Fired From CR England For Two Accidents

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Eric S.'s Comment
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Most definitely. I’m not hearing a lot of good things about xpress but I’m looking at it as a stepping stone and maybe,fingers crossed, I’ll actually be one of the few who has a great experience working with them.

Thats great news Eric. Keep your eye on the prize and stick it out atleast 1 year. If you can do that and put more time since your last incident you'll have many more options available if you feel Western Express isn't a good fit for you.

Please keep us updated how things turn out.

Jammer a's Comment
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Congratulations man make it happen you’ll do just fine what terminal are u headed too???

Western express is putting me on a bus tomorrow to go to orientation. I was told as long as there not DOT accidents they can work with them. I’m beyond relived that my persistence is paying off 🙏.

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The contract was for my schooling which with England it works like this. If I stay with them for a year then I don’t need to pay them back for my tuition. They terminated my lease with them when they put me down as disqualified to drive with them. I was told I could go somewhere else but the first place I applied(CFI). Won’t take me because these incidents were handled in house but England is reporting it on driver fax

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Western Express? Dutch Maid? Kinda all I've got, atm. When you say terminated your 'lease' with them.. were you an L/P driver?

~ Anne ~

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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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

G-Town's Comment
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Eric S heard...

I’m not hearing a lot of good things about xpress

Eric... it’s BS. Not believe a word of it. With very few exceptions what you hear, more like read on the Internet is written by trucking failures or wanna-be’s. The prevailing attitude is most often “blame the company for their failure.” More often than not...the responsibility for failure lies right at the feet of the finger pointing former driver.

I’ve been with Swift for 7 years...they are the darling of all the Internet trucking haters. Not a word of it is true... all BS. I’m well taken care of, have always been treated fairly and professionally. No regrets...started with them, God willing I’ll retire from them.

My advice...wipe your memory clean from any distraction caused my the naysayers. It’s not healthy to latch onto any of it... Go into their orientation with a positive mind and seek out the million milers that come and go through the terminal.

Good luck! Be positive. Be safe.

Peace.

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.

Keith A.'s Comment
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Most definitely. I’m not hearing a lot of good things about xpress but I’m looking at it as a stepping stone and maybe,fingers crossed, I’ll actually be one of the few who has a great experience working with them.

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Thats great news Eric. Keep your eye on the prize and stick it out atleast 1 year. If you can do that and put more time since your last incident you'll have many more options available if you feel Western Express isn't a good fit for you.

Please keep us updated how things turn out.

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Old School got his start with Western Express -- I got my start with Knight (which receives their own fair share of hate). How your company treats you you in very large part determined by how you treat them. Keep your head up and your feet steady. You'll get there.

Eric S.'s Comment
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Appreciate that and I will do that. And your right failure breeds negativity and it spreads

Eric S heard...

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I’m not hearing a lot of good things about xpress

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Eric... it’s BS. Not believe a word of it. With very few exceptions what you hear, more like read on the Internet is written by trucking failures or wanna-be’s. The prevailing attitude is most often “blame the company for their failure.” More often than not...the responsibility for failure lies right at the feet of the finger pointing former driver.

I’ve been with Swift for 7 years...they are the darling of all the Internet trucking haters. Not a word of it is true... all BS. I’m well taken care of, have always been treated fairly and professionally. No regrets...started with them, God willing I’ll retire from them.

My advice...wipe your memory clean from any distraction caused my the naysayers. It’s not healthy to latch onto any of it... Go into their orientation with a positive mind and seek out the million milers that come and go through the terminal.

Good luck! Be positive. Be safe.

Peace.

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.

PJ's Comment
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Congrats Eric, great news indeed!!

Best wishes Sir!!!

Jim D. (Senior Speed)'s Comment
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dancing-banana.gif Hi Anne, thanks for the greeting! I'm looking forward to spending more time here and contributing to this forum. dancing-banana.gif

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Hi all, I am a new member to the forum. I am in complete agreement with Old School. I was a Independent Contractor and Driver Trainer with England. If all is as Eric S. stated, England simply "cut their losses."

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Here's the real kicker...

I'd be willing to bet if he had taken the prudent path of being an employee (company driver) they would have had him come to Salt Lake City for some additional training and kept him on as an employee. If he showed a willingness to accept his responsibility and learn from the incidents, I think he'd have a shot at remaining a company driver. As a lease operator, he isn't going to get that type consideration. They cut their losses and decided to move on.

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Howdy, Jim. Nice to 'meet' you! I read your bio . . . wow! You've been out 'tooling around' a long time; like my hubby! Welcome to TT, glad to have you! (I'm just the resident 'cheerleader,' haha!)

~ Anne ~

ps: Again, to the O/P . . . Dutch Maid is another possibility.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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dancing-banana.gif Hi Anne, thanks for the greeting! I'm looking forward to spending more time here and contributing to this forum. dancing-banana.gif

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Hi all, I am a new member to the forum. I am in complete agreement with Old School. I was a Independent Contractor and Driver Trainer with England. If all is as Eric S. stated, England simply "cut their losses."

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Here's the real kicker...

I'd be willing to bet if he had taken the prudent path of being an employee (company driver) they would have had him come to Salt Lake City for some additional training and kept him on as an employee. If he showed a willingness to accept his responsibility and learn from the incidents, I think he'd have a shot at remaining a company driver. As a lease operator, he isn't going to get that type consideration. They cut their losses and decided to move on.

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Howdy, Jim. Nice to 'meet' you! I read your bio . . . wow! You've been out 'tooling around' a long time; like my hubby! Welcome to TT, glad to have you! (I'm just the resident 'cheerleader,' haha!)

~ Anne ~

ps: Again, to the O/P . . . Dutch Maid is another possibility.

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You're most welcome .. and ... BEST PLACE TO BE, Jim D. (trust me, I know!!!) Awesome having a seasoned hand up in here!!!

~ Anne ~

Davy A.'s Comment
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Im new here, not even in school yet, so I probably shouldn't open my mouth but...

1. Threads like this help me out. Shows me what not to do, and how to better prevent things from happening and how not to handle things if they do happen. Also to have a good attitude and take responsibility. (Im not trying to be a smart a$$, I really try to learn as much as I can here) 2. Jim D (Senior Speed) - Cool to see another racer in here. RPM matching is a way of life for us if you have ever raced older bikes 3. Not to nitpick the OP. But Ive been an insurance restoration contractor for many unfortunate years. Ive repaired more things that have been backed into by trucks than you can imagine - The last power pole that got ran over and killed power to a plant I repaired...The deductible (portion that the insured (business) had to pay was 7500.00 alone. The claim total (what we charged) was just north of 27,000. Just to put it in perspective.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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dancing-banana.gif Hi Anne, thanks for the greeting! I'm looking forward to spending more time here and contributing to this forum. dancing-banana.gif

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Hi all, I am a new member to the forum. I am in complete agreement with Old School. I was a Independent Contractor and Driver Trainer with England. If all is as Eric S. stated, England simply "cut their losses."

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Here's the real kicker...

I'd be willing to bet if he had taken the prudent path of being an employee (company driver) they would have had him come to Salt Lake City for some additional training and kept him on as an employee. If he showed a willingness to accept his responsibility and learn from the incidents, I think he'd have a shot at remaining a company driver. As a lease operator, he isn't going to get that type consideration. They cut their losses and decided to move on.

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Howdy, Jim. Nice to 'meet' you! I read your bio . . . wow! You've been out 'tooling around' a long time; like my hubby! Welcome to TT, glad to have you! (I'm just the resident 'cheerleader,' haha!)

~ Anne ~

ps: Again, to the O/P . . . Dutch Maid is another possibility.

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Haven't seen ya since; start a thread here with us!!!

~ Anne ~

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