Dayton Freight

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Thomas L. Cronin Jr.
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    Great Company, but trending towards a "Big Cooperate Environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Dayton Freight full-time (more than 3 years)


    Working for other large LTL carriers (UPS Freight etc..) when I started at Dayton Freight over 2 years ago in Sales, the culture was very good and the focus was on the customer. The process to get things accomplished was very simplistic and everyone was willing to work together in order to be the "Dayton Difference" They monitor growth and capacity closely, which allows for service standards to be the best in the industry. Dayton Freight was by far the best company in LTL sales I have worked for...but (see cons)


    With the old management slowly transitioning out, they are evolving into a "Corporate" mentality as they continue to hire outside people for management positions vs. keeping the culture consistent with what has made them successful and a industry leader over the past 30+ years. Adding processes to the Account Executive that brings no value to the business is counter productive (i.e. Hawkeye) and at the end of the day doesn't put freight on the truck and actually creates less time in front of the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the original core values that made the company the "Dayton Difference" and listen to the voice of your employees. They are the ones that are interacting with the customers every day and the voice of the customer.

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Dayton Freight Interviews

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    Driver Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dayton Freight in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    first interview was very laid back, while they fill your head with lies. DOT physical and drug screen follows the interview if they like you. It takes about a week to get the results of the drug screen, and start date. Second interview is with the VP of operations, and your ran through the ringer! He asks a lot of personal questions about your family life!

    Interview Questions
    • What is your spouse's and parents name? What do they do for a living? How many kids do you have? What's you r family life like?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation for this position
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

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Headquarters Dayton, OH
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Carrying freight in Big Ten country, Dayton Freight Lines is a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier operating in 11 states in the North-Central US. (LTL carriers consolidate freight from multiple shippers into a single truckload.) The company operates a fleet of about 900 tractors and 2,100 trailers from a network of more than 40 terminals. Outside its home territory, Dayton Freight offers service in the rest of the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Guam through alliances with other carriers, including A. Duie Pyle, Oak Harbor Freight Lines, and Southeastern Freight Lines. Founded... More

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