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    Western Express Orientation

    I'm going to orientation 1/4/2012 and was told to bring 10 days worth of clothes, shaving stuff and a sleeping bag. How long am I in the motel and do I go home for a weekend after the 10 days and if I do, who pays for transportation or does a Western driver drop me near home? Thanks for the info!!


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    I was just told the same thing. Alltho I haven't signed up for a specific date yet. I was told all the above. Also from my understanding, I might have to go out with a trainer for 3 to 4 days, then after that i would be routed back home for the weekend.

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    HEY GUYS..JUST LEFT WESTERN orientationat the beginning of december ,,,,LOOK.BRING $ IF YOU GOT TO VAN 2 DAYS orientation ,4DAYS FLAT BED..ONCE YOU FINSH YOUR FOUR DAYS THEY TRY TO GET U A TRAINER...THIS IS THE PART THAT SUCKS ###...U MIGHT NOT GET ON RT AWAY..SO U GO BACK TO HOTEL..BUT THEY WANT U CHECKING OUT EVERY DAY AND GOING TO EATHER TRAINING CENTER OR THE TERMINAL,,AND SIT ALL DAY..EVERY DAY..THIS continues ,TILL U GET A TRAINER....THAT PART REALLY SUCKS..THEY WILL GV U A $100.00 BUCKS WHEN U FINISH FLATBED orentation ,THE FLAT BED GUYS ARE SUPER COOL..IF U HV ANY QUESTIONS ASK THEM..IF U LEAVE load securement ,,WITH OUT KNOWING WHAT THEY R TELLING U..ITS YOUR FOUGHT..CAUSE I ASKED ALOT ALOT OF QUESTIONS. AND FLATBED GUYS WOULD STAY WITH U ON THAT QUESTION TILL U UNDERSTAND..JUST DONT GET WRAPED UP IN BS. CAUSE THERE R ALOT ALOT OF TOTAL LOOSER SHOWING UP FOR orientation ,,,I HAD TO LEAVE FOR A BIT ,BU.T ILL BE BACK..LIKE I SAID OTHER THAN THE WAITING GAME AND CHECKING IN AND OUT OF HOTEL...WESTERN WAS VERY / IS VERY COOL WITH ME..ANY QUESTIONS. TALK TO YOUR recruiter ,,MINE IS absolutely fabulous ,IF U HV ANY MORE QUESTIONS ASK IF I HV ANSWERS ILL TELL YOU STRAIGHT UP..OHH ONE MORE THING AT orientation ,THEY FEED U LUNCH..FIRE HOUSE SUBS..BELEAVE ME THEY SUCK..SUCK......AGAIN HV $

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    Oreintation

    Where is the oreintation held at what city and state? Is there equipment new or old? Thanks

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    orientation ,IS IN NASHVILL TN...BRAND NEW freightliners ,cascadiaS,ALSO HV A FEW freightliner columbia st STILL AROUND 6 NEW volvo ,S.THAT THEY R TRYING OUT..formedium van work??? I WOULDVSAY 90% NEW TRUCKS...

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    Light Load Member dweedle's Avatar
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    my orientation was in the Nazareth Pa terminal. if your a smoker you'll get a trainer quicker. expect to be out with your trainer for 4 weeks.

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    What are the acomadations like for Nazareth? Any restaurants close by? Any additional info on thinks to look for would be appreciated...Thanks

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    tcmanuel,
    I live about 4 miles from the Nazareth, PA terminal. I am sorry that I do not know where Western Express would have you stay, there are many hotels in the area. Also, there are many restaurants in the area as well. Nazareth, PA is a small town but it is very close to a few small cities.

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    Do they run automatics? I hope not. Do they let you take your truck home when on your hometime(I am only looking at the flatbed division)?

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    99% fuler 10's some autos on van not shore if they have autos on flatbed.and yes you can take the truck home.

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