Werner Folks . .

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Seminole Wind's Comment
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Ok Ive been in contact with a Werner recruiter & shes telling me I can go thru orientation, but they may send me home because of the wait time. I was under the impression once I go thru orientation I was in their employ . . . wait to be assigned a trainer, go thru the driving test, physical, etc & now Im getting conflicting stories. Ive talked to a driver thats headed to Atlanta to pick up a trainee & was told theres almost a 2 month wait for trainers. Now I wont be ready to make the trip until I finish up my classes & graduate in April, but I dont want to be pushed by the way side nor NOT earning a check . . . May be go with another company, but there again getting on a trainers truck seems to be the trouble, but this could be any company. Or is there just a high rate of drivers being trained & ready & the companies are having a hard time keeping up. Sorry for kinda rambling but this is SO confusing . . . HELP please ?? confused.gif

Tractor Man's Comment
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Try talking to Swift or Prime for starters. We have drivers from both Companies that have never mentioned waiting times like that. I waited for 3 days with Swift

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Prime hires you from orientation if u have the CDL. There can be long waits for those wanting an instructor who trains you with the permit, especially if you want a non smoking female instructor. However, there seems to be a surplus of trainers for those coming in with CDL for the teaming training portion.

If u have any questions I'm happy to answer


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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