R E West

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tarheel59's Comment
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Hi, anyone have any experience with R E West out of Tennessee? Thanks tarheel59

Fire-Man's Comment
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They are my third company and will be my last OTR company unless they just turn to hell in a hand basket. I'm on the open deck side and cannot speak for the van drivers but I can't see their experience being to much different. Two reasons - first on the open deck side (steps or RGN) the drivers to a person are willing to help anytime. Many of us talk with each other daily. The second reason given but the most important one to me is the respect given by my fleet manager and maintenance manager. It doesn't hurt that the office staff is not only friendly but supportive as well.


Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Fleet Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Chris K.'s Comment
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I was seriously considering them but I have a 50/35 almost three years ago.

Chris K.'s Comment
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Ticket was not in cmv.


Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
tarheel59's Comment
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Hey Fire-Man, thanks for the input on R E West. How is the miles on the drop deck side of R E West? Talked to recruiter, they want to put me on drop deck side after training, because of where I live. A little concerned because of freight hauled on drop deck and RGN. Any input thanks tarheel59

Fire-Man's Comment
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I did good on the step. But I also had previous experience hauling equipment. I don't have my logs with me but I made, at least, my monthly minimum.

Though the freight can be just about anything the steps normally haul farm tractors, 1-3 per trip depending on size, and smaller heavy equipment. Some loads on the step are over-size or weight. I wouldn't get too worried about it though because even after you are done with your trainer we, the other drivers, are willing to answer questions and assist any way we can. Just bring a great attitude...you shouldn't be disappointed.


Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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