Werner Reviews?

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Mike V.'s Comment
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Looking at werner for their dollar general acct. Anyone have any recent experience with them? Have already did a search and read those posts.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Mike, that Dollar General account is really tough!

If you enjoy hard work, tight schedules, and can put up with all kinds of pains in the back side - then you are the man for the job.

They have a really hard time keeping anybody - rookies or experienced guys on that job. That is why it pays so well, but you will earn every dollar, and wonder at the end of the week why they aren't paying more. I sat at a truck stop tonight watching an Averitt driver pulling into a Dollar General across the street. He had to block four lanes of busy traffic going both ways just to get his truck in position to start backing in, and then once he got himself set up so he could start backing, ignorant folks started trying to squeeze around the blind side of his tractor to get out of the parking lot because they were too impatient to give him a minute or two to get in the parking lot. It was literally scary looking - he almost squashed a couple of little compact cars as they foolishly tried to rush around the side of his truck where he can not see them at all.

Of course after all of that just to get in there, he then had to physically unload what looked like about eight or nine thousand pounds of boxes and coordinate his efforts with the ladies in the store who were also trying to take care making sure their customers were not ripping the store off while they were distracted with him. It looked like a circus act to me, but it did provide some evening entertainment for me from the truck stop parking lot!

Mike V.'s Comment
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Thanks old school, im also entertaining offers from Prime flatbed, schneider tanker division as well. what can you tell me about them?

Mike V.'s Comment
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Also talked to Knight trucking but they are on a sliding scale.

Brian 's Comment
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I drive for Werner and wouldn't touch dollar General......not only is it a lot of work, but looking at some of the locations u have to get into....NO thanks! Overall as for Werner, I started with them in November, they have been good for me, steady miles, great 3M dedicated account I'm on, home every weekend if I want, but then smaller paycheck with less miles. I run out for 2-3 weeks at a time now and do 95% drop & hook.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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I drive for Werner and wouldn't touch dollar General......not only is it a lot of work, but looking at some of the locations u have to get into....NO thanks! Overall as for Werner, I started with them in November, they have been good for me, steady miles, great 3M dedicated account I'm on, home every weekend if I want, but then smaller paycheck with less miles. I run out for 2-3 weeks at a time now and do 95% drop & hook.

Agreed. I also drive for Werner and won't touch the dollar General account.

Mike V.'s Comment
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I have since crossed werner off of my list. Going with Melton truck lines.

LuDiesel's Comment
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Good to know. I'm in CDL school and Werner hires a lot of grads from my school.

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.
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