Western Express Company Review

Western Express Company Overview

Western Express company logo

Western Express, Inc. is an asset based truckload carrier, founded in 1991 by Donna and Wayne Wise. In the last 20 years the company has grown to become a large tier industry truckload carrier with 2013 annual revenue in excess of $457 million.

Service offerings include Truckload Van, Dedicated Fleet, Flatbed Transportation, Logistics and Expedited Truck/Rail.

Western Express, Inc. runs approximately 2500 power units and in excess of 6500 trailers. 100% of their power units are satellite tracked.

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  • Length Of Training At Western Express

    The training at Western Express will last approximately 5 weeks.

    You will be placed in training for at least 30 days

  • Western Express Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a solo driver during training with Western Express

    After orientation, you will be placed with a professional trainer for at least 30 days.

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Western Express you will run solo after training.

Western Express Corporate Headquarters

Map of Western Express corporate headquarters
7135 Centennial Place
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: 1-800-316-7160
Website: Western Express

Getting Hired At Western Express

Western Express Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must be at least 22 years of age
  • Must possess a Class-A CDL
  • Must have 3 months of OTR driving experience
  • Acceptable MVR
  • Must pass a DOT drug test
  • Must have a current (or be able to pass) DOT physical
  • No prior drug and alcohol positives ever

To Start As An Experienced Driver:

Must have 3 months verifiable OTR experience

Under 3 months will train with our professional certified driver trainers

  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Western Express does not allow any DUI's
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Western Express Hiring Area

Western Express hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Hiring Age For Western Express

Western Express Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Ward 23  
    .
  • Stevens 22  
    .
  • Premier 22  
    .
  • Cassens 21  
    .
  • Western Express 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Western Express

Western Express Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • R + L  12  
    .
  •  Crete
    No Experience Required
  •  Millis
    No Experience Required
  •  JBS
    No Experience Required
  •  Western Express
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

Western Express Operations

Driving Opportunities At Western Express

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van

Route Types:

  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated
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Western Express Operating Area

Western Express operates all 48 contiguous states

Western Express Terminal Locations

Western Express terminal locations
  • Nashville, TN
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Fontana, CA
  • Fort Dodge, IA
  • Allentown, PA
  • Emporia, VA
  • Madison Heights, VA

Western Express Yearly Revenues

Western Express: $463,453,706

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • Averitt  $1B
    .
  • Celadon  $554.65M
    .
  • Western Express  $463.45M
    .
  • MVT  $375M
    .
  • Transport America  $347.47M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Western Express Yearly Miles

Western Express: 310,230,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Western Express  310.23M
    .
  • Celadon  290M
    .
  • Beelman  110.13M
    .
  • Wilson  42.28M
    .
  • Lynden  12.42M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Western Express Company Policies

  • Western Express Home Time Options

    Western Express has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly
  • Western Express Rider Policy

    Western Express does allow riders but no specific policy information was given.
  • Western Express Tuition Reimbursement

    Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000

  • Western Express Pet Policy

    Western Express does allow pets but no specific policy information was given.

Western Express Company Equipment

Western Express Number Of Trucks

Western Express Number Of Trucks:
2,570 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Western Express  2,570
    .
  • Dart  1,940
    .
  • Interstate  1,589
    .
  • Wilson  790
    .
  • CalArk  600
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Western Express Number Of Trailers

Western Express Number Of Trailers:
6,500 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • ABF  20,000
    .
  • Covenant  7,000
    .
  • Western Express  6,500
    .
  • Navajo  1,750
    .
  • G & P  1,500
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Western Express Governed Speed

Western Express Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • Millis  66 mph
    .
  • XPO  65 mph
    .
  • Ozark  65 mph
    .
  • Navajo  65 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • Western Express  0 mph
    .

Western Express Tractor Brands

  • Western Express

  • Super Service

  • Schneider

  • Stevens

  • Averitt

  • CalArk

  • USA Truck

  • Southeastern

  • Celadon

  • Transport America

  • Navajo

  • PGT

Western Express Transmission Types

Western Express has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Covenant
    • SRT
    • Hunt
    • Prime
    • May
    • Schaffer
  • Automatics
    • Carter
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Dillon
    • AAA Cooper
    • Averitt
    • Koch
  • Mix Of Both
    • Jim Palmer
    • Melton
    • XPO
    • Dart
    • CRST
    • Wil-Trans

Western Express APU Policy

Western Express has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Prime
    • Lone Star
    • Celadon
    • Marten
    • Stevens
    • Jim Palmer
  • Without APU's
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Tango
    • XPO
    • Gypsum
    • Southeastern
    • MTS
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

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