Challenger Motor Freight

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Challenger Motor Freight Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
9 Reviews
3.6
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very good culture to learn transportation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Challenger Motor Freight

    Pros

    Good business practices, fair review from department heads

    Cons

    Mid management is not on the same page as seniors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check with the peoplr in the trenches

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Dispatch

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Challenger Motor Freight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    friendly team environment, constant positive changes

    Cons

    low salary, no sick days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    was cheated on wages expected to push log book

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    Former Employee - Driver Trainer in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Driver Trainer in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    nice easy to get along with easy to get time off lots of work and hours

    Cons

    dispatch and safety do say the same thing dispatch will push drivers then take no blame for when over tired drivers get in crashes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure that drivers are not lied to by dispatch and listen to driver that are not paid fairly so the drivers do not feel that they have to quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good trucking company for new drivers

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    Current Employee - Company Driver Long Haul in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Company Driver Long Haul in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Challenger Motor Freight full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They hire into their training program new drivers who have attended accredited AZ training. Team drivers are getting steady miles across canada and cross border.

    Cons

    You sign on for minimum 6 months work. If that's a problem maybe you don't want to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Track good driver with no violations and be sure not to mix up those who drive to be on time with their partners who care less. Provide pay incentives to them. Provide paperwork for Revenue Canada so drivers can get tax right off for use of cellular phones. Keep working on family connection enhancement for drivers and your company will get stronger.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good people. Transportation industry doesn't pay a lot of money.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Challenger Motor Freight

    Pros

    People, stability. A fairly stable company. Established.

    Cons

    Lack of education and process management with some people in company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Might not get the pay you're looking for.

  7.  

    Stressfull and little support

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great coworkers, close to home

    Cons

    no raise in 4 years despite promotions, huge turnover rate, mismanagement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the workers, and keep people persons in charge of managing people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Too Much of a good thing

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    Former Employee - Long Haul Truck Driver
    Former Employee - Long Haul Truck Driver

    I worked at Challenger Motor Freight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Company, never had a problem getting payed,

    Cons

    had trouble getting time off when I needed it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the needes of your drivers, and they will go the extra mile for you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Excellent Job, cool people. Always look forward to going in to work ;-)

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    Current Employee - Long Haul Truck Driver in Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Long Haul Truck Driver in Dorval, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Challenger Motor Freight

    Pros

    - Great team to work with.
    - Management are excellent to work with. Very open to communication. Very understanding.
    - Great benefits and pay. Nothing to complain there.
    - Always get the avg amount of miles per week or more.
    - Many helpful departments and cool staff.
    - Nice equipment, nice trucks.
    - Awesome terminals, showers, laundry rooms, living rooms, cafeteria's.
    - Dispatcher's are awesome. Can't ask for a better team of cool people.
    - Treated with respect. It goes both ways. Do not forget that!
    - They care. Especially If you have a family and kids. Thanks guys!

    Cons

    - I'm thinking...
    - To be honest, I have only worked for one transport company in my life. This one. Cannot compare to other companies..
    - Trucks are not equipped with generator's. This is the only thing I dislike. I would love to have a generator to reduce Idling for A/C. For heat, we have bunk heaters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Punish the workers who constantly refuse loads or dispatch, the ones who complain all the time and have all sorts of excuses. The drivers who cause problems for management. The ones who think they are their own boss. Get rid of the very bad apples.
    Compensate the hard workers. The ones who do a good job, who never say no unless they have a really good reason. The ones who don't complain and respect management. The drivers that are honest and open.
    Team work is key. ;-)

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good For New Drivers Experienced and O/O

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Challenger Motor Freight

    Pros

    Good training program for new drivers good customs department to get loads across border. Pay is competitive for a company of it's size. Company for provided health plan pays at 80% with a low monthly rate.

    Cons

    Forced dispatch, not a lot of extras for work that is performed. Change rules for different drivers. Push safety in the public but then when it comes to actual maintenance they try and accomplish it as cheaply as possible some times not even fixing problems just bandaging them up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the driver and reduce the redundant and seems like never ending string of mangers and planner. Have worked for company's in the past that have just as much equipment on the road but half as much staff. Talk to drivers before you make changes not after they are complete.

    Recommends

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