Profile For Bill W.

Bill W.'s Info

  • Location:
    Waterville, ME

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

  • Social Link:
    Bill W. On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 3 months ago

Bill W.'s Bio

Just a guy wanting to fulfill a childhood dream. It's not too late at 60, do you think?

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Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Having trouble making up my mind...

Thank you everyone for your input. You don't know how much it is appreciated. Well, I have decided on Wil-Trans and start orientation and training next Monday 3/6 in Springfield, MO. The reason I decided on them is because they wanted to speak with my wife to make sure she was ok with my being gone for 2-3 months while training. The gal she talked to gave my wife her direct number in case she needs anything while I'm gone. My recruiter has bent over backwards for me and at this moment I couldn't be more pleased. I know my wife is happy with them and that's 3/4 of the battle right there! :) As a going away gift the church I am the associate pastor for bought my plane ticket so I wouldn't have to spend 49 hrs on a bus. So, the new adventure begins soon. I would be lying if I said I wasn't excited and a tad nervous. I can speak in front of hundreds of people and not bat an eyelash, but this, this is something else. I feel like a big kid!

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Having trouble making up my mind...

I have nothing against Prime. I do know for OTR Wil-Trans pays better to start. I guess me next question is, does anyone know how much is no-touch freight for either? I'm not a spring chicken you know! :)

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Having trouble making up my mind...

I'm starting my third career, US Navy, Minister, and now trucking. Trucking is something I have wanted to do since I was 12 and now at 60 I am heading for training. My problem is I have been accepted by 3 companies, but only 2 really interest me, Wil-Trans and Prime. The position at Prime is Northeast regional based out of the Wal-Mart distribution center in Lewiston, ME (I live about 60 miles away in Waterville, ME). Wil-Trans is of course over the road. I really don't like the idea of a light weight as I'm tight end size... OTR doesn't bother me because we are empty nesters and my wife wants to get her license in October so we can team together. My dilemma is which company? There are pros and cons to each and I need to make up my mind by Monday. What fun! Thoughts anyone?

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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I got accepted to Wil-Trans today!

After 25 years of retail management I decided it was time for a change. I was impressed with the way the handled the whole recruiting process and my recruiter Casey was top notch. I will be starting my new life adventure on 3/6/17 and both my wife and I are excited. We have have hope and plans that she will travel with me after I'm comfortable knowing the business. That said I have tons to learn and we are in know hurry.

Hey James, I just got accepted to Wil-Trans this week as well. I am starting a week after you unless they have an opening on the 6th. My wife and I are empty nesters and are looking to do something different for the next few years until we retire. After I get some experience under my belt, and make sure I like trucking, my wife is going to quit her job and go through training as well. I have Chris as my recruiter and I can say he is top notch. Some of the first words out of his mouth were, "We are an OTR carrier, can you be out 3-4 weeks at a time?" He hasn't tried to snow me yet as far as I can tell. He also calls me each work day just to keep in touch. I applied at Prime as well and getting info out of the recruiter is like pulling teeth. I have been researching this for years and never once thought of Wil-Trans. It was this website that turned me on to them. So far it has been a positive experience. Best of luck to you!

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