Wacky World of Werner?

Discussion in 'Werner' started by Little Eddy, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Little Eddy

    Little Eddy Medium Load Member

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    It is a short list indeed of things that are as frustrating as a co-worker who wants to complain on your dime; even more so when their complaint is not making money while they expect you do stop what you are doing (that which makes you money) and rant over a perceived injustice.

    I will have to remember that "need to use the toilet" trick; everyone lets everyone leave when the say they have to use the head.

    Sounds like you are indeed loving the groove thang...keep rolling and stay safe.

    Little Eddy
     
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  3. Little Eddy

    Little Eddy Medium Load Member

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    Anybody been to orientation in Denver?

    I use to live in Boulder back in the 70's...flew into DIA just after it opened and I was on the train from SLC to WV in 98 but that is last time I have been to the Mile High...

    I wonder if this means I will be more mid-west than west or is it just another terminal along the road of the Wacky World of Werner?
    I gots-ta-git-me some BBQ in KC...sure hope my trainer lives in a National league city for those home days...catch a game, a brat and a frosty adult beverage.

    Little Eddy
     
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  4. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Dear Eddy,

    Welcome. I apologize that I haven't taken the time to read all of the responses, primarily because they make me tired. That said, what I'm about to tell you may have been mentioned before, but nevertheless, may also help you on your journey.

    The first part of trucking pretty much sucks. Lots of tests and whatnot from people who may or may not register above 80 on an IQ test. But, it's their deal, so roll with it with grace.

    The second part of trucking isn't much better. You're bound to first explain and justify your existence on earth and ask for a job you never thought you wanted. You'll get the job, it's just the middle stuff that's a bit demeaning.

    Then comes the trainer bit. You're locked in a truck with someone you don't know for an indeterminate time........yea, there's a book for you. Non-smoking, non- Limbaugh, well traveled / read, understanding and compassionate......yeah, it's all there. Suck it up for a few weeks and drive on. If you really worked for Rumsfeld, you'll know the drill.

    Next, you're on your own. Every day when you get up tell yourself this, 'a bazillion drivers have done this, and most of them weren't killed doing it.' And you'll be right.

    Finally, find the Zen of the experience. You will have the opportunity to relive any moment of your life and decide / determine if you did the right thing or not.......and then move on. It is a soul cleansing experience that few will ever get to have because thier lives are so busy and loud.

    Then, find your place and your peace.

    good luck and happy trails...........
     
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  5. Little Eddy

    Little Eddy Medium Load Member

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    Awesome! I love this.
    The details and insight are helpful but these golden bits are true words to live by...

    "people who may or may not register above 80 on an IQ test"
    For me it is not the level of sophisticated intellect that is of concern as much as the arrogance of ego that pushes what a person does or does not know. The love of my life is comparatively uneducated, completely naive in the ways of the world, and struggles with math equations a second grader has already mastered, but her heart is full of pure joy and kindness. She is a treasure who doesn't understand why the sun rises in the east each and every day but her attitude of life makes that sunrise so much more.

    An attitude that is a projection of an inflated ego can, and does, swing both ways. I watched the movie Philomena last night and the writer who is one of the central characters in the movie is a very sophisticated intellectual, educated and worldly but who has the personality of an absolute ####### when dealing with people he sees as his inferiors.

    It isn't the IQ that we need to consider as much as it is the personality and presentation of said personality that the person has. Stupid is trying and exhausting but so is the arrogance of the pompously grandiloquent who are dismissive of others. As long as we communicate and appreciate the variety of people, places, ideas and all those magical parts that make the process worthwhile, then its all good.
    I won't let Goober get under my skin.

    Yes, I didn't think I would ever be pushing a mass of metal this fast and over such great distances...but how much of life did we really ever see coming? Aren't some of this best bits of life the things the catch us by surprise and take us to worlds we never knew existed. At one time I had real hydrophobia, then I started surfing...never saw it coming.

    Thanks for your post, I love it when people share their thoughts in such a positive manner. Stay safe, if we see each other I'll buy the first cup of coffee; tell you stories of the Rummy and Phil Knight.

    Little Eddy
     
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  6. kbar909

    kbar909 Light Load Member

    Im going to CDL school in about a week. Im planning on trying to sign on with Werner for various reasons. My question is.....Is being 48 state worse than being dedicated? Of course dedicated routes get more cpm....but other than that, what is the downfalls to 48 state? What I have heard about 48 state= low miles, lots of time sitting between loads, and you mainly run the north east. What I have heard in general= Werner keeps you moving. Ok before anyone chimes in on all the "bad" stuff about Werner....yeah Ive heard all that too. I really dont care about the bad stuff....I will be a new cdl holder, do my time at a starter company, survive and move on. So if anyone can share any info.... I greatly thank you!
     
  7. tkpinsc

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    Werner has a no adult beverage while a trainee policy, even while on home time away from the truck.
     
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  8. tkpinsc

    tkpinsc Light Load Member

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    The choice between OTR is mostly driven by the regular home time vs see the country.

    48 state vs dedicated have different pay plans. Most think 48 state pays better.
     
  9. Little Eddy

    Little Eddy Medium Load Member

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    Just having my coffee and reading some news online and notice the post...are you saying that the policy means I couldn't have one beer while I was off for say 36 hours? I want to make sure I understand.

    Thanks for the post......Little Eddy
     
  10. nshore harleyguy

    nshore harleyguy Medium Load Member

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    Yes that is the policy. The reasoning I got from then when I questioned it was that during training you are paid a salary weather you are sitting in a hotel room or riding in a truck. Not saying I agreed with it but that IS the policy. I would never violate policy but I never saw anyone waiting for me outside a restaurant with a breathalizer when I had weekends off and was staying at a hotel
     
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  11. Little Eddy

    Little Eddy Medium Load Member

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    Well thanks for the update...I won't be asking why I will just do and learn to eat a brat dry. Hard to imagine a ball game without the brat and beer combo but such is life...we make sacrifices everyday.
    :crybaby::crybaby:

    How was your home time?

    Little Eddy
     
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