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Tribe Express, Inc.

28 Industrial Blvd., Ste 104
Cleveland, GA 30528

Reviews

April 07, 2022

by n/a

not worth even working for

ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS $$$$$ IN THEIR POCKET. THEY DONT CARE ABOUT ANYONE EXCEPT THIERSELVES. IF YOU WANT A JOB THAT DOESNT CARE ABOUT FEDRAL LAW, YOU, DOT LAW, OR ANYTHING IMPORTANT TO EITHER YOU OR LAWS THIS JOB IS DEFINATELY FOR YOU. THEY WILL HOLE YOUR CHECK UNTIL EITHER YOU RETURN THIER EQUIPEMTN OR RETURN TO WORK WHICH IS FEDERAL ILLEGAL TO DO NO MATTER WHAT THE REASON IS OR WHAT KIND OF COMPANY YOU WORK FOR. NO COMPANY HAS THE RIGHT TO HOLD IT.. THEN THEY CHARGE YOU 2.32 PER MILE FOR YOU RETURNING THE EQUIPMENT. ALSO THEY WONT SHOW YOU THE COMPANY POLICY STATING THAT THEY CAN DO IT OR DOT STATING THAT THEY CAN DO IT WHEN YOU ASK FOR IT. ALSO THEY WILL SAY THAT THE PICTURES THAT THEY TOOK AFTER RETURNING VEHICLE TO THEM BELONG TO THEM EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW HOW YOU RETURNED IT . THE NEW HR LADY IS WORTHLESS AND NOT EVEN WORTH DEALING WITH NOR IS SAFETY AND DEFINATELY NOT DISPATCH

February 11, 2022

by Jenna Jameson

Over 250 trucks abandoned in 2020!!!

Over 250 trucks out of 350 were abandoned by their drivers in 2020. The numbers don’t lie and with that being said is enough reason to avoid this place like covid. When I first started I was excited since they paid 50 cents per mile. During orientation our instructor told the class that they have no trucks available for us at orientation and that we would all have to recover a truck for them to give us. Our instructor said there is always work available for anyone willing to help recover abandoned trucks. From the start I was given a truck with a broken APU. When they got around to fixing it I was out of work for 4 days which I received no breakdown pay compared to other companies paying me $100.00 per day. I also was not put up in a hotel room like all the other drivers at Tribe when their truck was being repaired. I don’t know why I was discriminated against by Tribe, albeit I am Asian and there are not many Asian truck drivers. Dispatch is horrible and my driver manager is the worst of all the previous seven trucking companies I’ve worked for so far. You are given your next load at the last minute or while driving to pick up a load you are called and given a different load to pick up so it is always a crisis situation working for Tribe in one way or another. Sometimes, at the last minute you are sent to rescue a load by swapping with another driver because their driver managers don’t keep track of their drivers’ hours of service and they run out of hours. To top it all off and put the nail in the coffin, you will be given on a typical week 4 loads to run with short miles adding up to slightly over 2,000 miles per week leaving you with an anemic paycheck being slightly over $1000 per week since they don’t offer per diem pay like all other OTR companies do. When I complained to my driver manager she reported that her drivers only average around 2500 miles per week. They don’t have that much direct customers and run a lot of brokered loads which the broker takes 15 to 20 percent commission explaining why pay is amongst the lowest in the industry for a company driver. The aforementioned is also the reason you will not be able to run many miles and make a decent paycheck. Compounding the issue, maintenance is the worst and you will spend most of your time broke down and pent up in a hotel room while your truck is in the shop. Additionally, all their trailers are in bad shape so you will waste a lot of time because the tandems don’t slide, the shipper won’t load you because the chute needs to be repaired or there is a flat tire that needs to be replaced because the previous driver was to lazy to fix it before dropping it off. In conclusion dispatch is mediocre at best and/or the load planner is terrible at planning loads so you will lose about $20,000.00 every year you work for Tribe compared to being a company driver elsewhere especially since there is a shortage of over the road truck drivers, recently made worse by the pandemic, exacerbated by the supply chain shortage.

June 20, 2021

by Dr. Sterling

Worst dispatch and load planner!!!

Being a doctor, somehow I feel a natural obligation to protect the public by writing a review. I have been working for Tribe for about 3 months now as a company driver. Before I started I was excited since they paid 50 cents per mile, which is higher than any of the previous six companies I drove for in the past 6 years. During orientation our instructor told the class that they have no trucks available for us at orientation and that we would all have to recover a truck for them to give us. Our instructor said there is always work available for anyone willing to help recover abandoned trucks. I have never been to orientation at other companies where this was the case and we all had our suspicions as to why Tribe has so many abandoned trucks, more on that later. From the start I was given a truck with a broken APU. When they got around to fixing it I was out of work for 4 days which I received no breakdown pay compared to other companies paying me $100.00 per day. I also was not put up in a hotel room like the other drivers at Tribe when their truck was being repaired. I don’t know why I was discriminated against by Tribe, albeit I am Filipino and there are not many Asian truck drivers. Dispatch is horrible and my dispatcher, a.k.a. driver manager, is the worst of all the seven trucking companies I’ve worked for so far. I don’t know where to start but can give a few examples, such as you are given your next load at the last minute or while driving to pick up a load you are called and given a different load to pick up so it is always a crisis situation working for Tribe in one way or another. Another example would be, at the last minute you are sent to rescue a load by swapping with another driver because their driver managers don’t keep track of their drivers’ hours of service and they run out of hours of service. The delivery and pick up of your next load will be placed far apart so that you will use all of your 14 hours of available work allowed by the department of transportation ensuring that you will be in constant fatigue and your life will be miserable. To sum things up, Murphy’s Law, which states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong, pretty much applies to everything at Tribe. To top it all off and put the nail in the coffin, you will be given on a typical week 4 loads to run with short miles adding up to slightly over 2,000 miles per week leaving you with an anemic paycheck. At best, I worked for companies in the past in which you are given three loads all at once so you can plan your life and get adequate rest while the loads given to you are spaced well apart from delivery to pick up, which amount to a lot of total miles for the week leaving you with a great paycheck. Of course, you are doing all the labor and risking your life every day on the road as I learned when I was in a car accident when I was 10 years old and watched my biological mother die. I don’t know if it is that my driver manager is mediocre at best and/or the load planner is terrible at planning loads that creates an environment of high driver turnover leading to the unusual high amount of abandoned trucks, albeit I believe all this creates such a depressing culture in which drivers at Tribe have instilled in their thoughts the question of whether life is worth living or not. There has always been a shortage of over the road truck drivers, recently made worse by the pandemic, as few are willing sacrifice their life and risk their life on the road everyday. It appears that the decent pay per mile and nice trucks at Tribe are necessary to lure drivers to fill their abandoned trucks. It is hard to fathom but since my first day at orientation life has been a never ending crisis situation working for Tribe where like Murphy’s Law states anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Despite all it’s shortcomings Tribe is an okay temporary job in case of an emergency in life like the Coronavirus pandemic. If you have found this review helpful, please give it a LIKE!

May 31, 2019

by Donna Gilbert Delgadillo

I have some questions

I enjoy seeing trucks on the highway which seem to have a native connection. According to your website, the company is owned by a woman who is a citizen of EBCI. I have only seen reference to a man who is president of the company. May I ask who is the woman owner of the company? Also. I saw a video on Facebook of a Tribe trailer with a rebel flag emblazoned on the back. Even though a faction of the Cherokee supported the Confederacy during the Civil War, I think that this is a poor reflection on the company and really should not be allowed in a modern, inclusive company. Thank you.

May 30, 2018

by Richard

Driver

all winter with no bunk heat. below 32 most of the time. no pay stub for 8 weeks. payroll does not answer calls and will not return calls. many pay checks in the $300- range. can't figure that out because I was driving lots of miles just not getting paid for them. that's probably why payroll won't talk to drivers.... they kept my last two paychecks but the Texas Labor Dept promised they would collect them for me. they owe me for reimbursements. they treat you like a piece of property rather than a human.
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