Told Werner I Woud Do Dollar Gen.

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Bryan E.'s Comment
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Can I change my mind at orientation,and go OTR ? Worried about my back at 58 years old,not worried about backing up.Iam better at it then going forward.

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.

Saxon W.'s Comment
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Is that all they offered for your zip code?

Bryan E.'s Comment
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OTR and Dollar Gen,Family Dollar.Recuritor said they going to train me on Dollar Gen and I could get off any time I wanted.

Is that all they offered for your zip code?

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.

Tractor Man's Comment
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You are a braver man than me! Good Luck. Report back with your thoughts and experiences good-luck.gif

Saxon W.'s Comment
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OTR and Dollar Gen,Family Dollar.Recuritor said they going to train me on Dollar Gen and I could get off any time I wanted.

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Is that all they offered for your zip code?

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They got lift gates on the truck. Get in good with people at the stores. You'll make good money and in a year you can become a trainer. Werner pays trainers very well. Just one year dude and you're golden.

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.

MindFreak's Comment
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As a former DG manager, let me assure you..getting in good with the people at the store has nothing to do with it. Payroll hours are so short that there was no way I could offer any help to the driver whatsoever. You will be unloading alone and moving those rolltainers into the store. Yes they have lift gates..they will allow you to take 3 rolltainers at a time out of the truck or load 3 empties onto the truck, but it is all you. And let us hope for your sake that they are still at least trying to enforce the policy about freight in the backroom. The day I took over my store there was 38 rolltainers already in there and guess what...it was delivery day! I wish you the best but my advice is don't do it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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I have done merchandising work in several Dollar Generals. I just want to say that what MindFreak says is quite believable.

The thing about not helping you is not some kind of work rule thing. Most retail stores are run at least one clerk less than the manager would like. That's a rule from the main office.

Bill P.'s Comment
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Hey Bryan E. what did they tell you your pay would be. I am starting school in 2 weeks then I am seriously thinking abut going to Werner. Just checking what they told me.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Can I change my mind at orientation,and go OTR ? Worried about my back at 58 years old,not worried about backing up.Iam better at it then going forward.

This is not so complicated. Call your recruiter and say you want OTR. Done. Do not go Dollar General or Family Dollar. It's not all about the money.

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.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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You should have no problem switching to otr. While Werner would love to have you fill that DG spot, they are just as happy to get more otr drivers

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.

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