Nitty Gritty On Werner?

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David J.'s Comment
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I'm in School and I'm thinking about going with Werner. I'm planning on staying with my first Company for at least 2-3 years or more if possible. Is Werner the kind of place where you could be happy for a long time? Does anyone know anything about their SE regional division? The recruiter said it pays a guaranteed $1300/wk. Is that just "snake oil" or what?

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Bryan E.'s Comment
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Going my self at the end of May,recruiter told me .35 cent mile to start

I'm in School and I'm thinking about going with Werner. I'm planning on staying with my first Company for at least 2-3 years or more if possible. Is Werner the kind of place where you could be happy for a long time? Does anyone know anything about their SE regional division? The recruiter said it pays a guaranteed $1300/wk. Is that just "snake oil" or what?

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Bryan E.'s Comment
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Gotta start some where.Werner as good as any.Going to Dallas for my orientation.

Going my self at the end of May,recruiter told me .35 cent mile to start

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I'm in School and I'm thinking about going with Werner. I'm planning on staying with my first Company for at least 2-3 years or more if possible. Is Werner the kind of place where you could be happy for a long time? Does anyone know anything about their SE regional division? The recruiter said it pays a guaranteed $1300/wk. Is that just "snake oil" or what?

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Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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Werner has treated me pretty good so far. $1300 guaranteed for the southeast division is highly unlikely unless they are talking about a surge account supporting dollar General and dollartree. If that is the case I don't recommend you taking that fresh out of school. The regular southeast division is just otr with a focus in the southeast. They can still send you elsewhere but most of your loads will be in the southeast.

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.

David J.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone, I'm definitely leaning towards Werner, but I'm just trying to be thorough before I make a leap. I still have a couple weeks at Roadmasters before I graduate. I definitely like their tuition reimbursement program and feel they are a strong Company, with enough Freight to keep me busy.

Miracleofmagick, I live in North Florida, and would probably be in Lakeland for Orientation. Do you have any experience with their dedicated routes in Florida?

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
miracleofmagick's Comment
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My experience with their dedicated routes in Florida is pretty much that most if them are hard to get on. Well, except for Dollar General and I don't recommend that one. We seem to have a lot of drivers in Florida and Werner doesn't have a lot of freight here. Most likely you'd have to do our while getting on a waiting list for the dedicated route you want.

Thanks everyone, I'm definitely leaning towards Werner, but I'm just trying to be thorough before I make a leap. I still have a couple weeks at Roadmasters before I graduate. I definitely like their tuition reimbursement program and feel they are a strong Company, with enough Freight to keep me busy.

Miracleofmagick, I live in North Florida, and would probably be in Lakeland for Orientation. Do you have any experience with their dedicated routes in Florida?

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Alfred G.'s Comment
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I'm grateful I read this. I called Werner about new grad offerings, and he mentioned the Dollar General account in FL, my home state. Thanks guys for the comments.

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