Frustrations With Werner Enterprises, I'm Finished With Them

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Cornelius A.'s Comment
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Mega carriers are the best training you will ever get

Errol V.'s Comment
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Ad356 has standards:

so yes, i would agree that so far this journey has been full of things that don't meet expectations.

There your problem right there. Many people come to this industry with "expectations" I believe are more like their demands. "Home every weekend"? You can certainly expect that, but you'll search high and low to find a company so generous to rookie drivers. You are having such a hard time because you are looking for that company that meets your demands, instead of expecting to start out like 95% of new drivers that go OTR for quite a while before they get to one of those weekend off jobs.

A heads up - add this into your "expectations": a company may say you'll get weekends​ off, but don't be surprised if these weekends only last 34 hours or so. That means you get home Saturday afternoon and head out Monday morning.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Patrick C.'s Comment
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Hey Rainy, I called a certain 'Evil Mega Carrier' yesterday. Inuiring about their long baffleless cylinders. I got my questions answered and liked the responses I received. Perhaps in 6 months when my year is finished.

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.
C T.'s Comment
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I knew this would be good by looking at the title lol. Will have to read the thread later

Michael A.'s Comment
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Interesting story. I was hired by Werner a few days after you (Dec. 16th) and also did orientation at Allentown, I believe I may have met you briefly there as I recognize your initials. I can understand the frustration of being stuck at the hotel for so long since I was there (not consecutively) for 2 weeks waiting for a trainer myself. But my experience with them so far has been OK. I think some of the things you stated are not specific to Werner or even large carriers in general, like for example the feeling that you didn't get enough training. I can tell you that even with 250 hours myself I also didn't feel ready but that seems to be normal. I've been solo for a few weeks now and once you're on your own that feeling goes away quickly. I'm glad I had the long training process, I've read of other companies where the training was only a week or less, and I know now I would NOT have been ready in 1 week! Also my trainer and I were dispatched as a solo truck and not as a team truck which made things much easier during that process, you could've asked for a trainer that did it that way. Anyway I hope you find success at your next company.

ad356's Comment
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Mega carriers are the best training you will ever get

sure was great to have a company that ran me as team as a student driver. great to the have the trainer sleeping while i was driving. surprised the industry doesn't have more accidents. while at Werner, i met a former trainer that stopped training for this very reason. he felt uncomfortable putting his faith into a student that had little driving time. the team driving part wasn't that bad, expecting me to sleep during the day in a moving truck almost made me fall sleep from lack of sleep. could have been deadly. the only thing that kept me awake was rolling down the windows all the way and 30 degree temps

ad356's Comment
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Ad356 has standards:

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so yes, i would agree that so far this journey has been full of things that don't meet expectations.

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There your problem right there. Many people come to this industry with "expectations" I believe are more like their demands. "Home every weekend"? You can certainly expect that, but you'll search high and low to find a company so generous to rookie drivers. You are having such a hard time because you are looking for that company that meets your demands, instead of expecting to start out like 95% of new drivers that go OTR for quite a while before they get to one of those weekend off jobs.

A heads up - add this into your "expectations": a company may say you'll get weekends​ off, but don't be surprised if these weekends only last 34 hours or so. That means you get home Saturday afternoon and head out Monday morning.

if i usually get the 55 hour home time they are talking about i would be happy with that, if sometimes it doesn't happen i will understand. OTR is terrible for family. OTR is not suitable for people that have families. being gone 2-3 weeks from my wife and kid, you cant pay me enough to be gone that long.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Please quit WHINING! Start your new job and see if you can handle it, I have my doubts!

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ad356's Comment
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How about this if wadhams turns out to be most of what i want i will come back here with a glowing review. i know several people in trucking and they all think this is a positive move. one guy i know actually drove for werner early during his carrier. another guy i know works in the milk hauling divisions.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Tractor Man's Comment
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How about this if wadhams turns out to be most of what i want i will come back here with a glowing review.

How about THIS: If it doesn't, and I doubt it will with your attitude, PLEASE do not come back here and whine like a 10 year old girl. You can take it over to the Truckersreport. They thrive on posts like yours over there, although there are some Drivers on that forum that will rip you a new one. Good luck to you.

I'm done

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Operating While Intoxicated

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