Werner Dollar Tree Account

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CT Trucker 's Comment
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So I got off the phone with the recruiter at werner they have a dollar tree account opening which pays 46cpm and $225 per trailer load with a guarantee $1200 min per week with a $5000 sign on bonus... I know it's a piece by piece unload curious if it's worth it or look at something else...hope to get some helpful feedback

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

murderspolywog's Comment
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If you do a search you will find some threads already about the doller accounts. I think the general consensus will be there to hard/danger s for a rookie. IE with the tight backs and tue confined spaces you have to work with for truck maneuvers. We have had lots of people ask maybe a few tride it but I don't think any one lasted at it. I would pass it up. The reason they pay so much is because they can't keep drivers on the account. I had to do a load ones for a doller account I won't do it aggen. Not wotht the money for the risk you take.

CT Trucker 's Comment
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I seen the threads but they were a few years ago so wasn't sure if anything may have changed !!!! I don't mind hard work but not trying to blow my back out either lol... the recruiter said don't lift anything over 15 lbs lol

murderspolywog's Comment
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It's not the work that is a problem it's the backing and driving in very tight quarters. Blind side backing across lanes of traffic. Down allyways, Things like that. You won't be making a lot of miles, so .46 is not a lot of money. I just don't think it's worth it for the money.

Chris K.'s Comment
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I am baffled as to how the us express driver maneuvered his truck into the dollar tree in my town. At passed at 11 am and it appeared he was just opening his doors, the lot was full of cars etc. Baffled I say!

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.
Scott M's Comment
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It's not the work that is a problem it's the backing and driving in very tight quarters. Blind side backing across lanes of traffic. Down allyways, Things like that

I agree!- BUT-

You should read the other posts here about Dollar trucks- How about the box of pickles in glass jars- stacked at the top of the boxes- you reach up, box rips and sticky pickle juice all over your head and clothes- Or the heavy box of cans up top that falls. Also- how the trucks are packed- you have deliveries to 3 stores- and it's all mixed together- that means when unloading for one store, you have to take every single box out, so that you get all the boxes for the one store. Anyway- this is what has been written before.

But the silver lining is the exercise. Good luck.

Justin N.'s Comment
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Summer is coming upon us. Do you really want to be drenched in sweat for five hours at each stop? It gets hotter and hotter the farther back into the trailer you go, far hotter than the outside temperature even.

I would not do that account again even for twice as much money as what you are being offered. No exaggeration.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

CT Trucker 's Comment
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Thank as for the advice fellas there is a lot more cons then pros on This account for sure !!! Guess I will keep my eyes open and see if there is any better opportunities out here

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I worked the Dollar Tree account with US Xpress and I can verify that it's the most brutal trucking job I've ever had. As others have alluded to it's not any one factor that makes it so difficult. It's several different factors. You're running your brains out to keep your scheduled appointments at all of the stores, many of which are indeed nearly impossible to get into safely. Then you're unloading all of that freight by hand in the heat or cold and you'll find a lot of people wind up with back, wrist, and head injuries from picking up boxes wrong or having freight fall from near the top of the trailer onto their heads.

It really does pay well. I made $62,000 the year I worked that job and still got home every weekend. But you will earn every penny of that in blood, sweat, exhaustion, and stress. It's definitely not a job I would recommend to a rookie driver. Learning to run OTR when you're new to the industry is extremely difficult without the magnitudes of hardship that account adds to the mix.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CT Trucker 's Comment
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Thanks Brett for your insight on this topic, I totally forgot you did a dollar account with us-xpress. I want to save my back wrist and head as long as possible since the retirement age will probably be 70 by the time I'm ready lol...But definitely want to enjoy the account I'm on and not be miserable everyday.

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