Info on Werner thinking about starting with them

Discussion in 'Werner' started by 1278PA, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. 1278PA

    1278PA Road Train Member

    Dec 5, 2015
    I live outside of Philly in the burbs do they offer cdl training in this state?
    What is the starting cpm?
    How long is training out with a mentor?

    X-Country Thanks this.
  2. bigkev1115

    bigkev1115 Road Train Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Alexandria, AL
    I m not sure about training, but they do have a terminal up in Allentown off US 22. You may check their website or call them to see
  3. X-Country

    X-Country Medium Load Member

    Mar 27, 2014
    training is 270 hours, they will try to get you off the truck sooner, dont do it. Dont get off the truck till you feel you are comfortable.

    Generally 6-7 weeks is what you can expect. Mine was 7 weeks.

    Expect to do your year, get some experience and then move on.

    My advice, do NOT go OTR fresh out of training. Get on dedicated account that has the same stops every day and get familiar with everything and learn the ropes. You'll make more money on a dedicated account than you will OTR with Werner. Plus you get two days off a week.
  4. return trucker

    return trucker Bobtail Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    How much is take home pay for Werner dedicated. I'm thinking about trying them out so that i can have more home time. i currently run dedicated with no touch freight at another company but i only see home once a month because I'm not close enough to my residence
  5. Davezilla

    Davezilla Medium Load Member

    May 19, 2009
    If you are experienced, go look at an LTL company. Home daily and paid hourly.

    Werner doesn't hold its dispatchers responsible for their personal behavior, so there is no reason to work for them unless you are trying to gain experience or want to team.

    The only division with decent people is the team division.
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