Werner Pre Approved Me.

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Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Brand new driver. I got pre approved by Werner. A couple weeks before I test for my license. I live in Northern Utah and their orientation sites are all about equidistant from me. Omaha, Phoenix, or Fontana. I really have no desire to go to Phoenix in July. “Fontucky” or Omaha?Suggestions? Now about getting to the location. They will get a rental car, if any are available. We will see how this works out.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Brand new driver. I got pre approved by Werner. A couple weeks before I test for my license. I live in Northern Utah and their orientation sites are all about equidistant from me. Omaha, Phoenix, or Fontana. I really have no desire to go to Phoenix in July. “Fontucky” or Omaha?Suggestions? Now about getting to the location. They will get a rental car, if any are available. We will see how this works out.

Congrats, Mackerel!

Just wondering; did they say which account(s?) Local, regional , dedicated, DOLLAR account(s?)

Are you keen on going with them?

Read Papa Pig's Diary.

Wish you the best!

~ Anne ~

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.

Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Yes I am pretty keen, I haven't discussed, in detail anyways, accounts, it will likely be OTR , or if and when available the PODS account. It's solo, it's advertised as home bi-weekly. The tipping point was the GI Bill apprenticeship pay. The first year pay, learning the ropes, getting familiar with the job, can take some extra time, so the pay isn't what it might be in the second year and beyond. I think the PODS account might be a "soft" way to get flatbed experience without breaking my body too badly.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PackRat's Comment
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I would go to Omaha because that's where the company is based. Phoenix is already in the triple digit temps, and I try to do nothing in California.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Yes I am pretty keen, I haven't discussed, in detail anyways, accounts, it will likely be OTR , or if and when available the PODS account. It's solo, it's advertised as home bi-weekly. The tipping point was the GI Bill apprenticeship pay. The first year pay, learning the ropes, getting familiar with the job, can take some extra time, so the pay isn't what it might be in the second year and beyond. I think the PODS account might be a "soft" way to get flatbed experience without breaking my body too badly.

That really sounds like a great plan, Mack' !!! I've been following the PODS concept & their accounts, and it sure does seem quite interesting, for sure. I agree; and even on their website, they DO consider it a 'soft' version of flatbed. IMHO, that's really cool!!!!

Dollar accounts are not for the 'faint' of 'ANYTHING' ... lol, and are not recommended for beginners; but Papa Pig wonderfully pulled it off. I was just 'wondering' if you were going that route, honestly.

Sounds like a plan, good sir!!!

I would go to Omaha because that's where the company is based. Phoenix is already in the triple digit temps, and I try to do nothing in California.

Indeed, I would go to Omaha, of the 3. The heat & dust in AZ, nope! CA, just NOPE in and OF itself, haha!

Got a good driver/buddy in Omaha that LOVES it there. Our resident recruiter, JRod (where's he been?) at G.O.E. has great things to say about the area, as well. Definitely, IMHO!

Wish you well, for sure!!!

~ Anne ~

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Omaha is ~14 hours, Fontana is 10-11 hours drive and I might have time to visit my family. But I am still leaning toward Omaha.

Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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I would go to Omaha because that's where the company is based. Phoenix is already in the triple digit temps, and I try to do nothing in California.

My thoughts exactly. If no rental cars are available I might be able to use Amtrak. There is a train from SLC to Omaha.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I would go to Omaha because that's where the company is based. Phoenix is already in the triple digit temps, and I try to do nothing in California.

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My thoughts exactly. If no rental cars are available I might be able to use Amtrak. There is a train from SLC to Omaha.

Somewhere ON HERE, somebody's company rented them a UHAUL to drive to orientation!! Wish I could remember who.

ANYONE?!?

Kinda recent, too..... last few months. RN, Hubby just got home, or I'd do the 'hunting & pecking' for y'all. Might've been a CFI guy...IDK!

Anyhow.. only 3 hours difference, yeah.. I would.

Either how, you do you and keep us in the loop, good sir!

~ Anne ~

Papa Pig's Comment
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Congrats on your prehire. I went to orientation in Lithia Springs (Atlanta). They generally will rent you a car. Werner has been a pretty good company for me. No complaints at all. I am currently still on the va gi bill appreniceship program , if you have any questions about that or tuition reimbursement just let me know.

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Congrats on your prehire. I went to orientation in Lithia Springs (Atlanta). They generally will rent you a car. Werner has been a pretty good company for me. No complaints at all. I am currently still on the va gi bill appreniceship program , if you have any questions about that or tuition reimbursement just let me know.

Papa Pig, I used my post 9/11 to pay for my school. Do they really give back money that I never paid out of pocket for? In order to get that reimbursement did you sign a contract? If so, for what length of time?

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

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