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I worked at Willis Shaw Express full-time (less than an year)Pros
overall good fleet managers
overall decent terminals
great equipment, great trainers
not the best pay but .30 cents aint bad
most fleet managers, except for weekends, are very friendly and if you build good report with the company and do decide to leave, they say you are welcome back any time
apu's and good in-cab comfort
i cant wait to go back
folks at atlanta terminal and elm springs terminal are the nicest
great starter company and long term company
as long as you give them advance notice, theyll work with you to get you home
every driver has a different experienceCons
gotta work for a while with them before you can upgrade in pay unless you become a trainer, then its worth while
low layover and breakdown pay, spend wisely on food and get plenty of food n drinks before you go out again.
you gotta really oay attention to how they explain how pay works.
send qualcomm messages at the most inopportune times.
gotta run a lot of miles to break even on expenses if you arent smart.
mostly the Great Plains are where you run to.Advice to ManagementAdvice
raise layover and breakdown and stop/dention pay, dont deal with tyson anymore than you absolutely have to
make qualcomm messages driver/division specific, dont send messages meant for otr to owner ops and vise versa.
make some improvements to your terminals and allow trucks to go faster than 63 mphRecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
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Willis Shaw Express knows how to keep its cool. The company provides truckload transportation of frozen and refrigerated food items throughout the continental US with a fleet of about 700 tractors and 1,100 trailers. Its main operations are coordinated from facilities in Arkansas, Florida, and Idaho; in addition, the company provides regional service from a facility in Georgia. Willis D. Shaw founded the company in 1938 to haul live chickens out of Arkansas. Comcar Industries bought the former Willis Shaw Frozen Express in 1987.