Wel Companies

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by YoungMotherTrucker, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. YoungMotherTrucker

    YoungMotherTrucker Bobtail Member

    Nov 29, 2014
    Considering Wel Companies? Any current drivers there? How are they treating you? Hometime? Pay? Anyhing helps
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  3. camionneur

    camionneur Road Train Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    They have model trucks, so yeah, quality hometime with that.
    Wel, I haven't been there, but have experience with model trucks (very wel maintained).
  4. truckin_2001

    truckin_2001 Bobtail Member

    Aug 18, 2013
    Youngstown, ohio
    I'd stay away if I knew what I know now! I gotta go deliver this load - I'll be posting more later about my experience with WEL... if i ever get near wifi again. but I'm looking for a job
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  5. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler Medium Load Member

    Aug 9, 2013
    Temple, Texas
    You can check out JBG Travels on youtube, also captain kevin
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  6. James R.

    James R. Bobtail Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    How's it going drivers? I can tell you anything you'd ever want to know about WEL. I just left them on July 1st and it's been an experience I'll say that. I started orientation mid March and stayed til July and in that time it was a nightmare. First off, they claim to be a family oriented company with steady miles. Lol, that's far from the truth I promise you. I decided to go lease operator thinking what the hell it's a walkaway lease what do I have to lose. I did loads of Belgioiso Cheese from the terminal in De Pere,WI. going to Cranston, RI. Delivered and got stuck at the TA with NO available loads for 4 days. Co-workers stuck in Ohio and Texas for 4-5 days no loads. They're very inconsistent with freight and mess up your check regularly. Company drivers really only get about 600 miles a week and that's the truth. Lease...a 2014 Pete with 215,000 miles on it runs you $700.00 a week just for the truck. With insurance, people net, etc. You are at $1,100.00 a week in the hole and we still haven't included fuel, maintenance acct. You have to PAY YOUR OWN TOLLS, no reimbursement and it will average $650.00 per week in tolls out of your pocket. All in all, end of week comes and your check is $335.61 after running all over the east coast. Learn from my mishaps and stay away. Hope this helps anyone considering WEL Companies.
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  7. TruckDuo

    TruckDuo Road Train Member

    Oct 21, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    You guys should talk to @LadyNicole. She's going to Wel orientation soon.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
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  8. HeWhoMustNotBeNamed

    HeWhoMustNotBeNamed Crusty Pogosticker!!

    Jan 25, 2012
    Cartoon Network
    Sorry for your pain. This post right here is a prime example of why Leases are so hated by most members here.
  9. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

    Mar 24, 2014

  10. DenaliDad

    DenaliDad Retired Wheel Dog

    I've returned to WEL after starting my driving career there 4 years ago. There have been many senior management and policy changes since I was here last time and I'm looking forward to a good experience.

    In my class of 16 (a very large class of new hire employees) there were 4 of us 'retreads,' so there must be something good about it to bring is back.
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  11. bob3495

    bob3495 Bobtail Member

    Aug 3, 2014
    They are geared more to company driver's then lease driver's. One should NEVER go lease if one doesn't know how they operate on the company side. 99% of leases are not good anyway. You said you had nothing to lose therefore you excepted your decision to do the lease may not be good...it's the roll of the dice!
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