Werner orientation in allentown

Discussion in 'Werner' started by bigpapa7272, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. bigpapa7272

    bigpapa7272 Light Load Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Anyone have any updated information on Werner orientation in allentown?

    Also any newbies out there with a trainer? if so hows it goin???
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  3. IROCUBabe

    IROCUBabe Road Train Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    I got my current truck out of allentown, small terminal but nice people. Smaller oreintation sizes from what I saw then dallas has.
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  4. Bigarmin88

    Bigarmin88 Road Train Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    Tampa Bay Fl
    Been there once,people are nice but its is a small place.Which I think is better.They also have a repair shop as well.
  5. mademistakesb4

    mademistakesb4 Light Load Member

    Oct 10, 2008
    I went through the orientation at the end of october, had to come home because there is no personal vehicle parking at the terminal due to its size so I came home then had to ride the grey slow-hound bus back to the terminal. I went out with one driver who was a dedicated driver and he was a real piece of work and the most disgusting and racist person I have ever met. After being cussed out and threatened amongst other things I called my SDM who helped me off the truck at the terminal the same day. The trainer I have no is a good person and very easy to get along with I have picked up more about the company and the way things operate from him then this other ding dong. There are lots of bad trainers out there and lots of good ones too, if you do have to do a refresher which would be 70-140 hrs like me or 275-300 as a student dont get discouraged if your with a crappy trainer just call your SDM and they will help you. Just remember there is good and bad everywhere with any company. I have had no problems so far and have found Werner to be very supportive thus far. Good luck and be safe
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  6. country

    country Bobtail Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    Cumberland, Va.
    going to allentown dec 29 anyone else going
  7. OGLowke

    OGLowke Bobtail Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Brooklyn ,NY
    yea i was scheduled to head out there on the 15th(today) but I think im gonna postpone it to probably early january....keep in mind i got pre approved way back in october .....the only reason i haven't left yet is because of this forum and all the Werner horror stories i hear( they really did a number on me)....but seeing you guys talk about going to orientation makes me wonder .....i think im gonna call them and set up a firm date
  8. Git_R_Done

    Git_R_Done Bobtail Member

    Oct 25, 2008
    Maricopa, Arizona
    I am in the same boat has you I was prehired in June but heard to many bad things about Werner on here then I've been thinking about it and called them this morning and they told me to apply online then I can get a orientation set up the only thing I'm worried about is the 300 hours of training being with someone you dont know for that period of time I'll be going to orientation at there Phoenix, AZ terminal
  9. bu10

    bu10 Bobtail Member

    Dec 9, 2008
    Hello. I will be there for the orientation on 29th.
    I hope it will go well.
  10. andygixxerman

    andygixxerman Bobtail Member

    Nov 19, 2009
    Fayetteville, NY
    I'm going to Allentown for orientation on April 12th 2010! I have a year and a half experience with another major carrier....Werner offered me a dedicated position, not for Dollar General or Family Dollar, Just a small factory about half a mile from my house. The recruiter said I will only pull loads for this dedicated????How true is this???? Also....why does werner have a few red trucks??
  11. Starchdoggy

    Starchdoggy Light Load Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    As for what the recruiter says being true, good luck with that. If you do get on a dedicated account in most cases that is what you will pull and nothing else. I work a dedicated account and have pulled a few loads that were not from the account when things were slow, but not enough to worry about.

    If you can get on the account I would say you should be fine. If they are recruiting you for that account because of where you live you will probably be ok, but nothing is for sure until it happens. As for the color of the trucks werner has all colors of trucks now, no longer just the faded blue.
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