Tidewater Transit

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Driver for 4 years here.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Tanker Driver in Kingsport, TN
Current Employee - Tanker Driver in Kingsport, TN

I have been working at Tidewater Transit full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Hometime is better than most other companies in my area. Pretty driver friendly company in my terminal (Kingsport) and trucks are above avg.

Cons

However, pay is lower, benefits are very poor (health ins. Is worst I've ever had due to very high cost and poor plan) no sick days, only $50 holiday pay and 401 k is average. Management is only out for themselves. They will not go to bat for drivers and are micromanaging the company way too much. They act like your best friend and try to make you feel important then their actions speak louder than words. I bust my butt for them with no appreciation in return. I don't feel like there is a future here and I will only last until I get a better opportunity with another company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage your employees through positive reinforcement not through punishment and intimidation. It's all about respect and management has none.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    Driver in kingsport Tn. For 6+ years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Kingsport, TN

    I have been working at Tidewater Transit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good truck & trailers Great people in shop.

    Cons

    Low pay high insurance they are cheap on loading &unload pay only pay 50.00 dollar for holiday pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wakeup before it to late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I am a driver working out of the Columbia, SC terminal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tanker Driver in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Tanker Driver in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Tidewater Transit full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Herman, He keeps the trucks in good shape and always available for some witty advice.

    Cons

    DAK of Americas. $ 22.00 to load a trailer. $ 15.15 per hour after first two hours.
    14 hour work days. At TWT you work 14 hour days 6 days per week.
    Load two trailers before you leave. Usually 7 hours of work before you start driving.
    70 hours per week given to TWT. Pay certainly does not reflect 70 hours of work.
    Insurance is very expensive. Cannot afford to have insurance while working at TWT.
    The sleeping assistant mechanic. Tough pill to swallow while you required to work so hard.
    Safety department. They like to take your safety bonus money.
    Safety man has never driven a truck and knows it all! Likes to take working mans money.
    Cannot get more then 34 hours per week off.
    Work every weekend
    Time off very difficult to get because they cannot keep drivers.
    Dispatch- enough said

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.
    Try working one 70 hour week.
    Try working one weekend.
    Work past 3:30. Drivers day half over and management leaving with grin on his face.
    Go to bat for the driver. Need to go to percentage like other terminals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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