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James P

United States

#1 Feb 28, 2007
I have heard that the truckload carrier Landair Transport out of Greeneville, TN has really been battling some PR nightmares. They recently took a $3.5MM hit on an accident from last year. They are also struggling with employee turnover. In the last couple of years, they have had to settle a few lawsuits out of court from past employees that sued due to compensation issues. They are also in jeopardy at this time of loosing their largest account, which is a dedicated piece of business. Interesting to see what happens with the company in 07.
Andrew Pertik

United States

#2 Sep 27, 2007
I have heard the same on Landair Transport. I hear they are struggling financially and are loosing customers left and right. Landair has struggled with turnover among the top ranks. Recently, they demoted their Senior VP of Sales and are looking for a replacement. They also demoted their VP of Operations and forced the resignation of their Southeast sales rep. I hear their employment reputation in the small town of Greenville is horrible. They have lost 25+ employees in the last 6 months. Definately a sign of a company that is bleeding internally.
Michael

United States

#3 Sep 27, 2007
I drove for Landair and can say they treat their drivers horrible. They really screwed me on some money when I took a job with Swift. In talking to some dispatchers I heard some bad stories with the way the do employees too.
Toni

AOL

#4 Sep 27, 2007
My husband ran for an O/O for landair for almost 7 years, had no real complaints about them. I didn't either until my husband died in an accident in the tractor. About a month later I get paperwork in the mail from them, sent to my deceased husband mind you, wanting to know why he left the company and would he think of coming back @@. Now I understand that they would want to know why drivers are leaving but I think in this case it would be obvious.
Jim

United States

#5 Oct 5, 2007
I ran for them and nothing but trouble. Only stayed about four months. They couldn't get me the miles and other drivers at Landair said the same when I was there. I wouldn't point any drivers to Landair. Sorry to hear about your husband Toni
john kay

Johnson City, TN

#8 Dec 17, 2007
Andrew Pertik wrote:
I have heard the same on Landair Transport. I hear they are struggling financially and are loosing customers left and right. Landair has struggled with turnover among the top ranks. Recently, they demoted their Senior VP of Sales and are looking for a replacement. They also demoted their VP of Operations and forced the resignation of their Southeast sales rep. I hear their employment reputation in the small town of Greenville is horrible. They have lost 25+ employees in the last 6 months. Definately a sign of a company that is bleeding internally.
man that's all wild to hear. I am seriously considering driving for them but not so sure after reading these posts. how reliable is your information?
Jay Monahan

Hilliard, OH

#9 Dec 28, 2007
john kay wrote:
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man that's all wild to hear. I am seriously considering driving for them but not so sure after reading these posts. how reliable is your information?
Not very reliable. Many sectors of the transportation industry have their ups and downs but it does take a strong company to make it 25 years in the industry. Their place in the market is very strong compared to many companies who are on the financial decline. Drivers at Landair, just like many other companies, seem to find a niche after some time and make very good money. I would recommend driving for Landair but understand your surroundings. It is not going to be an easy job and they will run you to the east coast often. Do some research on the companies out there and you can find the right one, but don't give up easily. There are very few differences between the players in the industry.
John Doe

United States

#10 Jan 3, 2008
Jay Monahan wrote:
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Not very reliable. Many sectors of the transportation industry have their ups and downs but it does take a strong company to make it 25 years in the industry. Their place in the market is very strong compared to many companies who are on the financial decline. Drivers at Landair, just like many other companies, seem to find a niche after some time and make very good money. I would recommend driving for Landair but understand your surroundings. It is not going to be an easy job and they will run you to the east coast often. Do some research on the companies out there and you can find the right one, but don't give up easily. There are very few differences between the players in the industry.
Jay - You must be a Landair new hire. Get ready to learn some lessons buddy. Ask around about how they treat their employees. Ask about the mass exodus over the last few years. You will learn. Keep your resume ready my man!
Sammie

Spartanburg, SC

#11 Feb 13, 2008
I say STAY AWAY from Landair. I dont know about what their financial situation is, but they obviously do not care a hoot about their drivers. They promise 2500-3000 miles a week, but you never get it. They promise alot of things but it never happens. The turnover rate is horrible and like the others have said, you talk to any Landair driver they will tell you the same. My boyfriend has been there since Nov 07 and he is leaving to go drive for someone else at the end of this month. He has had to drive 7 days a week just to try and get 2500 miles. Then he found out that they havent been paying him his "performance bonus" which is supposed to be paid after 2300 miles a week. Course they get you in there telling you they will pay you so much per mile and then once you have signed the papers, then they inform you that 5 cents of that is a "performance bonus" that you get after 2300 miles, of which you can barely get that many miles, so actually you are driving for 5 cents less that what they told you when you hired in, then if you threaten to leave they tell you that you signed something in orientation that says if you leave before 6 months, you have to pay for your orientation costs. What a joke!!... and the thing that pisses me off the most is the "miles" they pay. They are always 30, 40, and even 70 miles less on the pay miles than what the actual miles are. My bf has drivin their specific directions on a route that said it was 509 miles. Drove it exactly as they told him and it was 580 some miles. So every route you are losing money. 30 here, 70 there, all adds up when you are getting paid by the mile. Oh and the way they route you is a joke. All these back 2 lane roads so they can save mileage. So again it takes you more time, for less money. Like I said he is leaving after next week, and I am sure it is going to be a battle to get paid the money that he is actually owed. But hey, I guess they will have to deal with yet another law suite. Maybe someday they will learn to treat their drivers better. My BF has 12 yrs of OTR experience, so he will go somewhere where they will appreciate and take care of their drivers.
Bill

United States

#12 Feb 19, 2008
Sammie is dead on with what she said above. I went through exactly the same deal. Landair pulls some really unethical hiring practices. Take warning, because driving for Landair can get you in a mess.
X - X - X

United States

#13 Mar 4, 2008
I work at Landair and it is the worst job I have ever had! I think everyone here is looking to find another job. Is McDonald's hiring?
Josh Young

United States

#14 Mar 10, 2008
I presently drive for Landair,I would like to address some issues that has been mentioned.The first thing is they pay from zip code to zip code,therefore the pay miles will be shorter always. Miles per week it varies if your lazy you will get short miles, then it also depends on your fleet manager,my first fleet manager ran the wheels off of the truck,2nd fleet manager was not no good a dirt bag,this new dispatcher will run the wheels off. If you had a problem or are
having a problem contact Greeneville talk to the appropriate people,thats what I did. As for Landair,they are no different than any other company, Swift,JbHUnt,Covenant,all companies are
trying to make cut backs, its sad to say but they want to make more money for themselves, all companies are the same. I quit Landair in 07 came back after a month,they reinstated me just as if I never quit. Due to the second fm I had. Last Year I made $50840.00 for the Year.Thats not so bad now is it.Drivers today want the paycheck,for nothing,(not all, but some). ALL companies promise you the world and gives you the dirt,unless its a union company then they are bound by a contract to up hold they're end. Maybe we all should be come union,as for now drive hard,make as much money as possible and be happy
Insider -

Morris, IL

#15 Mar 17, 2008
Not a driver but worked in the office. Anyone considering working (driving or otherwise)for Landair is crazy. If you think that they do not care about their employees, you are correct!!

I am currently working for another trucking company and do not see the disparaging attitude like I saw at Landair.
Another Insider

United States

#16 Mar 26, 2008
I too worked at Landair for a few years and can say that they have the worst work environment of any company I have ever worked for. Their upper management spends hours trying to figure out how to "screw" their employees and drivers, so consider yourself warned.

I came upon this through a Google search and am not all too surprised at all the negative feedback. If you read this and have had a similar experience with Landair, blog here!
Fooled as well

Charlotte, NC

#17 Apr 2, 2008
I can assure you that this type thing has been going on for some time. I have personally experienced it and have been gone over a year and still see reports like this as well comments from those that are still there.
Jimmy

United States

#18 Apr 2, 2008
I was a Landair driver and will never drive for Landair again. My first two years there were alright. The last year I was there, I couldn't get any miles. Their business dropped off alot is what I kept hearing.
Bei1983

Macon, GA

#19 Apr 3, 2008
I work for a company who uses Landair to bring our mechandise to our store and none of the guys ever have anything nice to say about the company! They took us from a route that went from TN to GA with us being the 1st of 5 stops to a route that now goes from TN to FL and back to GA with us being the last stop! FOOLISH!! I hope they do go on strike! When one person steps up everyone else will follow suit!
Be blessed!
Edward

United States

#21 Apr 8, 2008
Landair Transport does treat their employees terrible. Good to see someone started a place for people to list their experiences.
G B Hustonville ky

London, KY

#22 Apr 11, 2008
Thank God I found this website!! I was two days away from going to Landair orientation. I thank you and my family thanks all of you.
William

United States

#23 Apr 14, 2008
I was about to drive for Landair too and live just outside Greeneville and heard about all the problems. A few old drivers I talked to said no miles and they treat you bad. Glad I didn't go too. See there are alot of people who have had trouble there at Landair. My brother in law drove for them and just quit too.

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