Friday, 9 March 2012

Identifying a Bad Trucking Company- from a Truck Driver's Perspective

Though the Auto Shipping Industry is thriving at present and it provides ample opportunities for many for those who aspires to become a truck driver, though some of these auto shipping companies gives a lot of perks and miscellaneous incentives, it is very important for every truck driver to equally evaluate the car shipping company before taking up the job. The last thing anyone would want is to get into the wrong management and waste their time and career. It is your duty as a truck driver to identify a bad company and differentiate from a good one.
A recent survey was undertaken in which several truck drivers working under these firms were interviewed and asked the same questions. Some said a company is a bad one if they do not give the driver 3000+ miles a week. While some said they are paid very little for the amount of intense work they do and that sucks big time. And then you have a third set of members who complain that they barely get to see their families and spend quality time with them as the demands of the job is simply too much and the management of their firms are not able to have a proper plan or efficient strategy to make ends meet. As expected the trucking industry also faces a severe crisis situation due to long working hours, dangers involved in the nature of the work, driver retention, relatively low pay for drivers etc.
We found the top reasons for identifying a bad auto shipping company to be
  1. Car Shipping Companies that don’t pay properly as there is negligence and irresponsibility on their administration’s part. It all comes down to attitude and even the slightest bit of mistake could easily put everything out of track and that is what exactly that happens in bad companies.
  2. Contact issues are another major issue faced by most trucking drivers as they find it difficult to contact their authorities or higher members involved in the administration board for clarifications. There is always a communication gap when it comes to bad trucking companies. 

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