Established in 1991, western express started as a small family owned business with big dreams. The goal of the company was to meet their driver’s needs each day so that their drivers would serve their clients better.
That simple formula for taking great care of drivers has since seen this company grow tremendously. This company now has 2,450 power units and 6500 trucks/trailers and their clients continue to increase including the fortune 500 companies. The company offers freight services such as dry van, flatbed among others.
Flatbed Truck Driving Jobs
Western express has one of the best pay rates for flat bed in the industry. They hire both experienced and inexperienced drivers for their flatbed services. For new drivers the company has a put in place proper training programs that will make it easier for you to learn how the company operates as fast as possible.
Western express pays 40 CPM flat mileage rates on all miles. Their tarp pay is $25.00 with a $10.00 increase. While you are on training, you will receive a weekly pay of $500.
Further, you will enjoy a lot of time at home. There is a set home priority time policy that ensures drivers get home if you would like to be home every weekend, you can choose the dedicated and regional options.
The company knows and understands that drivers too need a rest that is why they provide paid vacations to their loyal drivers.
The company adds new trucks in the newest technology to their trucks so you can always be assured of the best equipment there is in the market. Their trucks are installed with features such as NAVIGO GPS and TripPak app that allows truck drivers to scan bills with their iPhone immediately they are signed.
After working for the company for 30 days continuously, you will be legible for:
• Health insurance
Requirements for joining western trucking
• Pass drug and alcohol tests
• Have a 3 months OTR truck driving experience
• Pass DOT physical
• Have a class A CDL
• Have MVR that’s acceptable
Lease to own program
If you have always dreamed of owning your own truck, your dreams can become a reality with their lease-to-own program. Western trucking has a program that allows drivers to be their own bosses and to start their own trucking companies quite easily. Their lease is crafted in such a way that it will meet the needs of their drivers and make it possible to own their trucks.
• Easy and quick settlements
• Discounts at national and tire centers
• Break down support 24/7
• Paid tools
• Liability and general cargo insurance offered.
• Great pay
• More home time
• One must be a CDL holder
• Should be over 22 years
• Have more than 6 months OTR experience in the last 12 months.
Western Express Reviews from real truck drivers
“I have been working at western express as a full time truck driver. This is a good company with some decent health insurance plan and well maintained trucks. They have a good pay for their flatbed drivers. The only problem with this company is that they have the poorest communication and planning. You have to really fight to get time to go home and the dispatchers during weekends are so mean. The management should listen to their drivers more since they are the ones out there making money for the company.” ( Ben)
“One of the best companies I worked for. The salary is also good considering that I started out as an inexperienced driver. The dispatch is not always on your neck if you do what you are expected to in good time. There is also free Wi-Fi at some depots. For some reasons, the trucks I was given always broke down.” (Denis)
“I’ve worked at western express for two years and it has to be one of the most competitive companies I have worked in. If you are persistent, you will be able to earn more money than most of your colleagues. The management is super! Sometimes, there is a lot of work that can get boring. During the slow seasons, you may feel a little bit micromanaged.” ( Mike)