THIS is how you get fired from western express!

Discussion in 'Western Express' started by superpet39, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. drozzer69

    drozzer69 Road Train Member

    Oct 20, 2012
    Spring, TX
    Don't sweat it superpet! You will find another company to work for. Did your co driver get let go as well? Refusing a load is one thing. Telling the incompitant dispatcher the "preplan" can not be done safely is obviously the same thing in their eyes. So serve them a bowl of chocolate pudding and watch them eat poo because it could be the same thing to them. Good luck in your search bud!
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  2. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Columbia, SC area
    Done that as well, if you prefer to put it this way.
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Too bad, after you researched and worked so hard to get back on the road. At least now you have something recent to work with for your next job.

    The co-driver screwed up. He should have accepted the load and said, "It's going to be tight, but we'll give it our best shot", then headed for Sacramento. Been in that situation many times. You still run legal and just do what you can. If you're late, the load planner messed up, not you.
  4. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    South GA
    that's because your company doesn't assign you loads you can't do......think about it
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  5. superpet39

    superpet39 Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Bay Area, Ca
    THIS is what im counting on..... Im fortunate that im in a financial position where I don't have to "rush" anything..... i figure if I can fill out about 5-10 online apps a day, that something should turn up, and if all else fails, THEN consider another OTR company....... I still have dreams/plans of yanking tanks for chevron- its just going to take a little while to build up the ol resume.

    I have NO PROBLEM with admitting this:

    I now understand the significance companies put on OTR experience..... although I have VERY LITTLE of it, it truly is different than local driving- im not putting myself (or any other driver with ONLY local exp) down - but I learned ALOT (in a short time), and feel a ton more confident now- due to my little bit of OTR exp.... keep in mind I had never even been inside a TS before this little adventure (old job had diesel pumps and a scale in the yard)

    Anyway I want to thank ALL you guys for all your opinions on the matter- I didnt know about this place when I first got my CDL back in 08'....... Now that i do: im not going anywhere, i just consider this just a small hiccup in my life.
  6. xlsdraw

    xlsdraw Road Train Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Winter Haven, Florida
    Knight has a terminal out your way. They're not too bad.
  7. KE5WDP

    KE5WDP Road Train Member

    Mar 11, 2010
    Caddo Lake, Texas
    Maybe I haven't spent all 12 year with one company...think about THAT.
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  8. yessir

    yessir Medium Load Member

    Apr 17, 2013
    queens, ny
    Yeah he had a post before talking about going to western express and many of us told him nope he still though this was a good decision now time for you to go to Swift lol
  9. superpet39

    superpet39 Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Bay Area, Ca
    im not going to split hairs here...... But I will say that I don't recall saying I thought it was a good decision by any stretch.IIRC you can tell from my previous posts that I felt as if it was my ONLY choice (other than paying for a local refresher myself- which I'm not against at all if need be)
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  10. Jrdude5

    Jrdude5 Heavy Load Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    New York, NY
    Good luck you will find something where there's a will there's a way.
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