Just a cautionary tale about Wilson Logistics....

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  1. natedogg323

    natedogg323 Light Load Member

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    This post is not meant to disparage Wilson Logistics, nor is it meant to dissuade anyone possibly looking into joining Wilson Logistics but what I have to say..needs to be said.

    Roughly 6-8 weeks ago I decided to start seriously pursuing my dream of becoming a trucker. I looked into many different companies but landed on Wilson Logistics as the best choice for me. My recruiter seemed to really know his stuff and gave me extremely detailed information on what my first 90 days at WL would look like. I signed up and told him lets do this.

    Now in the name of true transparency, here are my issues. I have one 13-year-old felony for embezzlement and in 2018 my "Michigan' license was suspended for no proof of insurance, while I lived in Kentucky with an active KY driver's license. Michigan is like nazi Germany with Covid and all government buildings are using Covid as an excuse to be the worst public service examples in HISTORY. So our Secretary of State is 4 months behind on appointments. With that said, I wasn't able to obtain an active Michigan license until 1/21. ALL OF THIS WAS TOLD TO WILSON LOGISTICS UPFRONT 6-8 WEEKS AGO!!

    Well, I'm through my sleep apnea testing and set my date to head out to Springfield, MO on May 3rd to begin my journey. I quit my job (put in the notice) on April 1st and announced I would be leaving on April 23rd. On April 22nd Wilson Logistics was nice enough to call me and inform me they are passing on me as my driving license being suspended doesn't meet their ridiculous standards and "good luck". Now I know, other companies require 12-month consecutive history so before you jump on me, I held a KY license the entire time. I have NO speeding tickets in over 15 years. I have NO accidents in over 15 years. I have NO other violations other than no proof of insurance in my driving record.

    The point of this is to warn any potential students or drivers looking to join the Wilson Logistics family need to know, they are EXTREMELY picky and may wait until the last minute to tell you to kick rocks and not take YOUR situation (or job) into consideration.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Try Stevens Transport; school is in Detroit. Won't cost you any money.
    US TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING SCHOOL, INC.
    6500 15 Mile Rd
    Sterling Heights, MI 48312
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  4. natedogg323

    natedogg323 Light Load Member

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    Already did, they have the same 12 month Michigan drivers license bull crap WL had. Thank you though China.
    I've applied to CFI, CRST and Swift. They all seem less concerned with the dumb Michigan license thing.
     
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  5. Chinatown

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    Do you live in Kentucky now?
     
  6. natedogg323

    natedogg323 Light Load Member

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    No, I'm back in Michigan. Roughly an hour outside of Detroit
     
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  8. Chinatown

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    Midwest Dairy Transport has cdl school.
    411-64th Ave, Coopersville, MI 49404
    Website - mdtransport.us
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  9. Chinatown

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    Sygma Network in Detroit sometimes hires a driver trainee with a cdl-a permit.
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    Also hires driver helpers, but no driving, just ride shotgun and help the driver. It's a job anyway.
     
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  10. Chinatown

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    Eby-Brown in Ypsilanti has a program to help an employee acquire a CDL.
     
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  11. JoeTruck

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    Wasn't Wilson one of those companies that put people with a permit in the drivers seat while the trainer slept?
     
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