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  1. "Good!"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Benton Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love working on this place since it is the freaking best company on earth!

    Cons

    sometimes, i kinda feel like it's not my passion to drive a truck...

    Advice to Management

    please change the truck in a 5 year basis.


  2. "1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    started out to be a good company to work for. thought I would retire from this company, enjoyed working there, until things went sour.

    Cons

    economy went bad, they started taking away benefits, our pay rates were decreased by 15%, not such a good place to work, they eventually closed up.

  3. "manager of quality assurance"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Freight Claims Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Corporate Freight Claims Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Benton Express full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benton has closed permantly... They have gone out of business. This would not be suitable for anyone as there is no company to review.

    Cons

    They have gone out of business, there are no reviews to give as there is no current operations, closed on February 13,2015.

    Advice to Management

    There is no management to advise as the company has closed... Ceased operations on February 13, 2015. Wish them the best on their future endeavors.


  4. "Logistics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a pay check.

    Cons

    Lack of training and help.


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are fair

    Cons

    No complaints my experience with Benton was positive

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "First day at work and saw the truck that I would drive, I thought to myself "What the hell have I signed up for?""

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    Former Employee - LTL City Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - LTL City Driver in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Benton Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Probably less strict and more laid back than other freight companies. Would be a good starter job in the LTL business to get experience but dont settle in for the long haul. This ship is sinking.

    Cons

    The lowest pay in the LTL business. Terrible trucks and equipment. Many of the trucks are from the mid 90s. Maintenance and training are practically nonexistant. Trailers are already wore out when they bought them used and send you out with expired inspection stickers. Building and grounds unmaintained.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "This company is dead!"

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    Current Employee - P&D Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - P&D Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Benton Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get a paycheck, a small one that is not even close to any comparable freight company.

    Cons

    No raises period! Drivers been here 2-3 years start at $13.50 and finally quit at $13.50. And the company is so financially unstable they take money away in 5% increments and then that wasn't enough they stole another 5%. It is embarrassing working here at benton because the run down looking terminals and awful trucks and trailers. They are unable to pay there bills. I walk with my head down in shame!

    Advice to Management

    There lies the problem. Management, or should I say mis-management is what led benton to its current pitiful state. You can do everything and cut every corner possible. Cheat, lie, steal, nothing will put Humpty Dumpty back together

  8. Helpful (1)

    "The worst company I have ever worked for."

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    Former Employee - P&D Driver in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - P&D Driver in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Benton Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of a single one.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible. $14.50 an hour. No employer match on 401k. They even stole our 401k money for a quarter and said it was a computer glitch. Gave money back plus 10 percent but they still stole it. If you steal my car with a empty tank of gas but return it 3 months later with a full tank, you still stole my car. The equipment is falling apart. Management at every level is in over there heads, don't have a clue. They don't pay on Fridays, no direct deposit. Pay is on Saturday, Monday, or Tuesday. You never know. This place is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    All of you need to resign. Owners need to shut it down and put your selves out of your misery. You don't know what you are doing and I don't think ever will. The industry will be stronger with no Benton Global being a part of it.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "On the edge of bankruptcy!!!"

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    Current Employee - P&D Driver in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - P&D Driver in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Benton Express full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are none. The place is falling apart.

    Cons

    Unsafe equipment, disregard for safety, lower pay than the competitors offer.

    Advice to Management

    Look at what's working and build on it why you still have time. Replace outdated equipment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "driver"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Driver in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Benton Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    all the hours you can get

    Cons

    no overtime pay for you work

    Advice to Management

    manage don't blame it all on your employees


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