After working for several other trucking companies successfully for 1-3 years each, I’ve found Western to be about as pleasant an experience as OTR trucking could be. If anyone is willing to work hard and can tolerate the problems that sometimes arise in this line of work as well as being away from home for set periods of time, there is great money to be made if you maintain the right attitude.
Great pay, newer equipment, Operations Team is responsive to driver issues and gets them resolved in a timely manner.
Truck Driver Class A OTR (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – December 13, 2018
I'm allowed to be completely hands on with being a truck driver and how to maximize safety at a high level. Also I've learned how to be completely thorough in most if not all areas. Management is patient with me and the atmosphere has been conducive to being the best out there.
Company Driver (Current Employee) – Tennessee – December 11, 2018
Overall I haven't had any bad experiences with Western Express, my fleetmanager takes care of business and is quick to respond when he's available. While first starting up alot of drivers complained about the company and how they handle their drivers, so far I havent had any big issue rather than not being reimbursed acouple of times but I've been here 4 months now and no other issues persist, .32cpm isn't what I was expecting I'd ever settle for as a truckdriver but when you've made mistakes and get a chance to redeem yourself take charge.
DRIVER (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – December 10, 2018
After arriving at the Western Express Pilot terminal for day 1 orientation the staff there was clear on assigning groups and handed out the weeks classes and training. Throughout the week in the classroom environment I was Shown the "Western Way" of operating as a Company Driver here which was easy to follow and understand. However on a scale of 1 to 10 class sizes were a personal issue, so i give it a 5. Securement training classes could be smaller for more instructor application and interaction with trainees which is very crucial in my book. However, the instructor was always very informative, interactive, and demonstrated competence and he always made sure the large class vocalized their questions and opinions I respected that. Lastly I couldn't understand the meals selection I personally felt like we should have been offered a more healthier menu after-all the company stood behind health and well being.
COMPANY OTR DRIVER (Former Employee) – Plainfield, CT – December 8, 2018
Recruiters lie through their teeth just to get a body in a truck. They tell you exactly what you wan to hear, once you get there its nothing like they said it would be. Not paid for orientation, subway is your only meal other than the brown bag lunches they give out, equipment is horrible. Run AWAY!
Lease Operator (Former Employee) – Northeast us – December 7, 2018
Leased on as a lease operator, got low miles every wk not even 2000 miles, it coast approximately 2300 a wk to lease a truck, unfair fuel surcharges, my last check I was negative 269 dollars, so yea dont lease on to western express u will regret it!
Trainer/Instructor (Current Employee) – Plainfield, CT – December 7, 2018
This job can definitely advance you in a career for the trucking industry It's no easy job, if you want to make good $, but if you just enjoy driving & want to get paid for that, they can keep you rolling as well. Good weeks for me are 50-60 hrs in 5 days & I get (usually) a full weekend off ea week. My driver manager is pretty laid back, so as long as I'm doing my job he's a happy boss & helps me get what I want for home time. They have upped trainee pay, & are offering better pay now for regional drivers than a few years ago.
Entry level job for new drivers, better pay now, newer trucks
Where do I begin? .. recruiting lies.. faulty equipment.. old beat up trucks unless it’s a new international. Even teams get old raggedy trucks.. low miles.. get cheated out of your miles.. get stopped by dot for simply just driving ..dispatch never wants you to go home oh and wait being a team and still only making 300. A week. This place is a joke . Should have went with all the bad reviews and stayed away. But chose to give it benefit of a doubt. It’s other companies out here don’t waste your time ! Definitely not a company for those who want the miles! Quitting very soon!
Great work environment i.e. friendly and fast-paced. On top of salary you get uncapped bonuses. You get out what you put into this job, so if you give 50% effort every day you will see that reflected on your pay compared to others who are putting in 100. Enjoy coming to work every day and don't plan on leaving anytime soon.
Driver (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – December 3, 2018
Extremely great company. In working here sic years did years I've always had a respectful driver manager except once and they assigned me a new one. They doa great job at taking care of their drivers, Company respects their drivets,
Mutual Respect and Concern
All drivers aren't able to come to driver appreciation week
Driver (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – November 28, 2018
Western Express is a great company that provides me with an opportunity to run a lot of miles. My DM does a great job of getting me more miles than any previous company I have worked for. All of the trucks I have been in here at Western Express are newer. My current truck is a 2019 International and I love it. The recruiters/DM's have been honest with me from the start and my DM gets me home on time. I'm thinking about becoming a trainer here because they have a great training program.It gives me the ability to make even more money/miles and be involved with the new drivers that are coming to Western Express.