So It’s Been Awhile.

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Kyle B.'s Comment
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Hello everyone, I know it’s been a while since I last posted. But I have good news,bad news and ok news. Ok so I’ve broken my “curse” where I can’t seem to hold a trucking job for longer than six months. Wel now I’ve been with western express for two years and I’ve been accident free for a year now. The only issues o ever had where relitivly minor but that’s par for the course.

For those who don’t remember I was placed on a dedicated account in Maine I go to Kingfield and south Portland, shuttling Poland loads sadly well even after the year they arnt cutting it. I’m making minimum weekly pay. (Due to lack of empty’s or dealing with a seperate issue) I’m much better at doing what I need to do ina. Truck than o was when with prime,snchieder ext. The biggest gripes I have and I’m sure a few of you have done this is that from time to time I would be asked to take a damaged trailer from a Poland facility and bring it to the shop the last one was just scary one of the breaks was so shot the service guy have to chain it up and I had to take it to the shop that was an hour away. Now please I’m not trying to be a rat or anything because my time with western was mixed. I’m in the process of considering going to Hartt or Rc Moore bolth have some good deals as far as local/semi local work goes. Though I may consider regional. But right now I’m in the painful process of writing up a 2 weeks notice. As much as I hate to do it.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
millionmiler24's Comment
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Hello everyone, I know it’s been a while since I last posted. But I have good news,bad news and ok news. Ok so I’ve broken my “curse” where I can’t seem to hold a trucking job for longer than six months. Wel now I’ve been with western express for two years and I’ve been accident free for a year now. The only issues o ever had where relitivly minor but that’s par for the course.

For those who don’t remember I was placed on a dedicated account in Maine I go to Kingfield and south Portland, shuttling Poland loads sadly well even after the year they arnt cutting it. I’m making minimum weekly pay. (Due to lack of empty’s or dealing with a seperate issue) I’m much better at doing what I need to do ina. Truck than o was when with prime,snchieder ext. The biggest gripes I have and I’m sure a few of you have done this is that from time to time I would be asked to take a damaged trailer from a Poland facility and bring it to the shop the last one was just scary one of the breaks was so shot the service guy have to chain it up and I had to take it to the shop that was an hour away. Now please I’m not trying to be a rat or anything because my time with western was mixed. I’m in the process of considering going to Hartt or Rc Moore bolth have some good deals as far as local/semi local work goes. Though I may consider regional. But right now I’m in the painful process of writing up a 2 weeks notice. As much as I hate to do it.

Are you still with Western Express now? You stated earlier that you have had trouble holdin a truckin job for 6 mos or more. What I personally recommend you do is try to switch divisions WITHIN Western Express. With your record of job hoppin or switchin companies you want to stay with Western for 10 years UNLESS you explain to a recruiter of a company you absolutely 100% want to go with and have them confirm BEFORE you apply that they can give you a conditional offer of employment for what you want. If you do that then make ABSOLUTELY sure that’s what you want to do before ya make yet another change.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kyle B.'s Comment
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Hello everyone, I know it’s been a while since I last posted. But I have good news,bad news and ok news. Ok so I’ve broken my “curse” where I can’t seem to hold a trucking job for longer than six months. Wel now I’ve been with western express for two years and I’ve been accident free for a year now. The only issues o ever had where relitivly minor but that’s par for the course.

For those who don’t remember I was placed on a dedicated account in Maine I go to Kingfield and south Portland, shuttling Poland loads sadly well even after the year they arnt cutting it. I’m making minimum weekly pay. (Due to lack of empty’s or dealing with a seperate issue) I’m much better at doing what I need to do ina. Truck than o was when with prime,snchieder ext. The biggest gripes I have and I’m sure a few of you have done this is that from time to time I would be asked to take a damaged trailer from a Poland facility and bring it to the shop the last one was just scary one of the breaks was so shot the service guy have to chain it up and I had to take it to the shop that was an hour away. Now please I’m not trying to be a rat or anything because my time with western was mixed. I’m in the process of considering going to Hartt or Rc Moore bolth have some good deals as far as local/semi local work goes. Though I may consider regional. But right now I’m in the painful process of writing up a 2 weeks notice. As much as I hate to do it.

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Are you still with Western Express now? You stated earlier that you have had trouble holdin a truckin job for 6 mos or more. What I personally recommend you do is try to switch divisions WITHIN Western Express. With your record of job hoppin or switchin companies you want to stay with Western for 10 years UNLESS you explain to a recruiter of a company you absolutely 100% want to go with and have them confirm BEFORE you apply that they can give you a conditional offer of employment for what you want. If you do that then make ABSOLUTELY sure that’s what you want to do before ya make yet another change.

I’ve Worked with western for two years starting next week. There are more reasons for the possible change. It’s not over a few bad days it’s been like this since I’ve started this dedicated route and honesty while I could ask to go back to regional they have a tun of trouble getting loads to and from Maine. I may be wrong but Poland is the only gate way out of Maine, though there’s a small hand full of receivers up there. There is allot more going on than what I’m telling you guys. Mainly I don’t want to sound ugly. It’s just a general update to say I’m still trucking

One good thing though is I got a new truck and free food when I started :D

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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