Smithway Motor Xpress Reviews

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G. Larry Owens
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    Daytime Dispatcher for a fleet of approx. 35-45 drivers (Owner Operator)

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    Former Employee - Driver Manager in Fort Dodge, IA
    Former Employee - Driver Manager in Fort Dodge, IA

    I worked at Smithway Motor Xpress

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    SMX has a wonderful management team and employee base. With good customer relations and the advancement opportunities given to it's employees I couldn't help but be happy with the company.

    Cons

    The company was recently purchased by Western Express. The new policies has resulted in a decline of employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction. Hopefully once the two companies merge fully the road bumps will be worked out, but in the meantime there has been a lot of back and forth between the 2 company headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you guys do. I hope that the economy picks up and thus the freight and rates as well. By now I'm sure the communication between WEEX and SMX has improved but if not then that's the one area I believe needs strong work.


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    Bought out and then sold out

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    Former Employee - OTR Company Driver in Fort Dodge, IA
    Former Employee - OTR Company Driver in Fort Dodge, IA

    I worked at Smithway Motor Xpress

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked working there because they allowed me independence and the people I worked with were friendly.

    Cons

    They were bought out by Western Express and started cutting back on salaries and the way employees were treated among other things There is no way to move into an office job from a driving job.

    Advice to Management

    Take the company back and make it like it used to be



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