PTL / Driver Safety
PTL is another trucking company that does not care about the health, welfare or whether their company drivers make money.
PTL must have a problem with DOT, stopped twice in one week.
PTL is ‘Forced’ dispatched, per dispatcher Paula and her boss Greg, who both want to yell at their drivers, and claim that they cannot hear well as to why they are yelling at the driver.
ALL PTL trailers are a danger to the motoring public.
PTL will dispatch a driver on loads that they cannot deliver legally because their trucks only run 62mph.
PTL also make their company drivers follow there routing directions that are missing connecting roads information, and will counsel you on out on route mileage.
PTL idle time equals your mileage and you cannot go over 41per cent, so there will be a lot of ‘COLD’ PTL drivers, just like there has been a lot of ‘HOT’ ones.
Truck Recovery = Truck without air-condition in LA, with average temp of 100 degrees for four days because they would not deadhead a solo female driver 75miles, nor would they put the driver in a hotel, but had driver driving 200 plus miles a day searching for empty trailers that they really did not know where they were, in the HOT truck.
Night Dispatcher = Hang up without talking to driver after seeing who was calling on the caller ID, because they thought the driver was angry after they(dispatcher) had sent nasty messages.
Computer System down = Every other day per dispatcher.
DOT Inspection problem repair = One week later, put driver out of service(1 ½ days) on the other side of the country from the DOT inspection site while still loaded, for a bad brake adjustment problem on the trailer, that they had the driver take across the street from their yard to get fixed.
* Please note it took so long to get the trailer repaired because PTL’S road maintenance department will not contact the company that they send you to for repairs nor will the response to the company that doing the repairs e-shop messages until the driver call them several times to keep the process going, even though PTL told you to go that company for repair.
* Please also note that PTL road maintenance department does not know from shift to shift who works for them on their yards, nor can they get people on their yards to fix anything, because again they do not know who works there from shift to shift.