Current Werner Dollar Store Driver

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Bill P.'s Comment
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I have read all the reviews and comments on the above job. Can get a current driver that does this route to chime in. That way I will have the most up to date information so I can make my decision. I have narrowed my choices down to Werner, Schneider or Swift. In the next day of two i will send application to them hoping to get a pre hire letter. What an incredible journey with starting this new career, but I am not a person to jump around on jobs so I want to make the best choice. Thanks to all that have helped me along the way

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

OldRookie's Comment
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Found the videos below... re Dollar Store gig.

Dollar Store Driver Speaks

Dollar Store Delivery Video

MindFreak's Comment
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I was a store manager for DG...trust me...the job is hard. Especially when you hit a store that has a backroom that is already full and you have to figure out how to get 30 of those rolltainers in it. $1300 a week sounds good but you will earn every penny of it. And when they build the stores they don't care at all about how you will get the truck in there.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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