H.O. Wolding is based out of Amherst, WI and has been a family owned business for over 75 years. They specialize in hauling dry-van goods and mostly operate regionally. H.O. Wolding (also called H.O.W) is a medium sized company which hires experienced drivers as well as recent truck driving school graduates. Tuition reimbursement is offered with many new drivers landing a regional position with weekly hometime immediately following training.
Since HO Wolding is a smaller company, they only offer a terminal at their headquarters in Amherst, WI. They do, however, have 16 drop yard locations across the United States and all drivers are allowed to take their trucks home with them during time off.
See the map for current hiring locations and fleets offered. Please note that OTR positions are available in all hiring areas and central Arizona has a very small Southwest Regional fleet as well.
While H.O. Wolding operates through all 48 continental United States, most of their business is regionalized in the Midwest, northeast, and southeast. Most new drivers will have the opportunity to run regional directly following company training.
Drivers who have graduated from an approved CDL school within the past 30 days will receive 3 weeks of paid company training.
No, all drivers are able to become solo drivers directly following training.
H.O. Wolding pulls dry van freight exclusively.
The first week of orientation is paid at $250. During training, drivers will earn a base salary of $75 / day, not to exceed $450 per week. After training, drivers will earn the following mileage based pay:
For every year you drive for H.O. Wolding beyond 3 years, you will receive a $.005 raise each year until you have 14 years of service capping out at $.400 per mile. All mileage pay is paid on Practical Miles instead of Short Route Miles which typically equates to 5% higher mileage than other companies. Drivers are also eligible to receive the following:
On trips of 260 miles or less, drivers will receive and additional $.03 per mile.
Any driver who completes a minimum of 28,250 miles during a 4 month period will receive an additional $.01 to $.04 cents per mile for all miles driven during the previous quarter.
Medical plans offered are a Base Plan, with low weekly premiums and premier coverage, as well as, a Buy Up Plan that has a higher weekly premium with platinum coverage level. Both plans offer greater saving in deductibles and discounts when a preferred in network provider is used. But there is a coverage level still available with both plans outside the preferred network.
Tuition reimbursement is offered to recent graduates of an approved CDL truck driving school. Graduates must have been hired within 30 days of graduation in order to receive tuition reimbursement. If all eligibility requirements are met, drivers can receive up to $10,000 in reimbursements paid at $200 per month.
For drivers in the OTR fleet, one day off is earned for each week on the road. However, the majority of H.O. Wolding drivers run a regional fleet with weekly hometime, usually on the weekends. A regional fleet is usually available immediately following training but will depend on each individual drivers home location.
An immediate family member is allowed with pre-approval and a small insurance fee. Pets are not allowed on any company equipment.
Most trucks are not equipped with an APU. Idling is allowed during uncomfortable temperature ranges.
Drivers in the Northeast Regional fleet may be required to carry freight into or out of NYC.
You are not required to have a hazardous materials endorsement.
You will not be required to travel into Canada.
Trucks are limited to 65mph.
Drivers are forced dispatched.
Average age of a truck is about 2.5 to 3 years old.
Most trucks are 10 speed manual Eaton Fuller transmissions.
Approximately 80% of freight is drop and hook.
Electronic logs are currently being implemented.
The majority of drivers operate solo, but team opportunities do exist. Drivers with less than one year experience will earn $.35 per mile with drivers earning $.41 per mile with more than one year of experience. All mileage pay is based on truck miles and split between two drivers.
While local positions are somewhat rare, there are some positions available in certain major metro areas which can get drivers home everyday. A wide range of regional and dedicated positions are available which will get drivers home at least once per week and usually on weekends. These opportunities will depend entirely on where you live.