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Western Express Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "trainers are good for new drivers" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Promotes within, Good people, Fun place to work" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Home time not really guaranteed for requested days" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Low Pay could be much much better" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Express full-time

    Pros

    Great training program works with each individual driver great advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Lunch could have better options


  2. "great people, great company"

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    Current Employee - Driver Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Driver Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    incentives, great work environment, holidays off

    Cons

    somewhat stressful at times, long hours

    Advice to Management

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  3. "Truck Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Plainfield, CT
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Plainfield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can drive when I choose, orientation was a simple process, fellow drivers are very helpful

    Cons

    Night time management is horrible, breakdown app is very slow, don’t always get to go the direction I request

    Advice to Management

    Please re-evaluate night time dispatch


  4. "Like the Shops"

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    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great shops, get you in and out, fix the problem and get you rolling quickly to go make miles and money

    Cons

    None really, like this company

    Advice to Management

    Better driver amenities at facilities but they're good now


  5. "Western Express Is A Great Company!!"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Driver in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Western Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Trainers take time to work with the students. Driver Managers easy to work with once you get to know them. Takes safety seriously. They make sure you get home when needed. Great place to work!

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    Continue giving respect to everyone, including those outside of Western Express.


  6. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Bethlehem, PA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good trucks and trailers. Good people

    Cons

    Shops are slow at times

    Advice to Management

    Get more mechanics in Bethlehem


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Flatbed"

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    Current Employee - Company Driver in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Western Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Second chance company will hire almost anyone. I've been here 16 months went from .32 cpm to.38 u get raises and bonuses. If u work hard u get paid more. They're also pet friendly. Brand new fleet of rigs. If u have a good driver manager as I do he handles almost all my problems for me. I don't have to fight for my extra pay bc my dm handles it. He gets me home every time i ask and on time. The good and bad all falls on if u have a good dm. Great to get started and can get better if u stick it out.

    Cons

    Van side sucks u won't make any money there being a single van driver. Recruiters lie. Terrible pay any company will pay at least .50 cpm for flat bed, tarp pay sucks only 12.50 per tarp so u have to throw 2 tarps on and off to make that 25$ layover pay is low 35 a day who can live off that..don't pay break down have to fight for detention pay and any extra pay. They even lied on here saying flat bed drivers make 75k almost no single flatbed driver makes that. If you have a bad driver manager you won't make a lot of money..payroll will try to skimp ur pay..just pay attention and they will stop after you correct them

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to new drivers tell them how it is and ur turn over rate won't be so high. Make all ur dms be ideal to make drivers happier crack down on payroll always trying to rip off loads

  8. "First job after college"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Western Express full-time

    Pros

    was a great place to get started in a career

    Cons

    can be very results oriented, but still fair


  9. "Unreliable equipment"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff is friendly and usually can answer questions.

    Cons

    Unreliable equipment. New trucks go to trainees that just got out of trainning. Yet, give the experienced drivers a pretty old one thats almost always in the shop.

    Advice to Management

    Not wise to keep trucks adter 500,000. Hire actual truck machanics.


  10. "Get in and GET OUT!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Express full-time

    Pros

    They’ll hire anyone. But I can’t think of any pros

    Cons

    Pay sucks ....no PTO until 1 year.... Dispatch will force loads on if you have DOT time. They don’t care about you being tired or anything.