Covenant Transportation

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Updated June 24, 2015
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Covenant Transportation Chairman, President, and CEO David R. Parker
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  1. Otr driver

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Covenant Transportation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They give you a lot of experience

    Cons

    You may team with a nut who is on drugs

    Advice to Management

    Check your drivers more closely for drugs


  2. good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Covenant Transportation (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company once actually working earning living.

    Cons

    not working yet can't wait to get trucking down the road


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great co-workers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Covenant Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great community, great coworkers and very professional managers
    Good bonuses

    Cons

    There is no career tracks, once you are in a position, you are pretty much stuck there.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train your office workers and offer more positions to move up.


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  5. high turn over poor management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Covenant Transportation (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, fast paced and challenging work. Always something new. its a trucking company and I was helping to coordinate freight flow, I felt like I was truly playing positive a role in helping truck drivers and suppliers, and merchants support their families, helping stores keep shelves stocked so that people could open great Christmas presents.

    Cons

    they use temp services to hire "temp to hire" individuals and promise 40K+ after 60 days. problem is hardly any one makes it past 40. its like clock work. the management is friendly and knowable but will stab you in the back and not think twice. I was promised that if I was any thing I could improve on that Management would discuss it with me and I would be given a chance to correct it. I worked HARD 50+ hrs. keep my head down, didn't leave till the job was done, volunteered to take on hard tasks, mentored two individuals who came after me. offered thoughtful suggestions when asked, participated in meetings. my floor supervisor, Director of ops. and VP of Ops. all complemented me on the work I was doing, Told me I had nothing to worry about talked about how I would get more training after Christmas, invited me into hire level management meetings. Then after working a 10 hour day on Friday,10 days before Christmas I got a call from the temp agency telling me that "They didn't feel that I fit with their organization" and they canceled my contract 10 days before they were contractually obligated to hire me, and double my pay.
    They pride them selves on Christian values, but they only value money.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your drivers like slaves, they are people with families just like you. stop managing your fleet managers with a gun to their head, give them a chance to manage. as a male I noticed the sexual harassment is far over the top, I never said anything but is needs to be fixed. JUST BE HONEST WITH YOUR INTENTIONS...AND STOP USEING TEMPS FOR CHEAP LABOR. WE ARE PEOPLE TOO WITH FAMILIES TO SUPPORT.


  6. otr

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covenant Transportation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good miles for teams. frinedly upper mngt

    Cons

    they don't pay for vaction properly, they do it on you aniversry not when you take, some fleet mgrs should not be there they do not know what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    better train fleet mgrs and get more night shift help


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not as good as I'd hoped for..

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Covenant Transportation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They accept new CDL students with no experience.

    Cons

    There is NO work/life balance! 1 day off after you work 6 days.. You're exhausted constantly. If you're not driving, you're sleeping. Well, trying. It's very difficult learning to sleep while on a moving truck. It's not like taking a nap in the car on a ride. Our trainer was awful. He wasn't qualified to be a trainer at all. Teaching us against company policy. Offensive in MANY ways. Left us in the truck for hours while he went in to gamble. We are in the process of getting a new trainer. NOT easy! Our fleet manager barely did anything. We finally got in touch with the man over the trainers and he has helped us much more than anyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your trainers better. Give your students an expectation of what the trainer should be doing/not doing and teaching/not teaching us. Make us feel like you care if we feel in danger by the trainer(fleet managers).


  8. Truck Driver

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covenant Transportation full-time

    Pros

    The culture was nice most of the time, but there really isnt that many pros.

    Cons

    Out for months at a time without home time. Non-trained fleet manager. They also rip you off of your miles.

    Advice to Management

    Train the fleet managers better, get more organized and stop ripping drivers of their miles.


  9. Risk Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Management in Panama City Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Risk Management in Panama City Beach, FL

    I have been working at Covenant Transportation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary and Flexibility. Not much else

    Cons

    Continuous Improvement Plan leaves no time for actual thought and consideration or an issue. Keep politics out of the workplace

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent managers/directors instead of using Continuous Improvement Programs to weed out the deadwood. Treat a professional with the respect they deserve while demanding excellence can be done without the insult.


  10. New drivers are workhorse'd constantly till burnout, but they think money will solve it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covenant Transportation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The money was pretty good.

    Cons

    Every thing else was not. For example the treatment of drivers (with the exception of 'certain' drivers that get praised). Some pretty bad horror stories from within the drivers circle, the treatment of some led them to be quite disgruntled which turned into some heavy losses financially and reputation-wise.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together, and don't treat drivers like slaves.


  11. they have an excellent training programI just completed mine and I'm very satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Driver in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Professional Driver in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Covenant Transportation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Covenant Transport his very good equipment and excellent benefits and salaries

    Cons

    you have to buy your own accessories for your trucks

    Advice to Management

    slow down the orientation process and be a little more informative



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