Trucking companies suffer from poor management
I would give all of the companies I have worked for, Werner, swift, hunt, fed ex, priority a minus 7. All of the managers stunk except for one woman, Lisa at priority.
None of the managers could drive a truck. None of the managers had ever been out on pick up or delivery of a load. None of the managers listened about where I tried to tell them there was available business or new loads. They just sat on their butts in front of their computers like idiots.
In 2007 and 2008, the country's economy collapsed, and several small companies went out of business or closed offices.
I worked for one owner operator, Gary, with a few trucks. He said my truck was the only one making money for him. But when it broke down, he could not afford to get it fixed.
So, it is not the company who is good or bad. It is most of the lousy managers who jerk drivers around and treat them like crap. It is the lousy driver managers and lousy big shots in the company who can not seem to get drivers home to recharge their hours and spend time with their families.
It is the lousy managers who can not coordinate loads so drivers who depend on keeping the wheels rolling for income do not have to sit and wait for hours.