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Southern Refrigerated Transport Truck Driver Reviews

Updated Oct 30, 2018

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62%
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Tony Smith
4 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. "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
  3. "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
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Don't waste your time drivers"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Texarkana, AR
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The motel and food they give you for orientation was pretty good.

    Cons

    You are treated like a number, and they lie about your pay just to get you to orientation. They told me 41 cents and only making 29 cents. Also with the per-dem it's lower than that. There truck are dirty and filthy inside. You will have to extra clean it out.

    Advice to Management

    Image is everything. Dirty trucks say a lot about a company. If you promised a person his/her pay rate don't short change them after they finish orientation. Also treat your drivers with the respect you want in return.

    Southern Refrigerated Transport2017-03-18
  5. Helpful (2)

    "OTR Driver"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Big Stone Gap, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good equipment. Decent miles. Dispatch folks are, in general, knowledgeable and easy to deal with. Safety dept is, like many other co's, a group of folks who enjoy making drivers squirm. Payroll? Keep your eye on them...

    Cons

    High corporate turnover rate, combined with a corporate culture that denigrates drivers makes contact with anyone other than dispatch a nightmare. Shop and breakdown dept's are in general easy to work with and serious about what they do.

    Advice to Management

    Don't simply give lip service to drivers, inculcate a REAL culture of fair and respectful relations with them. Too often msg's are sent over QC saying basicly 'we love you guys! We're here for you!' When in all honesty few if any of the drivers sense that in their communications with corporate.

    Southern Refrigerated Transport2016-12-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Was a decent company"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Texarkana, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ave run was about 1000 miles. 48 state carrier for those who can live just about anywhere and take time off where they want.

    Cons

    When got near a yard, they would ask to do a local that a lot of times would be a very early del like 3:00am. If you refused it they would threaten to kick you out of truck, and say if you don't do it you will be charged for a abandoned truck. Company culture was not one of respect unless you were there yes man. Also they did not authorize truck washes. Most drivers paid for it out of there pocket or drove a totally...

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    Advice to Management

    Respect your driver's more. Upgrade your trucks and allow 1 truck wash a month. That is reasonable. When I was at Texarkana most trucks were not even cleaned, much less detailed. Don't threaten to put a abandoned truck on a employees record if he or she sais no on a rare occasion.

    Southern Refrigerated Transport2016-09-08
  7. "Customer service/Support"

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    Former Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Southern Refrigerated Transport for less than a year

    Pros

    Company really treated you like family

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about the company

    Advice to Management

    Na

    Southern Refrigerated Transport2016-04-20
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