PTL — Dispatchers and Saftey/VP of Saftey Lee
I was hired on with PTL on July 28th, 2009. Nancy Boggard was my recuriter. She said everything was fine and ok to go. Well here they get me out in Murray, Ky. They have you ride on a Grey Hound Bus for 24 hours and you have to wait for about 2 hours for the little van to pick you up. I was out in the 95 degree heat and had nothing to dring. When I called PTL they were very rude from that point, I should have know something was up. So here they take you on an hour ride to Murray, Ky to some hole in the ground hotel. The pool has not been used for a long time or has not been maintained at all. They make you either share a room or pay for a room, $99.00 also it is taken out of you pay, with no choice in that. The first day they take you next door to the health clinic, to take drug test. Then they take you to the north lot and lock you in a room and they have the a/c set on 55 degrees. Then if you complain about the a/c being too cold they will turn it off and the room will get to 90 degrees. They will feed you, and the food is prison issued food. Then they will do paper work. The trucks go 62mph only. If you complain about the speed they will fire you. The trucks that don't have APU's, if you run your truck more than 40% they will bring you in to have a talk with you. If you do it again they will have a final word. Then the last time they will fire you. But don't feel bad if they keep you there for less than a month. PTL says they have a right to use their drivers up to a month to 3 months and then get rid of you. Louis is the company gofer and he jumps when they say jump. He is the one that is in safety and will tell you to clear out your truck and he will have you taken to the local hotel and have you sit there until 1900hrs and then take you to the bus station or airport. Day 2 more paper work and test drive trucks. Day 3 you will finish up the paper work. All 3 nights you do have home work to do and they will collect it. There is a company person that comes in and tells you their turn over rate is at 186%.See Top 10 Worst Companies in Murray, KYMy best advise to any driver out there do not go with this fly by night company at all. If you want head aches then go with them. If you want a real good job and be treated like a human being instead of like some animal then consider some other place. They treated me like an animal because they wanted me to drive from Mass to Knoxville with an oil leak and there was oil all over my engine and hood of truck. They supervisor said to me that he was not going to take any chances of loosing a HOT load just because I wanted to get the oil leak fixed. Well they finally allowed me to stop and get the oil fixed. Also they will have you run illegal log books. They do advise to run 2 log books if possiable. I ran about 3300 miles a week for the first couple of weeks. Then they have you pick up a truck which was trashed out by another driver. So here I had to baby sit the truck for 5 days. They don't pay any lay over or break down pay until after 48 hours. So I got paid $70.00 for sitting for 5 days. Its $35.00 per day. Then they had me take truck up to their Murray, Ky location and then tell me that they no longer needed my services and I can clear out my truck, short 2 days being there 30 days. PTL brings in about 100 to 150 drivers a week and let go between 150 to 200 drivers a week, this also includes drivers who either dumps their trucks or they don't com back to work. Also PTL does not have enough of trucks to give out so they have no choice to fire their drivers. My best advise again is not to wast your time or effort to work at PTL. This so called company needs to be put out of business period. There is actually more but there isn't enough time or space to tell it all. Driver BEWARE! Also if you don't comply about quitting they will call the police on you. Apparently they must pay the cops something extra to do extra patrolling. When I was there on July 29th and anoth driver told me to get the hell out of here, I should have listened. PTL is for WHITE TRAILOR TRASH HILL BILLYS!!! Look at where their so called corporate offices are out of.TRAILORS. No real buildings at all. They are all WHITE TRASH including the people they have in West Memphis, AR..