Wilson VS Veriha: Any Advice?

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Sam's Comment
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Hey, y’all!

I just decided to leave my current industry (self-employed entertainment) to truck. It’s been a fantasy for a while, many family members have been in trucking, and the lifestyle greatly appeals. I already drive all over the country, enjoy my travels and alone time, etc…

I’ve narrowed my choices down to Veriha and Wilson Log, based on location, paid/free CDL training, and a liberal pet policy. (My dog comes everywhere with me, and I’m not willing to give that up… except for training and all that, of course.)

I can’t find much info on Veriha, but what I am finding is very mixed reviews. However, Wilson seems to have great driver feedback. I want to give Veriha a good consideration before making my final decision, so any advice or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Sam

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Sam's Comment
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Totally, and thank you. I have been doing that, but most of what I see with Veriha is complicated mixed reviews from people only in the training process 2+ years ago. I’m really searching for up-to-date info from current (post-training) drivers with the company if that’s possible.

Lord knows a lot has changed in the last few years overall, and I’ve heard about a lot of trucking companies changing things.

Go to the search bar at the top of the page and type in any company name. Any topics with it will come up.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Have you applied and been accepted to both companies?

Often times people hear about a truck driver shortage and just expect to be hired wherever they want. We've seen it play out numerous times here where people aren't accepted by their first or even second choice. It could be a variety of reasons why. I'd suggest you Apply For Paid CDL Training and then decide what's best for you based on who offers you a spot.

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Totally, and thank you. I have been doing that, but most of what I see with Veriha is complicated mixed reviews from people only in the training process 2+ years ago. I’m really searching for up-to-date info from current (post-training) drivers with the company if that’s possible.

Lord knows a lot has changed in the last few years overall, and I’ve heard about a lot of trucking companies changing things.

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Go to the search bar at the top of the page and type in any company name. Any topics with it will come up.

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Howdy, and welcome to TT !!

I'm on my phone doing this . . . so I might not be as 'chatty' as usual, BUT....... we really DON'T have many Veriha grads on here. Did you look at our starter pack, though?

Also . . . MANY companies take pets. I have a Pittie (mix, haha!) so I get you there. He doesn't 'ride' w/'daddy' but he wants to!

You should try THIS link: Apply For Paid CDL Training

Best wishes; stick around & ask away!

~ Anne ~

ps: Have you looked into Averitt? They DO have a 'touring' division. Music, et al.

pps: I just mirrored Rob T.'s suggestion..oops!

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.
Dennis L's Comment
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I applied to Veriha recently. Their recruiter did contact me, but unfortunately I live outside their hiring area. You may need to check that out.

Chris K.'s Comment
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Just my two cents worth. Veriha's training program looks pretty intense. Reading thru the program on website, I would say the training is excellent and being a smaller company the classes would be smaller. Paid training from day one. I personally haven't researched Wilson, but I have heard more good than bad. Have you checked out Millis? I have to ask were you traveling w a band?

Sam's Comment
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Wilson is a go once I get my permit/physical. (I’m traveling until just around Christmas when I can test in my home/licensed state.)

Veriha is advising I wait to apply until December as I’ll have to redo my app every 30 days if I can’t get the permit/physical in time to started scheduled classes!

Have you applied and been accepted to both companies?

Often times people hear about a truck driver shortage and just expect to be hired wherever they want. We've seen it play out numerous times here where people aren't accepted by their first or even second choice. It could be a variety of reasons why. I'd suggest you Apply For Paid CDL Training and then decide what's best for you based on who offers you a spot.

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.
Sam's Comment
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Thank you!! I appreciate all the info. I’ve actually been very engaged on this site for the last month doing research before I made this account to post this question. I’ve checked out just about everything you just said!

That’s interesting about Averitt tho! I’ll have to check it out. I’m not specifically interested in music by any means. I’m actually interested in OTR solo driving… provided that I have my dog. 😂

I actually already live out of my truck (RAM 1500, nothing crazy) for the last 4 months after leaving LA. Not a necessity, just a preference. I’d rather camp and look at the stars with my dog and audiobooks than pay rent when all I want to do is see more of the country on the road.

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Totally, and thank you. I have been doing that, but most of what I see with Veriha is complicated mixed reviews from people only in the training process 2+ years ago. I’m really searching for up-to-date info from current (post-training) drivers with the company if that’s possible.

Lord knows a lot has changed in the last few years overall, and I’ve heard about a lot of trucking companies changing things.

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Go to the search bar at the top of the page and type in any company name. Any topics with it will come up.

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Howdy, and welcome to TT !!

I'm on my phone doing this . . . so I might not be as 'chatty' as usual, BUT....... we really DON'T have many Veriha grads on here. Did you look at our starter pack, though?

Also . . . MANY companies take pets. I have a Pittie (mix, haha!) so I get you there. He doesn't 'ride' w/'daddy' but he wants to!

You should try THIS link: Apply For Paid CDL Training

Best wishes; stick around & ask away!

~ Anne ~

ps: Have you looked into Averitt? They DO have a 'touring' division. Music, et al.

pps: I just mirrored Rob T.'s suggestion..oops!

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.

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.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Thank you!! I appreciate all the info. I’ve actually been very engaged on this site for the last month doing research before I made this account to post this question. I’ve checked out just about everything you just said!

That’s interesting about Averitt tho! I’ll have to check it out. I’m not specifically interested in music by any means. I’m actually interested in OTR solo driving… provided that I have my dog. 😂

I actually already live out of my truck (RAM 1500, nothing crazy) for the last 4 months after leaving LA. Not a necessity, just a preference. I’d rather camp and look at the stars with my dog and audiobooks than pay rent when all I want to do is see more of the country on the road.

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

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Totally, and thank you. I have been doing that, but most of what I see with Veriha is complicated mixed reviews from people only in the training process 2+ years ago. I’m really searching for up-to-date info from current (post-training) drivers with the company if that’s possible.

Lord knows a lot has changed in the last few years overall, and I’ve heard about a lot of trucking companies changing things.

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

Go to the search bar at the top of the page and type in any company name. Any topics with it will come up.

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

Howdy, and welcome to TT !!

I'm on my phone doing this . . . so I might not be as 'chatty' as usual, BUT....... we really DON'T have many Veriha grads on here. Did you look at our starter pack, though?

Also . . . MANY companies take pets. I have a Pittie (mix, haha!) so I get you there. He doesn't 'ride' w/'daddy' but he wants to!

You should try THIS link: Apply For Paid CDL Training

Best wishes; stick around & ask away!

~ Anne ~

ps: Have you looked into Averitt? They DO have a 'touring' division. Music, et al.

pps: I just mirrored Rob T.'s suggestion..oops!

double-quotes-end.png

Do you have a plan in place for where your dog will be cared for and by whom while you are in training? Won't be able to have your dog with you until you are in your own truck.

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.

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.

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