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Western Express Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Good company to get experince otr (in 5 reviews)

  • But it's a great place to start for new drivers or for drivers with a less than pleasing criminal past (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Home time not really guaranteed for requested days (in 18 reviews)

  • They promised me a minimum guarantee 900 dollars for 1500 miles and 50 cents per mile additional after 1500 miles (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Easy to grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Management in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Private, family owner business that isn't afraid to promote from within. If you are a strong employee they will move mountains to take care of you, and because of the fact that they are privately owned, they can.

    Cons

    Desperately in need of on-boarding training and inter department communication policies and procedures. The company has gotten too big to continue to ignore these things, and it can get frustrating.


  2. "If you have any other option go with that."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - OTR in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training, load securement cares

    Cons

    DM's here are a special breed. While everything else was decent your DM is who you will be stuck with and they are a low low low breed. Stay away from this company if you can. I will be leaving first chance I get and pray I see my dm in Knoxville one day.

    Advice to Management

    None , you know your dispatchers are just disgusting people.

  3. "Worst company ever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Express full-time

    Pros

    Well the best thing is automatic trucks

    Cons

    Everything you can imagine and some

    Advice to Management

    Stop lieing to your employees


  4. "liars and rip off"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Company Driver in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Company Driver in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice trucks and thats it

    Cons

    orientation ..hotel was sick .. orientation poor.. dont sign the contract until last day.
    they will mess up your DAC .
    recruiters lied about position available and then they held you to the contract.
    very dishonest company in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    make some attempt to be honest and fair with the people who make your company turn.


  5. "Driver"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Express full-time

    Pros

    None. Its a reason they are always hiring. .. im quitting as soon as im able.

    Cons

    Terrible communication between dispatch and driver. Weekend dispatch is useless. 20 cents a mile. And none of the perks they advertise. Layover pay is 35 bucks a day. And their gps Qualcomm system is unreliable, it cuts off at random. It will send you through places trucks cant go. And they send you the shortest distances dispite if its not the most efficient route. Dont be tricked like the rest of us. Stay away new drivers. Stay far away

    Advice to Management

    Treat your drivers like you want them to stay and pay more. Its not anywhere close to industry standards.


  6. "North east regional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Express full-time

    Pros

    Good starter company for new drivers

    Cons

    Bad management lot of down time


  7. "Not amazing... could be worse..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Driver in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    free rider policy, pet policy, decent pay if starting out, decent miles

    Cons

    Communication between DMs and drivers could be a lot better, getting to a shop/terminal could be easier

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more

  8. "Avoid here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a job. They will hire anyone.

    Cons

    Pay, people, co-workers, location. Everyone has a sense of entitlement.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better


  9. "Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Driver in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excited to be hired with a new company and looking forward to learning the flatbedding

    Cons

    none as of yet to date

    Advice to Management

    Maybe scorn some of these people on here if the outrageous things they are saying isn't true!


  10. "Good Compnay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Home more then I expected
    Great DM Chris Sawford
    Awesome trainer (he's no longer with the company)

    Overall I don't have a issue with Western Express, Inc I think there great all trucking companies have issues but rolling with the punches and doing your job makes it easier.

    Cons

    All OTR trucks do not have tv's as advertised
    Only serves maybe 25 states in the northeast
    In contract a for refresher training, but didn't do any training but owe $2500 to ride with a trainer.

    Advice to Management

    Need more states, remove TV and sat in ALL OTR trucks from your website cause its not true.


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