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2011-04-06 17:53:43

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(Nashville, Tenn.) – Western Express, Inc., a leading flatbed and dry van carrier, just increased its starting pay for both flatbed and dry van fleets by an additional two cents per mile. In addition to this increase, Western Express continues to set itself apart from other companies in the trucking industry with its state-of-the-art equipment, the latest in technology and a substantial array of driver benefits.


“Western is known in the industry for providing our drivers with high miles,” said Matt Neal, Western Express director of recruiting. “With this new pay increase, our company offers drivers an excellent opportunity to earn more money at Western.”


The company recently finished replacing 1,500 of its 2,400 tractors with 2011 Internationals, Volvos and Freightliners and also switched to electronic logs for its drivers, allowing for more efficient drive and down time. Additionally, Western Express offers drivers a 3-cent-per-mile performance bonus each quarter, based on certain mileage numbers, on-time delivery percentage and other factors, as well as a $500 sign-on bonus for flatbed drivers. Western Express also provides a daily class to educate its drivers about CSA 2010 and gives them the tools they need to be safe on the road.


“Our driver satisfaction is at an all-time high,” said Neal. “This pay raise is just one of the ways we show our appreciation for all the hard work and dedication our drivers put in.”


Drivers with six months or more of experience can find a lasting career at Western Express with opportunities available in OTR, regional, dedicated and local. For more information about the driving opportunities at Western Express, Inc., please visit or call 1-877-316-7100.


About Western Express, Inc.

Western Express, Inc. is an asset-based truckload carrier founded in 1991 by Donna and Wayne Wise. In the last 20 years, the company has grown to become a national large tier industry truckload carrier. Emerging as one of the leading flatbed and dry van carriers, Western Express continues to make a substantial presence in the transportation industry.