Heartland Express - I was asking for it.

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by kid_cardiac, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Victor_V

    Victor_V Road Train Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    Spencer, Indiana
    Guess the moral, the 'take away' here is that when you quit a company (even if it's McDonald's) you need to either make arrangements with them or make your own arrangements how you're getting home. Hope your Mom's happy to have you close now when she needs it.

    Good luck.
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  3. pete1

    pete1 Heavy Load Member

    They all are. I think Western Express has given up any other sort of advertising..... " make $70,000 a year!!" Lol...
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  4. loose_leafs

    loose_leafs Road Train Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Old Man River, MN
    Let me restate that: It does not mean all big companies are bad, nor does it mean all small companies are good. But in my mind any company who needs a recruiter to sweet talk me into working there has one strike againt it already. And even in the wake of CSA 2010 there are still a lot of snall, fly by night scum outfits who continue to slip through the cracks.

    When you look at a company like walmart that has a backed up waiting list of ticket free, accident free drivers beating on the door screaming for a job that should tell you something. Those drivers get truly compensated for all their work, and the company wont touch unprofessional steering wheel holders.

    When you look at Western Express, England, Heartland, CRST, Knight, etc unprofessional steering wheel holders is all they want. If you can think for yourself and dont need a babysitter, you will not be happy at places like these.
  5. loose_leafs

    loose_leafs Road Train Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Old Man River, MN
    Western Express failed to mention the part about never going home.

    Thing is I will be on track to make that or close to it this year, on top of taking a week off every 4 weeks. But I do run my tail off the 4 weeks straight that I am out here.
  6. rodknocker

    rodknocker Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    and $70,000 grand isn't that much money this day and age.
  7. Doll Parts

    Doll Parts Light Load Member

    Jul 20, 2013
    Thanks for the info, I'll look into that. We're both aware his record speaks for itself and is a powerful bargaining chip (except at Heartland).What has been the obstacle preventing him for working for some the better paying carriers is our location, which will we not leave, due to my job and benefits, family, and a home in which we have invested a lot.

    Then, my spouse had all his personal requirements such as respect, maintenance, miles, home time, and pay. He's in talks right now with a small, stable carrier looking to slowly expand. Low driver turnover is a good sign so far, but as anyone who has been in the industry a long time knows all companies put their best foot forward and some of them can cloak a lot of nasty reality on the other.

    BTDT and no thanks.
  8. keebler13579

    keebler13579 Medium Load Member

    Nov 16, 2012
    that and quit under dispatch on the dac that's just as bad
  9. jonjon10

    jonjon10 Bobtail Member

    Aug 28, 2013
    You should have known when a company won't even pay for your physical there not a real company
  10. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

    Nov 8, 2009
    The Highway To Hell.
    Uh, I pay for my physical. Why should they pay for it?
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  11. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Frankly, I'd rather pay for my own...then the company can't demand other than a copy and I can take it elsewhere...

    why do so many driver want the companies to pay for everything?...I've never seen so many dependent people in all my life...and yes there's things the company should pay for, I'm not saying they shouldn't but drivers when it comes to something with your name and info on it, why not pay for yourself??
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