Profile For Trucker Stewie

Trucker Stewie's Info

  • Location:
    Como, MS

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 1 month ago

Trucker Stewie's Bio

I am a brand spanking new Trucker and am truly excited to begin my new career in this industry. I am a Veteran and after 6 years in the military I feel like I just need a job where I'm out there doing my own thing to an extent. Hope to meet many cool people and see many cool places.

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Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Starting with Werner

So here is an update on my journey with Werner. I'm 3 days into training and my trainer is VERY laid back. Almost too much, but he pretty told me that if he could evaluate me earlier and skip the hours then I would be good to go. He was shocked at how good my driving was as a whole and said I must be a natural born trucker. I'm very humble so I didn't feed on that. I want my 275 hours of training, but he says he will have me out at 240 since I'm this good. So that will have to do. My trips have flown by and it is a true sign that I simply enjoy driving this truck. I have met interesting people both good and Bad. My trainer is an owner operator and is making.......well.... A lot of money. He is a little odd and talks to him self at times, but it's ok, he only answers himself every now and then. He treats me very well and is completely laid back. He trusts me a little more than I would trust a rookie driver. I got my whopping 275$ check today from orientation and should start getting training pay next week. Heading to Pennsylvania from Louisiana now so updates to come. Thank y'all!

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Super happy for ya man. Which company if you don't mind me asking?

Surprisingly enough that all just changed. A miracle happened and I am set to start Groen**** on September 5th.

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Ya, not so much the fact I need in immediately, but I am rather limited on my options. I got charged with DUI in 2012 but got found not guilty. However, I still lost my license for a year(yes I blew but it was high). So anyway long story short, the way it shows up on my MVR, I am not really eligible until this fall for Werner. However, Werner, MCT, and TransAm are really only my other options at this time, unless I am missing a few that take 3 year old DUI's.

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Oh ok that's good. It is ridiculous you have to go through school, but it should be stress free and easy. Power through it. Keep me updated. Werner is worth waiting for, but there are companies that won't require school if you need in immediately.

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Oh ya, I've got my CDL with tanker and hazmat endorsements already. Just don't have enough training hours.

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Oh wow that sucks. Did you at least get your CDL?

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Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Oh ok that's good. It is ridiculous you have to go through school, but it should be stress free and easy. Power through it. Keep me updated. Werner is worth waiting for, but there are companies that won't require school if you need in immediately.

Oh ya, I've got my CDL with tanker and hazmat endorsements already. Just don't have enough training hours.

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Oh wow that sucks. Did you at least get your CDL?

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Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Well the training pay is Guaranteed 550$/week before taxes while with a trainer. Paid every Thursday depending on your bank. Recruiter just recruits you. It should be done during orientation as far as your reimbursement which is 250$ month. As for your pay after training as far as cents per mile and such you talk to driver placement and your driver liaison at orientation. You will have to ask your recruiter who your driver liason will be. Hope this helps and feel free to ask any more questions.

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I realized they manage to let me go through this whole process and I realized never actually did my tuition reimbursement paperwork nor did they ever go over my actual pay and everything. My point is ASK questions to the point where they are tired of you. Make them do there job. In their defense they are dealing with a lot of people in orientation, but it's still your career so take care of business.I Will keep everyone updated.

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I'm interested in Werner too. I want to make sure, who is responsible for confirming actual pay (I see $500-550 a week) and tuition reimbursement? Is that Payroll, HR, or recruiter? I want that confirmed before I sign on. Is that possible?

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Starting with Werner

Ok everyone. A little update on Trucker Stewie here. I lucked out and already have a Trainer assigned to me. Ron called me letting me know he is on his way from San Antonio to Dallas to pick me up and he would be here Last night, but it didn't workout since they wanted him to go to Cali with a load so I'm stuck here another night. He is suppose to be her tonight and we will head out at 10am tomorrow. I am very anxious to meet Ron and to see who I have to look up to in training me and preparing for my future trucking career. I realized they manage to let me go through this whole process and I realized never actually did my tuition reimbursement paperwork nor did they ever go over my actual pay and everything. My point is ASK questions to the point where they are tired of you. Make them do there job. In their defense they are dealing with a lot of people in orientation, but it's still your career so take care of business.I Will keep everyone updated.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Oh wow that sucks. Did you at least get your CDL?

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Werner training

Ok everyone. A little update on Trucker Stewie here. I lucked out and already have a Trainer assigned to me. Ron called me letting me know he is on his way from San Antonio to Dallas to pick me up and he will be here tonight. I am very anxious to meet Ron and to see who I have to look up to in training me and preparing for my future trucking career. Keep you all updated.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Thanks GTown I'm definitely going to check it out.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Thanks Jay. I appreciate it.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Starting with Werner

Ok, so I got out of military 1 year ago. Hopped from working at Wal-Mart to working for a small Company named Cyber-AV. I loved working at Cyber-AV, but my true calling is Trucking. I started at Roadmasters in Millington, TN. It is a $7000 school to attend, but it was worth it considering my GI Bill paid for it hahaha. In 3 weeks I learned a lot. There were good instructors and bad instructors. The first week was with a the class instructor who did good at preparing us for the CDL written Permit test. By Friday between drug screens, background checks, and testing we went from a class of 25 to a class of 9. So Monday, we started working and driving the trucks. This is where the course flew by. I had orientation with Werner scheduled by the beginning of the second week. The good thing about Roadmasters is that you test in their truck with their DOT certified examiners. So I took my test on Tuesday, had my CDL license by Wednesday, and Werner had me on a Greyhound from Memphis to Dallas, TX on Thursday. At 7am on Friday Orientation started in which we did the typical paperwork and did our hair follicle and **** test. Since I went to Roadmasters which is partnered with Werner I didn't have to do a road test and physical here. You have to do some Etrainers on the computer, about 15 of them which I knocked out in a few hours by using the computer and my phone to do multiple Assignments at a time. (Multitasking is great) So now that I have my badge and everything is done I am just getting payed to sit here in this hotel which isn't too bad while waiting for my drug test to get back and then I will wait for a trainer. The pay is 550 weekly for training and Breakfast and Lunch is provided at orientation, not at the hotel. There is a shuttle that will run you from your hotel to Walmart. My experience has been pain free, but that could be because I stayed prepared and finished everything promptly. Being on time and getting things done can make your life easier. Please feel free to ask any questions and I would love any advice from trainers or veteran truckers as I am sitting in this hotel room twiddling my thumbs. Thank you all. TRUCKER Stewie out!

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