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K&B Transportation Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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  1. "Good For Me"

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    Current Employee - OTR Driver in South Sioux City, NE
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in South Sioux City, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at K&B Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have done well. I quite my last job due to no money, came here concerned but I net what I grossed at my last two jobs. Trucks good, people are nicest.

    Cons

    A faster truck would be nice, can always use a pay raise

    Advice to Management

    not sure what to put here


  2. "Disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Driver
    Former Employee - Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K&B Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get hired and get your own truck

    Cons

    Horrible company. Rude owner cussed and threatened my husband

    Advice to Management

    This is guy obviously has emotional issues that affect the way he communicates

  3. "Very toxic company"

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    Former Employee - Company Driver in Sioux City, IA
    Former Employee - Company Driver in Sioux City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K&B Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is really good

    Cons

    rude, crude, and extremely hostile, will never treat you with respect, will get you home for hometime when you ask, will not the money to maintain and repair the trucks.

    Advice to Management

    Go out of business


  4. "No respect for drivers"

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    Former Employee - Driver
    Former Employee - Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K&B Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Maybe the money I did not stay long enough

    Cons

    So they lie to you from the get. You are never per Planned 5 days out. The do it on the spot. They will hold your and tell you how to get from one place to the next where to stop for fuel and with it all when a mistake comes up they drop your hand and punish you for it. They don't want truck drivers that know the law or how to get from point a to point b. They want steering wheel holders that don't know anything. When they ask you to break the law and you tell them no then all hell breaks lose.

    Advice to Management

    Know the reg. They are not an interatation on how you want them to be done. And teach your dispatch some respect and reg.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work for them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at K&B Transportation full-time

    Pros

    There is no pros to working for them

    Cons

    They lie about the money you make
    They call you on your 10 hour break
    They call you when you are on your home time
    They run you into the ground
    They Care more about the loads then they do the drivers
    They treat the drivers like crap
    They fire you over something that's not your fault
    They talk to you as if you are stupid

    Advice to Management

    Keep your word to your drivers


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Driver
    Former Employee - Driver
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at K&B Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was great and dms assigned to u are always trying to help drivers with any problems that come up

    Cons

    None! I would recommend this company to my friends

    Advice to Management

    Great job guys keep up the good work


  7. "Could use some improvement!"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in North Sioux City, SD
    Former Employee - Recruiter in North Sioux City, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K&B Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff can be friendly and personable.

    Cons

    Stress bringing out the worse in people.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down! Worry about your employees more.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty good still room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in South Sioux City, NE
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in South Sioux City, NE
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at K&B Transportation full-time

    Pros

    They have a minimum guarantee pay regardless of the miles you drive. From what I understand after talking to former drivers that is an improvement from before. You get to see a lot of the midwest. This is a welcome change after running primarily in the northeast. While it is a forced dispatch they will ask about loads going to areas they don't run a lot (northeast, Florida, west coast, etc). Have never really asked for a home time so nothing to say there

    Cons

    They micromanage their drivers horribly. It would be worse and would cause a bunch of drivers to jump ship if they ever decide to install cameras. The CEO will let people go for any kind of critical event, speeding, or anything like that but will let the dispatchers tell you to run illegally (violating bridge law, using off duty driving to get to a truck stop due to poor load planning on the planners part, etc). If you are running behind for whatever reason you get yelled at and they do not like for the drivers asking to do a relay when they are running behind. You cannot edit your logs. Only office staff can do that. Its annoying because I am used to doing that at my former company when I could not catch a status change in time. Instead you have to call into logs for them to edit or any time their is a violation when you could not change your status quick enough. Some loads will burn your 14 hour clock to 0 where you have to pay close attention to your hours. Their health insurance is not the greatest. I would recommend purchasing it from a third party

    Advice to Management

    Planners and dispatchers alike need to understand the importance of running safely and legally like safety harps onto us about every week. The weekly safety talk does no good if dispatchers and planners are not going to put it to use. Discipling drivers for any wrong doing (whether by Qualcomm systematics or by DOT) and not getting onto dispatchers/planners is just plain wrong. This is the driver's livelihood and driver's license at stake here. A regular passenger car can have an accident/ticket and life moves on. However in a commercial vehicle that same ticket/accident can cost a driver his job and in some rare cases his license


  9. Helpful (1)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    Current Employee - OTR Driver
    Current Employee - OTR Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at K&B Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    none none none none none

    Cons

    They wake you up in the middle of the night, can never get sleep. They care more about money than the safety of peoples lives on the road. They will call me multiple times and the cops to wake me up. I can never escape them. Low pay for all to risk your lives and others on the road

    Advice to Management

    Go get a real job


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in South Sioux City, NE
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in South Sioux City, NE
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at K&B Transportation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Before coming here I saw the good and bad reviews. At this company like others your success or failure depends on you. I strive to drive safe and deliver freight on time and at K&B I feel like I am rewarded for my efforts more than st other carriers. Pay is excellent and I don’t have to chase my money. Trucks good, dispatcher is friendly although sometimes a little short with me. Overall I am satisfied.

    Cons

    My truck is a 2014, would like a newer one but I am not a fan of autos. Also would like to idle the truck on hot summer days like we do in the winter.

    Advice to Management

    Order new trucks with manuals for us old guys. Maybe a few longer runs to the west coast would be nice.