Challenger Motor Freight Inc. Employee Reviews

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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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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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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 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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4.0
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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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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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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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4.0
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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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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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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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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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not bad
Trailer Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON5 February 2018
not a bad place to work but not highly paid benefits are not that great odd shifts to work no over time run down equipment always demanding can have a friendly environment to work
Pros
close
Cons
low pay bad benifits
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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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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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Okay
Driver Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON3 January 2018
Not the greatest - very loud noise environment. Management would often ridicule others in front of everyone else. Shift was 7am-4pm but would be kept late every night for meetings
Cons
Loud
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5.0
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Nice work
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON2 October 2017
I was started truck drive in since 2012 that time challenger motor frieht muy first job . Very good work . Nice and cool dispech. Management play very good role
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Nice big shop
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON27 September 2017
New large shop, with a large parts department. Heated shop floor with flat and pit bays. Easy access to management and assistance from them and the parts department for ordering as needed.
Pros
big clean well lit shop
Cons
very little training
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excellent company
Truck driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON25 September 2017
one of the best companies I ever worked for, how ever being gone for a week at a time is not for me, and they didn't have work at that time for me to do so I would be home every day there was a 2yr waiting list for that work. However their training I received as new driver I found very valuable and felt privileged to have worked there.
Pros
best equipment on the road
Cons
none i can thinke of
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Good
Chauffeur de camion (Former Employee) –  Dorval, QC6 September 2017
Good place work considering very difficult invirerment to work in .cut throat industry.alaways trying to give best tools possible for their e mployes to work with.always putting family first.
Pros
Great eqiupment and social benifits
Cons
Long hrs
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