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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Questions about Western Express.

Thanks everyone for help. I do not have have anyone I can call. They're not forcing me yet, but still they want me to take the trailer. It has bad tires and needs inspection.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Questions about Western Express.

Hello. I'm a new to this forum and trucking industry as well. I work for Western Express for over a month now and have some questions:

1. I had to sign a contract for 6 months. I got my CDL from a private trucking school and have paid for that out of my pocket, and still had to sign the contract. Anyways, the contract says that WE shall provide me a 240 hrs training, including ELD, maneuvers and whatnot. I had only 70-75 hours with my trainer and he didn't show me literally anything. While I'm driving he's sleeping or playing with phone. Now I'm a solo driver on my own without any knowledge and each time I call their training department, they can't help me at all. Does that mean the company breached the contract and I'm not required anymore to work 6 months or pay $2500?

2. Probably most of their trucks and trailers are garbage. This is my 3rd truck in the last couple of weeks and almost every trailer I get has issues. I have reported recenetly about a trailer I got and they refused to fix it. I've been told to take the trailer either to a shop or a terminal. I have told my DM several times that the trailer is not safe, and it's against the law, but they don't care and want me to take it. They said if I don't want to take the trailer than who knows when the next load will be available and when they will be able to send me home. So far it's almost a month I'm being on the road (although I spend more time in shops) and I'm assuming they do this on purpose to make me use unsafe equipment. Can you give me some advices how to handle it? What else to expect and in what cases their actions considered legal or illegal?

Thanks.

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