ho wolding / dot foods

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by GRIZZ1, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. flatbedder

    flatbedder Medium Load Member

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    I've constantly heard people complain about wolding's small sleepers, but all the wolding trucks ive seen have 70 inch sleepers, some midroof xt's and some condos
     
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  3. Azulazo

    Azulazo Bobtail Member

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    I was in training for 8 weeks. The training pay is about $500/week.
     
  4. kimmeegoose

    kimmeegoose Light Load Member

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    DOT foods does take students but you must live within 100 miles of the terminal to be considered. We live 109 miles from them and they wouldn't even consider hubby's application because of it.

    Hubby had a prehire from HO Wolding but after reading the materials they sent, we noticed the figures for pay included a lot of the bonuses that were not guaranteed. In other words, starting pay was inflated and if they are deceptive about it there must be good reason.

    Hubby went with a different company.
     
  5. millerlightman02

    millerlightman02 Bobtail Member

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  6. ronbostic

    ronbostic Bobtail Member

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    it's a good company. they have slow trucks, but good bennies, good pay.easy to work for
     
  7. bongo

    bongo Bobtail Member

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    No comparison in my opinion, I worked for DOT and if your willing to work with the product you might find long term employment,great bennies and above average pay with a life away from the truck.
    Before that I worked for Mclane dist.for 9 years. Made LOTS of money great bennies and wore out my knees.LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. rebelgrad

    rebelgrad Bobtail Member

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    What kind of trucks does DOT work with? Drop and hook or all loading and unloading? can anyone break down the pay for me. I work with TMC right now but the flat bedding is getting a bit OLD....lol

    rebel
     
  9. RW.

    RW. Heavy Load Member

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    I can tell you a little about Dot, I drove part time for them a few years ago, live about 15 miles from their main headquarters and know quite a few people that work there. A lot of their loads are driver unloading, breaking down, restacking, whatever. Some of them are subject to count, or hired lumper depends on the customer. Typically you are home at least once a week, sometimes a short stop by home a 2nd time depending on the schedule and how close you live to the warehouse. They have some drop and hook loads, either running to one of their warehouses, and then picking up at a supplier, or meeting a truck from another warehouse 1/2 way swapping trailers and coming back. Off the top of my head, they've got warehouses in:

    Mt. Sterling, IL
    Modesto, CA
    Vidalia, GA
    Liverpool, NY
    Ardmore, OK
    Williamsport, MD
    Cambridge City, IN
    Chicago area

    Maybe more, they've grown a lot in the last 10 years. The pay, I can't remember specific numbers, but you get your base per mile pay, delivery, pickup, drop and hook pay, and per piece and line item pay if you have to unload. There benefits are pretty good, probably as good a benefits as you'll find anywhere.

    Right now they run T-600's, Volvo's and International Prostars with autoshifts. They used to have a lot of Detroits and C-12 Cats, but now a lot of ISX Cummins. Pull mostly refers, but some vans probably all air ride by now. They do most of their own mechanical work on the trucks and trailers and take very good care of them. I know that part for a fact, we own 2 of their used trucks!

    Dot is a pretty good company, but the delivering and unloading doesn't fit everyone's idea of a great driving career. Just have to talk to them and get a better idea of what they're about. They're on the web, I'm new here, I don't understand the rules about putting links up, but google them and you'll find them. Hope this helps a little....
     
  10. millerlightman02

    millerlightman02 Bobtail Member

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    depending on experience you get .26 to .34 cents per mile .20 cents per line item .06 cents per case you get drop and hook pay extended pick up pay layover pay after 1 year you get 2 weeks vac 3 personnel days/yr 5 sick/yr insurance 401k you avg 1200 a week 50g first year guarantee you do 2 loads a week and a transfer load not to bad
     
  11. tkirk

    tkirk Bobtail Member

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    Thank's for the response from everyone
     
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