Western Express Company Review

Western Express Company Overview

Western Express company logo

Western Express, Inc. is an asset based truckload carrier, founded in 1991 by Donna and Wayne Wise. In the last 20 years the company has grown to become a large tier industry truckload carrier with 2013 annual revenue in excess of $457 million.

Service offerings include Truckload Van, Dedicated Fleet, Flatbed Transportation, Logistics and Expedited Truck/Rail.

Western Express, Inc. runs approximately 2500 power units and in excess of 6500 trailers. 100% of their power units are satellite tracked.

Western Express Corporate Headquarters

Map of Western Express corporate headquarters
7135 Centennial Place
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: 1-800-316-7160
Website: Western Express

Getting Hired At Western Express

Western Express Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must be at least 22 years of age
  • Must possess a Class-A CDL
  • Must have 3 months of OTR driving experience
  • Acceptable MVR
  • Must pass a DOT drug test
  • Must have a current (or be able to pass) DOT physical
  • No prior drug and alcohol positives ever

To Start As An Experienced Driver:

Must have 3 months verifiable OTR experience

Under 3 months will train with our professional certified driver trainers

  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Western Express does not allow any DUI's
[["State","Hiring"],["US-AL",1],["US-AK",1],["US-AZ",1],["US-AR",1],["US-CA",1],["US-CO",1],["US-CT",1],["US-DE",1],["US-DC",1],["US-FL",1],["US-GA",1],["US-HI",1],["US-ID",1],["US-IL",1],["US-IN",1],["US-IA",1],["US-KS",1],["US-KY",1],["US-LA",1],["US-ME",1],["US-MD",1],["US-MA",1],["US-MI",1],["US-MN",1],["US-MS",1],["US-MO",1],["US-MT",1],["US-NE",1],["US-NV",1],["US-NH",1],["US-NJ",1],["US-NM",1],["US-NY",1],["US-NC",1],["US-ND",1],["US-OH",1],["US-OK",1],["US-OR",1],["US-PA",1],["US-RI",1],["US-SC",1],["US-SD",1],["US-TN",1],["US-TX",1],["US-UT",1],["US-VT",1],["US-VA",1],["US-WA",1],["US-WV",1],["US-WI",1],["US-WY",1]]

Western Express Hiring Area

Western Express hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Hiring Age For Western Express

Western Express Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Central 23  
    .
  • NFI 23  
    .
  • NEMF 21  
    .
  • CRST 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • Western Express 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Western Express

Western Express Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Boyd Bros.  3  
    .
  •  Schneider
    No Experience Required
  •  US Xpress
    No Experience Required
  •  NFI
    No Experience Required
  •  Western Express
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

Western Express Operations

Driving Opportunities At Western Express

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van

Route Types:

  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated
[["State","Hiring"],["US-AL",1],["US-AK",1],["US-AZ",1],["US-AR",1],["US-CA",1],["US-CO",1],["US-CT",1],["US-DE",1],["US-DC",1],["US-FL",1],["US-GA",1],["US-HI",1],["US-ID",1],["US-IL",1],["US-IN",1],["US-IA",1],["US-KS",1],["US-KY",1],["US-LA",1],["US-ME",1],["US-MD",1],["US-MA",1],["US-MI",1],["US-MN",1],["US-MS",1],["US-MO",1],["US-MT",1],["US-NE",1],["US-NV",1],["US-NH",1],["US-NJ",1],["US-NM",1],["US-NY",1],["US-NC",1],["US-ND",1],["US-OH",1],["US-OK",1],["US-OR",1],["US-PA",1],["US-RI",1],["US-SC",1],["US-SD",1],["US-TN",1],["US-TX",1],["US-UT",1],["US-VT",1],["US-VA",1],["US-WA",1],["US-WV",1],["US-WI",1],["US-WY",1]]

Western Express Operating Area

Western Express operates all 48 contiguous states

Western Express Company Terminal Locations

Western Express terminal locations
  • Nashville, TN
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Fontana, CA
  • Fort Dodge, IA
  • Allentown, PA
  • Emporia, VA
  • Madison Heights, VA

Western Express Yearly Revenues

Western Express: $463,453,706

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • Celadon  $554.65M
    .
  • Western Express  $463.45M
    .
  • A. Duie Pyle  $293M
    .
  • Koch  $274.7M
    .
  • Hirschbach  $133.24M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Western Express Yearly Miles

Western Express: 310,230,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • J.B. Hunt  997.86M
    .
  • Western Express  310.23M
    .
  • Trimac  125M
    .
  • SRT  114.59M
    .
  • Koch  80.65M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Western Express Company Policies

  • Western Express Home Time Options

    Western Express has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly
  • Western Express Rider Policy

    Western Express does allow riders but no specific policy information was given.
  • Western Express Tuition Reimbursement

    Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000

  • Western Express Pet Policy

    Western Express does allow pets but no specific policy information was given.

Western Express Company Equipment

Western Express Number Of Trucks

Western Express Number Of Trucks:
2,570 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Western Express  2,570
    .
  • TMC  2,417
    .
  • KLLM  2,147
    .
  • Gardner  1,862
    .
  • Gypsum  512
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Western Express Number Of Trailers

Western Express Number Of Trailers:
6,500 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Western Express  6,500
    .
  • Marten  4,300
    .
  • Gardner  4,001
    .
  • Central  2,500
    .
  • Waggoners  800
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Western Express Governed Speed

Western Express Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • XPO  65 mph
    .
  • Melton  65 mph
    .
  • Jim Palmer  62 mph
    .
  • Wil-Trans  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • Western Express  0 mph
    .

Western Express Tractor Brands

  • Western Express

  • SRT

  • Schaffer

  • Averitt

  • USA Truck

  • Smith

  • Paschall

  • Maverick

  • Hirschbach

  • Celadon

  • K & B

  • Jim Palmer

Western Express Transmission Types

Western Express has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Prime
    • J.B. Hunt
    • K & B
    • Covenant
    • SRT
    • MTS
  • Automatics
    • Koch
    • AAA Cooper
    • Dillon
    • Carter
    • Averitt
    • Maverick
  • Mix Of Both
    • Ozark
    • Millis
    • Jim Palmer
    • Schneider
    • Melton
    • TMC

Western Express APU Policy

Western Express has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Melton
    • Ozark
    • Trimac
    • Carter
    • Navajo
    • Stevens
  • Without APU's
    • Covenant
    • United Road
    • CTL
    • PAM
    • A&R
    • Salmon
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

Western Express Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Western Express

    The training at Western Express will last approximately 5 weeks.

    You will be placed in training for at least 30 days

  • Western Express Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a solo driver during training with Western Express

    After orientation, you will be placed with a professional trainer for at least 30 days.

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Western Express you will run solo after training.

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More