Werner caught hiring felons banned from driving, including a convicted kidnapper as student drivers

Discussion in 'Werner' started by Davezilla, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Davezilla

    Davezilla Medium Load Member

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    So its come to my attention that Werner has been hiring several known violent felons who have lifetime bans from operating commercial vehicles due to their crimes.

    Most shocking, they hired a man named Ricky Welch, who served 10 years of a 20 year sentence for shooting his girlfriend, kidnapping their child, and then carjacking some random innocent person.

    RICKY V WELCH Inmate 078675: Florida DOC Prisoner Arrest Record

    Ricky had several severe emotional breakdowns while training with Werner, but his trainer was forced to continue working with him anyways. He had an explosive breakdown in front of two other employees outside the Bass Pro DC in Macon GA, demanding to be let off the trainer truck.

    Despite this, he was then assigned his own truck and allowed to team with an unsuspecting individual.

    He is currently in Florida prison for attempting to murder another person, his third attempted murder. The second attempt was removed from his record, but the other two are public record and would have showed up on any background check.

    This proves without a doubt how incredibly unstable and reckless the Werner student safety department really is towards its trainers. They have had countless complaints from trainers forced to work with known unsafe or unstable students.

    Completely unacceptable.
     
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  2. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Didn't a Werner student kill his trainer in Texas a couple years ago?
     
  3. bottleneck rookie

    bottleneck rookie Bobtail Member

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    I’m betting their pockets are deep enough to prevent the DOT from revoking their operating authority.
     
  4. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

    If the felon does a good enough job, he moves into the front office.
     
  5. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Hahaha that or becomes a broker right
     
  6. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    Best leave Werner drivers alone..
     
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  7. Davezilla

    Davezilla Medium Load Member

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    Yes, a trainer was murdered by his student after he repeatedly warned Werner of the student's behavior, yet was not allowed to drop the student.

    The trainer who complained about the kidnapper had previously complained about the behavior of the student safety department, and was subsequently assigned almost exclusively students who had already been kicked off trucks for unstable or unsafe behavior.

    The kidnapper was held at the Atlanta hotel for several weeks specifically to assign him to the trainer. They told him that the student was held because there were too many students and not enough trainers, then told the trainer he could not switch students because there werent any more students.

    This alone shows that assigning unstable students to certain trainers was intentional.
     
  8. againstthewind

    againstthewind Road Train Member

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    and you guys were worried about the "outlaw" truckers out here running on paperlogs. lol it was a good distraction while it lasted
     
  9. againstthewind

    againstthewind Road Train Member

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    meanwhile some driver with his own truck and trailer who has been operating safely for yrs has now been told he has to go on elogs. and everyone thinks mexicos government is corrupt lol
     
  10. againstthewind

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    we should all call werner recruiting and say hey i just got out of prison i heard you were lookn for drivers lol
     
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