5 EYEWITNESS NEWS - Orientation at Pride Transportation

August 9, 2023

Pride transportation offers a variety of truck driving jobs that include OTR, dedicated and region opportunities. Its fleet is made up of modern trucks that feature safer, easier entry and exit, quieter cabs and increased automation. The company is also a leading manufacturer of sleeper tractor trailers, with an emphasis on safety and environmental compliance.

Drivers on the third day of orientation at Pride are seated in a large conference room and get an in-depth presentation of the company's benefits, including health, dental, vision, life and supplemental insurance as well as a 401k match. New driver Alex Talo, who recently left a larger carrier, says the training program is more in-depth than at his old employer.

During the meeting, Cardall also discusses the company's pay program, explaining how drivers earn raises by maintaining performance in three categories: miles, MPG and on-time delivery. He tells drivers that a scorecard is delivered monthly through the company's in-cab computers from DriverTech and PeopleNet. Drivers who average 10,000 points will automatically receive a pay increase, and each additional point earned will result in a pay raise up to 25 percent.

After Annette Wilson rear-ended a school bus in Roseville, she called her employer, Pride Transportation, to see if they would cover her medical expenses. She says a company representative offered her $1,000, but that wouldn't have covered all of her bills. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS learned the company was operating without workers' compensation, and could be fined thousands of dollars per week until it purchased coverage.


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