Western Express Year Contract

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Old School's Comment
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my God people let's be realistic here

That sounds reasonable. Here's something that really happened. I earned 50,000 dollars my rookie year at Western Express. That shoots down all your arguments about the company being trash. You have an argument based on a few months experience. I have an actual experience that was well documented in this very forum. I ran a lot of miles at Western Express. It had nothing to do with the CEO! I've said many times I would have probably stayed there longer were it not for a crazy good offer I got for a dedicated flat bed gig at Knight

I was happy to see Jammer giving you props for being very helpful to him. That gave me new hope for you Georgia Mike - I commend you for that - it raises my estimation of you a good deal. I am staying with this conversation because it is so illustrative of a new guy who just doesn't get it so he switches companies and then he is convinced all his problems were the company.

Because I worked at Western for about eighteen months I do know that you could have done a lot better than you did. You just never recognized how to get to that point. You were focused on the company instead of your own ability to bring about the changes needed. I understand it is hard to break into this, but I also know how it is done. You just never got there. Hopefully you have a little less stress and strain at your new gig. You'll eventually get the hang of this or you'll give up. I hope you get the hang of it.

Rob T.'s Comment
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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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Georgia Mike's Comment
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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

Georgia Mike's Comment
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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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This is called trucking truth correct. I'm not wrong for telling the truth about how a company acts And treats their drivers

Mike, you are obsessed! Of course this is Trucking Truth. Unfortunately you can't recognize the truth when it's staring you in the face. You were a rookie who didn't understand how he needed to develop an understanding of how things work at Western Express. You fell for the nonsense and bias that was being thrown about everywhere you looked. You listened to a bunch of other rookie whiners and complainers and never bothered to learn how to deal with the problems that truck drivers face. That conversation you shared with your DM was so revealing. You were a problem child who thought he knew how the company should be run. It is obvious to me that you could have done so much better at that job, but you had these stupid ideas that they were practicing things like slavery and imprisonment. Then you want to chide us for not being realistic!

You have got to be kidding me! I was a driver at Western. I always said I was treated like a king! Why in the world do you think my experience was a polar opposite of yours? It was the same company. Don't start blaming it on the CEO either - that CEO had no effect whatsoever on your performance - you were in charge of that department. It is the same company, and it is still run the same way.

I will tell the truth about a company that is terrible horrible no good.

That sounds like one of Eeyore's lines out of Winnie the Pooh! I guess you think a rookie with a few months experience has the ability to discern truth about a career they've just barely begun. I don't. You are not convincing me of anything. I have been there and done it. I was a top performer at Western Express. I know how it works. You blew your chance at success and blamed everybody but the one person who could have done something about it.

There's a little Trucking Truth for your morning.

Dm:

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.
Clayton J.'s Comment
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It might have been because You were new there Georgia Mike or maybe it was a slow time for freight so the loads were given to the drivers that have proved themselves. Bad luck with the breakdowns. I drove a 2007 freightliner for almost 3 years and never had one brakedown ever the entire 3 years i was there. Not even a flat tire. Im sure thatd be frustrating being both new and having brakedowns. Im not being A devils advocate or anything but ive been with about 4 trucking companies and never have i had a hard time making money or getting miles. Never. If anything im always trying to get a little more personal time over money at every company. Especially these big companies. They for sure have freight. If your ontime and accident free, you will for sure positively make money. You know if you were getting brakedown pay id had tried to enjoy the down time before it was time to run hard again. Feel completely refreshed ready to run hard. Brakedowns do happen unfortunately but its been very rare in my experience. I guess ive had luck on my side a little bit.

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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?

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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

PackRat's Comment
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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?

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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

Bless your heart! Thanks for clearing that up since I feel it's a huge benefit to those of us that were originally confused about the motives of Western Express. Perhaps you should seek professional advice or therapy after your life was completely altered by the CEO and your former DM there at Western Express. Sarcasm.

Done with Georgia Mike's "reality" posts.

Dm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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