Werner Enterprises, INC is based out of Omaha, NE and was founded in 1956. It is currently the 5th largest truckload carrier in the United States with more than 7,250 trucks and over 25,000 trailers. While the majority of freight is dry van, Werner also hauls some temperature controlled and flatbed fright as well.
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All 48 continental United States.
All 48 continental Unites States as well as Canada.
Minimum of 275 driving hours which normally takes approximately 6 weeks.
No, after training is complete drivers may move directly into the solo driver division.
During company training drivers will earn a flat salary of $350 per week. Drivers in training may also draw a maximum of $150 / week as a cash advance.
After training, pay is based on a complicated sliding pay scale depending on region of the country, length of haul, and your average fuel mileage. But the pay starts at 26cpm and increases from there.
OTR drivers receive 1 day of hometime for each week spent on the road with a minimum of 2 weeks out at a time. Hometime on regional and dedicated accounts vary but daily and weekly hometime opportunities exist in certain areas.
Werner does have a rider program for those over 12 years of age as long as an insurance form and small insurance fee are submitted. A small pet is also allowed but you will not be able to have the pet with you during training.
After 30 days of employment, drivers can earn an additional $100 per month up to a maximum of $6,000 in tuition reimbursement.
While Canadian freight is available, drivers are not forced to drive into Canada.
Both team and solo operations are available.
Drivers may refuse NYC freight.
Approximately 80% of all freight is drop and hook.
Drivers may refuse freight containing placarded hazardous materials.
Yes, except for NYC, Canada, and freight containing placarded hazardous materials.
Trucks are on average 1.5 years old.
Mostly 10 speed manual transmissions.
Truck speeds range between 61mph and 65mph with most trucks operating at no higher than 62mph.
This was the first carrier to use DOT approved e-logs. The entire fleet uses e-logs and has for many years.
Some trucks are equipped with APU's but the majority of trucks are not equipped. For trucks without an APU, automatic engine start / shut off features are used to maintain a comfortable temperature and charged batteries.
Various dedicated and regional positions are available for drivers with at least 6 months of OTR driving experience. There are over 100 dedicated fleets currently in operation at Werner.