Stuck at Western Express after orientation - NO TRUCKS!

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by tbrown_sd, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. Majestic 670

    Majestic 670 Heavy Load Member

    908
    806
    May 10, 2016
    Landcruiser
    0
    If he quit without notice it's cool. Question when they fire you do they give notice?
     
    Aamcotrans, jethro712 and jsnell Thank this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. tbrown_sd

    tbrown_sd Light Load Member

    214
    47
    Mar 31, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    0
    He had an accident in Aug 2016... Exiting ramp in NV in rain... trailer swung into the guard rail and almost rolled. One other that is still within a 5 year period (not quite 5 years ago - don't remember date) that he was not at fault but still DOT.

    He has a speeding ticket and one for overweight.

    He has 7 years experience. He recently got a bi-v pacemaker due to a heart condition (not arrythmia and not considered pacemaker dependent). All due to what was considered borderline sleep apnea, which is now being treated by cpap). He has sleep reports also that show he is being treated effectively. His doc has cleared him to drive.

    While my husband was being treated for the heart issue and out of work for a month is when the owner told him he could not afford the increase in Penske's lease rates. My husband wants to stay regional or local... did not want to be with any mega (and yes, we know WE is) and didn't want OTR anymore. Would love to be local. He has always been a "the glass is half empty" kind of guy and was not feeling too good about himself and life.
     
    mjd4277 and Lonesome Thank this.
  4. tbrown_sd

    tbrown_sd Light Load Member

    214
    47
    Mar 31, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    0
    Yep, completed orientation... a snip of their welcome email
    "As a new hire with Western Express you now have the opportunity to enroll into your benefits on ADPVantage.adp.com. You are eligible to make these elections up to June 29, 2019, 30 days from your date of hire. If you do not enroll by June 29, 2019 you will be defaulted to NO COVERAGE. Your elections (including NO COVERAGE) will remain in effect unless you experience a family status change due to a qualifying event, or you elect to change coverage during November, our month of Open Enrollment."

    It's not my impatience, it's his feelings of "this place is $#&^%@ up and I have a BAD FEELING about it. And yeah, he does not need to add WE's issues with CSR to his own... He's trying to stick it out and get something first, and yeah, I'm telling him to RUN! Doubt seriously that leaving "without notice" would be held against him by anyone in this case.
     
    jethro712 Thanks this.
  5. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

    5,324
    27,796
    May 10, 2018
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    0
  6. tbrown_sd

    tbrown_sd Light Load Member

    214
    47
    Mar 31, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    0
    Fontana. There are 8 guys from his orientation waiting for trucks... those that got trucks are still waiting for loads.
     
  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    34,024
    41,498
    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    0
    It will be. Believe it.

    Quits, Abandonment, anything of those lines once a Company recognizes it and particularly has to go recover a potentially damaged or stripped rig and load... they record it in a database accessible by any other trucking company he applies to in the future. The net effect would be if bad enough make him unhireable in this industry among the employers who use the database. Forcing him into say local dump truck work or such companies without databases or actually caring about his rough history if any.

    If there is a problem with WE and it could very well be ... August is not too far off. Two months. He can kick around like any newbie relative to WE for a couple months stay out of conflicts and leave gracefully with a two week notice, turning in truck etc.

    Once august and three years since last snag has passed he should be able to hire on else where.

    I have gone to companies in the past to hire on only to examine the yard and hear the profanity and bad mouthing in the truckers room followed by chaos in dispatch on what should be a quiet monday morning. I would engineer a botched situation and get out of there. Without them dinging me for anything. Whoops. Forgot that important paper or something. Oh well.

    The reason I am just spectulating is that He did not indicate what the problem itself really is this week with him and you thinking the things you are today. If it is about waiting? His assigned DM's should be his advocates and learn the situation higher up related to him usually the Operations Manager who knows pretty much where all the trucks are buried more or less.
     
  8. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

    5,324
    27,796
    May 10, 2018
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    0
    Interesting. I work out of that yard. I’ll be there today after I deliver. Is he waiting for a Trainer’s truck to get on or just a truck? If he had an incident new hires are generally classified 4X and are required by insurance to do 240 hours with a trainer. They have to do every single hour. I’ve currently got a 4X trainee on my truck.

    Please feel to PM me. Doubt I can help...but I’ll see if I can do anything.

    I do know that last week I watched another 15 brand new Prostar tractors show up.

    Anyway...let me know if I can help.
     
    d o g, 88 Alpha, REO6205 and 2 others Thank this.
  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    34,024
    41,498
    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    0
    You would think that if they had a 4 day wait tractors get there from the east coast if need be...
     
  10. tbrown_sd

    tbrown_sd Light Load Member

    214
    47
    Mar 31, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    0
    No, he's not going out with a trainer. The incident will be three years old in Aug 2019 and he has had no incidents/accidents since... I will PM you...
     
  11. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    7,917
    13,077
    Sep 18, 2009
    1918 Anywhere, USA 90210
    0
    He must be trying to get on the van side. It was pretty common for guys to wait on trucks in the van side when I was there. Switch to flatbed if that's the case
     
    Lonesome Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted