Stay Away from Western Express!!!!

Discussion in 'Western Express' started by HappyFace, May 25, 2017.

  1. HappyFace

    HappyFace Bobtail Member

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    I was hired on In May 2017. I've heard all the bad reviews but decided to give them a chance. I over looked the bed bug ridden hotel where people were getting robbed in the parking lot. I overlooked the fact that the hotel was beside a bar that had car systems banging every single night often times waking me up. I over looked the ####ty food they provided that was really only good for cleaning out my bowels. I also overlooked the fact that 99.999% of the staff at WE were ########. Now I'm on the road with a trainer that tells me to do messed up maneuvers, then gets pissed off when the results turn out as ####ty as the idea. He doesn't teach he expects me to know everything straight outta school. He just wants to run a team he ain't here to train. Now he has 3 days home time while I'm stuck in this #### truck that we're not suppose to idle while dispatch "tries to find me a hotel". I'm looking at one right across the street, going on 8 hours now. Stay away the pay is nowhere near worth all the #### they put you through.
     
  2. Highway_Executive

    Highway_Executive Light Load Member

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    Sorry your having a F###ed up time. Welcome to trucking.
     
  3. Highway_Executive

    Highway_Executive Light Load Member

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    Just curious what hotel is it that they use?

    Usx did me same way. Trainer was either sleep or in the sleeper. That's typical with these mega carriers. They will run a training
    truck as a team operation to get as much profit out of you as they can while they pay you bread crumbs.
     
  4. HappyFace

    HappyFace Bobtail Member

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    They had me in the Hallmark hotel in Nashville, I guess they bought it after it got shut down.
    I expected to have some ####ty experiences but dang. Dispatch is way worse. My trainer is trying to run a team, anytime I ask a question about paper work or load securement he always says I'll explain later and never does.
     
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  5. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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    Western "Express" ... What a joke of a company. Run away as fast as you can driver !!
     
  6. HappyFace

    HappyFace Bobtail Member

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    As soon as I get a little experience I'm gone!
     
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  7. RhondaRae

    RhondaRae Bobtail Member

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    So I'm looking at companies that provide CDL training/employment. After reading the forum.... I'm not sure about WE. Who would you suggest that has the same type of training?
     
  8. TB John

    TB John Road Train Member

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    A lot of that depends where you live.
     
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