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OMG

Milford, OH

#128 Jul 19, 2013
Good luck, Amazed... my situation has become worse, they blackballed me big time, denied my unemployment...ect. Good luck in your fight with them as they are a very crooked company. I wish you the best with your situation.
--Sinister--

United States

#129 Dec 14, 2013
I used to be a mechanic at Landairs shop in mosheim...and also a Breakdown/Dispatch advisor at corporate on the truck route for almost 2 years.... ive seen drivers come and go...every week..between 10-40 drivers would either get hired or fired...or quit...mainly the reason of low mileage is because the driver is careless with their trucks..causing damage to Landairs property..which in turn makes dispatchers give low miles to make up for the damages to the trucks so the company didnt lose much money....expenses on the trucks are not cheap..as said..each truck ranges from $90,000-$140,000....times that by the multi HUNDREDS of trucks they have..and tell me if you ran the company..that you wouldnt want to pay the drivers either for the damages..i used to work breakdown which sends drivers to vendors to have equipment repaired or has onroad services come to them....which is roughly $110 an hour labor...and fuel surcharges and taxes and supplies and miscellaneous fees...multiply that times the multiple calls i would receive each week from drivers..your expecting ALOT of money.....we would usually spend anywhere from $15,000-$200,000+ a month on vehicle repair/maintenence DUE TO DRIVER ERROR/ABUSE on the equipment......most drivers were careless and always creating excuses for "why their truck tore up"....as in..handles on truck are broke (DRIVER ABUSE)...windows are busted out to get in truck because driver locked keys in cab (DRIVER ABUSE)..mechanisms and accessories are destroyed (DRIVER ABUSE)..you get my point?....ive seen and repaired the damages...ive seen the bills and paid the invoices to outside vendors fixing our trucks.....the weekly amount spent on 5 trucks..costs more than a typical person earns in 3 years of work.....yes Landair may treat drivers bad..but only because the drivers are careless..........and then there are good drivers...which is about MAYBE 20 drivers..who have been there between 5-18 years...BECAUSE THEY RESPECTED EQUIPMENT AND DONE THE JOB CORRECTLY.....as being said..why drivers also dont get many miles..is because they abuse the equipment..which shuts the truck down...which puts the truck in the shop...which driver makes no money...then driver gets furiated and broke...drama gets started.....but noone understatnds that its THE DRIVERS fault the truck is in the shop in the first place...on the other hand..very RARELY trucks came in the shop due to engine error or tire/brake issues...THEN we get to driver another empty truck to drive until his is fixed.........i also done P.M.s (Preventative Maintenence) on the trucks..D.O.T. inspections....99% of the time..the broken/non-working things on the truck were because driver error/abuse.........now if any more comments are made that are bad..re-read what i posted..........or call a priest have a nice day.
johnny cash

Maryville, TN

#130 Feb 20, 2014
The things described here are right on with my experience. I worked there for years and had a perfect safety record. I had several driving awards on my LA jacket. They told me to turn in my truck when i took a vacation, they were mad because i would not take a pay cut to offset idle time which was the lowest possible. They called it the sliding scale, i called it the rip off scale. You will have to take trailers to be serviced by truck stops and loose alot of time and will not get paid for it at all. I even lost the miles to the T/S which were always in the direction of the next load. I was wrong to ever trust them.
Quiby

Mount Airy, NC

#131 Sep 15, 2014
--Sinister-- wrote:
I used to be a mechanic at Landairs shop in mosheim...and also a Breakdown/Dispatch advisor at corporate on the truck route for almost 2 years.... ive seen drivers come and go...every week..between 10-40 drivers would either get hired or fired...or quit...mainly the reason of low mileage is because the driver is careless with their trucks..causing damage to Landairs property..which in turn makes dispatchers give low miles to make up for the damages to the trucks so the company didnt lose much money....expenses on the trucks are not cheap..as said..each truck ranges from $90,000-$140,000....times that by the multi HUNDREDS of trucks they have..and tell me if you ran the company..that you wouldnt want to pay the drivers either for the damages..i used to work breakdown which sends drivers to vendors to have equipment repaired or has onroad services come to them....which is roughly $110 an hour labor...and fuel surcharges and taxes and supplies and miscellaneous fees...multiply that times the multiple calls i would receive each week from drivers..your expecting ALOT of money.....we would usually spend anywhere from $15,000-$200,000+ a month on vehicle repair/maintenence DUE TO DRIVER ERROR/ABUSE on the equipment......most drivers were careless and always creating excuses for "why their truck tore up"....as in..handles on truck are broke (DRIVER ABUSE)...windows are busted out to get in truck because driver locked keys in cab (DRIVER ABUSE)..mechanisms and accessories are destroyed (DRIVER ABUSE)..you get my point?....ive seen and repaired the damages...ive seen the bills and paid the invoices to outside vendors fixing our trucks.....the weekly amount spent on 5 trucks..costs more than a typical person earns in 3 years of work.....yes Landair may treat drivers bad..but only because the drivers are careless..........and then there are good drivers...which is about MAYBE 20 drivers..who have been there between 5-18 years...BECAUSE THEY RESPECTED EQUIPMENT AND DONE THE JOB CORRECTLY.....as being said..why drivers also dont get many miles..is because they abuse the equipment..which shuts the truck down...which puts the truck in the shop...which driver makes no money...then driver gets furiated and broke...drama gets started.....but noone understatnds that its THE DRIVERS fault the truck is in the shop in the first place...on the other hand..very RARELY trucks came in the shop due to engine error or tire/brake issues...THEN we get to driver another empty truck to drive until his is fixed.........i also done P.M.s (Preventative Maintenence) on the trucks..D.O.T. inspections....99% of the time..the broken/non-working things on the truck were because driver error/abuse.........now if any more comments are made that are bad..re-read what i posted..........or call a priest have a nice day.


Sounds like the typical Landair excuse, according to them it is always driver error, They are cheap bottom line, I know of a driver that had to bypass a sensor on his own truck with a paper clip and rubber band per directions from breakdown, all because they did not want to spend the money on a road call for a truck stranded on the side of the road...Yea great Company.
wsmith

United States

#132 Nov 29, 2014
I drive for Landair. Been here almost 3 years good miles and .49 cmp and everone treats my good.
alvin

United States

#133 Feb 9, 2015
If you don't get miles that's because your lazy I'm home every weekend an some threw the week an they have always been nice to me I get 23 to 2500 miles a week an they will get you loads that don't leave you setting an you know where your going next so you rookies get of your butt an get miles an land air is a good company to drive for so if you want a good job call them an they will hook you up
OMG

Dayton, OH

#134 Feb 9, 2015
--Sinister-- wrote:
I used to be a mechanic at Landairs shop in mosheim...and also a Breakdown/Dispatch advisor at corporate on the truck route for almost 2 years.... ive seen drivers come and go...every week..between 10-40 drivers would either get hired or fired...or quit...mainly the reason of low mileage is because the driver is careless with their trucks..causing damage to Landairs property..which in turn makes dispatchers give low miles to make up for the damages to the trucks so the company didnt lose much money....expenses on the trucks are not cheap..as said..each truck ranges from $90,000-$140,000....times that by the multi HUNDREDS of trucks they have..and tell me if you ran the company..that you wouldnt want to pay the drivers either for the damages..i used to work breakdown which sends drivers to vendors to have equipment repaired or has onroad services come to them....which is roughly $110 an hour labor...and fuel surcharges and taxes and supplies and miscellaneous fees...multiply that times the multiple calls i would receive each week from drivers..your expecting ALOT of money.....we would usually spend anywhere from $15,000-$200,000+ a month on vehicle repair/maintenence DUE TO DRIVER ERROR/ABUSE on the equipment......most drivers were careless and always creating excuses for "why their truck tore up"....as in..handles on truck are broke (DRIVER ABUSE)...windows are busted out to get in truck because driver locked keys in cab (DRIVER ABUSE)..mechanisms and accessories are destroyed (DRIVER ABUSE)..you get my point?....ive seen and repaired the damages...ive seen the bills and paid the invoices to outside vendors fixing our trucks.....the weekly amount spent on 5 trucks..costs more than a typical person earns in 3 years of work.....yes Landair may treat drivers bad..but only because the drivers are careless..........and then there are good drivers...which is about MAYBE 20 drivers..who have been there between 5-18 years...BECAUSE THEY RESPECTED EQUIPMENT AND DONE THE JOB CORRECTLY.....as being said..why drivers also dont get many miles..is because they abuse the equipment..which shuts the truck down...which puts the truck in the shop...which driver makes no money...then driver gets furiated and broke...drama gets started.....but noone understatnds that its THE DRIVERS fault the truck is in the shop in the first place...on the other hand..very RARELY trucks came in the shop due to engine error or tire/brake issues...THEN we get to driver another empty truck to drive until his is fixed.........i also done P.M.s (Preventative Maintenence) on the trucks..D.O.T. inspections....99% of the time..the broken/non-working things on the truck were because driver error/abuse.........now if any more comments are made that are bad..re-read what i posted..........or call a priest have a nice day.
WHATEVER-- SO YA DONT LIKE DRIVERS, RIGHT?
Bigbams

Atlanta, GA

#135 Oct 7, 2016
Michael wrote:
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.
Do they do hair follicle test for president employment
Blazin Ram

Kingsport, TN

#136 Dec 2, 2016
I see these negative post about every trucking company.....same old shit. Bad pay, no miles, the people are mean and so on. Maybe I should stick to welding.

Since: Jan 17

Detroit, MI

#137 Thursday Jan 12
Blazin Ram wrote:
I see these negative post about every trucking company.....same old shit. Bad pay, no miles, the people are mean and so on. Maybe I should stick to welding.
Heh, you know, I was just thinking that, reading all of these posts, being pretty glad about how I'm not a truck driver and I'm a warehouse manager instead.

But kit kind of makes me wonder, are the trucking companies going to keep getting away with this? Logistics business is down pretty much across the board, and with their sagging businesses I have to wonder if they're going to have the clout to throw around and abuse their workers anymore. I've seen a few of our usual shipping places go under or get absorbed by the big boys over the last few years, and I have to wonder if their poor treatment of their employees wasn't related to arrogance somehow before they started going under. Who can say, though, and it'll be important to keep an eye on to see if their treatment of their workers improves.

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