Stevens Transport Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. This company runs a lean business, but it is not keeping with the times in terms of providing any work-life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Stevens Transport full-time

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

    Pros

    They are stable, and if you are good, you have job security. If you like fast paced, high pressure environments that make you react quickly to stay ahead, this is your place. Heads up, the drivers are all brand new and don't do a good job of making on time delivery.

    Cons

    You need tough skin to survive, and be able to work quickly under pressure. They do not tolerate failure to perform. They also do not do a good job of recognizing and rewarding performance. There is little to no bonus/ performance pay system for anyone that is not upper-management/executive. Overall, this is a great place to learn, but if you want to get paid enough to have a decent lifestyle, you'll be leaving here quickly for a better paying job.

    Advice to Management

    Salary is great, but you need to put in a system (besides your christmas party) that recognizes employees for the effort they are putting in, and for the employees who excel and are talented. I felt invisible, undervalued, and underpaid. Mostly underpaid.

  2. Helpful (1)

    No work life balance is possible with this company. Stevens Transport has a cut-throat attitude towards new recruits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy the trucking lifestyle, complete with poor access to food and basic necessities of life, this may be a way for you to GIVE your first year of experience at an extreme DISCOUNT, to Stevens Transport.

    Cons

    No transparency in the recruiting, driving, time-off, pay system, dispatch system, or anywhere else in this company.

    Advice to Management

    The only thing good about the Stevens Transport empire, is the new driver training; however, Stevens Transport is profiting off of the misfortune that awaits every student who becomes an employee following this schooling.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Understanding my experience might be an exception...but it isn't.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Former Employee - Truck Driver

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

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot about liars.

    Cons

    Everything. I have nothing good to say about this company. No other driver ever seems to, either.
    In a nutshell, every cost is analyzed and a strategy developed to screw the driver and explain it away, no matter what the issue becomes. They will assign loads for which they are charging $3 to $4 per mile and get the truck to do 2,800 to 3,000 per week. That means Stevens will collect $9,000 to $12,000 for the service and pay the driver less than 10% and often less than 5%.

    Calculate the cost of fuel, equipment, overhead and everything else and you'll have a hard time getting to 50% of the freight charged to a customer, which means they make a profit of $5,000 to $7,000 per truck per week.

    You the driver are a dime a dozen and they do not give a rip if you leave, there's another sucker right behind you.

    You'll make about $30,000 your first year as a company driver, if you survive the intense pressure to sign a lease - which you should NOT, no matter WHAT - while they make a PROFIT of $70-80,000 from your work, AFTER ALL EXPENSES.

    If you leave, they will file a nasty, fraudulent item on a DAC report in retaliation and all of their competitors, all doing the same thing, will avoid you because you will be flagged as a non-sucker who can't be lied to and abused.

    Advice to Management

    Congratulations on your wealth, not many companies get so good at screwing employees dry so well and survive.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Traveling America had always been a dream of mine; in which, Stevens Transport managed to turn into a nightmare.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Truck Driver

    I have been working at Stevens Transport

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

    Pros

    To be fair:
    •Good looking equipment
    •"SOME" nice people in dispatch and offices
    •Pretty good school to attend (scam when it's all done and said) but to be fair you do learn
    •6 weeks w/ a trainer to learn more before you head out on your own

    Cons

    No exaggeration to any extent:
    •Pay
    •Home time
    •This business lacks professionalism
    •Everything is sporadic
    •Unorganized
    • Vice President, CEO and Safety officials are a joke

    This company will not appreciate you standing up or defending yourself at anytime during employment. If you are a strong willed, an intelligent individual, who stands up for your beliefs and for what is right, then pony up and get ready to have unpleasant, degrading and unprofessional meetings with the Vice President, CEO and top Safety officials who try to use their power and job titles as scare tactics. If you are not willing to ask tough questions, defend yourself and stand up for what is right, than have it in your mind that you will always be wrong and at fault. Continue to fall, get ran over and kneel to their transgressions and you will go far with this company. Safety is their pride and joy, for that's their security blanket, their cloak they hide behind and their crutch to fully pass blame onto the driver in the midst of their own knowledgeable negligence. This company has no integrity as you have been lied to several times to be swayed into their world of scams. This company has no place in America and should relocate to China, Russia or any other country that have no problem violating human rights and engaging in sweatshop practices. You will work your hardest, longest and most tiring weeks ever and be rewarded with a $23 check. I guarantee with 100% certainty, you find yourself working 75-80 hour weeks minimum without a restart and be handed a "0" dollar paycheck, and that's on the company side! Now, the alliance side you will hopefully become a MPG Master, because your trying to do everything you can to succeed at this new "business" and opportunity you think you've been granted; in which, unfortunately being a MPG Master means ababsolutely nothing due to the fact Stevens Transport fights you every step of the way by litigating and micromanging your business to their benefit and in the end you will not get the miles you need to sustain a healthy financially stable way of life. You will get $-377, $-257, and $-400 paychecks after working 70+ hour weeks and that's a guarantee, no matter how hard you try. Grievously, when you maintain your MPGs and buy your fuel with a business frame of mind, Stevens Transport will not work with you and get you the miles you need and want; although, you will always, and I reiterate the word "always", get the miles you need to pay them your loan payment for their school you went through, your fuel you purchase and your weekly truck payment leaving you high and dry. Stevens Transport dictates and micromanages your business so much that you are constrained to living off of your cash advances; in which, inevitably engulfs your next already lean paycheck keeping you in the negative and living more off of your future cash advances. This company lives and thrives having your life in their hands to minupulate for their personal gain. However there are a very, and I mean very few drivers here at Stevens Transport who love Stevens Transport, but the majority of the drivers here are struggling, hurting and barely keeping their heads above water. Please and I desperately plead with you to please think twice before joining the corrupt ranks of Stevens Transport. This is not the place for you or anyone. Stevens Transport is nafarious, fraudulent and criminal.

    Advice to Management

    CEO and Vice president should definitely rethink their values, principals, and morals. Learn what integrity is and put it to use. This company sabotages more people's lives than it helps.

  6. Cdl

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stevens Transport

    Pros

    Good pay to employer and staff

    Cons

    No access to HR and management

  7. Helpful (3)

    Had a great time working here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver in Stockdale, TX
    Former Employee - Driver in Stockdale, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice trucks,
    Nice equipment,
    Friendly management, very easy to reach your 70 hours a week, I loved that the disposal sites were catered with steaks, fajitas, hamburgers chips sodas Gatorade.

    Cons

    dispatch can be a pain, and sucks that no one can have sat and sun off, sadly that is why I had to find another job, which only took about a day.

  8. Ok company good for newbies to trucking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stevens Transport

    Pros

    The training is top notch and the company is very patient in teaching beginner the skills necessary to drive a truck.

    Cons

    The hours can be very long and you can forget about getting any home time if you want to make a decent living. Expect to spend many days at the terminal for training and matience on your equipment which is unpaid time. Very difficult to get routed close to home when you do have hometime available

  9. Helpful (7)

    Only pro is you get your cdl and training but other than that a horrible horrible place of employment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Alliance Otr Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Intern - Alliance Otr Driver in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Stevens Transport as an intern (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You learn to protect the motoring public and drive a heavy truck safely. But thats is pretty much it after that is all down hill.

    Cons

    Nothing i say here is an exaggeration. This company prefers familyless, homeless, non intelligence types, or people whoms parents made then get jobs. Very Low pay so Money should not be the reason you work for this company.

    They demand 4-5 weeks on the road minimum as a driver. Up to 3 months for people that do not complain. And only 3 to 4 days home after that. On the 4th day they will be calling you to get back in the truck. You will have to go thru all chains of command to get home when you request. Personell actually tell you " if you need to be home on the 15th tell you driver mgr you need to be home on the 5th. And you may get in by the 15th."

    Being that you get paid by the mile, if you moniter your milage you will notice they skim or remove miles that you should have been paid for. When attempting to get reimbursed for these miles noone will cooperate with you. It like trying to find a needle in a haystack thats in the middle of an active circus with the circus tent on fire during an earthquake.

     Everyone in the main office is over worked, over managed, under paid and bitter. One lady worked there for 10 yrs and barely made above minimum wage. Her fault ...yes but as a company with a ten year employee they should be ashamed. The staff does mean to take their anger and bitterness out on the students and drivers but the do. You cannot believe ANYTHING you are told by office staff. Incorrect information is given to to satisfy the person asking the question. And when that is proven wrong everyone says the says the same the...who told you that... they were wrong.

     Everything that happens to there truck is your fault. If you are legally parked and in a shower and your truck is damaged.... you should not have parked there..... you need to pay..... The truck breaks down you should have caught it in you daily inspection.

    If/When you leave, this company will sue you for the student loan payment before you can even setup a payment plan with them. Just not a good place to work. And no matter where you go.. any city any state there will always be an ex stevens driver that will come up to you and say the same thing. I know what your going through. I drove for stevens its one of the worst companys out here! Leave as soon as you can.

    Every thing I have said here is true... even the part about the circus fire.

    Advice to Management

    The system of the working poor keeps you rich so you can continue to drive the multiple $100k+ vehicles and live in the big fancy houses. while your employees walk, ride buses, or carpool and struggle to make ends meet. You company will continue to fail because there are so may drivers that you have done wrong that are spreading the word to your current drivers that not all trucking companys are as horrible as you try to brain wash everyone to think that are in the classrooms. If this message could magically end up in the right persons hands I would say to them. Improve your relationship with your drivers. Thats all.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Not Happy with them

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

    I have been working at Stevens Transport full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    None at this time. See no future.

    Cons

    Not enough home time. They dont think enough about family issues.

    Advice to Management

    Forced dispatch

  11. Helpful (1)

    Not as sweet as they said it was

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Contractor - Truck Driver in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Stevens Transport as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You do learn how to be a safe semi driver, , see a lot of this country, mostly highways and St Rd

    Cons

    You dont see any sites unless thr road takes right buy it, and you surely don't make any money, they hope your desperate, and they hit you for anthing to keep you in there debt.

    Advice to Management

    Do half of what you say, and you keep a lot more driver's around.

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