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Comcar Industries Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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  1. "Great Overall Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Auburndale, FL
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Auburndale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Comcar Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lay back / family type atmosphere. Everyone was nice and respectful. Willing to work with everyone on a one-on-one basis

    Cons

    Technology is a little outdated in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  2. "Used to be a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburndale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburndale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Comcar Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family Friend, cares about people, people come and stay a long time.

    Cons

    Lack of pay raises, no 401k match, has trouble paying its bills

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees more there is too much uncertainty and little communication

  3. "Industry Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Comcar Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None of my fellow recruits did not make it through orientation. Trucks are now 2 years or newer. Comcar is on top of many rapid advancements like Bendix Brakes, Elogs, Wireless Commutations and GPS/ Qualcom. Don't listen to many or current fellow employees.

    Cons

    The speed with witch one goes from a student to driver is virtually unimaginable. Get in shape to come to CT. Or put it off...

    Advice to Management

    Like to go to other states is all.


  4. "Worst Experience in Employment History"

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    Former Employee - OTR Tanker Division Truck Driver in Morrow, GA
    Former Employee - OTR Tanker Division Truck Driver in Morrow, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Comcar Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have no pros to offer

    Cons

    CTL Division of Comcar:
    Poor management - lacking field operations leadership and administrative accountability (e.g. all responsibilities fall on the driver, with no accountability for short-comings from field administrative functions; dispatch)
    VERY poor dispatching (more interested in playing video games than supporting assigned drivers). No support when needed; zero communication from dispatch when in need of support.
    Very unorganized operation - EXTREMELY poor communication practices.
    Equipment is poorly maintained
    You will have to battle through the ongoing task of confirming weekly earned wages and out-of-pocket compensation/reimbursements; most-all weekly compensation fell short of wages earned through work performed.

    Advice to Management

    Drivers are the 'face' of your company to customers, and the success (or failure) of your company is driven by an optimally functioning cross-departmental operation. This means ALL of the behind-the-scenes operational forces working in the world of 'virtual reality', must be brought to the realization with where their paychecks are coming from; revenue earned through field forces (aka drivers) whom are the ultimate front-end service provider of your operation. You don't have it, and I can now see why your company has low retention/high turn-over. Communication, or lack thereof, between administrative and field forces will make or break an operation. Driver compensation is driven by information submitted from terminal dispatch to payroll. In my case, I spent countless hours identifying discrepancies in every single paycheck - when reconciling with trip sheets. We have technologies in place today that would prevent these type human errors. However, when at your corporate headquarters and trying to explain one of these technologies to an I.T. representative, the response I noted was that of a "deer in headlights". When told that "this company isn't really interested in change, and that they shy away from procuring the necessary tools to do the job", along with many many other factors experienced, I knew it was time for me to resign.
    Areas of focus:
    Improved field operational Leadership - with accountability measures incorporated; Communication - two-way communication from leadership through ALL levels of field operations to ensure cross-departmental collaboration meets support needs; latest technologies - where applicable and financially feasible to maximize operational efficiency; new M&P's for vehicle maintenance; incentive programs - centered on rewarding reduction in operational expense (e.g. fuel);. In the end, I would suggest an outside consulting service look into this operation, identify and propose/implement through company consensus,changes to all operational deficiencies.


  5. "CT- Hot, sweaty work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Driver in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Comcar Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dispatchers are easy to work with. Consistent miles even in the winter months. Decent pay for someone just starting out. Never had a problem getting home every weekend as promised.

    Cons

    Equipment is crap; went through 4 trucks my first 3 months. Lots of labor; you will tarp pretty much anything. Watch the loads dispatchers give you! You may find yourself at 3 pm with 2 hours on the clock, and they want you to dead head 30 minutes and do a live load plus tarp. Truck stops fill up at about 4 during the winter and about 6 in the summer. Pay attention to where your Monday mourning load is going. They have you home every weekend as advertised, but you may find yourself having to leave on Sunday because it's a 8 hour haul to your delivery location!

    Advice to Management

    Saturday is not a weekend. Stop sending drivers to live load at 4 o'clock in the evening.


  6. "Comcar employment"

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    Former Employee - Switchboard Operator/Receptionist in Haines City, FL
    Former Employee - Switchboard Operator/Receptionist in Haines City, FL

    I worked at Comcar Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement or pay raise


  7. "Driver"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver Flatbed in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Driver Flatbed in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Comcar Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Schedule ,pay consistency,weekends off,automatic transmission good overall experience for newbies .
    Decent equipment if previous driver follows maintenance schedule
    Safety devices bendex radar prevent tailgateing

    Cons

    Health benefits prices,to take home pay preventive maintenance down times trailer hardware
    Revolving door with newbies influenced by grumpy older drivers of the good ole days
    Safety devices bendex

    Advice to Management

    Coordinating with drivers available drive time to complete given tasks

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Disgusted, waste of your time and energy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Auburndale, FL
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Auburndale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing that i can think of

    Cons

    Long Hours, 16 hours days, disorganized, Left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing. Low pay.. sit long hours to get unloaded that only pays 11.00 dollars for 5 hours of your time. You work days and nights. Nothing regular or consistent. Insurance is costly should clear 250.00 a week after deductions. Want you be a yard jockey for one of their customers for free.......

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what drivers are telling you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fulfilling and great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Comcar Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, good management.

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of home time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Re-think working here..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Comcar Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice co-workers. Decent loads. Decent benefit package.

    Cons

    Low pay scale. Junk trucks, I've been in 4 in 6 months. More garage time that road time. Office employees don't know what's going on no inner-office communication. Breakdown pay is 25 a day. It is almost impossible to get home when you want even with a 2 to 4 week notice.

    Advice to Management

    Better trucks and better pay.


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