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Our Values: Respect, Embrace Change, Accountability, Collaboration, Honesty & Integrity
I worked at Maines full-time (Less than a year)
Expierence. Better than OTR no touch freight. Building relationships with customers. Driving a 10 speed cascadia day cab. Money isnt too bad. No one can take the added months of accident free expierence from you.
Allot. No one in management whom you talk to on a regular basis have ever driven a truck. They really dont deserve their job. Its like the prerequesite is anything but the job they are managing.
Training. Was trained by an over qualified driver. Trainer M. Tought me how to do it the way its supposed to be done. Similar product together. Nicely organized. He had plenty of CDL expierence. OTR, with company for years. Overqualified because he should be in management. Deserves the job. Period. Had to be "certified" to be on my own through trainer "A". Compareable to a security guard who thinks hes a cop. Uneducated when it comes to the equiptment hes operating. Told me i would damage the tractor using the jake brakes which he called "emergency brakes". Lol.
Their local routes are sweet. But some routes are impossible to finish within your 14/hr clock. Not impossible every time. But lets say humans make mistakes and they dont plan for them(on some routes). They will have you work a 15/hr shift and be confused as to why you cant be there within 9 hours. "You have a 10hr reset?". Lol
Equiptment is like fighting a pack of wolves. For dolleys. But once you get some you dont get overly fatigued.
They have this image they like to play instead of just being honest.
Advice to Management
To whom? New york? Make the senior drivers managers. No managers should be anything but a former driver. The problems will fix themselves.
I applied online. I interviewed at Maines (Hanover Park, IL) in December 2015.
Went good, pretty much told me up front what to expect from the job which I liked. Also let me meet some driver to talk to and find out what tipe of work is expexted. The trucks are all Volvo which are really nice and the trailers have a lift gate which makes the work a lot better.