Almost signed with western express. (Zero experience) thoughts on heartland express?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Romans12Eighteen, Sep 28, 2023.

  1. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Not really a cheap hat covers it :)
     
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  3. MSWS

    MSWS Light Load Member

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    Ohhhh... I just saw his other posts after you wrote that. Western Express it is.

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  4. Supertrucker169

    Supertrucker169 Bobtail Member

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    All the mega carriers usually ######## you just to get you in for crap pay but you gotta start somewhere.
     
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  5. FearTheCorn

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    The only place I see Heartland is in the NE. I suppose they go around to other places, but being from the true heartland myself, I would expect these folks to be all over the place. Nope.
     
  6. Ex-Trucker Alex

    Ex-Trucker Alex Medium Load Member

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    I guess it depends on how many felonies you have; 3 or more, and you'll fit in really well at Western Express!
     
  7. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    I agree with Chinatown. You've got no experience and if they will take you, gotta go. The pay isn't the greatest in terms of cpm but you'll get some experience, and you'll run a lot of miles. I ran the flatbed side and it was fine for me to break in. I didn't have any real expectations nor did I take the promises seriously. I learned how to secure pretty much everything because Western Express will put anything on a flatbed. You go to the van side and if you're on the east coast, they'll have you take a lot of loads to the northeast. The flatbed side will keep you out of there for the most part. Sometimes you will run up there, but the van drivers can get caught up on that 95. If you choose them, try to make it a year. Some say get out after 6 or 9 months. I personally think that's silly. After 6 or 9 months, you're just going in circles on the same level of companies. After 1 year, the whole industry opens up to you.
     
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  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    That's the facts right there!
     
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  9. WesternPlains

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    Look closely behind the trailer tandems.
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  10. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Happens to the best of us lol
     
  11. O.Henry

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    Western Express has those cool parachutes to help them slow down.
     
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