Just A Quick Update....

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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Thought i would do a quick update. This is YTD as of 11/28/14. The most important things are the Gross and Net YTD.

The reason I keep posting updates about this is because new people hear/read bad reviews on Werner and just want to say that anyone can make money at Werner. All depends on how hard your willing to work.

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Rob's Comment
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Thought i would do a quick update. This is YTD as of 11/28/14. The most important things are the Gross and Net YTD.

The reason I keep posting updates about this is because new people hear/read bad reviews on Werner and just want to say that anyone can make money at Werner. All depends on how hard your willing to work.

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Just curious........how long have you been with Werner

Steve L.'s Comment
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Thanks for posting. In week 2 of training and your posts have helped a lot. People talk trash about all companies, but I know all companies have some good and some, maybe, not so good.

Again, thanks for all your posts.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Just keep in mind that Guy runs teams pulling doubles and High Value Loads. He also has 16 years experience. So dont go about thinking you'll make what he's making.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Joe S.'s Comment
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Thought i would do a quick update. This is YTD as of 11/28/14. The most important things are the Gross and Net YTD.

Ok, so you made about 38k for one year net doing teams. When the recruiter talked to me on the phone he made it sound like teams would be pulling in around 70k each year. You made decent money but I think they would have a better rep if the recruiter were more straight forward. I am also assuming with all of your experience you are getting paid much more than a greenhorn. I was hoping my first year would net me close to 40k but if you are getting that much with all of your experience I am a little worried about what a greenhorn would get paid for his first year.

Joe S.'s Comment
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Also I was wondering why your federal withholding is so high? Usually federal withholding is about 15% of your gross pay.

Joe S.'s Comment
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Sorry the more I think about it, it seems normal.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Joe, what did the recruiter tell you your starting pay will be.

Joe S.'s Comment
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When I was talking to him on the phone about what I was planning on doing solo or teams, he mentioned that teams were where the big money was at. He did say that team drivers pull drivers could make 70 to 80 thousand a year. I knew not to believe what a recruiter was telling me because that is their job, so I just took it with a grain of salt. I am pretty sure if they are honest with you the offer would not sound so enticing to be a team driver.

David's Comment
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Well as you said it, there job is to get you in the seat.

Teams can see 70k a year combined. That's what the truck makes, then it's basically split in half and paid to the drivers.

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