Starting With Werner

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Chia907's Comment
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I realized they manage to let me go through this whole process and I realized never actually did my tuition reimbursement paperwork nor did they ever go over my actual pay and everything. My point is ASK questions to the point where they are tired of you. Make them do there job. In their defense they are dealing with a lot of people in orientation, but it's still your career so take care of business.I Will keep everyone updated.

I'm interested in Werner too. I want to make sure, who is responsible for confirming actual pay (I see $500-550 a week) and tuition reimbursement? Is that Payroll, HR, or recruiter? I want that confirmed before I sign on. Is that possible?

Trucker Stewie's Comment
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Well the training pay is Guaranteed 550$/week before taxes while with a trainer. Paid every Thursday depending on your bank. Recruiter just recruits you. It should be done during orientation as far as your reimbursement which is 250$ month. As for your pay after training as far as cents per mile and such you talk to driver placement and your driver liaison at orientation. You will have to ask your recruiter who your driver liason will be. Hope this helps and feel free to ask any more questions.

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I realized they manage to let me go through this whole process and I realized never actually did my tuition reimbursement paperwork nor did they ever go over my actual pay and everything. My point is ASK questions to the point where they are tired of you. Make them do there job. In their defense they are dealing with a lot of people in orientation, but it's still your career so take care of business.I Will keep everyone updated.

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I'm interested in Werner too. I want to make sure, who is responsible for confirming actual pay (I see $500-550 a week) and tuition reimbursement? Is that Payroll, HR, or recruiter? I want that confirmed before I sign on. Is that possible?

Trucker Stewie's Comment
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Oh ok that's good. It is ridiculous you have to go through school, but it should be stress free and easy. Power through it. Keep me updated. Werner is worth waiting for, but there are companies that won't require school if you need in immediately.

Oh ya, I've got my CDL with tanker and hazmat endorsements already. Just don't have enough training hours.

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Oh wow that sucks. Did you at least get your CDL?

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Tanker Man's Comment
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Ya, not so much the fact I need in immediately, but I am rather limited on my options. I got charged with DUI in 2012 but got found not guilty. However, I still lost my license for a year(yes I blew but it was high). So anyway long story short, the way it shows up on my MVR , I am not really eligible until this fall for Werner. However, Werner, MCT, and TransAm are really only my other options at this time, unless I am missing a few that take 3 year old DUI's.

Oh ok that's good. It is ridiculous you have to go through school, but it should be stress free and easy. Power through it. Keep me updated. Werner is worth waiting for, but there are companies that won't require school if you need in immediately.

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Oh ya, I've got my CDL with tanker and hazmat endorsements already. Just don't have enough training hours.

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Oh wow that sucks. Did you at least get your CDL?

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Tanker Man's Comment
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Surprisingly enough that all just changed. A miracle happened and I am set to start Groen**** on September 5th.

Ya, not so much the fact I need in immediately, but I am rather limited on my options. I got charged with DUI in 2012 but got found not guilty. However, I still lost my license for a year(yes I blew but it was high). So anyway long story short, the way it shows up on my MVR , I am not really eligible until this fall for Werner. However, Werner, MCT, and TransAm are really only my other options at this time, unless I am missing a few that take 3 year old DUI's.

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Oh ok that's good. It is ridiculous you have to go through school, but it should be stress free and easy. Power through it. Keep me updated. Werner is worth waiting for, but there are companies that won't require school if you need in immediately.

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Oh ya, I've got my CDL with tanker and hazmat endorsements already. Just don't have enough training hours.

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Oh wow that sucks. Did you at least get your CDL?

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Trucker Stewie's Comment
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Super happy for ya man. Which company if you don't mind me asking?

Surprisingly enough that all just changed. A miracle happened and I am set to start Groen**** on September 5th.

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Ya, not so much the fact I need in immediately, but I am rather limited on my options. I got charged with DUI in 2012 but got found not guilty. However, I still lost my license for a year(yes I blew but it was high). So anyway long story short, the way it shows up on my MVR , I am not really eligible until this fall for Werner. However, Werner, MCT, and TransAm are really only my other options at this time, unless I am missing a few that take 3 year old DUI's.

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Oh ok that's good. It is ridiculous you have to go through school, but it should be stress free and easy. Power through it. Keep me updated. Werner is worth waiting for, but there are companies that won't require school if you need in immediately.

double-quotes-start.png

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Oh ya, I've got my CDL with tanker and hazmat endorsements already. Just don't have enough training hours.

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Oh wow that sucks. Did you at least get your CDL?

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Trucker Stewie's Comment
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So here is an update on my journey with Werner. I'm 3 days into training and my trainer is VERY laid back. Almost too much, but he pretty told me that if he could evaluate me earlier and skip the hours then I would be good to go. He was shocked at how good my driving was as a whole and said I must be a natural born trucker. I'm very humble so I didn't feed on that. I want my 275 hours of training, but he says he will have me out at 240 since I'm this good. So that will have to do. My trips have flown by and it is a true sign that I simply enjoy driving this truck. I have met interesting people both good and Bad. My trainer is an owner operator and is making.......well.... A lot of money. He is a little odd and talks to him self at times, but it's ok, he only answers himself every now and then. He treats me very well and is completely laid back. He trusts me a little more than I would trust a rookie driver. I got my whopping 275$ check today from orientation and should start getting training pay next week. Heading to Pennsylvania from Louisiana now so updates to come. Thank y'all!

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Tanker Man's Comment
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I had it listed in the last response but it got blocked out some how. Anyway, I am going to Groen**** Transport Inc. They are a tanker company based out of Enid, OK I believe. Super excited about it, I actually had my heart set on going there after getting some experience and getting past these few hurdles. Fortunately enough, after saying some prayers and knowing a few of their top tier drivers that put in some good words few me, they have decided to give me a shot!! Now it is just the long dreaded wait until orientation begins. Can't wait to get going!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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