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Southern Refrigerated Transport Reviews

Updated Mar 22, 2019

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25 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Texarkana, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Refrigerated Transport full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of miles to go around.

    Cons

    Communication as with any company.

    Southern Refrigerated Transport2018-06-27
  2. "Truck Driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Southern Refrigerated Transport full-time

    Pros

    Pay was decent if you could manage your clock right.

    Cons

    long hours, you’re away from home.

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs work

    Southern Refrigerated Transport2019-03-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "700 mile average Length of Haul"

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    Current Employee - Otr Solo Driver in Pomona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Refrigerated Transport full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice Equipment, but on the West Coast you're going to get a Bus Ticket after orientation to wherever the last driver abandoned the Truck when they quit.

    Cons

    The recruiters will tell you that SRT's average length of haul is 1200 miles for Solos. In orientation they will tell you that the average length of haul for HazMat drivers is 1300 miles, and they also tell you in orientation that if you have a US Passport your average length of haul will be 1800 miles! I attached pictures of the orientation paperwork on other websites but they keep getting deleted. If you're a solo driver...

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    Advice to Management

    Management is the Problem.

    Southern Refrigerated Transport2019-02-06
  4. "Company was great before it was acquired."

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    Former Employee - Driver in Texarkana, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Refrigerated Transport full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dedicated Routes had great home time. Loads was dispatched on time. No questions asked if the truck had a problem, it would be fixed. Pay was great.

    Cons

    Forced dispatch (I didn't mind because my dedicated loads was picking up or going to the same places.) Health Insurance was expensive (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas)

    Advice to Management

    If there are more than one load leaving a facility, delivering to the same destination at the same appointment, and one of those loads is ready, and you're the first to arrive. It would make since to redispatch the truck on load availability. I've sat for over 4 hours waiting on a pickup, while there was loads available. I picked up my load after waiting, delivered it, and returned while the same load from the batch was...

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    Southern Refrigerated Transport2018-12-22
  5. "Bad choice . Research their company before taking the bus."

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Pomona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Refrigerated Transport full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dispatchers always smoking cigarettes breaks to keep their stress down.

    Cons

    Everything you pay for it will come out of your pocket and they will not reimburse you unless you make a very big deal about it week after week. So your miles are going to be very consistent. Any fault will always be placed on you regardless of who drop the ball. Dispatcher is frequently blaming drivers for things out of out of their control or things that the dispatchers had first-hand knowledge of. Terrible pay in terrible...

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    Advice to Management

    sell your company before you lose it I don't see this going anywhere. Your company's terrible your employees are terrible your equipment is terrible your pay is terrible I don't see you going much longer.

    Southern Refrigerated Transport2018-10-31
  6. "It was not best experience"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Texarkana, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Refrigerated Transport

    Pros

    stuff there dispatchers planners safety all will talk to you with respect and dignity you deserve. The company did provide you with some amenities such as Idle Air as paid for by the company 100% aside from a few things that they did was not much else to say that what's good.

    Cons

    Like every company you are a number. Well the equipment when you get it is in good order they don't really want to maintain it once you have it here sample I got to an accident and they refused to fix what was damaged saying that it is still there is still attached no need to fix it. The company benefits will horrible give you better off not having any. The pay was not great at a standard $0.44 per mile was very low....

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    Advice to Management

    quit trying to sound like your driver focused. You made a gym and got a restaurant but you don't want the drivers there to enjoy it and say that that is there for the drivers we're not as dumb as you look. Try to get drivers more miles me personally if I'm not making 1500 a week or more it's not worth my time I should never have to look at a paycheck before taxes being $900.

    Southern Refrigerated Transport2018-06-03
  7. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Dutton, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Refrigerated Transport full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have the miles, I don’t sit, pretty nice equipment for a decent size company. You can also accrue unlimited home time.

    Cons

    Being a company driver I wish I was paid a bit more but it is what it is. Their pay program is actually pretty smart.

    Southern Refrigerated Transport2018-05-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Texarkana, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Refrigerated Transport full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Quick to hire and start working.

    Cons

    Dispatch lacks communication with each other and their drivers.

    Southern Refrigerated Transport2017-11-21
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Truck driver"

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    Former Employee - Over the Road Driver in Texarkana, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Refrigerated Transport full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice trucks no real problems. Drivers that leave can leave trucks in need or repairs that will be fixed.

    Cons

    Non responsive to driver needs

    Advice to Management

    Follow thru with word to drivers.

    Southern Refrigerated Transport2017-09-20
  10. "Fleet Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Refrigerated Transport full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay and opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    Management all over the place

    Southern Refrigerated Transport2017-06-29
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