The Indeed.com average salary for drivers at WEL is $48,276 per year.
Owner Operators at WEL earn an average of $1.05-$1.15/mile.
WEL offers its employees the following benefits:
Overall a great company to work for. They genuinely care about the drivers and are constantly looking for ways to improve.
Good miles if you are wanting to stay out long periods of time or be home every two weeks. Dispatchers are for the most part really good at keeping you going. Never had any problems with anyone at any terminal or home office. I've averaged 2500-3000 mi per week consistently. You do get some LTL but have only ever unloaded once and that was 12 boxes. LTL pay is reasonable. Newer trucks are absolutely gutless no power at all, but not as bad as the big carriers. Cameras in most trucks if that bothers you. Speed set to 65 cruise 62 floor. Reefer and the occasional dry load.
Over all, a good company. Training pay is low, but not bad milage pay once you're on your own. Great at getting you home time when you want it. Large enough to have the freight to keep you rolling, but small enough that they actually care about the driver.
How's it going drivers? I can tell you anything you'd ever want to know about WEL. I just left them on July 1st and it's been an experience I'll say that. I started orientation mid March and stayed til July and in that time it was a nightmare. First off, they claim to be a family oriented company with steady miles. Lol, that's far from the truth I promise you. I decided to go lease operator thinking what the hell it's a walkaway lease what do I have to lose. I did loads of Belgioiso Cheese from the terminal in De Pere,WI. going to Cranston, RI. Delivered and got stuck at the TA with NO available loads for 4 days. Co-workers stuck in Ohio and Texas for 4-5 days no loads. They're very inconsistent with freight and mess up your check regularly. Company drivers really only get about 600 miles a week and that's the truth. Lease...a 2014 Pete with 215,000 miles on it runs you $700.00 a week just for the truck. With insurance, people net, etc. You are at $1,100.00 a week in the hole and we still haven't included fuel, maintenance acct. You have to PAY YOUR OWN TOLLS, no reimbursement and it will average $650.00 per week in tolls out of your pocket. All in all, end of week comes and your check is $335.61 after running all over the east coast. Learn from my mishaps and stay away. Hope this helps anyone considering WEL Companies.
WEL Companies is currently hiring for OTR and Regional Positions for both experienced and entry level drivers.
OTR Positions start at 43 cents per mile (1 year experience and up)
Hiring within 100 miles of Green Bay, WI or 60 mile of Joliet, ILHome every weekendRuns primarily within the midwestLate model Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors with Tri-pac APUPet and Passenger PoliciesMedical Insurance, Paid Vacation and Holidays, 401kAnnual raises
Midwest or Illinois Regional starts at 45 cents per mile (1 year experience and up)
Hiring within 125 miles of Allentown, PARuns Primarily in the NortheastHome Every WeekendLate model Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors with Tri-pac APUPet and Passenger PoliciesMedical Insurance, Paid Vacation and Holidays, 401kAnnual raises
East Coast Regional starts at 49 cents per mile (1 year experience and up)
Hiring WI, IL, IN, OH, PA, NY, CT, NH, VT, RI, MARuns primarily in the states listed aboveOut 7 days / Home 1 dayLate model Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors with Tri-pac APUPet and Passenger PoliciesMedical Insurance, Paid Vacation and Holidays, 401kAnnual raise
Regional North starts at 45 cents per mile (1 year experience and up)
Hiring out of most areas east of I-35Certificate of Completion from qualified driving school requiredClass A License Requiredup to 4 1/2 weeks of paid training (length of training DOE)Qualified trainers with late model equipmentExcellent starting pay, with rapid advancement
Student and Intermediate Level Driver Opportunities
No down payment, no buyout fee or balloon payment2007 to 2014 tractors available for lease
Lease Purchase Program available
Call (800) 387-0088 Mon- Fri 07:00-17:00 CST to speak with a recruiter
You may also submit an employment application at www.drivewel.com
WEL Companies is a 500 truck refrigerated carrier. Family owned and operated since 1975. We are based in Wisconsin and also have terminals in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Georgia, and Florida
Hey everyone I guess it really is official! Recruiter just called me with my confirmation # for my bus ticket this Sunday! I'm very excited and nervous. First OTR company I've been with in about 6 years. Time to turn my world upside down. Anyone else on here going to this orientation? Figured I'd start a new thread and let everyone know how it goes with me and Wel. I live near Chicago I'll be taking a Grey Hound there. Yukie I hate buses I guess I don't have much choice though. I was thinking of having my wife drive me, but I don't want her driving 4 hours back by herself. What I think I know so far. I'll be a regional driver out of the Joliet yard / terminal getting .40 cpm should be home most weekends 2000+ miles a week (so they say). I'm going to bring my dog (Monty) with me, after my first week driving. They seem to have good benies. I'll find out more next week. I hope everyone is having a safe week! I'll keep in touch