Overall Reviews at Western Express
I now work for another company that knows my name and appreciates vets | Nashville, TN | Mar 12, 2020
Very poor pay and hard to get home time, even with my mother in the hospital on her death bed. I was only 8 hours away and they refused me to go home, and my mother did die.
ConsThey simply dont care about the driver. Ther are just freight pushers.
Transport Manager | Atlanta, GA | May 7, 2020
Get the experience and move on !!!
I would use the experience to move to a company that values your work ethic, and pays more, This company was a good company when the original owner was in charge, at that time the company valued their employees, and showed it.
Tractor Trailer Driver | Bethlehem, PA | Feb 26, 2020
Bad management & horrible work ethics. Lack of communication amongst from dispatchers and planners and csr's.
This company is not bad. What makes it really bad is the management. Nashville dispatchers are the worst people ever. They do not care about drivers or their families. Its like us drivers have to be on top of them to make a move. We have to babysit grown people. Their miles varies as well. Fight for hometime as well. Miles are never consistent. Sucks.
Driver Manager | Bethlehem, PA | May 23, 2019
Productive and fast paced
I worked for Western Express for 7 years in various roles as a driver manager, recruiter, orientation admin and seating manager. It is a fast paced environment with the opportunity to meet a lot of people. I enjoyed my time there, enjoyed the people I met and worked with. I would recommend it for an office position (whether driver manager, orientation, seating, etc), or a driving position (find a recruiter and division you are comfortable with).
Prosmeeting new people, fast paced, pay and benefits.
Consbreak areas needed or improved
Truck Driver | Plainfield, CT | Dec 13, 2019
Pretty good get your start company.
Western Express is unique in the sense it gives most people a shot if they cannot get hired elsewhere.
As the only company I have worked for I am biased inmy experience. Just finishing my 10th week as a New England Regional dry van driver i am satisfied as to my expectations of an entey level job in this rough neck industry.
Pay is 750$ After taxes after 5 loads or 1700 miles that 5 day week and 100$ bonus for a 6th load as well as higher pay per mile. Highest paycheck to date was 1064$ after 6 loads and 2439 miles at .36cpm thanksgiving week. Lowest pay was after 2 loads 263$ and 800 miles at .36c. Totally my fault for not submitting paperwork so will get loads on neext paycheck.
Took me about 6 weeks before I found my groove and things went more smoothly. The stress starting out solo is normal but will get less with experience. My miles over these 10 weeks have been great and loads consistent. If you mess up you may be put in detention for a bit until things catch up but will eventually so have patience and own up to your mistake if it was your fault. As you get better and prove yourself to be consistent in your daily work you will get better loads and will continue to do so until you mess up. After you will have to fix yourself and get consistent again and loads will improve based on trust. Don’t sweat the small stuff as this company is used to newbies breaking stuff. Just learn from it and move on as quickly as you are able. The biggest thing to avoid...more
Over the Road Truck Driver | Nashville, TN | Apr 10, 2019
They suck big-time!!
If they had minus Stars they would get minus!! This is without a doubt in the top three worst companies in America. Quite possibly the top three in the world if that's possible
ProsYou know you're going somewhere else if you don't get too many CSA points from their Junk!!
ConsWhere do you begin.
Over the Road Truck Driver | Nashville, TN | Mar 7, 2020
none running breakdown
always sitting trucks broke down rude people entrapment no professional employer at home base but good trainers there always trying to make otr drivers within the first month a trainer also its a solo company
Van Driver | Plainfield, CT | Sep 15, 2019
bad company to work for, terrible management! I would not recommend anyone to go to this company. Not a fair company. I'm currently looking else that has better management and respects the drivers.
Over the Road Truck Driver | Nashville, TN | Aug 1, 2019
Good start up company
This is an excellent start up company. Also a good 2nd chance company. So if you're fresh out of truck driving school. Don't hesitate to join the western express team.
Over the Road Truck Driver | Nashville, TN | Jul 25, 2019
Awful Company to work for
Of the companies to train with in trucking, skip Western Express. Firstly, expect to make industry minimum. However, what you'll be bringing home in terms of pay is low. For me, it wasn't even enough to pay my bills. They say bonus at signing, but it's paid in installments over 6 months.
This company believes that emergencies follow banker hours. As if, after 5:00pm M-F, and on weekends, problems don't happen. The terminal is minimally staffed on wknds. Communication is horrendous. The managers and depts. don't share or pass along info to the next shift. I've had to deal with MULTIPLE ppl on the same issue who had no idea what was going on.
You'll get miles with this company, but you'll be poorly compensated for them.