I worked at Koch Companies full-time (More than a year)
Fantastic Orientation presentation except for the garage supervisor who was obviously not only racist but just a hateful old goat in general and very disrespectful to everyone who encountered him. The safety presentation was outstanding, probably the best I have ever seen and experienced. This former police officer presenting the program knew his stuff. I was flown to Minneapolis for Orientation, paid cash on the first day and put up at a Marriott extended stay. It was awesome. Most companies don't treat new recruits so well. i thought it was promising.
I sat around as much as I did with JB Hunt! It once took 6 days to get a load out of the house! HORRIBLE!! I could not get any miles out of these people and my pay was so lousy that my wife was on a rampage. I had no choice but to get routed into a terminal then walk away from the job. Truck was a rag. I broke down on the first trip out. Then, I sat by the road while arguing with the breakdown rep about the truck would not start up and run. HE sent some guy with a computer to check it out. When the guy got to where I was broken down, 7 hours later, he immediately said "you don't need me. You need a tow truck." Yeah, no crap!! SMH!!
Advice to Management
Run your trucks. Stop leaving drivers at the truck stop. And when a driver puts his truck in the shop, you don't leave him in the driver's lounge until midnight, put him back in the broke down truck at 1230 am then wake him up again at 6 am to work on the truck some more. Would YOU want to be treated this way?? Put your driver in a hotel and treat him with respect.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Koch Companies (Charles Town, WV) in April 2014.
On line application with phone interview, emailing and faxing some paperwork back and forth. Verifying phone numbers and addresses. All job related questions, nothing out of the ordinary from any other trucking company. Information on bonuses and travel to Minnesota by aircraft not a bus. It all went pretty smoothly by my account.