H O WOLDING - Orientation And Training

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Danny S.'s Comment
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Well, I leave Monday morning for Amherst Wisconsin to begin orientation and training at H O WOLDING. I am going try to post my experiences there since they are a medium-size company. I believe it will give those of you who are still in process of choosing a company a look at a company other than one of the larger ones. I'm not saying the larger ones are bad but I think when making this type of lifestyle change one needs to look at all that's available out there. As it has been said "there is no perfect company, there's just one that's perfect for you." The reason I chose H O WOLDING was:

1. I could run regional once I went solo.

2. Their home time policy was good for me.

3. The pay although not highest starting pay was adequate for me.

4. After many conversations with Carol in recruiting I knew this company was for me, so far they have done everything they said they would do, they have been honesty with me about everything I have asked. Family is important to them, you can look at their Facebook page and see that. I know I won't be just a number there I will be a person with a name.

From what I can tell from all my research they are a good company, I've talked to one's in the trucking industry and they said they are a good company. I've not found hardly any negative comments about them. I'm hoping my driver trainer will be a good one, but I'm determined to get through the time with them with a good attitude and hard work so I can move on to my own truck. I'm looking forward to the challenges and the learning experiences I will receive during training.

I will keep you posted as I go. good-luck-2.gif

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Dan, you've got this! Keep us updated and stay safe, WI isn't fun right now. I'm confident you'll make it!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Very cool Danny!

I know I won't be just a number there I will be a person with a name.

The best way to establish yourself with any company is to run hard, keep that safety record clean, make all of your appointments on time, and get along well with people. If you'll do that you'll be a name and not just a number at any company you work for.

Believe me, with any business out there - they know who they can count on and who they can't when it comes to their employees. Go there and show em you're an awesome driver with a great attitude and over a period of 6-12 months get to know some of the lower and middle managers - fleet managers, operations managers, and your home terminal manager. Trust me - you're going to need people like that on your side from time to time.

Looking forward to hearing how things go for ya!

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Fleet Manager:

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.
Danny S.'s Comment
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Well I'm trying to get to Amherst Wisconsin, got out of Atlanta made it to Detroit they have changed flight times at least 4 times in the last three hours. Hoping to get out of here so I can go where it is even colderrofl-2.gif I guess this is good practice for truck driving in the winter for a Georgia boy.

Jonathan S.'s Comment
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So Danny how did orientation go??? Was H.O Wolding a truthful company? I'm thinking about joining their team as well, so a little curious.

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