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Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Thinking about going to Western Express to do flatbed

Thank you Old School for that information. I feel a litter better now about it. Your a big help

Scherod, I started my trucking career at Western Express, in their flat bed fleet. I had a great experience, and built a good solid foundation for my trucking career there, but there's a caveat that I want to emphasize to you. Trucking can be a really cool experience and career. It is a lifestyle, much more than a job. You need to be "all in" if you really want to make it work. That commitment goes for both the lifestyle your engaging in and the company you're going to work for.

It just takes time to figure this whole trucking career thing out. Many people quit so early in their careers because they can't grasp an understanding of how it all works. They are accustomed to a regular type job with standard hours and hourly wages. None of that applies in trucking, and then on top of that you are pretty much on your own to figure it all out. You work long hard hours by yourself. There's no one nearby to ask questions of. There's nobody to hold your hand and help you out. It takes a determined individual who is capable of independent thinking to jump in here and make a successful run at it.

I had some issues getting hired myself, and Western Express gave me a shot. I can assure you it's a great place to work, but you will have to purposely avoid the naysayers. We call them Terminal Rats. There are going to be a lot of people there who have taken the attitude that they are going to endure whatever lousy treatment this company will give them just until they have a few months experience, then they are going to get a "real" trucking job. They are absolute idiots who will never make it at any trucking company. Avoid them, and shun their advice - it's poison.

This whole trucking career is "performance based." That simply means the folks who can make things happen out here get rewarded well for their extra effort. If you want to be treated like an idiot, you conduct yourself like one. If you want to be a successful professional driver, you perform like one. It really is that simple, yet success at this eludes most of the people who attempt it.

I had a trainer there who fit my description of an idiot. He even advised me to move on from the company after I had three months experience. He felt stuck there because he had some pretty bad things on his DAC report. If you end up with a trainer who is well below valuable, just learn what you can and figure out the rest once you're solo. Your whole experience there will depend on your approach to the job. In trucking we generally get what we deserve. That's the definition of a job that is "performance based."

Best of luck, and please stay in touch with us. You're going to have some issues (everyone does), and we will be more than happy to help you get through them. Oh, by the way, I worked at Western Express for sixteen months. I would have been more than happy to stay there much longer, but I received an offer that was just too promising to pass up. I'm still working that new job now, four years later.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Thinking about going to Western Express to do flatbed

I wanted to know what everyone thoughts on Western Express trying to get my feet wet. You don't have to tell me I already heard the bad. My thing is I have to start with who's going to take me I have a drug charge on my record.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Cb radio

I was wondering when I get my own truck is a cb radio needed on the road

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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McElroy will announce a pay increase soon

Thats good there

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Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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McElroy will announce a pay increase soon

Yea plz let us know

Well we got a company message today over the Qualcomm. McElroy will announce an increase pay plan next week. Nice plan by them to send us home on Friday with that nugget. Keep your spirits up over the weekend. Anyway all pay increases at welcome at any time. I’ll update with more information when I have it.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Flatbed companies that hire felons

My felony is 4 years old

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Flatbed companies that hire felons

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I wanna do flatbed but I do have a felony charge so I have to go with how's going to take me I was looking into Boyd Bros and P&S in help asap

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Scherod, how old is this felony and what is the nature of it? Are you convicted?

You can start here

Yea I pled guilty and it was a drug charge

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Flatbed companies that hire felons

I wanna do flatbed but I do have a felony charge so I have to go with how's going to take me I was looking into Boyd Bros and P&S in help asap

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Flatbed company

I was wondering if anyone had any information on Boyd Bros Transportation.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Felony in trucking everone saying NO

I have a felony also that's 5 years old and I have applied for a few flatbed company and I only had 2 to turn me down. CFI felony TransAm CR England Boyd Bros Transportation Roehl Transport Knight Transportation Carolina Cargo Covenant Transport. They all approved me. So there is hope out there

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I have applied to several companies and they are saying nope.. I have tried large and smaller companies. I realize my felony is like twenty five years old but dang come on people gotta start somewhere .... it didn't happen yesterday

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Boyd Bros Transportation

I just got my CDL permit. I was looking into Boyd Bros Transportation because I know take people that have felony on there record which I have. And I know I'm really limited to a few trucking company that's out there. I know there a flatbed company and I'm ok with that. I'm not scared of hard work and I'm not a lazy person or scared to get dirty or tarp. Can I get some information on they or other flatbed company. Just don't want to drive a box or reefer

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