Western Express

Working at Western Express: Company Overview and Reviews

Western Express
Western Express
1717 reviews
Western Express Ratings
Average rating of 1717 reviews on Indeed
3.0Work-Life Balance
3.1Pay & Benefits
3.2Job Security & Advancement
7135 Centennial Pl, Nashville, TN 37209
1,001 to 5,000
$100M to $500M (USD)
Transport and Freight

Popular jobs at Western Express

 Average SalarySalary Range
Truck Driver
1918 Salaries reported
per week
Van Driver
73 Salaries reported
per week
Owner Operator Driver
1 Salaries reported
per week
Entry Level Truck Driver
1 Salaries reported
per hour
23 Salaries reported
per week
Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 1471 reviews
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Stock Options

Western Express Reviews

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Overall Reviews at Western Express

I now work for another company that knows my name and appreciates vets | Nashville, TN | Mar 12, 2020
They suck
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 experience
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.

Questions And Answers about Western Express

What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Western Express?
Asked Aug 15, 2016
Just walk out because they don't interview you. It's not worth the head ach you are going to have
Answered May 9, 2020
Your company pay is not good..been that way for years..starting pay should be .50 per mile..toss out that sliding scale..seems like you are intent on taking advantage of drivers..period
Answered Apr 1, 2020
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Western Express a better place to work?
Asked Nov 16, 2019
I would take a little better car of people’s trucks. I wouldn’t limit people, I feel like you can make good money but you’re restricted to really make a killing.
Answered May 7, 2020
Respect the employees better
Answered May 3, 2020
Is there orientation pay
Asked Jan 2, 2017
You only get paid once you are with a trainer in a truck on duty. The time you sit in the motel waiting for one you get nothing. If you do flat bed you do get paid for the securement class. Orientation pay is only 400 a week so once they take taxes out on you. You will get abot 320 a week
Answered May 9, 2020
No they dont pay for orientation, and if they tell you they do they lied, 400.00 dollars a week now that's a joke. You only make 400.00 a week if you work 7 days straight with a trainer and thats if your trainer feels like working. You get paid 57.14 a day while in training. dont recommend taking a cash advance because that's pretty much half your first check. Your constantly waiting on loads and the DM does ignore you which burns your clock and your pockets. You have to stay on them for your money.
Answered Oct 6, 2019
How do you feel about the future of Western Express?
Asked Jun 14, 2018
It will never change because they know there is always going to be people out there that's going to work for them we are just numbers to them.
Answered May 9, 2020
If the company "is soooo bad" why are they still in business
Answered Oct 16, 2019
What is the best part of working at Western Express?
Asked Nov 29, 2019
Flexibility, opportunity to make money.
Answered May 7, 2020
Answered May 2, 2020