Raider Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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The Mitsubishi Raider is a pickup truck from Mitsubishi Motors that debuted in the fall of 2005 as a 2006 model for the United States market and is based largely on the Dodge Dakota. The name is recycled from the Dodge Raider SUV sold from 1987 to 1990, which was a rebadged Mitsubishi Montero.

A customer called David commented on the 2008 Mitsubishi Raider in a review posted by EVERYAUTO website: Just don't cut the mustard - Had the truck for 3 weeks, 16 mpg no matter how you drive around town..18 on the highway.The truck seems to be solid built but extremely underpowered with the 3.7 v6. Small inside cab as an old day small import is but the outside will fool you as it appears to be a full-size truck. Might as well buy a full-sized Silverado or F150 concerning the gas mileage and engine size for weight ratio. Had it to do over, would not buy one with the v6 would opt for the v8- then price wise- a Silverado or Ford with a v8 would be cheaper and more comfortable inside. Feels like a 4cyl powered truck. Nice design power train leaves room for a better power to weight ration and definitely pick up-a VW bug will do it in!


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driver (Former Employee) says

"Treated with the utmost disrespect by owner on the few occasions that I encountered him. Was intentionally put in a truck with no bunk heater during winter and continually sent up north to try to survive in the freezing cold. Was continually lied to about the heater until one of the mechanics admitted that there were no bunk heaters in trucks for new drivers and the company knew full well there wasn't. Was verbally attacked and threatened with physical violence by a dispatcher when I returned home from a finished week of runs and tried to go home because I was physically ill from food poisoning. Hard to believe I ever allowed myself to be treated so poorly- never again!!!"

OTR Driver (Former Employee) says

"I have started a week of the school and yes it is free! But I would not recommend this place at all unless you want the CDL and move on! The instructors straight up tell everyone in the room you will not make it and when you ask a question they dismiss you. So, after a week I decided to move on from them. The instructors are are not teaching and you would get more out of a college courses then this place. They careless about you and even threats about kicking you out of the class. So, no no move on to a better place. Cons: To many and they do not care for you! You are a number and they start a new class each week."

Driver OTR (Former Employee) says

"They’re liars and crooks, will short your checks if you’re not checking your incentive pay. Will sit a lot of the time. Culture is a joke. Safety a joke. School will pass anyone without proper knowledge of operating a vehicle. Will charge you thousands of dollars for hotel fees if you’re coming for training out of state. They also play the favorites game with drivers"

Never went thru scam hiring process (Former Employee) says

"Honestly, because there are only 1 star highlighted (and I would not give them 1 star if I didn’t have to)and no time spent at this job site, I can’t give a good recommendation. They falsely advertised for driver recruiters, never respond, appears to be a low class operation and a scam. Human resource sucks, it takes them six days or more or even or never respond. Through email, they claim they can’t talk on the phone because the phone is strictly for drivers. Stay away."

Class A CDL Driver (Current Employee) says

"The pay is horrible right now there isn't really any miles so it's hard to make a living it's almost like a coin toss on if you will get miles for the week or not."

OTR Driver (Former Employee) says

"My experience with Raider proves that the company packs any form of ethics and professionalism. After being promised numerous things including adequate home time they did not produce , I chose to leave the company. After doing so, Raider proceeded to give other companies that I applied with false information, even going as far as to say that I jack knifed my truck in an accident which was totally untrue. The regulatory commissions really should look into companies that havehorrible work ethics and block excellent qualified individuals from moving forward by putting out false information on former driver's. Cons: Everything else"

Student Driver (Former Employee) says

"Raider express advertises a 4 week free cdl training program. Don't believe this advertisement. This is a scam. What they don't advertise is that the program is longer than 4 weeks. They keep you in the program and they decide if they will allow you to advance or test based on if they like you or not. Plus the "paid training" amounts to almost nothing. Horrible program. I would strongly suggest you stay away. I had a horrible experience with the trainers here. Also the culture here is not one that I support. Many other drivers left the program for the same reason."

CDL Driver (Former Employee) says

"Terrible place. All they are good for is to get your CDL. Move on afterwards. They will hold your last paycheck to compensate for school, which was fine. Until they decided to randomly not pay me one day and I ended up quitting because they held my pay to make sure I would come to work. Then instead of taking my last check they took my last 2 checks. Filing a lot of claims with this company. Looking into lawyers as well. Get your cdl then run!!! Cons: Everything."

Truck Driver (Former Employee) says

"Trucks are slow Cons: Slow trucks and they force you to run illegal"

OTR Truck Driver (Former Employee) says

"They hire 10+ people a week. They keep the ones who drive 55mph and do what they are told. Very low pay. They run recaps on tires, have you sitting for almost a 34hr reset then have you move before you get one. They play favorites, give you the bad loads no one wants. Force you to drive 55mph. Your putting your life in danger at those speeds. Cons: 55mph, lowpay, forced dispatch"

CDL Class A Driver (Current Employee) says

"This trucking company is the worst in the business! Poor management and dispatchers. You are cursed and yelled at has a trucker! You work 70 hours plus a week and your pay is horrible! Better companies out there then Raider Express!"

OTR Truck Driver (Former Employee) says

"you are wasting your time. They will train you and assist with getting CDL but then they own you. Hard to get home time and if you are on paper logs you will be told to re-work your logs to gain more hours or to even drop loads. Cons: everthing you can think of"

Truck Driver (OTR) says

"The only tell you half the truth before you start, driver managers are rude, higher management do not care at all about you, only the load you're hauling. Only good thing is I have my license!!!"

Company Driver (Former Employee) says

"Its hard to find a driver at raider with more than 6 months driving experience. The reason is lack of miles, lack of honesty, lack of respect, lack of appreciation. Their equipment is first class! Their pay is only .38/mile but with all bonuses, Layover pay, etc, you can average around .42/mile which ain't bad for a new driver. The problem is that there's no freight! Maybe they grew too fast, maybe it's the economy, whatever, but all drivers report the same thing, 1500-1800 miles per week. Other company drivers I speak with are reporting 2400-3000/ week. Huge disconnect between office and drivers. Drivers are treated as a nuisance and therefore most drivers don't like and don't trust corporate office."

Driver (Former Employee) says

"If you're looking for a place to get your CDL, paid training, and nice hotel accommodation, all at little to no cost, then it would be worth it. BUTTTT as soon as you get through the training and get your CDL.... RUN! Go look into other companies. The pay starting out, plus the home time? NOT worth it! Go look into another company that is more known and more respected. Atleast with those companies you'll have better choices Cons: Bad pay, bad home time, and manipulation"

Owner Operator, 26' straight truck (Former Employee) says

"Supervisor is a crook and doesn't pay anyone what they deserve. Co-owner is a wonderful person. Daughter is my wife now. Cons: Pay $$$ and values"

OTR Driver (Former Employee) says

"Raider Express gets tax write offs for training new drivers all year long despite limited trucks. Your position as a driver is never safe. Drivers are compared to antelopes and how they must outperform other antelopes to avoid being 'eaten by lions'. Cons: Implied Threats, Ultimatums, and no written warnings."

Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) says

"Basic Training is a minimum of 4 weeks. Basically learning the ins & outs & how to operate a tractor trailer. Not a 1on1 training session more like a group of 4 so you really have to give it your all. Ok, Company once you get your cdl occasionally free lunch & they try their best to get you home on time Cons: Pay pay pay!!!"

OTR Tractor Trailer Driver (Current Employee) says

"Its ok if you don't want to make good money."

Driver/Operator (Current Employee) says

"Things are not properly explained. Recruiter tells people that transportation is provided by way of the hotel which is incorrect. They do not divulge the rate for the hotel. I also did not recieve full pay during each week. everything is not as it seems here. I did get my CDL but not without trials and tribulations."

Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver says

"I worked at Raider Express full-time for less than a year Cons: Old 2016 Fuel deficient trucks, Unreal payscale, .39 mi compensation, Dispatch missing in action when you really need them (hangs up in your face)"

Current Employee - OTR Driver says

"I have been working at Raider Express full-time for less than a year Cons: Pay is low, communication between dispatch, payroll and safety is not good. Will have a lot of time sitting due to lack of communication. Sometime I have to call dispatch several times. Sometimes they’ll forget I’m empty. No APUs so if you idle your truck in the summer it will hurt your fuel bonus. Dishonest recruiters. Will charge you thousands of dollars for hotel fees if you’re coming from outside the Fort Worth, TX for 4 week training. Still paying out my check weekly for hotel fees. Safety here is a joke. Insurance is really high."

Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver says

"I have been working at Raider Express full-time for less than a year Cons: Treat drivers like scum. We are a nuisance to the corporate office. Zero appreciation and no respect."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Raider Express full-time Cons: Racist, rude, con-artists. Long hours with little to no reward. Weeks on the road whether you need a day off or not."

Truck Driver says

"I worked at Raider Express Cons: Everything. Bad pay, bad bosses, bad dispatchers."

Former Employee - OTR Driver says

"I worked at Raider Express full-time for less than a year Cons: They don't tell you to throw out loads but they do tell you to rework your logs (paper logs). And they will actually have someone show you how to do it. So if you where out for 3 days they will show you how to reduce that to a day and a half. Or 18 hrs of drive time down to 8 hours driving. Which will also include not even logging some loads that you dropped at. Which means when you head back and don't get caught, you just dropped a load that only you, payroll and dispatch/owner know about. Too shady and not worth the risk of loosing my CDL"

Truck Driver says

"I worked at Raider Express Cons: Trailers are horrible. Horrible communication. Will never get mpg bonus. If not a favorite then they keep you on 400 to 500 mile runs. Trucks governed at 62 so you have to run illegal no matter what. I had to run 3 log books most weeks."

Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver says

"I worked at Raider Express full-time Cons: You’re supposed to be out on the road for at least 2 weeks at a time for only 2 days off. Every week = 1 day off. Local jobs require a lot of experience Lots of time away from home"

Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver says

"I have been working at Raider Express full-time for less than a year Cons: Pay trucks are governed @ 60mph"

Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver says

"I worked at Raider Express full-time Cons: Low pay but a good starter company"

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