Witte seems to like to make your life miserable while employed with them and after you leave. Marilyn Barnes (Saftey Director) will do everything possible to send misleading information to DAC. For example you back into a tight dock and hit your cab extender...she reports to DAC that you jack knifed your truck. Now a jack knife on your DAC black balls you from getting a good job.
Witte Bros does refrigerated LTL and some of the locations a driver has to get into can be tough at best. A driver will from time to time hit something trying to but a 53' trailer into a 28' spot. Stuff happens. She reports to DAC if a driver has scratched a truck or trailer that the driver abused equipment.
As far as the .47 cents a mile you will make as a company driver. It's true!!!
After they compute unloading pay, stop pay, carry-in pay, and whatever else.
You start at .32, the rest is manual labor. After the first year you get a raise but your pay will actually decrease. Witte says you will make $52,000 your first year. Well thats true to unless you like to run the west coast they make you sign a waiver.
Lease drivers wow do they get ripped off. .92 cents a mile, but don't go over 31,250 in a quarter it'll cost you .10 a mile. Running 12000 miles a month could cost you $475 every 3 months multiply that by 4 and WOW your giving them $1900 a year for running your truck like a business. Name another industry where you get fined for doing your job. Oh yeah they say you can turn down loads so you don't go over your mileage.....not.
Witte has a contract with a comany that the driver is required to pull the freight off the trailer for free. The driver gets paid everywhere slse he/she goes to unload or load.
Why ...Why....why can't trucking companies be honest and fair? Make your money off your customers not your drivers.
ALL TRUCKING COMPANIES OR THE SAME, JUST A DIFFERENT NAME ON THE DOOR.
Driver not Happy
Saint Charles, Missouri