Western Express Orientation. Recap of my week!

Discussion in 'Western Express' started by Braydinsdad, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Braydinsdad

    Braydinsdad Bobtail Member

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    Yeah that's the one. The Hallmark Inn. They only rent rooms to Western!
     
  2. Chinatown

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    OK. You can get mugged walking to the truckstop. Best wishes with Western though.
     
  3. Ramo

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    May I ask, what company is this?
     
  4. Ramo

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    I start May 7th with Western Express, fingers crossed, any idea how long you will be with your trainer?
     
  5. Braydinsdad

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    I am a recent student so 4 weeks!
    Good luck. If you can afford it ask your recruiter if you can buy out the other half of your hotel room. It's 25 a night to do so.
     
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  6. Ramo

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    Lol, already on it, booked my own hotel and rental, I hear the meals they give us is a food truck for lunch and breakfast at the hotel. Whats the deal with dinner?

    I have experince just not over the road, local port work from nj and heating oil, so im just a student too. What type of freight are you hualing? Are you doing the majority of the driving? I hope I luck out like you and get a veteran not a 90 day trainer.
     
  7. Braydinsdad

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    Good job on booking your own hotel and transportation! The food is horrible. There is a food truck you can buy lunch from but what they supply for lunch is a bag of chips and a sandwich. You don't get to choose what kind. It will be either chicken, a hamburger or pulled pork. They rotate every 3 days.
    Dinner is at the hotel and it is also 3 things they rotate. Spaghetti, a dry oversized hamburger patty they call meat loaf (no sauce) and pasta alfredo. It's all served with cooked carrots and potato salad. You have to get a ticket everyday for the dinner or they won't serve you.
    Trainees can only drive during they day for the first week. He drove at night and I drove 170 miles during the day. Then we arrived here for his home time.
    Good luck man and don't let all the negativity at the terminal get to you. People complain all week.
     
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  8. Ramo

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    Just the bad reviews online is enough to not wanna work there, but I have to start somewhere, its all the same with these stepping stone companies, I look at it as a short term hazing and keep in mind a year from now more options will be available, If we can get thru this 1st year with them, we pretty much can get thru it any where else we chose to go from here.

    Best of luck to you too, I'm sure we will talk more in the future!
     
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  9. Braydinsdad

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    Same here, just a stepping stone for experience. Btw I am doing flatbed not van. If you come up with anymore questions feel free to ask.
     
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  10. Ramo

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    Thanks, Im flatbed as well.
     
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