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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hahn Transportation- Good Job near Frederick

One of the first CDL truck driving jobs I landed when I first moved to Frederick was delivering gasoline for Hahn Transportation in New Market Maryland.

I found them a good company to work for, although I did NOT get along with the other truck drivers. This was probably more due to my attitude toward any job, and my ideas clashing with the old timers that have worked for Hahn for upwards of 30 years.

At Hahn, you get paid to be careful.. not just drive the truck. You're carrying roughly 8,000 gallons of flammable liquid. To deliver gasoline, you have to have your head screwed on straight!

Being a free lance writer, Local Frederick Google advertising consultant... I'm not your typical blue collar worker... I prefer to be self employed and ONLY work a 'job' when I need to raise cash for my next business venture.

This attitude did not set well with the drivers who trained me at Hahn, I called them dinosaurs... I believe

demand exceeds supply
lets face it, the status quo has been gone for a long time.

  • 80% of all truck drivers are baby boomers.

  • There are very few young people coming up the ranks to fill our places when we retire.

  • The old timers at Hahn still remember the scarcity of the last depression.

    The employment rule for the 21st century is that your entire career is going to be obsolete in roughly 12 years.

    Computers put secretaries out of a job... technology is going to put all of us out the traditional concept of staying at a job for life.

    This site is not responsible for libel, any driver who ever worked for a truck company is welcome to rate any company they worked for, of course if they got fired, they might not give an accurate description of what it was like to work there.

    1 comment:

    Honest said...

    As a driver for Hahn for over a year now, I've seen the company start going down hill fast. When I first started we got paid by the hour, $16 an hour for day time and $17 an hour for nights. Barb (the owner) made all drivers sign legal papers stating we would all agree to the new pay scale which is pay by load. We drivers were told that all loads were based on $18 an hour. Well we are lucky to make $14 an hour if all goes well. I E no traffic or delays. The winter is very very slow and most drivers had to collect unemployment or go on public assistance. Now that it is nice out drivers are lucky to get one load a day if they are lucky. Most of the time the worthless dispatcher will call you and cancel your load just as you pull out of the parking lot or get near your destination. That dispatcher will leave you sitting home when it's nice out but she will call you when it's pouring down outside. Figure that out. Hahn quit paying sign on bonuses and delay time without even telling the drivers about it. They removed all delay slips from the office. Hahn also has stopped getting the parts needed to fix the trucks and the gaskets you might need to replace on your product line. This has led to other drivers stealing from one another. Just two weeks ago Barb Windsor had received ten retread tires which she had to send back the next day because she could not pay for them. All in all Hahn Transportation is near closing their doors. Mismanagement is partly to blame along with the struggling economy. I recommend if your looking for work don't apply with Hahn because you can make more money on unemployment. I'm not joking either. Hahn has a very high turn over rate because of what I just said. I'm still employed with Hahn but I don't know for how much longer. Like all the other drivers I'm looking for work elsewhere. Take my advice and ask around to some of the drivers, and they will tell you the same thing.