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    160 hours of training required?

    I got my CDL from a school in my state. I applied with Werner and they told me I need 160 hours of training from a school before I could get hired. WTF? I thought Werner trains new drivers. I thought they had a training program.


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    Quote Originally Posted by danny_379 View Post
    I got my CDL from a school in my state. I applied with Werner and they told me I need 160 hours of training from a school before I could get hired. WTF? I thought Werner trains new drivers. I thought they had a training program.
    Most companies require 160 hrs. of training, and don't wait to long after that to find a job. Most want you 30 to 60 days after graduating, any longer than that and they will require a refresher course. You might get away with less if you have some kind of prior experience.

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    Do you have you CDL? Cause there training is to help you become a company driver it's not to help you get your cdl

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    Yes, I got my CDL from a school in my state. It was expensive. But if I got it though an OTR company such as Swift in Arizona (much cheaper), would I be issued a CDL in from state? Massachusetts only lets you convert an out of state CDL if you have 2 years of driving experience.

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    I would think you would get your CDL issued from your home state but as long as you can drive interstate than it doesnt matter where your from but search your options before chosing werner im only saying that cause i went with them out of school and it was a mistake but do your research and good luck wherever you go

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    I would think you would get your CDL issued from your home state but as long as you can drive interstate than it doesnt matter where your from but search your options before chosing werner im only saying that cause i went with them out of school and it was a mistake but do your research and good luck wherever you go

    Why was it a mistake?

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    I did my orientation but after that they left me and my friend hanging in the motel and didnt communicate with us about trainers at all so we both left and went home it was pretty disappointing how a company would treat you like that but im going with watkins and shepard on the 29th but that was just my experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny_379 View Post
    I got my CDL from a school in my state. I applied with Werner and they told me I need 160 hours of training from a school before I could get hired. WTF? I thought Werner trains new drivers. I thought they had a training program.
    So how many hours of training did your school provide?

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    I did one on one private lessons. I did at least 40+ hours.

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    yea danny most employers i think want 160 hours of schooling but maybe not i know werner asked if i had 160

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