I signed on with Covenant in 2006. I was surprised that a Christian company would steal from me. They had promised to pay my loan off to the truck driving school, about 100 dollars a month, and then did not do it. When I called about it, the lady on the phone laughed at me and said, "what are you going to do about it?" She knew there wasn't anything I could do!
Covenant cheated me out of around 20% of my miles. If a trip was 2000 miles, they would pay 1600 or so. It's just pure thievery. Out of route miles are something different. I was always ok on that; i followed their routing. When I was teaming and later as a trainer, the cheating was less blatant, around 15%. When I was solo they would steal 20%. Fine Christians.
It's true, what people say on this site, Covenant puts false data on the DAC reports. They did it to me. I hit a curb and flattened a tire. It was 180 dollars to fix. They put this on there as an accident! It was inside a TA truck stop. I should have just taken it to the shop and got it fixed on my own.
I remember in June 2008, when they were bringing in the 5 dollar fee for idling. It was about 98 degrees in Alabama where I was. I asked my dispatcher, would they be giving me a Tri-Pac? He said no. The a-c was not working on the truck anyway. I said, send me into Chattanooga, and I quit that place. I have no regrets about leaving. Worked with 2 other companies since then, much, much, better.
They lie, they cheat, and they steal, and they know exactly what they are doing. On the other hand, there was a lot of interesting freight, going to places all over the west, Utah, California, Wyoming, and all over. I had a lot of fun. Maybe some of you were pulling the pin in the old trucks, so the idle time wouldn't show up on the Quallcomm? I got away with that for a year. But the 2008 trucks, you couldn't do that anymore. Darn!
If you are reading this and thinking Covenant will pay your trucking school loan, I talked to a lot of drivers who went through the same thing. Covenant promised to pay it, and then didn't. They are evil. David Parker can go to h*ll. I mean that literally. Where will this guy go when he dies? He has a lot to answer for.