HO Wolding

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Andrew C.'s Comment
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Yea that looks terrifying... and it’s 100% that I’m going there. My trainer is going to have a seizure with me. Maybe I will be blessed by getting a beater truck out the gate with lots of previously places blemishes. Fingers crossed I’m not like some of these Facebook welcome guys walking out in a new freightliner

Patrick C.'s Comment
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You will go there. It is just a matter of when. There are some worse places in Chicago then that. But it is a frequent enough place to go to that it can be daunting at first.

Andrew C.'s Comment
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How is the turnover? They don’t seem to be big enough to be handing out trucks left and right. I follow them on Facebook and Instagram and it seems like they are always welcoming new drivers! I see a lot of people that seem happy there. I guess it’s trucking so there always will be a revolving door. What makes you stay? Just curious. Jamie in recruiting has been very pleasant when we have spoken but she’s a recruiter so it’s hard to tell

Deb R.'s Comment
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I have been with Wolding for almost 4 years. There are quite a few drivers and office personnel who have been with Wolding for decades, and that says something right there. It’s a family company, and has a friendly atmosphere. Hometime is very flexible. I like the variety of freight that I get. They’ve always been willing to switch me between midwest regional and west coast when I’ve asked for a change. They take safety very seriously and equipment is well maintained so we often get the “green light” to pass scales. I have never had an issue with payroll or reimbursement for supplies.

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.

Deb R.'s Comment
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And of course, they are dog friendly!

Andrew C.'s Comment
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Aww!! Hi Deb and her beautiful fur baby! Everything about this company hits me in the feel goods. I was humbled to see that Mr. Wolding still goes in to the office and “thumps a few tires” (his words from the interview). That’s amazing really! Jamie has been super cool in her emails and on the phone. The last email I had a question about cpap and the trainers. I said I didn’t want to freak anyone out looking like Bane when I wore my mask. She sent me back an email with him in it. I said yep this email is how I know I’m right where I need to be.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Deb R.'s Comment
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There is a Wolding drivers FB page that is sort of a virtual watercooler. We can talk frankly about things, get advice on directions, places to park, quirks of customers, and we can get to know each other. I can honestly say that in 4 years I have never once felt lonely out on the road, and the ability to connect with the other drivers is no doubt part of that.

Andrew C.'s Comment
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I love that. It speaks volumes about the company and people that work there. You guys got me even more excited now and I didn’t think that was possible

Patrick C.'s Comment
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How is the turnover? They don’t seem to be big enough to be handing out trucks left and right. I follow them on Facebook and Instagram and it seems like they are always welcoming new drivers! I see a lot of people that seem happy there. I guess it’s trucking so there always will be a revolving door. What makes you stay? Just curious. Jamie in recruiting has been very pleasant when we have spoken but she’s a recruiter so it’s hard to tell

Turnovers are in par with most medium sized companies. The biggest turnovers are new drivers. Not a lot of people are cut out for trucking. As far as the experienced it happens. Some drivers find something that is different or maybe an account Wolding doesn't offer. There are lots of reason for turnovers. But as Deb alluded to, there are employees of Wolding that have been with the company for decades.

Andrew C.'s Comment
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Well thank you both so much for taking time out of your day to help me. I would really like the opportunity to meet you both in the future. I have read the reviews on the How fb page. Who is Andy? He is in the training department and he is “rough to new recruits”. I’m assuming this is the people’s opinion of this person and that he is just a salty trucker type. Is he someone to watch out for? I’m not trying to make enemies I just want to prove myself and get my truck. Thoughts since you have met him I’m sure ?

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