Last minute packing ? any tips

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ionlyhitdatonce, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Nailer

    Nailer Bobtail Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Jerseyville IL
    A buddy of mine is training with Werner now ! He was told the same thing about going home after the first few weeks BUT!!! its all bs! they will not let you go home unless you are traveling thru your area and can get them to drop you off. Also if you do go home you may be waiting for a week or more before you get with another trainer and then may not be as good or as bad as the first one you had. Good luck at werner but as all companies they have some major issues also. One guy I was in school with has been shut down 2 times in the past week and has only gotten 13 hours driving the week and a half he has been out. His trailer had a bad tire so he had to wait for over a day to get it fixed then when he got to NE they shut down the tractor for all 8 rear tires and he had to wait 3 days on them he is sitting in NE now hopefully to get new tires tomorrow morning.:biggrin_2552:
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  3. mikel

    mikel Light Load Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    yah, I heard the same thing about werner from the recruiter that came to my school, he said "you could be out for two weeks to six weeks its up to the trainer. If he's going home then you can go home" just dont get your hopes up about the two weeks. If you havent read it enough on this site already you will read that the recruiters are out for themselfves thats how they get paid. So they wont tell you the whole truth or story.
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  4. Blanco Diablo

    Blanco Diablo Bobtail Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Detroit, MI
    One thing noone told me before I started my training that is almost necessary. A coffee thermos, it costs about the same amout it fill it at the truck stops as for a single cup. Also, if you dont want to live off of fast food, go to a bulk food store and get nuts, dried fruit and trail mixes. I also eat canned tuna mixed with mini packets of mayo, convenients stored in piles at the truck stops for the taking. Also noted a gallon of water costs the same as a one liter.
  5. vargagirl

    vargagirl Bobtail Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    Guelph, Ontario
    I don't know if you have them where you are, but where I am you can refill gallon-or-less sized water containers at The Water Store for 50 cents each. Every little bit helps.
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