Western Express As A Company?

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Victor, you say you want to be a fighter pilot? Let me tell you a story about a fighter pilot named Colonel Donn Yates. He was a young man obsessed with becoming a fighter jockey and back in the 80’s when Top Gun came out, he went at it full afterburners. He mastered his craft through discipline and master of his own destiny. He went on to join the Air Force, fly countless hours of missions in an F15 to make his way through the ranks to become a wing commander at Lakenheath AFB England and recently retired after 25 years as the 4th Fighter wing commander at Seymour Johnson AFB. You might ask my interest in him and it’s because he was a friend and class mate in high school. Let me tell you, he never made excuses, always owed up to his mistakes and had a focus of perfection like nothing you’ve ever seen. Now I hate to rain on your parade but if being a fighter pilot truly is your goal, your current attitude and continued effort to deflect any responsibility will find you nothing but failure. You’ll be a washout because you don’t have the drive or the character and focus required of such a position. It’s time to do some real soul searching.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Got it Gtown, that is very true now that I think about that, I was not seeing it that way because I was seeing it from a personal perspective. Thanks for that explanation. As far as patience I am literally just saying my experience and what others experienced that I talked about and so I cannot see how that constitutes for me putting a sales pitch or what. Could you explain?

Victor... you are all over the place. You threw WE under the bus and now after only two weeks with Melton you are touting them as the best trucking company on the planet? And hijacking other threads in the process. You’re exhausting the patience of this forum.

Victor if you want to be credible, believable, share your experience and ONLY share your experience. You haven’t been at Melton long enough to understand what they are all about. And are in no position to recommend them as nothing more than one of several good flatbed company options.

Your focus needs to turn inward. Remember a good driver; safe and efficient, can be successful at the majority of companies, including Western Express. You haven’t demonstrated anything remotely close to that... sorry, that’s documented.

So please take a healthy dose of reality. “Walk” all the “talk” Victor. Your rope at Melton will be far shorter than the one you had at WE. Use it wisely.

Again... please! Share only your experience at Melton sparing us from the commercials and sales pitch. Thank you.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Robert that spoke volumes to me because you came to me on a level that I understand and wow, I sure do need to take responsibility a lot more. Thank you! Can you tell me more stories of those successful people in the military? Did you serve?

Victor, you say you want to be a fighter pilot? Let me tell you a story about a fighter pilot named Colonel Donn Yates. He was a young man obsessed with becoming a fighter jockey and back in the 80’s when Top Gun came out, he went at it full afterburners. He mastered his craft through discipline and master of his own destiny. He went on to join the Air Force, fly countless hours of missions in an F15 to make his way through the ranks to become a wing commander at Lakenheath AFB England and recently retired after 25 years as the 4th Fighter wing commander at Seymour Johnson AFB. You might ask my interest in him and it’s because he was a friend and class mate in high school. Let me tell you, he never made excuses, always owed up to his mistakes and had a focus of perfection like nothing you’ve ever seen. Now I hate to rain on your parade but if being a fighter pilot truly is your goal, your current attitude and continued effort to deflect any responsibility will find you nothing but failure. You’ll be a washout because you don’t have the drive or the character and focus required of such a position. It’s time to do some real soul searching.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Flatbed work out of the east coast terminal. But have seen them in California also. There pay for flatbed is about .34-.38 cents per mile. But talk to a recruiter for up to date quotes. Knight, Prime, might be a better fit. Good luck, Raptor

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.

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