National Carriers

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Danielle's Comment
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Good day drivers and soon to be drivers, I recently graduated cdl school,10/31/2017 to be exact and I am searching for my first company. I have already made it in my mind that I'm going to stick with my first company for at least a year. But I'm stuck on which company I would like to go with. I have narrowed my choices down to Schneider, Werner, National Carriers. I've spoken to recruiters at all 3 companies and all of them have a lot of perks. I've even spoken with a few drivers for Schneider and received some great feedback. My question is does anyone here work or have worked with national carriers. I enjoy reading diaries on here just to get views from drivers regarding their experiences with certain companies. And I haven't been able to locate anything about national carriers besides the driver facing cameras and fully automatic fleet. Please if anyone has any information on National Carriers let me know. I look forward to hearing from you guys! Thanks :)

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Hi Danielle, congratulations on getting that CDL done!

In choosing a company, I'd say most of the big ones are much the same. It's in the details where you look for your likes and dislikes, such as pet & rider policy, home time options,etc.

I looked in our Trucking Company Reviews, there's nothing for National Carriers. Others here should come in with their own experience or knowledge.

You can try TT's all-at-once application, Apply For Truck Driving Jobs and enjoy the concept of turning down jobs if they don't suit you.

Here's our "kit" to help decide on a company:

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Danielle's Comment
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Thank you Errol V!

Hi Danielle, congratulations on getting that CDL done!

In choosing a company, I'd say most of the big ones are much the same. It's in the details where you look for your likes and dislikes, such as pet & rider policy, home time options,etc.

I looked in our Trucking Company Reviews, there's nothing for National Carriers. Others here should come in with their own experience or knowledge.

You can try TT's all-at-once application, Apply For Truck Driving Jobs and enjoy the concept of turning down jobs if they don't suit you.

Here's our "kit" to help decide on a company:

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Linden R.'s Comment
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I love National Carriers as a company (I also love the look of their trucks and trailers, lol), and they pay really well. Good benefits and all Kenworths if you're into that kind of thing ;).

John M.'s Comment
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I can try to help with any questions you may have with Werner, alsocongrats on the cdl!

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Danielle's Comment
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Thanks for responding John. Are you currently working at Werner? I am wondering about the training process. I know its typically the same with most major companies but I have heard that Schneider does not allow the trainer to sleep while you're driving and that the trainer is up coaching or answering questions, monitoring you the whole while driving. Which is something I would love to have. Is there any feed back you can give me about being a rookie with Werner. Thanks

I can try to help with any questions you may have with Werner, alsocongrats on the cdl!

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
John M.'s Comment
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Who told you that about Schneider? The recruiter and Saftey at Werner told me the same thing and my first trainer slept the first day with me in the truck behind the wheel, which was day two with him. Now I say that with him being a 20 year vet and i guess he felt comfortable enough around me driving to do it, my second trainer did also bit atleast knew I knew what I was doing for he most part but with either of them they where a yell away, now I ve spoken to alot of trainers that do that where the first two weeks is them watching and so on and if I decide to go that route that's how I'm going to train but honestly take things said about companies I've learned with a grain of salt because and 5his is just my opinion but what someone should do and actually does is two different things sometimes with that said I ve loved my time at Werner and I'm still living it my fleet managers of the two I've had one being the temp 90 day one and my current are amazing and my second trainer was also first not so much though he was quite knowledgeable and a good safe driver and i learned and took what i could from him, he and I didn't jive personality wise and it got to me badly to the point I almost quit but I kept on trucking (get it?) And got another and the second and I clicked very well, we even liked the same music, what are the odds but either way I hope you come give Werner a shot if you've any other questions Id be happy to answer them

Fleet Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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