Werner Review, My Final Days

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Brian 's Comment
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People always ask about choosing a company starting out, just wanted to post my experiences with Werner over the past 15 months

I chose Werner because of the opportunities they offered in the dedicated account division. I started on the Wal-Mart account and hated the multiple stop, multi-zone reefer. I told them I was unhappy, and days later I was able to transfer to the 3M account.

I have been on the 3M for a year, and have really enjoyed the experience. I get an average of 3000 miles per week, and my loads are 95% drop & hook. I would have a preassigned load set up before i was finished with my current load, very very rare to sit waiting for a load. Pay is very good starting out at .35cpm, and if you run over 10,000 miles a month, you get a .02 cpm bonus for all miles driven that month.

I was fortunate enough to receive 2 driver of the month awards during the year, which I was really surprised about. I didn't do anything special in my eyes, I went where I was told, got there on time, and never complained.

Home time was a couple days after being out 10-14 days at a time, any home time requests, were always honored. You also had the option of being home weekly, but of course your miles would be less

I am moving on to a local dedicated job, I will still drive an average of 500 miles per day, but will be able to sleep in my own bed, and eat home cooking!

Bottom line, I would go back if things don't work out with my new adventure.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Quinton's Comment
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Thanks for the post Brian.......I am going to school in March and not sure which company to start with, I kinda want to do the flat bed thing but I will decide when I graduate again thanks for the info

Lynn V., Unwritten's Comment
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I'm planning on going to Werner. I'm hoping that by this time next month I'll be in Omaha for orientation. I do my road test is in two days and then I'll have additional training at school. By Friday afternoon, I should know when my last day of school will be. So excited is putting it mildly.

Rob S.'s Comment
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Thans for sharing your experience. Werner is one of my top three choices once I am licensed. I would be based out of Southern Ontario, so not sure which way the loads would be going, hopefully the southern USA! Not a fan of Canadian winters :(

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Thanks for posting this! My first choice is Prime, which I'm going to do what I can to get in with them, but my fall back choices are Werner and Roehl. This was excellent information. Good luck!

I would be based out of Southern Ontario, so not sure which way the loads would be going, hopefully the southern USA! Not a fan of Canadian winters :(

Ooooh, but you have Smoke's Poutinerie and Tim Horton's. I'll trade you locations. smile.gif

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