Stryder
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Difficult to work here

If you are an experienced driver with a good driving record, run, as fast as you can in the opposite direction. The pay looks good on paper (especially the Seattle area run) but most of your time is taken up with looking for empty trailers, local deliveries, traffic on the hiways, and border crossings. It is not unheard of to run out of hours of service before completing your day. All the company truck are slip seat (shared) and there is no waiting time at the terminal or at the customers. Drivers are always racing each other to be first in line and taking unassigned loads to get home faster causing those behind to wait even longer. Dispatch lacks communication with each other and with drivers. Dispatch will also urge you to run outside the hours of service and I’ve even been told to turn off my ELD while working. There is also a very large driver turnover with this company. What it comesDown to is a lack of respect from the dispatchers and management and between drivers.

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Yard is easily accessible

Cons

Lack of respect.
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Official response from Stryder

4 March 2022
Greetings and apologies for our delayed response.We are always welcoming drivers from all experience levels to meet and potentially start a career with us. As anyone who has driven a vehicle before knows, traffic on highways and wait times at border crossings are extremely common. It is the driver's responsibility to keep track of their H.O.S., maintain regular communication with their Dispatcher and help build a relationship of mutual respect and courtesy. We never tell or "urge" our drivers to turn off their ELD as safety is our immediate priority at all times.Additionally, our BC-AB trucks are individually assigned to drivers and not slip-seated. While it is unfortunate that your career with Stryder did not work out, we wish you better luck in the future.Regards,The Stryder Team

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Do not join

This company does not run legally. Dispatchers send illegal instructions and think they are doing their job. Management simply believes the rules do not apply to them. There are no brains here. All they do is push people to run over the hours of service. Toxic environment. Stay away

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None

Cons

Illegal dispatching
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Not a good place

They lie when they hire you .The dispatch always tries to make you work over hours ,and when you tell of unsafe equipment they ask you take it anyway .
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No Respect Whatsoever

This company has no respect for workers. They will push you to break Hours Of Service Laws Continually. If you tell the dispatcher that you do not have the Hours to complete the trip, you are told that you should turn in your plates. They will tell you Lies to get you in the door. But once you sign on, things change Immediately. The rates are not Industry Best. Dispatcher will tell Manager that you are not Cooperating and you will be taken in to a meeting where Nothing you say is believed. You will be expected to Drive around Vancouver, Edmonton and all other locations searching for empty trailers for your next load at your own cost and time.
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To much overhead

Way to many dispatchers. You have to answer to 4-5 dispatchers. When talk to 1, call back 10 minutes later and the other dispatchers have no idea what your talking about. A lack of communication between dispatchers
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Official response from Stryder

7 August 2018
We appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.Constant communication is one of the key elements of Stryder. Yes, we do have multiple dispatchers handling the frequently complex day-to-day operations of our company. However, please note that our team of dispatchers work hard 24/7 to ensure that communication with our drivers is optimal for everyone involved. We are also investing in state-of-the-art automated communication systems, which include driver-controlled load status advancement. This will enhance communication efficiencies to industry-leading levels.We encourage our drivers to communicate with our dispatchers in a friendly and professional manner whenever problems may arise, and vice versa. At Stryder, our environment is one of productivity, openness, and teamwork, which is something that we're very proud of.Sincerely,Stryder Management

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2.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.5 out of 5 stars for Management
2.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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