HO Wolding

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Amy P.'s Comment
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I have been very impressed with my conversation with an HO Wolding employee the other day. I just wanted to verify what kind of transmissions they have in their trucks. I have been lied to by so many recruiters and I just was wondering if anyone here works for HO Wolding. I have no reason to believe I am being lied to, but I just want to "double-check". I was told I would be trained in a manual and there would be no problem being assigned a manual transmission. Like I said I was VERY IMPRESSED with how this company operates so far in my contact with them, but I just wanted to double check (never hurts). And a BIG THANKS to truckingtruth.com for your reviews on companies where I saw they have both transmissions; you ARE the reason I even know about HO Wolding in the first place so THANKS!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Disclaimer - I am not a driver, the following info is from my own research.

They do have both manual and auto trans. As a new driver you will likely get a stick, as the new guy will probably get the oldest trucks they own.

However, if all they have open is an auto, you could end up in an auto. I don't see the issue myself. I personally would prefer an auto. Less things to worry about while driving, especially as an inexperienced driver.

Some info on the auto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giy9DMr6LIo&feature=share

Dm:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Wolding is in the process of transitioning over to Detroit 12 spd autoshifts. They are actually ordering some of the new Cascadias with 10spd manual transmissions for us trainers, as all the manuals are getting old. As a new driver you will most likely be trained on a manual. There is a couple trainers with auto shifts.

New drivers get the older trucks. It is what it is. I would say you will have an 80% chance of getting a manual for your first truck. However, by the time for your second truck rolls around you probably have less than a 50% chance of staying in a manual.

Once they get to the point where the only manuals left are pretty much the trainers trucks, then the trainers will get put in autishifts as well. At best I give it 2-3 years and there will be very few manuals left in the fleet.

If you have any more questions about H. O. Wolding, I will be glad to answer them.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Bump for Amy P to see

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