Western Express lease purchase

Discussion in 'Lease Purchase Trucking Forum' started by UpstateFreight, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. UpstateFreight

    UpstateFreight Light Load Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    Just got a pre-hire from Western for L/P. I know a lot of people post bad things about Western Express, and even more post why not to go Lease. But, I have to find things out for myself, that's just the way I am. Wanting to hear from any Western Express Lease Operators here. I zero experience on flatbed, been running dry van for four months. The last two months have been northeast corridor. I've heard that Western runs a lot of Northeast for the L/O. Which I have no problem with, I know most drivers refuse to have anything to do with the area.
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  3. Pete379EXHD

    Pete379EXHD Bobtail Member

    Apr 16, 2016
    So basically you want to ignore the advice of many and you're looking for someone to tell you it's OK to lease from a bottom feeder. Why do you need approval when you already know it's wrong.
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  4. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    Since everyone else is lying, ill tell you what you wanna hear.... Your going to make lots and lots of money!!!!
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  5. Pete379EXHD

    Pete379EXHD Bobtail Member

    Apr 16, 2016
    There ya have it. The justification to be stupid that you're looking for. Knock yourself out.
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  6. Krafty24

    Krafty24 Light Load Member

    Mar 9, 2016
    Are you an ex felon with no recent driving experience? Then why in gods name would you want to work for them? When I see one of their trucks, I get uneasy knowing that the person behind the wheel more then likely is a rapist, murderer, car thief, etc. I give them a wide berth. Don't want to tick any one of them off.

    T_TRUCKER. Road Train Member

    Mar 27, 2014
    A city near you.
    Yep. Running the northeast they bank off you running up there, and only pay you .90 cpm so ofcourse they're gonna keep you up there. Good luck you'll need it.
  8. truckthatpassesyouby

    truckthatpassesyouby Road Train Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Look man, how about you go into that little office of theirs and pickup their policy and contract agreement. Bring that to table up on here and we'll translate those details and run the numbers with you. We don't want anymore failures out there...because you need help! We're here to help. I don't know much but I can read contracts well and see the scheme of it all in plain english.
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  9. 426yankee

    426yankee Light Load Member

    Jan 23, 2016
    I would give serious thought to what you are about to do. Are you going to be running F/B? I ran F/B for Western Express for 6 months, and that was all I could stand. I love open deck work, I'm at the same company I went to after Western and I have never looked back. If you can keep your head down, and deal with your own problems at shipper's/receivers, you have a chance, but not much of one. If you really want L/P look at some other places, I could take an hour telling you of all the variables and hassles of being a Western driver, without even telling you the problems of leasing. Just think about it, please. There are better ways to torture yourself. Not to mention all the work of securement for open deck work.
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  10. RERM

    RERM Road Train Member

    Dec 13, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Is this serious, or just a joke?????
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