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 New Drivers Considering Werner

Joined: 2/18/2008
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 4

New Drivers Considering Werner
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:55:01 PM

New drivers considering Werner, be advised!
     Werner Enterprises states that in it's new driver training program a driver must complete 275 hours of seat time. This process usually takes six to eight weeks. What they don't tell you is this: Although you may have completed the training, you may not be able to get off the training truck and process to a solo driver until sometime after. Many new drivers are being forced to stay on the training truck and "Get In Line" for their own truck. Because of high driver turn over, Werner recruits more drivers than is needed to ensure the fleet is full. During this time you are still paid training wages. Also, you are not eligable for any home time. If after your training is completed and you want to go home, you must take leave of absence and loose your place in line. If after 30 days you have'nt returned, you are considered to have quit.
     As with what has become common in the industry being half truths and in many cases bold face lies, Werner will not disclose this fact in the beginning of the training process and will most likely completely deny the. But it is happening.

Joined: 4/25/2008
Location: greeley, CO
Posts: 1


RE:New Drivers Considering Werner
Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:01:59 AM


This is true and has been happening for quite some time. And though they tell you different, when you do get your own truck be assured it will be a piece of junk.  My trainer even quit because they would not tell trainees that they might have to stay on the truck for a while longer (at training pay) before they got their own truck. After you get your own truck, you can expect to sit at truckstops more than you are on the road ( because the dispatchers don't know how to do their jobs) and when you do get a load, it will probably be less than 650 miles (when you are paid by the mile, this is critacle). I was only making 400 a week because I was sitting more than I was driving. Oh....... and it they promious you 850 a week do do the family dollor dedicated not walk away.... RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN.

Joined: 1/28/2012
Location: Vernon, AL
Posts: 15


RE:New Drivers Considering Werner
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:26:37 PM


Like any thing else in life you have to start at the bottom. In the trucking business of most any company you will start on the bottom sometimes even with experiance you may get a "Junky" truck. That is just the way it is in about any job except the President of the United States! There you get to ride!--- --- Just old Billy started in 1975-- still learning! Home | Message Boards | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer