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So I ask him what time we shoul
So I call on Friday, and I final
They keep trying to set me up with people who I haven't met, but live in Orlando. I tell them that I would
Then my dispa
So I left, and ran into the Outback Bowl traffic. It took me 12 hours to get to Chattanooga. I got mine and my former partner's stuff. I signed the simple paperwork, and got the hell out of there. It then took me 9 hours to drive home. All in all, I was awake for 28 straight hours and had driven over 1100 miles.
Truthfully, Covenant Transportation is one of the worst companies in the industry. It really bothers me that they consider themselves a faith-based company, or a Christian company when they aren't anywhere close to being Christian. The original owners where Christian, but they have been gone a long time. I had heard that they were actually pretty good people. However, the bunch that runs it now are an amazing bunch of low lifes. If I was a Christian I would be totally offended by Covenant's claims of being Christian.
If you ever go to www.ripoffreport.com type in Covenant, and see all the complaints about them. Here's the thing, every one of those is true. I have heard ever single complaint about them that is listed on that website.
They just don't nickel and dime you, they hit you by the hundred dollar bill. They are the only company that makes you buy your own tire chains and straps. They also like to charge drivers for idle time. The problem is that it's completely up to the discression of the dispatcher. There seems to be no one in charge of the dispatchers. When they want to act like assholes, there's no one to keep them in check.
The funny thing is that, they always talk about making money, but I don't see it. They talk about team drivers making 5000 miles a week, but the best I ever got was 4500. Most of the time, I was running about 3800-4200 a week. Also, why should I work away from home, 70 hours a week, instead of being at home, working 40 hours a week, and make only $100-$200 less. Due to the cost of being on the road I feel like I would end up at about the same pay, working less hours, and still be at home.
In a way I think my not-so-nice ex-partner did me a favor. I was only planning on working for Covenant for a year, but maybe this is a great way of moving forward with my life.