• Report: #407023

Complaint Review: Covenant Transport

  • Submitted: Thu, January 01, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, June 04, 2009

  • Reported By:St. Louis Missouri
Covenant Transport
400 Birmingham Hwy Chatanooga TN Chatanooga, Tennessee U.S.A.

Covenant Transport Everything YOU Should Know: A Guide to the Crappiest Trucking Company in Existence Chatanooga Tennessee

*UPDATE Employee: NEVER HEARD OF THAT?????

*UPDATE Employee: omg thats not right

*UPDATE Employee: omg thats not right

*UPDATE Employee: omg thats not right

*UPDATE Employee: STAR TRANSPORTATION/ COVENANT ARE SCAMS SUX RIPOFF CROOKS

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Covenant Transport. I joined the company with zero expierence, a CDL, and a whole lot to learn about the Trucking Industry.

I stepped off the Greyhound with amongst 7 or 8 other gentleman waiting for the van shuttle that would "shuttle" us to the hotel. The van was in control of a man who looked like an extra off the set of "Water World". The shotgun seat seated a sickly looking female with a whole lot of wit regarding SWIFT drivers and homosexuals (she didn't like either very kindly).

Luckily for me I was roomed with a pretty cool dude who had previously worked for Covenant. He didn't have the best things to say, yet, he didn't have the worse.

The hotel you stay in resembles jail. I'm a caucasian male, yet I'm not blind. Black people were often disenfranchised by certain white workers. An example, my roommate who was black asked this thriving c**t for a towel, she said they didn't have any. 5 minutes later towels magically became available to me,a white person!! Imagine that!

After the hotel, the orientation and endless hours of staring at Melanie's t**s (she's beatiful) I was put on the truck with a trainer. I did my trainer a huge favor, commuted to another state via greyhound to meet up with him. (This process was drastic in itself, communication was minimal with "white house" staff, how I would meet him and other arrangements were never discussed...this move was honestly dangerous and I wouldn't have done it knowing what I know now).

Now, I'm with my trainer. He fails to introduce himself like most decent civilized humans do. Instead of a handshake, I get an introduction on how bad a*s he is, how long he's been hauling freight, etc...

He's a smoker. I'm not. I refuse to sleep on the bottom bunk due to the 2 bottles of lubrication, pornographic video's, and the array of Mountain Piss laying around the floor, bunker, and everywhere else. I fell off the top bunk two times. He was verbally abusive and at times, he would threaten to kill me or harm me. I told Covenant this, and surprisingly nobody took this seriously. It was time for a new trainer. (Getting a new trainer wasn't an easy process, they waited until we got routed to a terminal, and I often stayed in hotels to avoid the abusive nature of this man).

My new trainer was amazing. Taught me how to back up very well. He had great communication skills. Let me use his fridge. Was just a down to earth awesome guy who totally changed my view of the company...until I had to team up after testing out!

These were just a few examples of what I've came across with Covenant. I really didn't even get into the company side of things. Out on the road, you can be waiting up to a day or two (which isn't that bad) for a new load assignment. My dispatcher is scum, disrespectful, and could careless about you. The staff at the main terminal look down upon you, as if you're subhuman.

I'm currently with the company but I am currently looking for new work. DO NOT work for this company unless you absolutely have to (no expierence, etc). They are Christian Conservative Terrorists. Not the tree hugging pacifists that Jesus became so well known for.

Driver
St. Louis, Missouri
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

NEVER HEARD OF THAT?????

AUTHOR: Driverjoe - (U.S.A.)

You've been with the company 2 years and have NEVER heard of the idle time policy?????? You are either lying or full of it......Covenant has been charging drivers 5 dollars an hour for over idle for the year that I have worked here. That is ONE of the many reasons I went to a frieghtliner dealer and bought my own truck so they can't dictate ANYTHING when it comes to fuel or idle.
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#2 UPDATE Employee

omg thats not right

AUTHOR: George - (U.S.A.)

I have been with the company almost 2 years I do not know what your talking about.
It is pretty sad your dealing with the company have less than wonderful I will say "your choice of words is fitting for the story" have fun at swift.

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#3 UPDATE Employee

omg thats not right

AUTHOR: George - (U.S.A.)

I have been with the company almost 2 years I do not know what your talking about.
It is pretty sad your dealing with the company have less than wonderful I will say "your choice of words is fitting for the story" have fun at swift.

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#4 UPDATE Employee

omg thats not right

AUTHOR: George - (U.S.A.)

I have been with the company almost 2 years I do not know what your talking about.
It is pretty sad your dealing with the company have less than wonderful I will say "your choice of words is fitting for the story" have fun at swift.

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#5 UPDATE Employee

STAR TRANSPORTATION/ COVENANT ARE SCAMS SUX RIPOFF CROOKS

AUTHOR: FRANK - (U.S.A.)

THE RIP OFF COMPANY "STAR TRANSPORTATION" FOLLOWING ORDERS FROM THEIR UNSCRUPULOUS POSSESSOR COVENANT TRANSPORT PASSED DOWN THIS MANDATE . STAR TRANSPORTATION DECEMBER 19, 2008 Effective January 1, 2009, Star Transportation will implement a new policy to reduce idle time. All tractors will have a standard of 30% idle time or less. Any idle time over 30% will be charged back to the driver at 3.00 per hour...Bill Harris v.p operations....... What? Is this just a cruel Christmas gag? It can't be a Christmas bonus that ended years ago when our small dash stick-on calendar was cut out. So my friend that means if you drive 10 hours you now have been awarded 3 hours for heating your truck! Per day you might ask? No that's 3 hours for the next 2 or 3 days, when you hopefully will get another load on the way for your impressive 1200 mile payday. Fuel at 2.50 a gallon and our trucks using less than a gallon an hour, this seems to be the best money making plot coming out of the NASHVILLE BRAIN TRUST in some time. This is the most arrogant RIPOFF I've heard in the trucking industry, charging a driver laid over or a driver on his 10 break 3.00 per hour for heat. We all know the parent company of Star is covenant transport ripping off their employees must be their true covenant a company with a reputation of a wet turd. It is whispered in warm halls of Nashville the next scheme is renting the driver the steering wheel. Oh yeah I almost forgot: STAR TRANSPORTATION IS NOW HIRING EXPERENCE DRIVERS AND TRAINEES1-800-333-3060 ask for bill..p.s. please bring loads of blankets and your own dash calendar. GOOD LUCK ALL. YOU WILL NEED IT WITH EITHER THESE SCUMBAGS COMPANYS GETTING YOUR FULL PAYCHECK.
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