Only go with western if no one else will hire you, and only then for a few months to get experience and get the #### out.
-Western Flatbed Driver doing just that.
Pay starting out with no experience and school years ago, 32 CPM and 36 CPM after 90 days. I usually get $400 to $900 per week(with 32 cpm), or 1250 to 3000 miles per week. (may be better after the winter, since flatbed slows down).