Werner Owner Operators

Discussion in 'Werner' started by SpyderRyder, May 20, 2012.

  1. Dexterr

    Dexterr Light Load Member

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  2. Crazy37

    Crazy37 Light Load Member

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    I think he's busy.
     
  3. BASCO

    BASCO Bobtail Member

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    IM IN THE PROCESS OF BUYING A TRUCK AS WELL...IM A CURRENT WERNER DRIVER. . HOME TERMINAL DALLAS...BUT I LIKE THE SALESMEN IN SPRINGFIELD OH. BETTER SO GOING THTOUGH THERE. I TOO PREFERE CASCADIA...I HAVE TALKED TO MANY O/O...MANY ARE SATISFIED WITH THE TRUCK THEY GAVE HOTTEN INTO. GOOD LUCK . RANDY LUCHAN..OTR DIVISION
     
  4. Picture.Taker

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    I bought an 09 Century w/334k in March of 13. DD15 and a TK APU. Gave 49k. 12.75% interest... but you beat them out of a bunch of it because you put 7¢ a mile to principal so the truck gets paid of quickly, especially if you train as I do. I'll have it paid off before 3 of the 5 years on the note are complete, even taking off 3 months a year. I'm out 10 and off 4 usually, with a couple of 2-3 week vacations tossed in... My wife and I went to Moscow in June and we're going to a little spot south of Cancun in January. It's been a great truck with few problems. It now has 661k on her and still runs great. It had 10 virgin tires when I got it. I put over 300,000 on the drives before replacing them. One surprise was replacing the DPF twice, at about $1500 a pop. Freightliner said that it is normal to do it every 2-3 years. I got a $750 sign on bonus, $500 fuel bonus twice, 4 oil changes, and they topped the tanks and fixed any bugs I found. I run under their authority and plates, so that headache is avoided. They pay the tolls. I've been told the KW's and Petes are now selling in the upper 60's, but without the APU. Momma said I have to buy a new truck next year, so I'm looking at the KW's.
    I train.
    I have the cruise set for a maximum of 61MPH with the pedal at 65. Why? New students are on my truck for xx hours, not miles. I make them drive longer every day, so they finish their hours faster and get their own truck. I DO NOT run team. You can't teach while one of you is asleep. I make the student drive 8+ hours a day when freight allows and spend a good deal of the time riding shotgun. I may or may not drive, as the load allows. The truck averages in the 8's as long as we stay out of the mountains with heavy loads. Running slower we don't tend to run up on people and if we do (think Prime) we have another 4 MPH to roll around them with and get out of the hammer lane quickly, reducing stress and following the advice of the Smith System to go a little slower than the flow of traffic to maintain a better following distance.
     
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  5. BostonTanker

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    An owner op who trains, actually trains and not runs the student for miles? Are you sure I'm not in the Twilight zone?
     
  6. Picture.Taker

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    :biggrin_25523: I know... sorta hard to believe. I will run team if the student requests it, but only for the last week or so.
     
  7. BostonTanker

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    It's real hard to believe given their track record. But kudos to you for doing it right.
     
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  8. Bigdaddy00

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    $200 a week to be LP vs a company driver is not worth the risk
     
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  9. BostonTanker

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    So what do you think of the updated training program
     
  10. devildog3531

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    SUX!!!
     
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