Is It Normal To Wait A While For A Trainer?

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Zach 's Comment
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Just out of curiosity did anyone else get stuck at the hotel waiting for a trainer after orientation? I just got done with my orientation at WE and have been stuck at the hotel for over a week,waiting over a week for a trainer. It's a little frustrating and stressful since I'm not getting paid and have bills that are due, Western dosent pay for orientation. Has anyone else been through this situation before? Hopefully I will get word on Monday with what's going on

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Just out of curiosity did anyone else get stuck at the hotel waiting for a trainer after orientation? I just got done with my orientation at WE and have been stuck at the hotel for over a week,waiting over a week for a trainer. It's a little frustrating and stressful since I'm not getting paid and have bills that are due, Western dosent pay for orientation. Has anyone else been through this situation before? Hopefully I will get word on Monday with what's going on

It happens more now then it used to, due to covid some trainers have chosen to stop training for a while plus the holidays.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Also it is the holiday season. Yes you may have to wait. It socks they do t pay..prime didn't pay but advanced us money to pay back. Good luck

Georgia Mike's Comment
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Ok at WE it happens all the time. They use covid as an excuse like they still use the tornado as an excuse for everything. But that was happening before covid and the tornado. The dms the offices dont want to take you off the road to do the trainer training. It took them 2 months to get me in and over two of still not having a trainee i said forget it.

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.
Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Just out of curiosity did anyone else get stuck at the hotel waiting for a trainer after orientation? I just got done with my orientation at WE and have been stuck at the hotel for over a week,waiting over a week for a trainer. It's a little frustrating and stressful since I'm not getting paid and have bills that are due, Western dosent pay for orientation. Has anyone else been through this situation before? Hopefully I will get word on Monday with what's going on

I'd definitely give them a 'shout' tomorrow. Tell them you need 'layover' or 'detention' pay. Can't hurt, even though it may not help!

Alex's Comment
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I know I had to wait another three or so days longer than the rest of my group for my trainer. Between weather delays and running out of hours he wasn't able to meet up with me until the next week. Not getting paid wasn't great, but at least I left the hotel recharged and ready to go.

Joe Mc's Comment
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I had to wait for two weeks. I asked for a non-smoking trainer with a manual transmission truck. I got the non-smoker but his truck had an automatic transmission.

Rubber Duck's Comment
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If possible I’d try and draw unemployment benefits.

PackRat's Comment
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If possible I’d try and draw unemployment benefits.

How would that happen if the person is employed?

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Georgia Mike's Comment
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Hes not getting paid. Thats the Wellfare Express way

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If possible I’d try and draw unemployment benefits.

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How would that happen if the person is employed?

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