my transcript of recent Q&A with a WSE rep.

Discussion in 'Willis' started by basedinMN_, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. 123456

    123456 Road Train Member

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    WSE has a decent training program.

    I don't think you'll do bad there.

    Good Luck !!
     
  2. basedinMN_

    basedinMN_ Bobtail Member

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    What is the school in S Dakota, and does WSE pay for me to greyhound out there?

    the school is at Midwest Coast Transport (our sister company). we do not
    provide transportation.
     
  3. basedinMN_

    basedinMN_ Bobtail Member

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    What make-model trucks does WSE use in its fleet? Volvo's, International's, and Mack's

    What are the restrictions about powering a fridge, microwave, TV, etc? 1600 Watt Inverter

    What are the idling restrictions? goal is to stay below 40%

    I would be willing to drive all over and stay OTR 30/2 or more if kept busy. What kind of miles could I expect every week in the first year?
    we can keep you busy, but the miles you're able to run as a driver depends a great deal on how well you do your job in the truck. a reasonable expectation for you would be 2400-2800/wk. our expectation is that you run a minimum of 2500 per week.
     
  4. basedinMN_

    basedinMN_ Bobtail Member

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  5. rebelkidd

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    Layover is very hard to get. No Layover the first 24hrs, no layover for extreme weather, no layover if its load to get you home, no in-transit layover, & no layover for whatever other excuses they can come up with. But, the good news is that if you do manage to get layover, invest your whopping $25 wisely!
     
  6. rebelkidd

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    They have somewhere around 800-900 trucks. Only about 80 or so are Volvos. They had a good number of Internationals but most of them have been retired by now & the Volvos will probably be all gone by the end of next year, so its pretty much back to just Macks, unfortunately.
     
  7. pajewo

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    I just talked to recruiter who says that empty miles is paid at .20 / mile, not the .30 /mile as for loaded.
     
  8. Emulsified

    Emulsified Road Train Member

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    So let me see....figure 52 weeks at 2800 miles (no need to go home!), 80% loaded...that's about 116,500 miles at 0.30= 34,950...than add in that 29,000 @ 0.20 = $5,800...yea...we're knocking on $40,000.
    Now if we look at it more realistically, it's 2,500 miles X 48 weeks = 120,000 miles...96.000 loaded @ 0.30 = 28,800, plus 24,000@0.2= 4,800...hmmm
    Maybe 33,000 or so?
    I'd count on the lower number.
    Oh yea...remember that $50 in layover pay!
     
  9. rebelkidd

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    Only $25 in layover pay now, & practically impossible to qualify for.
     
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