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Updated February 8, 2018
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  • Home time is shorter than I'd like and not frequent enough (in 13 reviews)

  • low pay ,hard to get home time terrible experience (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Truck Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Operator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Truck Operator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stevens Transport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was decent, and my driver manager was helpful and professional, and the company kept me busy just about every day. There was the opportunity to earn extra income whenever I had the chance to lump my own load. The company emphasized safety measures. I experienced the open road across our beautiful nation.

    Cons

    I drove throughout the 48 mainland states picking up and delivering goods, and this meant that I was away from home for long periods of time so I was away from my beloved family far too often.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to offer your drivers the opportunity for operating dedicated or regional routes. These routes should be designed to offer Truck Operators the ability to return to their homes more often.


  2. "Just a number"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was weekly so that was great

    Cons

    Micromanaged and made workers feel like a number

    Advice to Management

    Less pressure on quota

  3. "Great place to train"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Conpany Driver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Conpany Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stevens Transport full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Training Program is the best in the industry, wonderful staff and trainers. Program takes longer than other companies and the requirements to train are better than other carriers.

    Cons

    Dallas staff has a ton of Churn, 1-3 years to each position, then get transferred or advanced. Freash trainers each week.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of this Mandate as some opportunities are revealing themselves as the independents have to adapt to the systems we've run since 2012.

    Stevens Transport Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    We are glad that you agree we have one of the best training programs in the industry! We put a lot of work to ensuring that each new driver has the best possible resources to ensure career success... More


  4. "It gets better"

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    Current Employee - Company Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stevens Transport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New equipment, once you prove yourself you can make good money

    Cons

    High office employee turn over. Very few will ever know you by name. Hard at first as you don't know what areas to stay away from.

    Advice to Management

    Pay driver managers more especially the good ones so they stick around

    Stevens Transport Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad to see your positive attitude and your understanding that in any industry, it takes a little bit of time to learn. No matter what... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "otr driver"

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    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stevens Transport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    driving school was not very good i got lucky and had a great trainer if not for that

    Cons

    this company is like a pyramid scheme. watch your pay very closely. former stevens drivers talk about there time there like they were serving prison time. when i left stevens i was in the top 10 solo company driver for miles driven no tickets or accidents

    Advice to Management

    what difference would it make the people who care have no power

    Stevens Transport Response

    Jan 15, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    I am sorry that you had a poor experience. We have one of the top training programs in the industry, and many very skilled trainers who are there for all of our students to help them succeed. I am... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Okay."

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    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stevens Transport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gained experience and training and got to see all of the beautiful United States of America.

    Cons

    Leasing division would try to take my good load assignments, give me there crappy load. Usually on the Ohio Turnpike.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay.

    Stevens Transport Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    Even though you are no longer a part of out team, we love to see that you would still recommend us to others!

    We will sometimes ask to swap loads with Drives, both company and contracted, but it... More


  7. "Best place ever!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stevens Transport full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, great people! Culture, work ethic.

    Cons

    Medical Insurance could be better.

    Stevens Transport Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a positive review! We are glad to see that you are enjoying your tenure here with us at Stevens. Our employees are our most valuable asset, and we are... More

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Driver (Contractor)"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Altoona, AL
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Altoona, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stevens Transport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training program! I dare say the best in the Industry! Chance to make great pay if you work hard and stay in communication with DM and planners. Make sure you manage your fuel. Friendly staff. Great equipment! Superior safety dept. Feeling safe and knowing Stevens is not going to ask us to do anything to jeopardize our safety is what keeps me here.

    Cons

    The shop is a little less friendly and could communicate with drivers better. They tend to be put off by asking questions. Look we live on and depend on our trucks out here on the road to allow us to make money and stay safe. When I ask questions I either can't understand them because of accent or they give me a vague answer. I get much better service at TA or Petro. The inconsistency of different shop employees amuses me. I really have to stay on top what their doing with my truck and that is so easy. I have no problem with Pat Yarborough. But he isn't usually here when I am getting my truck worked on. Oh yeah, please up date the showers in drivers lounge. I don't feel very clean after showering in there. High school locker rooms aren't that bad.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your senior drivers for advice. We are the ones that love to say great things about the company. I tell people all the time about how much I love driving for Stevens! I know you don't like decals on the truck but I get a lot of attention at truck stops because of that. And I always get comments like cool truck! Then it gives me a chance to talk about how I like driving for y'all. I am on the lease purchase program and I thank you for starting that this year. I been asking about that for 3 years.

    Stevens Transport Response

    Dec 6, 2017 – Director of Talent & Development

    Wow! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review! We love to see the pride that you obviously have in this company, and we are certainly proud of you as well! We also take a lot... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Water tanker driver"

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    Former Employee - Local Truck Driver in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Local Truck Driver in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stevens Transport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to get experience. Youll be doing service work with little training so ask vets for advice. Also be careful you will be be placed in dangerous situations you should evaluate for safty and reserve the right to say “no can do”.

    Cons

    If your coming in from out of state to work in Texas beware have the recruiter send you your starting pay in writing. I and many orhers were told 14.25 instead of the promised 16.00 per hour after the 2nd day of orientation. Get proof of pay offered and they have beat up trucks not new as advertised.

    Advice to Management

    Check your main recruiter. She lies survey new recruits.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Management isnt able to take proper action."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stevens Transport full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I wish i had good words to say about the company.

    Cons

    I was sexually harrassed by my trainer 3 times.. all they did was tell the guy not to call, text, or talk to me.

    Advice to Management

    Take better action

    Stevens Transport Response

    Dec 12, 2017 – Director of Talent & Development

    At Stevens Transport, Inc. all employees are expected to maintain a productive work environment free from harassment or disruptive activity. Harassment is not tolerated in any form including... More


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