Werner Job Questions?

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Scott F.'s Comment
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Thanks Chris. I just got checked into the hotel. Start in the morning. Looking forward to it!

ChrisEMT's Comment
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Just remember, stay with your trainer, and do your best. Werner is good at matching trainees wih trainers. Just remember, the picker you are about what your needs/wants for are trainer, no matter the company, the longer you will wait for one. I would sit down and think about the things like do you want a smoking or nonsmoking trainer. just answer the questions they ask honestly. Also, stay at least 1 full year before considering leaving. Driver placement (with any company) will work with you in finding what is the best fit for you.

I see that you are out of Georgia, so if you want to make good money, and most weekends off, when you finish with your trainer, and upgrade to a solo driver, talk to placement about the home depot account out of Lake Park, GA (if your near there). My trainer that I finished my last 60 or so hours with got onto that account and he made good $$$

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Do not get on to a dollar store or dollar General account until you have at least a year of driving. Those accounts tend to be very physical as you have to unload the trailer hand. Also there is a lot of tight maneuvering as some of their stores are in small towns or like the one in my town no dock so they will have to be on the street more than likely.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
ChrisEMT's Comment
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I agree with you Bobcat Bob, I was using that as an example of what is possible.... Also I would recommend that a person looking at the dollar accounts be relatively physically fit, as it can be hard work... I know, I did a couple loads for them as a favor to my FM at the time... found out is wasnt for me, since I have a previous back injury...

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.
Dan67's Comment
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I started on the Home Depot account out of Columbia SC. Home Depot is a very good account to cut you teeth on. All the stores in my area where drop and hook in same door. You will get good at backing and gain confidence in your skills. I thing about 1/3 of the stores where blindside backs. Like others have said, no dollar accounts your first year. Those stores are in tight areas and take skill to get in and out without tearing stuff up. I made good money but the freight on Home Depot/Lowes drops in the fall and winter.. Spring time is wide open run as hard as you can.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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