My experience at Stevens Transport has been nothing less than spectacular! Sure you may say "this guy is just writing this," but it's true! Everything has been realistically better than I could have hoped. I will explain. I, by nature am a planner. I can't do anything without thinking it through first, I once heard, "not having a plan is a plan to fail." That has stayed with me my adult life and now knowing that you will understand why "spectacular" is my word of choice. Anyway, I initially chose Stevens Transport because of the Stevens website. At that time it had more information than any other trucking company website and I searched all I could find. There I saw the Kenworth T2000 and fell in love! Stevens has great newer equipment, something you will not find at some other trucking companies. I was also introduced to Alliance Leasing, back then I knew nothing of leasing, I called and learned first hand it is one of the best lease programs in the industry and reading about it brought excitement and a plan. I came to Stevens with a plan for success! Finish training and become an Owner/Operator and its been a dream come true! I could not have planned it better! I had my T2000 during my trainee team and grad phase, I named her Old Blue, she was the greatest truck! Today I drive Bullseye, a 2011 KW T700 again the newest and best equipment on the road, she's named after Woody's horse from the Toy Story movies.In closing, again I could not have planned better. Yeah some days are better than others, but it's all about planning, and everything has gone smoothly. One year into my Alliance lease, I have a first year safety patch and an MPG Master's pin and a savings account with commas in the balance, something I've NEVER had before. In a word, "Spectacular!" If I can offer some advice, dream, and then make a plan and work your plan to see your dream(s) come true, it's okay to have more than one.Why you should come to Stevens Transport? Stevens is all about success and will help you achieve it! You will find we are a family that helps, you can always get help from another driver or call the yard. My truck number is 9721. Ask me about leasing, trip planning, driving in NYC or LA, and fuel (again MPG Master!). I will share all I know.
Stevens Transport has been very instrumental in providing me with the tools and guidance that I need to be successful in the trucking industry. What I like most about Stevens is the fact that no matter what the situation is, if I have a question that I do not know the answer to, there is always someone to turn to in order to get correct information. Safety is the primary focus at this company and I know that I will never be asked to do anything shady or beyond what my limitations are within my comfort level. Talking with other drivers, I always try to emphasize the training and the availability and accessibility of the trainers. The training is top notch unlike many other companies where you get a license in 3 weeks and you are immediately out on your own. Stevens ensures that you have the confidence to operate on your own before you drive solo. They will always have your back you as long as you follow the procedures outlined in the company policies. Why should someone drive for Stevens? It is simple: newer and well-maintained equipment. We have some of the sharpest trucks and trailers on the road and when you experience an issue out on the road, help is only a phone call away. I highly recommend that interested drivers compare Stevens Transport side by side with any other companies in this industry and I know they will find, hands down, that Stevens Transport has the highest standards in training and operations. As long as you are willing to take the initiative to communicate, Stevens will ensure that you have the tools and training to be successful. It is win win win for the company, its customers, and the drivers.
I like the fact we drive great equipment here at Stevens.I'd tell other drivers that if your just starting out to hang in there, if your able to stay on the road for extended periods then go Alliance, put in that first year, after a year solo, start training, I have more money in the bank than I ever have in my life.Stevens is a great opportunity to thrive in a terrible economy if you just simply do what Stevens teaches you to do.And another thing, I love the fact that I've been all over the United States and have had the opportunity to visit family and friends throughout the United States and get paid to travel. Also that I'm not stuck in the same boring building day after day seeing the same old faces day after day, this job is a new adventure everyday, and there's no two days that are the sameMy name is Steve Balch, driver code BALS (lol ;) Truck # 8238 And I'm proud to be an Alliance trainer!!!
I have to tell you Stevens Transport is an amazing company! The reason: THE TRAINING!!!! Many other companies say, ?Oh 3 weeks and you will be making the big bucks?...Well I am sorry, but three weeks is not long enough for training. With Stevens, you have 5 weeks with a knowledgeable trainer who will teach you the ways of this job and the company policies. After that, you will have three weeks on a trainee trainee team. It is a great time to see what you are made of! However, there is always someone at Stevens to help you along the way! After that, you start your amazing career with Stevens Transport! I recommend this company to every driver, current, future or otherwise!