Info On Western Express

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Big Al's Comment
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I am looking into going to western express. They offered me a north east regional job that pays $900 guaranteed a week which it’s only guaranteed if you get 5 loads in or 1,500 miles. Then after every mile over 1,500 is 0.50 cents a mile. It’s also suppose to be home every weekend which is hard to believe, but I’m fine if it isn’t. Just trying see if someone could give me some insight on the company. Thanks for reading and have a bless day.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Jamie's Comment
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Home time for most regional drivers usually means getting home once a week for a 34 hour reset then you're expected to be back afterwards, so I hear. I'm OTR.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

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.

Jeremy's Comment
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Im not with that company but i pickup and deliver many of the same places i am home every weekend i live about smack dab in the middle of ny in southern adirondacks the only thing i can say is starting your carreer as a northeast regional driver is no picnic theres no parking terrible roads old shipper and receiving buildings not built for 53’ trailers low bridges bad weather and then theres nyc boston philly and all of nj that being said i love it here byt i honestly dont think a company starting someones carreer here is setting them up for success id suggest goin otr for 1 yr get comfortable with a truck then come tackle the northeast

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Jamie's Comment
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Im not with that company but i pickup and deliver many of the same places i am home every weekend i live about smack dab in the middle of ny in southern adirondacks the only thing i can say is starting your carreer as a northeast regional driver is no picnic theres no parking terrible roads old shipper and receiving buildings not built for 53’ trailers low bridges bad weather and then theres nyc boston philly and all of nj that being said i love it here byt i honestly dont think a company starting someones carreer here is setting them up for success id suggest goin otr for 1 yr get comfortable with a truck then come tackle the northeast

I'm supposed to be OTR with Schneider and spend basically all my time in the North East, terrible. rofl-1.gif

If you aren't parked before 4-5pm, its hard to find parking at least legal spots. But I usually get lucky or pay for a spot.

I remember when I went down south the first time, whole different experience. rofl-3.gif

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Jeremy's Comment
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Yea no doubt i love my florida trips i go about once a month but i know alotta places to park after 2.5 years in northeast

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