Southern Refrigerated Transport

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  1. Worth a try if your an experienced driver.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Texarkana, TX
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Texarkana, TX

    I worked at Southern Refrigerated Transport full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Once you prove yourself, they leave you alone and let you roll.

    Cons

    It's the trucking industry...what can you say.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Rip-Off Kings of the Trucking Industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Texarkana, TX
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Texarkana, TX

    I worked at Southern Refrigerated Transport full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    the only good thing about this company is they have got some pretty good equipment

    Cons

    this company is the biggest rip off I have ever seen.i have 17 years of driving experience and my checks were NEVER over $500. I worked for this company for six months and for five weeks out of those six months I did not make a check at all.during the entire month of December,2013, I only made $820. the month before I only made $760. this should tell you that there is a lot of sitting with this company.they take more out of your check than they should and cant explain what for.if you ask them why your check is so low they will tell you that you took out too many advances.oh,yeah,and they consider lumper fees and scale tickets and motel rooms for break downs to be personal advances.they only pay your reimbursement once a month and then you don't get all of them.if you are thinking about going to work for this company,please,think again.YOU WILL STARVE AND GET WAY BEHIND ON ALL YOUR BILLS.

    Advice to Management

    start paying attention to the driver and get rid of all the free loading dispatchers...start with week end and night dispatchers.week end and night dispatchers screw drivers every chance they can just so they don't have to work...


  3. Helpful (1)

    THIS COMPANY HAS RIPPED OFF SO MANY DRIVERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

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    Former Employee - Company Solo OTR Driver in Texarkana, TX
    Former Employee - Company Solo OTR Driver in Texarkana, TX

    I worked at Southern Refrigerated Transport full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    The first thing you'll notice about this company is the mandatory per diem requirement they place on every new driver, they will take $.03 from every trip their new driver runs and say it helps you get bigger paychecks and pay less taxes, don't believe the hype, this is a ripoff pain and simple. Don't ever try to offer any input when given a load such as alternative routes that could save the company time and fuel, they don't care, they'll insist the route they give you is the shortest even if it makes you overshoot your destination. If you ever get into an argument with dispatch, don't call them on the phone, put everything on the qualcomm so you have a record of what you said to the idiot dispatcher, they will tend to talk to you like you're a slave instead of an employee. Did you ever hear the news about the driver who died in his truck and wasn't located for two weeks and then the company charged the family to have the body shipped back home, this was SRT. Also if and when you ever decide to quit working for them, make sure you're close to home or the company will take the cost of your bus ride back home out of your final check, plus anything else they can nickel and dime you for, expect an incorrect complaint from them to your DAC report whenever you leave the company for whatever reason. If you're thinking of driving for them, turn around
     and run as far away as you can.

    In spite of where this site says they are located, they are located in Texarkana, Ark. This city
    is located on the border with Texas.


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  5. they are disorganized and care nothing about drivers home time

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    Current Employee - Owner/Oper in Texarkana, TX
    Current Employee - Owner/Oper in Texarkana, TX

    I have been working at Southern Refrigerated Transport

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

    Pros

    moneys ok and they keep you moving

    Cons

    they don't care about where you want to run or when you want to get home


  6. We need to focus harder on safety, and, security.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver/Trainer in Texarkana, TX
    Current Employee - Driver/Trainer in Texarkana, TX

    I have been working at Southern Refrigerated Transport

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I like working produce and meat loads.

    Cons

    training department has been suspended. Some policies regarding teaching new hires: mgmt will treat new hires training environment poorly. Sample: trainer will stop driving truck due to a flat tire, steel cords are showing to be exposed, try to teach new hire safe practices. however, i recvd way too much communication from people whom are not on the ground seeing the problem and they will state flat out drive on the tire. Teaching new hires good judgement becomes difficult without mgmt listening to their trainers. Safety Bonuses: drivers must meet set criteria for achieveing bonus. Sample: driver must drive 33,000 miles in one quater, the truck must average over 6.0 miles per gallon and no accident occurred. However, if mgmt can not get the driver the mileage then no bonus is paid. Downside is: driver can be laid over for 7 days where the driver was available to get a load, but Company will not pay bonus because driver was short the minium mileage criteria.

    Advice to Management

    I believe, when discreation is available to mgmt for payout of bonuses and the employee has held up their side, where its mgmt whoms at fault by not having the freight, then mgmt should payout the bonus. Also, trainers and their judgement when teaching new hires should be emphasized versus clouded the judgement of newly hired employees.



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