H.O. Wolding

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Sam's Comment
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Had a recruiter come to my school from H.O. Wolding.Looking for info if anyone on here drives for them or if you know about them.

Danny S.'s Comment
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Sam, I am not driving with them yet but I have been pre-hired by them. I did alot of research on the companies that hire inexperienced drivers. The section on here about that is a great place to start. Brett has got all the pertinent information all together in one place. H O WOLDING is a good starter company in my opinion. I talked to Carol in recruiting for over an hour the first time she told me everything I wanted to know plus more. She was not just giving me a,sales pitch she was honest and sincere after talking with her I felt like I was talking to my neighbor. They are a mid-size company which l like. When you talk to them you quickly come to see that you are not just a number but you are a person with a name. If you look at their Facebook page you will see that from drivers and people who have posted there. Next search their name on the internet you will find little to nothing in the way of complaints about them. Next look at their fmcsa safety rating very impressive to me which shows they are very safety conscious which to me says they not only care about the company but they care about me and the lives of others. It also says to me they hire only quality people. I'm a person of first impressions and after talking with them and doing my research I knew they were a good fit for me. I know they are not a perfect company but they are a perfect fit for me. Also I found a video on YouTube with a guy who drove for them he said they were a good company that does what they say. I chose them because I could go regional after training and they have good home time for drivers. Their pay is comparable to most companies. In my opinion they are a good company to consider. I start orientation with them on January 7th I will be posting my experience with them as I go. I would definitely get a pre-hire from them.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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