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Updated Jul 8, 2014

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2.1 23 reviews

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Professional Transportation is a nice job to have for extra money.

    Crew Transporter (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsDrivers are always needed
    The money is consistent
    Trips are always available

    ConsPaid by the trip
    Consistent accusations from employees and management
    Culture of the company is not worth investment

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers get let go of first, then employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    More Cons Than Pros.....

    Branch Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsI did learn a lot about the industry and I did meet interesting people along the way. This job provided me with the opportunity to strengthen my independence skills and to think out side of the box when needing to prepare problem solving techniques.

    ConsInterfered with work-life balance. Basically no personal time. This job results in pure exhaustion. The upper management of PTI expects all to be AVAILABLEl w/o compensation 24/7. Drivers are expected to devote all their time to PTI. When rest time is over, the driver is expected to be available immediately after. Personal lives and well being are not taken into consideration.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that the issues the company are facing are not manager/driver induced. Areas that need improvement are pay, time-off (not expecting "turn and burn"). Understanding that there is life outside of PTI. Learn to balance the respect of the employees with providing outstanding customer service. Without the respect of the company's employees, PTI will not be able to focus on CRM.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor management, arrogant dispatchers, not paid for hours worked

    OTR Driver (Current Employee) Valdosta, GA

    ProsOK job for people who can work any time day or night and accept low pay

    ConsDrivers not treated with respect, safety issues are sometimes ignored, no pay for hours on call or driving van to and from assignments. Low pay rate

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsk your drivers what they think of your company. You will be surprised.

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    Part time only and they do not pay but min wage and they short you miles that you drive

    OTR Driver (Current Employee) Nampa, ID

    ProsIf you want to work on call and if you want to work very little

    Conson duty 12 hours waiting to be called to work and maybe you do not get called all day but you have to be ready to go out and you get 0 for being ready all day

    Advice to Senior Managementdo not let the same employees go out every day let each employee take a call and go off duty until everyone has a call

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OTR Driver (Current Employee) Erwin, TN

    ProsGood secondary job, assuming you dont mind on call work.

    ConsPay varies by area, often only on a on call basis, long on call periods only paid if called out, pay rate generally low and in some cases based on miles driven which dependant on road/weather can place you making LESS than minimum wage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSwitch to a solid schedule and hourly pay rate in all areas, as in some runs I've done you make only half the minimum wage if you're driving safely for road/weather conditions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice crews

    OTR Driver (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsThe traveling and the crews

    ConsCompany does not pay enough

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employee and talk up for the employees and be fair to everyone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    do not bother seeking employment with PTI

    OTR Driver (Former Employee) Spokane, WA

    Prosthere is nothing good to be said about this company

    Conscompany is managed very poorly
    employees are grossly underpayed. minimum wage is paid only for driving time. no on call pay or in vehicle waiting pay. crew vans are worn out and are poorly maintained. training is very weak. schedule is very grueling with no designated days off.

    Advice to Senior Managementpay should be at least $13.00 per hour. this pay rate should begin the moment you show up for work (clock in) and finish at the end of the work shift (clock out). on call pay (standby the phone) should be at least 4 pay hours per 12 hour shift. 48 hours off consecutively each week minimum. training minimum 5 days. all vans in excellent condition. management properly trained and staffed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad Management, Low Pay

    OTR Driver (Former Employee) Rochelle, IL

    ProsEasy work. some of the coworkers were good people.

    ConsMost managers think they can make up their own rules.
    Constantly breaking laws to get trips done.
    Upper management screams safety, but when a driver brings up a safety issue they brush it off and don't do anything.
    Pay is low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees better and learn to follow the rules that you guys swear by.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Driver (Current Employee)

    ProsLove working with the crew members at the railroad, and the driving aspect of the job.

    The coworkers (although like a revolving door don't stay long) are for the most part great to work with once you get past all the venting and dissatisfaction with PTI and just have normal conversations and get to know each other.

    All the down time allows plenty of opportunity to spend time looking for a "real" job.

    ConsThe unrealistic expectations of being on call with no compensation unless you are on a run and no set schedule.

    Expecting you to be available 24/7 365, with no days off. Being told upon hire that you will be making one thing, only to find out on your paydays that you are being paid significantly less and then mistakes with pay on top of that.

    Getting paid for way less miles than you actually drive based on their set mileage from point to point.

    Equipment (vehicles) that they claim safety to be their #1 priority, but are not kept up and maintained to be safe.

    Branch Managers, Regional Managers and General Managers will tell you anything (even lie if it serves their purpose) to shut you up and it keeps you driving their vehicles making them money and making their branch look good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees out here doing the job making you money like more than a warm butt in drivers seat that is a disposable inconvenience when we voice concerns.

    Evaluate the pay and make it worth while for qualified good workers to stay with PTI.

    Make yourselves available to answer questions and resolve issues on branch levels instead of hiding behind VM that gets passed back to branch level where the problems are or go completely ignored.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    On the Road Driver (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe only pro is that you only have to drive most of the time.

    ConsLong shifts, that you have to really hustle to get time for. You get paid by the mile, and by the hour sometimes, not to mention its minimum wage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork out a better way to pay your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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