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Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Cooking on Board

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Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Cooking on Board

So i cooke with my George forman grill. Ive cooked burgers, tilapia and pork chops on it

Posted:  1 month ago

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Good footwear

Flip flops and crocs are all you need šŸ˜‰šŸ˜‰šŸ˜‰

Posted:  1 month ago

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Western Express year contract

No no no no no When they don't ever tell you how much you pay you ask him but they him Hall around the question because They don't want to tell anybody because I know that no smart person is gonna take12 t To 24 cents a mile so there you go. And if I get to my house at 10 o'clock at night that is not called the day off you don't work the 1st day of your Vacation time That is just straight up Communist. No I don't think I will because freyMiller knows how to actually treat their employees right and actually pay them where they can actually live. There's a reason people call Western express welfare express you could go freaking flip burgers at McDonald's and Make as much as Western pays their drivers but I apologise if I offended anybody for telling the truth on trucking truth.com

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I burn that bridge the moment they told me That driving 600 milesAnd getting to your house at 10 o'clock at nightWhy is my 1st day of home time after being out for 2 months so yes I poured the gasoline on that sucker lit the match and Threw it with a smile on my face.

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You knew that was their policy when you started. You had no problem accepting that, or the lower pay when they were the only ones willing to take you on. Instead of being grateful for that you repay them by trashing them online. That says alot about you as a person and I hope you teach your kids better. Have you noticed a difference in the childish behavior you exhibit and other professionals here that have changed jobs? Nearly everyone else says they were thankful for the experience, had a good run but found something that was a better fit. But not you! You need to continue to pass the blame that you couldn't support your family so it MUST be the companies fault. You're comparing your first 6 months to where you are now from an income perspective. Little do you know that's when drivers are getting better with trip planning, HOS and backing leaving them more time to drive.

I'm not even going to waste any more time on this. You clearly have it all figured out. Please stop by in a couple months when Freymiller has done you wrong and you're onto the next best company.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Western Express year contract

So, back to the OP's question asking for suggestions on how he should deal with the contract with Western Express....

Bash the company at every single opportunity, no matter how long ago you drove there, and irregardless that this was the only company that would hire you. Do I have that correct, Georgia Mike?

Yes because I am trying to keep the guy from signing something that hes gonna regret later so yes I will tell the truth about a company that is terrible horrible no good. This is called trucking truth correct. I'm not wrong for telling the truth about how a company acts And treats their drivers

Posted:  1 month ago

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Western Express year contract

I burn that bridge the moment they told me That driving 600 milesAnd getting to your house at 10 o'clock at nightWhy is my 1st day of home time after being out for 2 months so yes I poured the gasoline on that sucker lit the match and Threw it with a smile on my face.

There waas no way to see my DM face-to-face because he wasn't a whole different city. Angie can't use the clock calm in a hotel Room when your truck is in the shop I'm sorry.

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I guess this is the not showing initiative that I'm old school is preaching so hard about. That does not work at Western express Sorry old school That company is still trash

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Phone conversations?

Use your Qualcomm for that stuff. That creates a record that your DM doesn't want coming back on him. Plus you sound like a smart ass even in what you are sharing with us. I have a feeling you were probably a real PITA to deal with.

Now once that truck is in the shop you go right inside and speak to your DM face to face. There's a hundred trucks sitting there with no drivers in them. You get one assigned to you and you are on the road. It is easy if you have been a productive driver who is easy to get along with. Your DM referred to you in the conversation as needing to be babysat. That makes it clear that you are just exactly like I have been describing. They don't like drivers like that. Those drivers get overlooked on loads and everything else that is important to them.

I'm sorry Georgia Mike, you burned some bridges, and the way you keep presenting it makes it obvious why.

I'm not OTR so I don't deal with breakdowns the same way you do. Why does your DM need to be involved other than telling them you're unavailable for dispatch? They have dozens of other drivers they need to worry about. What I'd do is deal exclusively with the shop, THEN reach back out and give them an update of how long they're expecting to take and try to make arrangements for a temporary truck if needed. This is exactly what Old School talks about when he compares trucking to being a business owner and needing to be self sufficient to get things done.

As highly as you talked about this website helping you get started (which led to Brett appearing on Road Dog XM) You sure haven't followed much of the advice we've given to help.

Are you freaking kidding me I was working for penitentiary express at that time I don't remember any time Brett saying be a doormat for a company that isn't gonna pay you I tried to stick it out I can't get screwed and I kept on saying it will get better It's got to get better But it never did At some point I had to Be a Man and choose poverty or better pay so I went with the smartest one which would anybody with a brain would do and shows better pay and I was the best decision I have ever made in my trucking industry. I nearly cried when I got my 1st check that was over a $1000 at where I am at now. Is this the perfect company no because there's no such thing. To talk about the things that a lot of trucking companies does wrong keep an open mind but my God people let's be realistic here

Posted:  1 month ago

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Western Express year contract

OK you want to hear the conversation between DM and driver the whole 6 months I was there and I was broken down since I was obviously sitting on my ass the whole Time.

Georgia Mike: My track needs to go into the shop yet again because this is wrong with it. I already got it sent to breakdown I know I'm coming

DM: OK keep me posted

Georgia Mike: Is there any way you can email them just so you can keep in touch on what's going on

DM: I really don't have time to babysit you in your problems

Georgia Mike: Considering that I am one of the drivers and help you get paid II think this would be your problem too

DM: OK fine whatever

After about 2 hours I go and talk to shop They tell me to talk to my dm

DM: Hey I was about to call you to see if you heard the saying from the shop

Georgia Mike: No because I was calling you because the shop told me to call you

Dm: I'll email them and get back with you when I hear something

I guess this is the not showing initiative that I'm old school is preaching so hard about. That does not work at Western express Sorry old school That company is still trash

Posted:  1 month ago

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Western Express year contract

Here's the full story they don't check up on their trucks they don't care about their employees they don't pay them anything they tell you that your your own boss when you do their lease purchase which is renting a truck from Them. You are not their employee you are there slave. Everybody who works from slight assigns to slavery contract by when you leave you never hear from again last try to recruit you to come back to that crappy company. The CEO doesn't care about his drivers just cares about the making him rich. I tried to be open my data about them and give them the benefit of the doubt that was the biggest mistake I could have ever madeI would always say it would get better as gotta get better blah blah blah and I Spent the majority of my time with them either in the shop because of their trailers or because of my trucks and God forbid you go to one of their terminals and have to go to the shop gonna be there for a week or 2. Never made over $500 at that place. Now they keep on trying to recruit me back. Add to tell the nice lady no means no I don't ever want to go back to penitentiary express.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Solution to being sick while on the truck

If your truck has a bunk heater turn it on and go back to sleep when you wake up you will have sweat that crap out of you and think you are in hell.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Truck Stop Follies and Assorted Stupidity

I goodbye phrase to other truckers is " keep it between the ditches and dont end up on youtube"

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Is it normal to wait a while for a trainer?

And the company not communicating or prioritizing breakdowns. It took me a week to get 4 batteries replaced at the nashville terminal. It have been a good company when you worked there old school but its not anymore the sliding pay scale is the biggest screw you dry van drivers out there. I have to disagree 100% 35$ dollars a day is crap when you have a family at home or are going through a divorce or are divorced and paying child support. Heck even a happily married family. Mr Old school i know you have a love for western express when it was a good company. That good company is gone. There is a reason people call it welfare express.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Is it normal to wait a while for a trainer?

With all do respect i spent most of my six months there in the shop either truck or trailers. You cant live off of 35$ a day for breakdown pay when their trailers are not dot ready. I tried so hard to stay open minded even on this page and kept saying eventually things will get better but the last straw was them telling me that my first day of home was the day i got to the truck stop closes to my house at 8pm after driving 600 freaking miles. Im blessed that they hired but im not gonna sit and blow smoke up WE butts and sugar coat what a new driver is 90% of the time going to experience. Im not trying to my the tr.com. they blame all there unorganization on covid or still on the tornado that was almost a year ago. They use to be a good company that cared and appreciated there drivers. Once the new ceo got there that all changed. Now i dont need or want free swag but a Qualcomm message from the ceo saying hey we appreciate you drivers durring this crazy year because you are keeping this company alive. Do the drivers at WE get that? nope. Haven't heard from the CEO since the tornado of excuses back in march. WE is good for experience not for making money.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Is it normal to wait a while for a trainer?

Hes not getting paid. Thats the Wellfare Express way

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If possible Iā€™d try and draw unemployment benefits.

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How would that happen if the person is employed?

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Is it normal to wait a while for a trainer?

Ok at WE it happens all the time. They use covid as an excuse like they still use the tornado as an excuse for everything. But that was happening before covid and the tornado. The dms the offices dont want to take you off the road to do the trainer training. It took them 2 months to get me in and over two of still not having a trainee i said forget it.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Team Training Anxiety - Can I "Teach Myself" to Fall Asleep in a Moving Truck?

When your body is tired enough it will sleep. Yes you will be woken by crappy roads or hard breaks. Take some melatonin. If your trainer listen to music you can ask that he/she turn the speakers in the sleeper off. Get some ear plugs or ear buds to play your own music to sleep too. Go to dollar tree and get you a sleep mask. Is it easy no is it doable yes.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Should I quit before I get fired?

Let them make the decision because you dont know what decision they are going to make. If they let you go ok, go to a second chance company for about 6 months to a year and move on

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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December Birthdays

Thank you anne best part of the day was getting happy birthday from my boys

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Yet another cb question

So i bought a uniden bearcat 980ss from a friend of mine who is getting out of the business. I hooked it up it works great but it seems like not alot of people have one these days which brings me to my question does anyone have a good reason not to invest in a cb? I felt naked even when my hand held wasnt working.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Seriously am i wrong for shutting down

So i left OKC around 130 am and drove 40 west for about 6 hrs 4 of them in the snow. Shut down outside of Amarillo aroubd 730am. Everytime i looked at live maps most areas were red especially gallup new mexico. I got alot of flack for "being scared", lazy, all that crap. What do yall think was i wrong for shutting down due to me not feeling safe to drive?

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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How important is 2 week notice in the industry?

To me it depends on the company. Some of them like my former when you give a 2 weeks notice will either stop giving you miles or never route you back to the terminal to turn in your truck the right way so you leave it where ever you are and then slap a 2000 dollar truck abandonment fine on you. If the company is not going to respect your decision to move on then i they dont deserve my respect for a two weeks.

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