Wel Companies

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

  1. YoungMotherTrucker

    YoungMotherTrucker Bobtail Member

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    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

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

    truckin_2001 Bobtail Member

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    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

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    You can check out JBG Travels on youtube, also captain kevin
     
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  6. James R.

    James R. Bobtail Member

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    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

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    You guys should talk to @LadyNicole. She's going to Wel orientation soon.
     
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  8. HeWhoMustNotBeNamed

    HeWhoMustNotBeNamed Crusty Pogosticker!!

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    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

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    ouch
     
  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

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    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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