My 1st Year At Western Express

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Simon N.'s Comment
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I made it thru my 1st year at Western Express ...What should i do next if i dont want to work there any more... I do need feed back on Flatbed tho...I know it lot work but i like to try it for a lil while to get a taste of it.. Thanks

PackRat's Comment
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I made it thru my 1st year at Western Express ...What should i do next if i dont want to work there any more... I do need feed back on Flatbed tho...I know it lot work but i like to try it for a lil while to get a taste of it.. Thanks

Congratulations on your milestone! Not many make it to their first anniversary, but you did. Bravo!

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Now, why are you wanting to leave W.E.?

PackRat's Comment
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I remember now! So who do you work for? Western Express? US Express? Big M?

Reading your previous posts is confusing.

Old School's Comment
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What should i do next if i dont want to work there any more... I do need feed back on Flatbed tho...I know it lot work but i like to try it for a lil while to get a taste of it.. Thanks

Well Simon, that seems like a no-brainer to me. You already have a job at Western Express. Just switch over to their flatbed division and give it a go. That's what I would do.

If you switch companies just to try flatbed and then decide you don't like it, you'll be looking for another company yet again. You're way better off sticking where you are for now.

What is it that makes you want to leave? I think you know I worked there. I can honestly say I never heard one of their drivers have anything positive to say about the company. That alone is enough to discourage anybody. I always sat and thought about my actual experiences with the company and they were almost always positive.

Don't allow the Terminal Rats to determine what your opinions are. You've made it for one year. You've had to have some good experiences with them. Think about what I'm saying. It hasn't been torture, and you could go somewhere else and have to start all over establishing a track record with a new dispatcher. That's going to cut into the money you are making.

I never advise leaving a trucking job for a slight increase in your CPM. You've got to have a better incentive than that. Learn to look at the big picture.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dispatcher:

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

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