I had the displeasure of working for Covenant Transport as a driver for 6 months and I can tell you first hand and my feelings are that they are the worst trucking company you can ever work for.
I would have trouble getting paid by them, I would check my paycheck and I would end up owing them at the end of the week.
It was putting a hardship on me financially with me and my family, I started out training with them because I THOUGHT I would get better pay than what was around here, I was dead wrong when it came to Covenant.
I had trouble with them right after training, they put me with another student for my 30 day teaming. They gave us a truck in the New Jersey terminal and it was in horrible shape, we had 7 bad drive tires with the wires exposed and the only reason it wasnt 8 was because they had us go get a flat tire replaced. On top of the tires we had no air conditioning, the roof leaked, and the injectors were bad.
When they finally dispatched us on a load after 6 days they told us to drive the truck back to Chattanooga in that condition. Me and my partner refused to drive the truck like that and they finally gave us a bus ticket to Youngstown to pick up an abandoned truck to drive. That truck was actually in good condition and we drove that truck until my partner quit because they were giving him the run around on his layover pay.
After that I'm driving solo and am fine for 5 months and I have a minor incident where I had directions that were almost impossible to understand and I end up having to make a left turn that was tight, so I had to ride the curb to get around this corner without my trailer taking out a light pole and in the process took a gouge out of my right side steer tire. I went to go get it replaced and reported it to the company and never thought anything about it.
After I quit I applied to another company and they were going to hire me until they checked my dac and it showed an accident. Covenant said that it was an accident and I hit a stationary object causing property damage, come on, it's a curb and a tire.
Now I'm with a new company and happier than ever but I got a call not too long ago and they said they wanted money for the steer tire or they would have my license pulled. I already know thats almost impossible but it just shows what kind of bull***t company they are. They are resulting to extortion to get what the want, I just want to give David Parker a big F**K YOU