Western Flyer Express

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Veteran driver, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Veteran driver

    Veteran driver Medium Load Member

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    So what's the current status on Western Flyer out of Oklahoma City? The last post was dated 2011 and that thread has since been closed. So it's 3 years later and I was wondering what the latest was with this company, lanes, miles, equipment, rate, truck speed and so on. Thanks.
     
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  3. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    They are starting experienced drivers out at .34 a mile. I have 13 years and they told me .34 a mile. That's no money and that's all I needed to know about them.
     
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  4. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Will Western Flyer Express take a student who has a CDL and completed truck driving school? If so, what is their starting pay?
     
  5. Jetllag

    Jetllag Bobtail Member

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    Just got off the phone with westrn flyer, saw an ad on crgslst and checked on it. Base pay for exp. drvr is .38/cpm , not great , that s otr , regional is .45/cpm. They will fly you to orientation as opposed to the grey dog of 2day which ain t what it once was,sad to say.
    They have an l/p program also.I know alot of the horror stories with l/p but one of the things on thiers is there is a warranty on the vehicle for the entire lease.So any thing that breaks or goes squarrly is covered. There is a tire program and f/s 100 percent to the truck. am mulling it over , will keep you informed if I decide to jump in.....
     
  6. teqntexas

    teqntexas Medium Load Member

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    looking at them as well. dunno they along with ACT and a few others. let me know what ya decide to do.
     
  7. PeterbiltBound7077

    PeterbiltBound7077 Bobtail Member

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    I am currently employed with western flyer xpress and I HATE it! Worst L/P EVER!! I've been here almost a month and I was told by my recruiter that my first check would be between $800 and $900! In reality, it was $311.00!!! My second check I was told would be about $1500! My check was $3400 but all I got of it was $595.00!! The company took the rest! They force you to buy a bumper guard for $1,500 ($100.00 a week til paid for). They route you and tell where to fuel! I signed a contact for a 2014 Freightliner Cadcadia (junk) but was actually assigned a 2013 Freightliner Cascadia! Supposed to be governed at 70mph, try 64mph on peddle AND cruise!! Truck won't pull hills for ##### and tranny slips when downshifting to 8th and 7th going up hill! My APU has stopped blowing hot or cold air!! I told my dispatcher I need to be routed to the terminal to have my truck fixed but he said "Deliver the load to Auburn, Washington and then we'll route you to Ok City!" Are you serious!?! I told him, I can't afford to idle my truck for warmth, because the fuel money comes out of MY pocket!! So he offers to put $150.00 on my EFS card so I can stay in a motel room on my 10 hour breaks!! Hi never agreed to this but he put the money on my card then sends me a message on my Qualcomm regarding the "Cash Advance"!?!? What's the difference if I idle and lose money or they take my money for #### advances for motel rooms!?!? Also with the lease, you can have a dog up to 30lbs for a NON REFUNDABLE $500.00!! $1000 if you want a cat!!! Basically you're a company driver who is paying for their junk equipment!! Also it's forced dispatch!! If I'm leasing the truck I should be able to refuse loads!! They charge you for everything!!! Your best bet is to just stay away!!!!!
     
  8. Mustang07

    Mustang07 Bobtail Member

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    Wait till you quit and they put BS on your DAC report. They put on my DAC report that they had a lot of complaint about me. That was BS. They never once called me into the office about any complaints.
     
  9. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    Glad somebody got on here and told the truth about thier
    Lease scam.its sad.
    Used to be a great OTR job when they had just company drivers there.
    I left about 6 months after they started leasing trucks.
    They ran most of the company drivers off.
    Truth is they don't want company drivers anymore,
    I was in the shop office when they were adding up how
    Much money they could make of the .10 cpm maintence
    Fund that they charge lease drivers on new trucks that already have a full warranty.

    3000 miles a week,that's 300 bucks per truck for nothing
    More than tires and cosmetics,and they do all the work in
    Thier shop. Multiply that by a 100 trucks that's 30,000 per week and I'm sure they've got more lease drivers than that now.

    It's a gold mine for them.
    Not to mention leased drivers:
    Pay all thier income taxes themselves:
    Pay all tolls out of thier pocket:
    No pre pass or ez pass:
    Breakdown you pay for the motel room.
     
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  10. derekr

    derekr Bobtail Member

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  11. derekr

    derekr Bobtail Member

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    I agree with everything she said l/p is a rip off I've been talking to a lawyer and he told me they couldn't keep me from turning my truck up back to factory specs and the 1500 a week is a joke my checks are 300-1000 a week truck stays in the shop and doesn't have any power hell prime passes me on hills that's should tell you something and Jeremy roof is a joke to want fix nothing only thing he does is say nothing wrong with it. Stayed in the shop for three days for windshield pm and alignment yea this company is a joke bout as bad as Werner enterprises the owner is a crook don't know why they take 400 a week for. Mantiance when truck has bumper to bumper warranty and tires and oil changes are included in warranty. Can't get home been gone for a month ask to be home Monday and Tuesday they send me to California to northcarolina 2383 miles not complaining bout miles but if you're not bringing any money in it s not worth it. And they get all your money sucks
     
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