Werner Pre Approved Me.

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Papa Pig's Comment
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Yes they pay back the tuition from the gi bill funded schooling. I think it’s 225? Or 250 a month. And they will pay the full thing if you stay with them long enough. No contract but if you leave them to go with another company the payments stop and the next company isn’t likely to continue it. Still not a bad deal.

The va apprenticeship program is much the same. If you leave the company before it is paid out you won’t be eligible at the next company. But whatever remains is yours to use for other educational opportunities. You will sign documents at orientation to do start the process. Don’t get on a trainers truck until you have filled these out. They are pretty good about it but if they don’t mention it you need to ask. They have no clue about the conversations between you and your recruiter. They will likely ask you within a year to train if you are doing well. If you choose to do that (I don’t recommend it) you will forfeit the apprenticeship money as you can’t be an apprentice and a trainer at the same time. Werner has been a good company to me. I have no complaints . Though I can’t tell you what to expect pay wise as otr. I have been dedicated the whole time. If you tell me your zip code i can go on the app and screen shot the opportunities that are available in your area. Il


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.


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Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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P Pig...I think I might like the PODS acct. I live in Northern Utah (84337). I put that zip into the 'public' job search on Werners site and it does show the PODS acct. But if you have access to some 'secret' LOL site your input would be great. I have some family issues with my elderly parents so I will be going to So. Cal. at the beginning of July, for a week or so. I will speak with my recruiter as soon as I have my CDL and make a plan for orientation, date pending...site pending...As soon as I know I will be making a post. THANX ALL


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.
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