dispatch is amateur level, benefits are expensive
AZ Driver (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 3 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.
Safety department is full of awesome people who want to teach.
Low pay, amateur dispatch, no real chance at a work/life balance
Long Haul Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Abbotsford, BC – 19 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.
New equipment, good pay package option for on road break downs
Class 1 Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Abbotsford, BC – 5 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.
Long Haul Truck Driver (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 22 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
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 12 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
Driver (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 4 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.
Driver (Former Employee) – Abbotsford, BC – 29 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!!!!!
Key Account Manager (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 6 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!
Sales (Former Employee) – Ontario – 25 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.
Great Place to Work! Excellent People to deal with
Driver (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 10 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.