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  1. Great Company if you learn to manage time and learn system

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Shelbyville, TN
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Shelbyville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big G Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Employee Owned, Good pay, Consistent freight, Good communication with dispatch, they always solve any problem that arises for me. Benefits are Top Notch. Company has definitely improved since the Employee Buyout. Hometime when I ask for it not when they say I should go home like most OTR Companies

    Cons

    Sometimes they have to rule by commitee to get something done, Preplanning of Freight would be nice so you can plan your days.

    Advice to Management

    Preplanning Freight would increase productivity


  2. OK job, terrible career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Bristol, VA
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Bristol, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Big G Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Live near Nashville; get home at decent time for weekend. Others, good luck. Paid every week. Insurance not bad for single coverage.

    Cons

    Bad dispatcher equals bad experience. You'll never meet them nor talk to them in person. They blame all the dispatching mistakes on the "planners". I asked who a planner was and was never given an answer. No names. Night dispatchers are way better. Matt, Carlton, Bernie, Phyllis, Kathy, are all good ones. I force myself on a night time schedule every week for this reason. Have to beg for detention pay most of the time. Sit for 2-6 hours after empty to get another load.

    Advice to Management

    Couldn't care less. Waiting on a ticket to roll off my record so I can get a local ltl job. Money is not worth missing out on your children's lives.


  3. More productive than other trucking companies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Shelbyville, TN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Most of the freight they haul is out and back. Their facilities are imaculant and the most modern I've ever seen. The driver managers are really nice.

    Cons

    I loved working there. But by the time I got to that company I was exhausted with the trucking industry as a whole. The hours at my previous companies really had taken a toll on me. Therefore I was not able to work there long. If I had to do it over again I would take a year or so off than return to work for that company.

    Advice to Management

    If an employee works 40 hours a week he or she (not truckers) works 2000 hours a year. This includes paid vacations. A truck driver because of staying out for such long period of time will in my humble opinion reach that mark at four to six months. They of course will be frustrated and grumpy and probably quit such as I did. Once I had quit I regretted it a few months later. If I had received an invitation to come back by mail or other means I would have came back. Trying to rehire those they perceive to be productive would give them an edge in a high turnover industry.



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