I worked at Willis Shaw Express full-time (Less than a year)
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 experience
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 Management
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 mph
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