E.W. Wylie offers its company drivers the following pay/benefits:
I have drove for a few other places and by far this has to be the best if i have a issue with my truck it gets taken care of and if i have a issue at home that i need to get home right away it is taken care of the pay is great if they say they are gonna do something they will do it i was not promised anything to get me there but everything they did tell me on how it would be here when i came to work here is 100% the truth and if i do have a problem i know i can call and get it taken care of or if i am in the main terminal i can go right up to that person and deal with whatever is wrong
Two weeks at 2500, then dropped off to 900-1200 miles with multiple 260-300 mile runs. Didn't do any time off during the 6 week period. Both of the trucks I was issued were broken from mechanical issues to electrical problems. The electric APU's on all the older trucks are malfunctioning garbage. 3 hours from the main Terminal I spent a night with no sleep getting hypothermia and was dispatched another 1100 miles instead of returning to the terminal for repairs.
Every company has its hiccups, but ew wylie makes me feel respected, gets me home to my family and I feel like more then just a number
Please be mindful the recruiter’s job is to recruit YOU.
If you are new to flatbed I highly encourage you to search for a company that offers hands-on-training with an experienced teacher/trainer. Flatbed can be very dangerous and costly if you do not know what you are doing.
After you receive an approval to begin training at E.W. Wylie you will be given a choice to fly or drive an Enterprise rental for orientation which begins each Monday of the week and lasts until Friday at check-out 12p.m. On Sunday you will arrive at the Biltmore Main and Suites in West Fargo, ND. Service is fairly descent. Return the rental immediately. You’re allowed to bring your spouse on the trip – car rental only. Please don’t ask if they will cover a flight for your spouse.
river turnarounds are way too high so company losses are on the rise. The powers that be are not paying attention. I am talking way above the Chief Operating Officer who does not have the ability to diffuse a disgruntled experience but adds more fuel. The Humble location closed last week (7-2016).
E.W. Wylie provides Subway cards for dinner in the amount of $10 for the week. Corporate training is class room style with a projector and one day outside of the classroom. In training you will be given an option to select a truck. Please don’t bother take WHATEVER they give you otherwise it will become another hassle.
First introduction to DM when he calls your phone after you’ve left a message is “WHAT”. Hello to the start of a downward disastrous spiral. Quit immediately if this happens and speak to the recruiter although nothing will change. Now you see why the business relationship becomes a form of HADES. You WILL NOT MAKE MONEY … I REPEAT YOU WILL NOT MAKE MONEY AT THIS COMPANY. I can prove how many miles I’ve driven along with the pay received. They WILL NOT have your best interest. Believe me…. And once you have taken the chance and you witness the same outcome, you will quit the company. They will demand you to return the truck to West Fargo, ND and pick up a load returning. UNBELIEVABLE!!! NOT written anywhere in the SOP's. If you do not agree to pick up a load to return the tractor, although you have terminated the employment you will be threatened. KEEP IN MIND YOU WILL NOT GET PAID FOR RETURNING THE TRACTOR. However, another threat is to report abandonment on your DAC report because you refused to pick up a load to make them money. You are driving 1,000 plus miles and you're not making money either. The Ops manager will say in demand with a rude and aggressive tone, “you will pay for the fuel cost associated with returning empty.” Fifteen minutes later you might receive a call from the Chief Operating Officer. What a BIG waste of time!!!!!!!
IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY YOU WILL NOT SEE THEM. Once you return home they will harass you (calling authorities) if you decline their telephone calls after only two days. Keep in mind you've been on the road for two months at this point and home for two days!!!!!! Talked to drivers who were out much longer say three months and made $2800/mo. living in California. GEEEEZ! Too many stories to write about on this post, maybe complete in an ebook. More details to come. These are not opinions but facts and all can be proven.
I have paid for this experience to give it to you for free. Heed wisely.Don't waste your time. Join a company whose management team is diverse and genuinely care about its team. Life is too short - get with a powerful team of players who will embrace your best!
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I drove for Wylie for two years and only quit when I got custody of my kids, it was by far the best company I ever drove for, plenty of miles and great pay and a new MACK truck. I am contemplating going back on the road and my first call will be to WYLIE.
E.W. Wylie is now part of a larger company. Not going to name names but they are getting some help from a sister company which has a really good reputation to try and turn things around with them.
Yes, the pay isn't the best in the industry, the trucks are governed and they do a lot of tarp loads. Equipment is Mack, Volvo and International. Mostly flats with more and more steps coming in and a few RGN's left over from their failed attempt at wind energy.
I worked for them a few years back but I was on the heavy haul side. I had a 4 axle Freightliner and 55 ton RGN. Unfortunately they had no work for this equipment so I spent most of my time sitting and hauling a few broker loads. They were decent people to talk to, the GM was always available but the reality, they had no freight for a 7 axle. The dispatcher (fleet coordinator) had no clue and kept sending me after legal loads of divisible freight that I couldn't haul because of my empty weight. I can't count the times he would try and send me to pick up 40,000 # of steel, lumber, pipe and crap and when I would tell him I couldn't haul it he would respond that they load our RGN's all the time. Well the RGN's he was referring to were on 3 axle Mack's with 35 ton non-extendable RGN's. I had a heavy haul 4 axle tractor, and an extendable hydraulic neck 3 axle RGN and was usually carrying my stinger on the back. In other words I was almost 54,000# empty, in other words I could scale 25,000# of divisible freight but he could never get that through his head.
Of course all that is gone, they no longer have any heavy-haul or specialized equipment.
when I did drive for them, never had issues with getting the equipment fixed. Had ok miles and did a lot of tarping.
They supported and stood up for their drivers. I was a 6 week old rookie and my first solo trip and had a Taylor 20T forklift drive on top of my steer. The company tried to peg me for the blame because I was a rookie and Wylie's stood up for me. The GM and safety director at the time I thought were going to run the investigator out of town the hard way when they popped that question.
That was in 1991 however.
I left there because at the time I was a 22 yo kid that was also in the guard and they would not work with me or my unit to get me home for my drill weekends. I was in Ontario CA and was told the morning I was supposed to report for duty for Desert Storm 1 and I was actually considered AWOL until I got it figured out. They held the notice from my guard unit for 2 weeks prior to telling me.
I have worked for several trucking companies and have been in the biz. long enough to know that they are all about the same.
The best company that I have ever worked for was EW Wylie corp. out of West Fargo ND.
Pound for pound they had everything that a driver could ask for in a driving career.
great equip, great hometime and great management..
I drove for them for 3 years and have not one single complaint to offer.
I regretfully had to resign my position there due to changing situations at home. Otherwise I would be hauling freight right now..
I NEVER sat longer than 8 hours waiting for a load... average 2800 miles per week and very few breakdowns due to new updated equipment..
Like I said, all trucking outfits are the same. trucking is trucking... it has its good and bad, @ EW Wylie driver retainage is important so they want you to stay working there.
With that being said, when you do have a complaint they will do whatever it takes to solve the problem and keep the driver happy.
Anyone considering an OTR job should give them a call. They will fly you to orientation and put you in a first class hotel (Kelly inn)..
Just to give you an idea of how much they care for drivers. When I resigned I brought my truck to the terminal in Fargo ND and they flew me home to Alabama. Most places would put you on a bus or simply tell you your on your own.. That says alot right there...
Just wanted to say my piece.....MikeFull Discussion
I will never go back to Wylie. I worked there the first 12 months I drove truck. They refused to work with me with my home-time I needed to attend drill weekends when I was in the guards. I even attempted to work with/for them when I was in college. "Sure, we can get you some out and back trips on your week long breaks." (spring break, christmas break etc). I never ceased to amaze me the day I was to leave, they would tell me they had several loads scheduled for me that would take well over the week to get back. I would have been tickled just to do yard jockey stuff and get trailers loaded/unloaded locally and shuttled back to the yard. If wasn't good enough to help out that way.
I work st wylie. now. been here for 14 months. pay starts at 38 cents a mile 25 dollats per drop after the first drop. tarp pay is 50 dollars for tarp pay. Average tarping once. a week.if u get on a oversize load it adds 10 cents more a mile. my advice on leasr purchase is go company first.want more info email mr at bos1955@ yahoo.com company milrsare miles. expect on a good week about 2200 wyle pays every 2 weeks. we haul mainly steel products. and equipment hope this has been helpfullFull Discussion