Compared to these companies, OD offers a lower pay range but still falls in the Top 10 of most national carriers. With that said, they are still competitive with many other carriers in terms of compensation, and many of the carriers on the list above have stringent requirements that drivers must meet.
Pay is only part of the equation – you also need to consider the work environment. Many would agree that a high salary can’t make for a miserable experience day in and day out at work.
Many employees (current and former) rate their experience with OD as positive. Employees say:
Pay and benefits are great
Management appreciates employees
The company hosts cookouts and offers awards
There’s a family atmosphere
The work environment is fast-paced
Some employees did complain that the company can be demanding at times, and there are instances where work conditions can be downright dangerous. However, OD does state that drivers must be okay with working in these conditions as a prerequisite to being hired.
Some also complained that the mechanics were rude, but that is no fault of the company’s.
Everyone raves about the benefits and the pay, which are two great reasons to work for a company. And the family environment can make the work environment more upbeat.
Old Dominion offers competitive pay, great benefits and a steady stream of work for drivers. Perhaps the only real downside is that you will be required to be available at all times for work, which may be difficult for drivers with families. Employees have few complaints about the company, which is a rarity in this industry.
If you have your CDL A and some experience under your belt, OD is a great place to work.