I have been working at Barr-Nunn Transportation full-time (Less than a year)
Barr-Nunn is an easy company to work with because most of the time they give you easy drop and hook loads with all the time in the world to deliver them. All the docks that I have been to are at warehouses and require no blind side backing. They pay you safety bonuses every 90 days if you don't have any issues on the road. My team leader is very kind and patient which is very helpful when they screw up or a load is canceled. My truck is very well maintained and I haven't had any issues in quite some time. Pay is ok but could be better if they stopped letting me sit around all day. The Qualcomm is nice in that I don't have to talk to management but it is very time consuming. Peoples Net would be nice or even Big Road would be a much better choice.
Barr-Nunn doesn't pay you when you've driven to your pick-up and the load is canceled and then you have to wait 20 plus hours to roll to your next pick up. A whole day wasted and no layover pay/detention. They have this crappy rule about sitting around for 34 hours or so without a load assigned to you to pay you layover pay when all they have to do is assign a dummy load to you until they find a new load or just cancel that one later. Detention pay is 10.00 an hr after the first hour yet when I get my detention pay its normally less. More like 5.00 an hr. The freight-liner cascadia is a great truck but mine does not have a top bunk so it's a bit of a pain trying to organize my truck comfortably without that cargo space. The trucks have no apu's and so the drivers need to keep their trucks on so they don't suffocate to death but they don't like that too much so they send messages every week telling us how much fuel we blew idling the trucks. But hey let's put new inverters in the trucks. Really helpful when you're driving all day. The safety department is a pain in the a**. God forgive you if you make a mistake then they will not be very nice and will blow up your Qualcomm asking you to contact them. I mean if I'm driving down the highway, call me!!! I'm not pulling over to read your messages!!! I'm about this money!
Advice to Management
Safety go take a chill pill and let the professionals drive, pay the drivers even when loads are canceled (not working for free and it's not our fault), detention pay is 10 bucks an hour....keep it at 10, APU the trucks. Will save you immensely. Hell ask knight for some money. I hear they're debt free.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barr-Nunn Transportation (Granger, IA) in October 2011.
Applied online, they called me to set up an interview. When i went it was a 1 on 1 interview with the head of operations. Basically he asked me a few questions and told me about the company
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