Trimac Transportation
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Low morale, toxic management

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Trimac provides little to no training to their maintenance employees. If you are an apprentice looking for work they will hire anyone that walks through the door. Do not expect to be well trained and once you have enough hours move on or you will be stuck as a Journeyman with no skills. This is not a place to progress in your career. They pay well and that is how they trap people into staying. Their shop is 70 years old and too small for the application they are using it for. Management is so concerned with their bonus they do not want to spend money on proper tooling. If you worship the manager he will let you do whatever you want. Don't go here if you are well trained, you will not fit in. They made everyone take their personal tool box home and supplied Costco boxes to work out of. This was part of their shop of the future program that they were so proud off. They threw out what little tooling we had and said it would be replaced with new. Unfortunately that never happened and we were left with the bare minimum. The incompetence goes through all levels of management. The place is also over ran with nepotism. Multiple family members working in high possessions. Overall a poor choice for any mechanic!
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Good place to work

Good place to work. On sight training, the work at times can be hard but also stimulating. Pretty simple job but was pleasant enough and worth the pay.


Employee benefits


Can be dangerous
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What is the best part of working at the company?Managment is very nyc also dispatcher was very cool What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Nothing everything Smoothly they are very helpfull What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Awesome every body very sweet and helpfull
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Worst management in Calgary dnt like it ..... nothing else ...I dnt like their management that's it .....nothing else partiality that's it nothing else
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Toxic not good

What is the best part of working at the company?Going home not going in no good parts very unorganized rude dispatch only care about themselves. Unprofessional dispatch.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Dealing with disrespectful dispatch very unorganized.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very toxic good luck to new applicants.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Dispatch changes every minute no organization.
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didn't like it much at because I love trucking and it was fun and so boring and was amazing cause I am a good driver I learned that is paid good a lot of long hours
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Unfair work

Company does not provide fair work to new employees. Dispatch and best equipment was provided to only 5-6 people all other owner operators does not make enough
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Safe, reputable trucking company

Trimac is a company that puts safety of its drivers and staff at the highest priority. Equipment is safe, you'll never be asked to take something on the road that has safety defects. Drivers are provided PPE and all the training you'll ever need (and more than you'll want but its for the best). Depending on the board you run there is a decent work life balance that was good enough that I stayed there several years as an owner operator and a couple as a company driver. If there wasn't a mandatory weekend per month and pay was better I'd still be there.


Strong culture of promoting and enforcing safe work practices, some decent home daily work on some boards


Normal Trucking issues, pay not the greatest, central dispatching it was better when my branch had in house dispatch, sometimes weird delivery times as its all on 24/7/365 customer demand, weekends
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CEO vision change detrimental

Used to be a great place to work but a change of CEO in 2016 created so many stringent changes that it killed moral and took all the joy in working at Trimac. You are now a number, not part of the Trimac caring family. People who had been there 10-20+ years who had great contributions being made to their pensions who made many contributions to Trimac in return, couldn't take it anymore and are leaving in droves from all positions. Very sad to see the branch in Winnipeg go from thriving to nothing and so many long time personnel from drivers to administration to shop leave. It's a shell of a branch now




no caring, you are just a number
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Not a good place to work...

The company has a history of poor organization and customer service which makes it difficult for customers to get their shipments on time.First, Trimac's lack of communication with its customers can be problematic when it comes to shipping deadlines or other important information about orders. For example, if there are changes in the delivery schedule or any delays due to weather conditions, they often fail to notify their customers until after the shipment has already been delayed by several days. This creates unnecessary stress for both parties involved as well as lost revenue from missed deliveries and unhappy clients who may not want to work with them again in future transactions.. Secondly , Trimac also suffers from inefficient scheduling practices which can lead to late arrivals at destinations or missed pickups altogether . They tend not provide accurate estimates regarding arrival times so customers have no way of knowing exactly when their order will arrive . Additionally , drivers often make multiple stops along routes instead of completing one job before starting another thus creating long wait times between destinations which further undermines customer satisfaction levels . Last but certainly not least , Trimacs equipment maintenance procedures are subpar resulting frequent breakdowns during trips leading costly repairs and even more delays . Furthermore these mechanical issues could potentially put employees lives at risk while out on roadways making safety concerns yet another issue that needs addressed immediately by management team members within organization - 




Bad organization of work.
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Lots of work when busy.

Your income depends on branch. Location. And how busy season is. Weather affects loads, especially in winter time.It takes time to get into fast load/unload procedures and learn specifics at each customer facility and that affects how loads you can make in week.


Professional dispatchers


No benefits for O/O
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Heavy loads heavy maintenance required

Over all good company to work with. They lost some valuable customers and because of that O/O are not making much as compared to past years. Management is respectful, worked with them almost 16 Years.
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Just a number!

Thought I would retire there, but I was wrong. Does not matter if your a dedicated employee, be very careful with everything. No communication, no team work, no appreciation,
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Don’t get deceived by hourly rate

Only one reason. You get paid by mile past 100 miles. All of the company drivers quit because of this Mileage loads. All of them literally that I have known. This horrible 52cents a mile runs include pretrip,post trip,fueling up, winter road conditions etc. So you work at least 1hr free every day (in the summer). Now imagine in the winter. 2-4 hrs free. Very stressful to fight for what you have worked. Trimac saves 1hr successfully from good efficient experienced drivers. Good drivers quit. Trimac hires new inexperienced even green drivers forever. Then all the major incidents start from there.


Time off Request is accepted easily. Less physically demanding.


No safety bonus. No uniform allowance. Union fee. 50/50 paid medical benefits
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Excessive equipment issues. No support from Dispatch Manager.

Company preached safety. However 3 driver fatalities in less than 4 years. Dispatch Manager was demanding, and unsupportive due to lack of knowledge. Many after hour phone calls to your own personal cell phone.


Dispatch technology


Being taken advantage of.
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Innovative Company

Trimac is always on the hunt for new and better technologies to improve processes. This gives current employees room to grow into different roles and bring new ideas to the table. Leadership is very supportive and always welcoming. The culture is amazing. Trimac has employee appreciation/recognition platforms and a donation/volunteer platform for employees to stay engaged and valued.


Work/life balance, growth opportunities, hybrid work model
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Worked for B&B

If you could just be left to your own devices things would’ve been great. Dispatch would meddle and and not let a driver be on anything they enjoyed too long, god forbid.I worked here on more than one occasion so I can’t say it was terrible, but I would rather not go back after my last experience.
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Only what’s best for Trimac

Most of the time leadership is focused on what’s best for them and the company. Rarely focused on valuing and doing things that are in their employees interests.- if they want something done, you’re expected to work more hours outside of business hours- when they want to reduce costs they reduce people, but the work goes to those that remain without changing expectations - despite a great year financially for the company, wage increases still don’t meet inflation. Getting higher than inflation price increases from customers at the same time but goes into the companies pocket - remote work is slowly being abolished. Was one of the only real upsides of working for the company but that’s somehow not good for Trimac - little opportunity for growth. When they do arise, they most often hire externally


Very little currently


Long hours, below average compensation, mandatory return to the office, no career progression
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Poor shift pattern

The work is ok.The shift pattern ruined the job for me. 5 2 5 3. Terrible shift with week of days week of nights. It was far better before the change and trimac didn't care


Pay was good


Terrible shift
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Great Place to Work

Every company has its up and downs. I personally have had a very good experience with Trimac. From management to experience has been great. Safety is a major factor and concern for the company. The safety guy in SK has made sure of that!


Great Benefits, work schedule, flexibility


head office support lacks, higher management assistance lacks
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Good company

Family owned, great culture, best drivers and people. Always a new challenge to tackle. Trucking is changing as a whole and Trimac adepts well while still making sure everyone comes along for the ride.


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Based on 440 reviews

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2.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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