What Trucking Companies Have Bad Employment Reputations?


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Trucking companies with bad employment reputations include Arkansas company JB Hunt, accused of not paying for weekend layovers; Salt Lake City's CR England, criticized for improper payments to lease holders; and Werner Enterprises of Omaha, which has a reputation for safety concerns and scheduling issues. Trucking companies can be problematic for many reasons, including paying a below-average cents-per-mile rate, pressuring drivers to work more hours than regulations permit, and forcing high turnover rates for a continual influx of cheap labor.

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As of 2015, other questionable trucking companies include Covenant Transport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which has been criticized for insufficient training procedures that endanger drivers, and Birmingham-based Eagle Motor Lines/Southern Cal Transport for alleged hours of service violations and reports of drivers being forced to falsify logs.

Moskowitz Motor Transportation of Plainfield, New Jersey, has received complaints for its discontinuation of company benefits, refusal to pay for employee overtime, lack of freight delivery, and low-quality, out-of-date equipment. Swift in Phoenix, Arizona, is subject to numerous driver accusations concerning the persistent use of sub-standard equipment and ongoing failure to reimburse toll payments. The company is also accused of ordering drivers to record fraudulent travel logs.

Prime Inc. of Springfield, Missouri, is known among drivers for its consistent record of accidents and overall issues of maintenance and safety, and U.S. Xpress Enterprises in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has faced reports of situations in which the company left drivers stranded.

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