Questions For Wilson Logistics Drivers!

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CoyoteUgly's Comment
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Hello! I had been doing research on Wilson Logistics trucking company for the past couple months, hoping to attend their CDL training program soon. Anyway, If you currently (or have previously) been a driver for Wilson logistics, mind answering a few questions?

1 - Do drivers get to take their truck home once a solo driver, or do you have to leave it at terminal? 2 - For anyone working the Western 10 Regional , I read that you work anywhere from 7-10 days at a time. When home time comes along, how long are you off? One day? Two? 3 - Within the first year of contract with them, was/is there any chance to get any requested time off? I understand being a rookie - I'd be at bottom of the totem pole, but still - a chance? 4 - What was/is your all around experience working with them?

Thank you all! smile.gif

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hello! I had been doing research on Wilson Logistics trucking company for the past couple months, hoping to attend their CDL training program soon. Anyway, If you currently (or have previously) been a driver for Wilson logistics, mind answering a few questions?

1 - Do drivers get to take their truck home once a solo driver, or do you have to leave it at terminal? 2 - For anyone working the Western 10 Regional , I read that you work anywhere from 7-10 days at a time. When home time comes along, how long are you off? One day? Two? 3 - Within the first year of contract with them, was/is there any chance to get any requested time off? I understand being a rookie - I'd be at bottom of the totem pole, but still - a chance? 4 - What was/is your all around experience working with them?

Thank you all! smile.gif

Howdy, Sarah M., and welcome to Trucking Truth!

Whilst you await the Wilson drivers to chime in (many are struggling with weather, I'd assume...) have you seen this? You can search topics by 'tags' and may find your answers within. Wil Trans is a fine company, IMHO. (That's how it is still listed in the tags, so you know!)

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Another offering, all free, is our 'starter pack' you can check out, within your perusal of the above. I wish you luck, fellow female!

Hope I've helped a bit, before the drivers for Wilson can chime in. Read Brett's book (the 2nd line item) as you can. It's awesome.

Best of luck; don't be a stranger!!!!

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

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.

Vicki M.'s Comment
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Hello! I had been doing research on Wilson Logistics trucking company for the past couple months, hoping to attend their CDL training program soon. Anyway, If you currently (or have previously) been a driver for Wilson logistics, mind answering a few questions?

1 - Do drivers get to take their truck home once a solo driver, or do you have to leave it at terminal? 2 - For anyone working the Western 10 Regional , I read that you work anywhere from 7-10 days at a time. When home time comes along, how long are you off? One day? Two? 3 - Within the first year of contract with them, was/is there any chance to get any requested time off? I understand being a rookie - I'd be at bottom of the totem pole, but still - a chance? 4 - What was/is your all around experience working with them?

Thank you all! smile.gif

I haven't driven for Wilson (or anyone) but I had a long talk with one of their recruiters yesterday. From what she told me is if you drive solo, you can take the truck home if you have somewhere to park it. If you don't, they will find a place for you to park it during your home time. She also told me if I drove western regional, I could expect to be home usually every 2 weeks (I live in Vegas). The other questions I don't know the answers too.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thank you all! smile.gif

I haven't driven for Wilson (or anyone) but I had a long talk with one of their recruiters yesterday. From what she told me is if you drive solo, you can take the truck home if you have somewhere to park it. If you don't, they will find a place for you to park it during your home time. She also told me if I drove western regional , I could expect to be home usually every 2 weeks (I live in Vegas). The other questions I don't know the answers too.

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^^^ What Vikki was saying, LoL! The quotes hem us up, sometimes!

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.

CoyoteUgly's Comment
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Thank you both!! :)

*bump

DoctorWho_214's Comment
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Hello! I had been doing research on Wilson Logistics trucking company for the past couple months, hoping to attend their CDL training program soon. Anyway, If you currently (or have previously) been a driver for Wilson logistics, mind answering a few questions?

1 - Do drivers get to take their truck home once a solo driver, or do you have to leave it at terminal? 2 - For anyone working the Western 10 Regional , I read that you work anywhere from 7-10 days at a time. When home time comes along, how long are you off? One day? Two? 3 - Within the first year of contract with them, was/is there any chance to get any requested time off? I understand being a rookie - I'd be at bottom of the totem pole, but still - a chance? 4 - What was/is your all around experience working with them?

Thank you all! smile.gif

I'm not sure if you were able to get your answers in the other parts of the forum but if not, let me answer it here. Coming from a current Wilson driver (fellow rookie too)

1. You are able to take your truck home, either if you have space in your driveway or at a nearby truck stop. 2. You get 1 day off for every week you are on the road, 5 days off max no matter how long you're on the road. I do the max each time 5 weeks on, 5 days off. 3. Just let your fleet manager know at least a week ahead of time to be routed towards your home area. They will contact you when you've done your last load before headed home. Just contact them when you'll be ready to receive a new load. Usually, your fleet manager will tell you that they sent you a load assignment and it will be waiting for you when you get back in your truck. 4. I have no complaints with them and so far they have done right by me. Did everything they said they would as far as requested time off goes.

Sorry if you were able to get your answers already. But there you go!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

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.

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.
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