Profile For Sean M.

Sean M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Bangor, ME

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Orientation in Allentown

Ok, I'm back. Sorry its been a few days. Orientation here in Allentown. So, here's an update. Day 1 was 18 hours on a bus. 'Nuff said. Day 2 started at 6 waiting for the van from the hotel to the terminal. There is A LOT of paperwork. Training sessions on the computer and DOT physical. Back to the hotel by 7. Day 3 consisted of finishing up the last of the computer sessions, a few more classes and hanging out. There has been a lot of information thrown at us in 2 days. Tomorrow I will get to try the simulator. After that, I will get to meet my driver trainer and head out on the road. Stay tuned, more updates soon.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Orientation in Allentown

I just finished training with Werner about a month ago. I went to the Lakeland, FL terminal for orientation. Those who went to Roadmaster school and got their physical there didn't have to get a new one when they went to Werner. Everyone else had to. I think that was because they had the doc doing physical at both. That may vary at the Allentown terminal.

I haven't been to the Allentown terminal at all yet, so I can't speak for the facilities there, but I can tell you the quality varies from terminal to terminal.

The quality of the trainers varies from trainer to trainer. I had two really good trainers myself. I would have stuck with the first one, but I ended up needing surgery 2 weeks into training. But I have also heard horror stories about some of the trainers. If you have issues with your trainer, try and give it a week or two to straighten out if you can but if necessary do not hesitate to call the student dept to get a new trainer.

Thanks for the help. I head to Allentown, Tuesday morning. 5:20 am. 18 hours on a bus. My recruiter said there will be another physical and drug screening. I'm praying for the right trainer. I have read some HORROR stories. I have also read some positive stories also. I am excited about my new career. I'm scheduled for the New England region. Maine to Virginia.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

I have worked in kitchens most of my life. I have been a chef for the last 20 years or so. Started as a dishwasher, worked my way up through. Did a stint in the Marines, as a cook. Had some other jobs along the way, but have always ended up in a kitchen.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Orientation in Allentown

Thanks. I will keep you all posted on how things go. Living in Maine, I'm not looking forward to the 14 hour bus ride to Allentown.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Orientation in Allentown

I'm new to the site, and new to the trucking industry. I got my CDL last month, and am headed to Allentown to orientation for Werner next week. Can anyone out there fill me in on what to expect? I had a DOT physical in school. Will I take another one there? What was your experience while in orientation? How are the facilities? How are the driver trainers?

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