Profile For Jack

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  • Location:
    WA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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    1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Post 911 Apprenticeship

Thanks, I will check them out.

The purpose of my detailed questions is trucking is one option that I am looking at. My VA benefits have the potential to pay for quite a bit as well as tax benefits and I am looking at how they will best serve me.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Post 911 Apprenticeship

I have applied but I'm looking for info on specifics as each carrier uses the benefits in their own way.

The military recruiter from Werner asked if I had any questions to which I replied:

"Expected Earnings during the 2 year apprenticeship - How my choices impact those earnings good or bad - What incentive pay does Werner offer? - What comes out of my check vs what is covered/reimbursed? - Average driver wages company wide - Turnover rate - What are the biggest problems new drivers struggle with? - Habits/Traits of the successful vs unsuccessful ones? - Opportunities for growth within the company? - How will I receive feedback/mentorship for professional development?"

Crickets since.

Schneider was pretty good but the recruiter violated some company policies in the things said. The phone interview was beneficial in clearing up some of the questions but they could have saved time and money by putting it out there where prospective applicants could read it ahead of time. The Schneider blog had a few of the answers and passed that along.

The VA has a list of approved apprenticeship program companies but the first one I checked (System Trans) is no longer participating.

I found this site, and grateful for it, trying to find options to the only ones advertising a VA apprenticeship program (US Express, Schneider, Werner).

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Post 911 Apprenticeship

Anything more current on this subject?

I'm enrolled in a local (Olympia, WA) school with a start date in early March. I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of the apprenticeship programs available but the company reps/recruiters all tell me "fill out an application and our military recruiters will be in touch." Even then they don't have much in the way of specifics.

Tax free money is hard to leave on the table but getting specifics from a company can be like nailing jello to the wall.

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