Any Thought On Werner Trucking

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Curtis K.'s Comment
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Anybody have any thoughts about Werner Enterprises...good, no so good, bad to work for?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Curtis, Werner has a huge number of opportunities. That's one of those companies that hauls anything you can haul with a trailer and tires. They have local, regional , OTR , and dedicated runs. They have flatbed, refrigerated, and dry van. They have everything. And of course their equipment is outstanding.

I'll say this....if you can't find a way to be happy at Werner I don't think you'd be happy anywhere. There isn't much you can do with a truck that you can't do at Werner.

And for what it's worth, Werner is a publicly traded company so you can view their financials. That company is consistently profitable year after year and in this industry that's tough to do. I never choose a job based on the financials of a company but I mentioned this to show they're a solid company from top to bottom.

Dedicated Run:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

ButtonUp's Comment
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I've been with them 2.5 years and love it. As with any company, the key thing is to find a position that benefits most from your talents and abilities. There are a lot of unhappy drivers with any company, but as Brett said, the abundance of opportunities allows one to find a position in which they can flourish. When the time is right, I can change it up to make more money or get more hometime, depending on my needs and wants. Right now I'm home daily and it's more like a regular job than a lifestyle, which suits my needs as a single parent.

Eckoh's Comment
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Curtis, Werner has a huge number of opportunities. That's one of those companies that hauls anything you can haul with a trailer and tires. They have local, regional , OTR , and dedicated runs. They have flatbed, refrigerated, and dry van. They have everything. And of course their equipment is outstanding.

I'll say this....if you can't find a way to be happy at Werner I don't think you'd be happy anywhere. There isn't much you can do with a truck that you can't do at Werner.

And for what it's worth, Werner is a publicly traded company so you can view their financials. That company is consistently profitable year after year and in this industry that's tough to do. I never choose a job based on the financials of a company but I mentioned this to show they're a solid company from top to bottom.

few years ago the owner of swift bailed out werner to stop them from going under. He now own 51% of the company and supposedly after a certain milestone is hit he gets the rest.

Dedicated Run:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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