TransAm Trucking Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Office Staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Staff
    Current Employee - Office Staff

    I have been working at TransAm Trucking

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, pay, managers personally care about you, environment.

    Cons

    TransAm doesn't give every employee a free boat. But neither does any other company really...

  2. Helpful (1)

    Okay place to work as long as you are good with management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS

    I worked at TransAm Trucking full-time

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement and great pay if you are willing to put in 60 hour weeks. Growing company and forward thinking.

    Cons

    Large workload for staff. High demands. Some management used to cuss out employees. Family of owner and upper management given a lot of higher level responsibility without working up through the company and no real background.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency

  3. Not a bad company if you don't do the lease program.

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

    I have been working at TransAm Trucking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good starter trucking company. All of there trucks are automatic.

    Cons

    Poor communication. Dispatch doesn't like to answer the phone. They push the lease very hard.

    Advice to Management

    Need a better way to communicate to drivers.

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  5. no money ,never home 5 weeks out or more at a time.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at TransAm Trucking as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    starter company if you like automatics and going to new york ,city.

    Cons

    no one to talk to money not good enough for all that you go through out on the road away from home months at a time.

    Advice to Management

    make a way to pick some of your load and not push them on lease driver who pay for fuel and everything else.

  6. The company is unethical and cheats company drivers out of miles to favor the lease drivers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Chicago, IL

    I worked at TransAm Trucking full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say about this company!

    Cons

    They have extremely poor training. They frequently pull loads to give to lease drivers and "trainers" after you did the work to get the load out of a shipper, or make you finish a New York load after a lease driver ran off the good miles, then refused to finish the run.

    Advice to Management

    Do the good hard working drivers a favor and close your doors. I have never met a satisfied Trans Am driver.

  7. Helpful (1)

    I was lulled into the Independent Contractor role, promised lots of miles and so much money, wrong, wrong, wrong.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Independent Contractor in Orlando, FL
    Former Contractor - Independent Contractor in Orlando, FL

    I worked at TransAm Trucking as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I will say they do have awesome trucks to use, if you like automatics. Set up with refigerators, stock and APU's.

    Cons

    Challenges is all you get, not enough miles, don't take home time you lose to much money. Be ready to sit at some miserable truck stops till they remember you.

    Advice to Management

    Make good on the promises of earning money, keep your drivers moving and making money, not just moving your freight for free.

  8. A Total Nightmare...RUN!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Company Driver of 20 Years in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Company Driver of 20 Years in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at TransAm Trucking full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    MOST dispatchers and administrative personnel are very cordial

    Cons

    Swaps, in cab cameras, 62 mph, poor communication, lease drivers are treated like gold while company drivers are given the dirty work.

    Advice to Management

    Treat ALL your drivers equally

  9. Helpful (1)

    Class Action Lawsuit Need IT For Treating Owner Operators like Company Drivers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lease Driver/Owner Operator in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Lease Driver/Owner Operator in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at TransAm Trucking

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

    Pros

    The company have bad relation don't treat u respect better get some lube grease because your behind going to be sore when they get done.

    Cons

    They say no force dispatch to lease drivers and owner op that s a lie they do force dispatch to owner operators.

    Advice to Management

    The company need to be sued for the way they mis treat owner operators and dispatch need to be separate because they are company dispatch.I will say that a lease owner shall feel free pick their loads as well as a owner operator not to feel bond like a slave when they paying money e every week.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Believe what you read!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at TransAm Trucking full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Their trucks exterior is pretty.

    Cons

    I read all the reviews here and on a couple of other sites. Well I guess I thought my experience would be different, boy am I wrong. I work here now and this company is horrible. Dispatch never answers the phones no matter what day it is. If the equipment is broken it stays that way. No telling what will happen if your truck breaks down.you spend tons of money on faxes they don't do transflo. Advances are 50$ a week so make sure you have money to do until your first pay check. Long story short believe all you read here if there is a good review its not from a driver. They just don't care about their drivers.

  11. Regret Leaving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - OTR Driver in Olathe, KS
    Former Contractor - OTR Driver in Olathe, KS

    I worked at TransAm Trucking as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    new trucks, greatt orientation, met lifelong friends

    Cons

    needed more miles, needed reason to stay

    Advice to Management

    improve the miles

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