I had a great first while working for Manitoulin, The incentive pay worked out very well and I was making great money. Some of the shifts were tough, but it always felt rewarding. The other drivers and dock staff were always willing to help you, all you had to do was ask nicely. The terminal manager did not seem to care about much of anything at all. If you reported an out of service defect or asked him a question generally all you would get was "OK" and a blank stare. One morning I out of serviced 3 tractors for major defects, I was yelled at and sent home. After having an injury on the job, I noticed my pay had gotten smaller. The manager was taking approximately $120-300 off of every shift I worked, full loads were disappearing off of my incentive printouts a week after I worked the shift. 2 days after asking about this (with proof) I was terminated.
I have heard this man is no longer the Terminal Manager in GP, which would make it a fantastic place to work. The benefits were awesome, all sorts of kick backs. Annual bonuses directly to your RRSP, $450 a year in clothing/boot allowance.
I was a long haul team driver leaving Calgary Tuesday afternoon for Toronto returning to Calgary Sunday morning. We were put up overnight in a motel until our trailer was ready to which was usually by noon Friday.