R+L Carriers Reviews

Updated May 16, 2015
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Ralph Larry Roberts, Sr
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Pros
  • Decent pay, vacation spots they own free of charge to use, Sundays off (in 4 reviews)

  • Pay and some decent benefits, having the employee resorts is a plus when you get the opportunity to use them and you're off on weekends (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No respect for employees whatsoever, they will write you up in a heartbeat but yet will never give you praise for a job well done (in 4 reviews)

  • Terminal Manager could of cared less about security (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good company to work, if you can look past local management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Montebello, CA
    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Montebello, CA

    I worked at R+L Carriers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. I had times when I needed a night off for an emergency and the dispatcher didn't even flinch. Pay was a little low but I've heard they improved on that. Good equipment, hardly ever broke down on me. And you can't beat the company owned resorts. Nobody worked for offered something so cool.

    Cons

    Local management is a joke. They utilize the "good ol' boys" club business model so unless you're a relative or friend, don't count on getting promoted off the dock or truck. Also, like any company, they'll give you your space until you mess up, then they'll happily throw you under the bus to save themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp local management and promotion procedures. You would think relatives working together create a conflict of interest. They pass over great management potential candidates and promote their girlfriend's(none of them get married) cousin because he's about to have another kid.

  2. Software Developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at R+L Carriers

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

    Pros

    Nice and knowledgeable coworkers. Supportive Manager. Good Projects. Reputable Company. Good Learning Opportunities. Competitive compensation for the location.

    Cons

    Terrible locations. Horrible benefits. Very less vacation time. Inflexible hours. Still using Business Basic. Far behind new technology.

  3. Oracle developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Wilmington, OH

    I have been working at R+L Carriers

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, very flexible, and good pay.

    Cons

    The location is out in the middle of no where.

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  5. best trucking job I've had so far.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Concord, NC

    I have been working at R+L Carriers full-time

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

    Pros

    You get paid for what you do, either by being punched in on the clock or getting paid a percentage by what ever line haul you run for the night.

    Cons

    Having to work nights can get old after a while. Hard to get any kind of rest during the day. Some times get tired while driving those night time hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep getting those load out on time will make life a lot easier on the swap and drop drivers.

  6. Mixed Feelings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fife, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fife, WA

    I have been working at R+L Carriers full-time

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, growing company, stability, job security

    Cons

    The equipment on the docks suck! Horrible system! Outdated company that cuts corners to save cost

    Advice to Management

    Spend money to get the necessary equipment to provide a safe and quality work environment.

  7. The good, bad, and ugly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loader in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Loader in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at R+L Carriers

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

    Pros

    For the most part, R&L does take care of it's employees whether it be health coverage, free employee resorts, or the annual Christmas bonus for everyone (even if it isn't much). The attire is not professional if you work on the dock, you can grow the biggest, ugliest beard you want, have giant, useless studs in your ears, be covered in tattoos that won't wash off, whatever you are into. The paid wages are competitive across the board and there isn't drug testing unless an accident occurs so all the riff-Raff that make it through the interview/hiring process have a job they can come to every day as looped up as they want within the limit of being caught. Coincidentally, many safety measures are now in place to protect the handful of intelligent people working on the dock from the overwhelming number of idiots that get hired in over and over again.

    Cons

    One con is the fact that if an individual makes an attempt to go above and beyond his/her peers, they just get tasked with more to do. There is no incentive or compensation for being one of the best at what you do, rarely even a thanks. Also, the wages paid are the same for all workers in a given region so the loader at one terminal that destroys freight and receives write-ups everyday receives the same pay as a loader at another terminal in the same region that has a stellar record and load average. Another con involves employee evaluations of which there are none, annually or any other time. So the employees do not get rated against their peers or anyone else, just come in and do what is asked of you. Con number three deals with useless management failures that get moved around and continue to maintain employment with the company. Other managers have some visible purpose but at other times can be found playing on their phones or sitting and chatting, basically providing nothing useful for the company. One of the best scenarios involves a manager that conducts annual forklift operation reviews for employees when that same manager is unable to successfully and safely operate a forklift himself, hello captain pencil whip. There are numerous cons, but a final one is the vast amount of time and concern that is put into safety rather than claims, customers freight, what actually pays the bills. In a five day work week there is freight damaged, mishandled, or destroyed every single one of those days, just make sure you have your seat belt on when you go ahead and mishandle our customers freight.

    Advice to Management

    Get some backbone, eliminate those that are dragging this company down all the way from the top to the bottom. Hire less people that should not have made it out of third grade and more people that can contribute and care about their employment and our customers freight. Give some incentive to those that continually outperform their peers because apparently its hard to find good workers these days. Audit each terminal quarterly and install cameras on the docks so you can actually see how bad it is. Thanks.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Will give you a chance, was hired before I obtained my hazmat endorsement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CLASS B CDL DRIVER in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - CLASS B CDL DRIVER in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at R+L Carriers

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

    Pros

    Great hourly pay, equally great benefits (a lil expensive though) 3 free vacation resorts & off weekends unless you want to work or are asked to.

    Cons

    No overtime pay, if you work over 40hrs it's all straight time.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying overtime. The overtime could be paid for all hours worked over 50 like some other companies do.

  9. Not the best, not the worst.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ocala, FL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ocala, FL

    I have been working at R+L Carriers full-time

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, nice coworkers, stable, weekly paycheck.

    Cons

    Location, antiquated business practices, nepotism. Incompetent project management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop picking terrible locations, purge most of the upper management... They'll run your company into the ground. Give more than 3% increases.

  10. Worst relationship with a company I've ever had.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, OH

    I worked at R+L Carriers full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Transit time was on a par with other carriers.

    Cons

    There is nothing interactive between leadership and field management. This is a dictatorial management style that requires managers and supervisors to comply with edicts that come from leaders and owners. Some of the most biased and narcicistic leadership team I've ever met.

    Advice to Management

    No one will listen.

  11. driver

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

    I have been working at R+L Carriers full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Steady work and pretty relaxed place to work. They have employee resorts that all employees can stay at for free.

    Cons

    Bad management they refuse to pay over time and they only want freight they can charge extra fees for which means its a lot more work for the drivers.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't have to much advice except there is more to being a manager than being in charge and collecting a pay check.


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