Werner Tractors ???

Discussion in 'Werner' started by lynryd, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. A512

    A512 Light Load Member

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    They paint them differently so itll be easier to sell. Something to do
    with fleet sales, is what I was told anyways..
     
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  3. jdsouza

    jdsouza Heavy Load Member

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    Ok Thanks have a Happy New Year
     
  4. phroziac

    phroziac Road Train Member

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    Sounds like you're BSing a little. 4000 miles a week? How often? I've run 3500, but since werner trucks are governed at "65 mph", which is actually 64mph as i've independantly verified with radar and gps, that would be 63 hours to run 4000 miles in a week at top speed. You logged a 15 minute pre-trip 7 times in that week. thats 1.75 hours. You had to have fueled every day unless you had a long nose with 300 gallons of fuel capacity. thats another 1.75 hours logged line 4. You're up to 66.5 hours now. Didn't you pick up or drop loads a few times in that week? Isnt that another 15 minutes each? How many miles did you get the next week....? You're telling me that you went a whole week without ever getting caught in traffic, all 100% drop yard to drop yard, without getting lost, without waiting on a less useful driver to get your load to the dropyard...? I'm not saying its not possible to run 4000 miles in a week, however, I am saying that i think you're full of it if you claim to have run that with paperless logs.

    "More money than i ever could make on a dedicated"? How do you know? Every dedicated pays different. Werner has LOTS. Some suck and some are great. Dollar general drivers get shafted on unload pay. They hardly get paid anything for unloading based on the premise of it being on rolltainers, which are supposed to be easy to unload. Sure, its not as hard as box by box hand unloading, and they have a liftgate, but they should get paid a lot more to unload it than they do!

    Family dollar is the one to be on as far as ive heard.

    Werner has a lot of different colored trucks and gold is pretty common. I wish I had a black one but I just have a light blue with stripes.

    However, a truck with stripes means that it originally was a team truck, or so I'm told. Maybe its just a rumour. But when you get a used truck, they leave all the stickers on it, mine had 2 million miler stickers on it when i picked it up!
     
  5. A512

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    I ran 3500-4000 mi a week and 4000 indeed I did.
    You want me to send you a copy of my logs? bsing a little bit..lol rookie
    Its called having a good dispatcher that knows how you run and gettin
    to the shp/con and parkin over night. Sounds to me like you gotta lot
    to learn if you think 4000 mi a week is hard to do. Of course I didnt get 4000
    miles everyweek. I can tell you I went months on end without havin a week under
    3 and usually got 3500 without thinkin about it
     
  6. phroziac

    phroziac Road Train Member

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    So you ran a whole week and never not once got stuck in traffic? Never got held up at shipper or consignee? And this was common?

    You're just trying to sound important. Thats all. I dont give a tire.
     
  7. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    It depends what part of the country you're driving in . You can drive all the way through Detroit any time of day on I-75 or I-94 and do the speed limit with 4 wheelers passing you all the way through . Most of my trailers are preloaded . I'm out of consignees in under 2 hours 90% of the time . When I run KY to TX I have to slow down to avoid violating the corporate rule on average speed . They say we shouldn't average over 60 m.p.h. and I rarely get under 65 .
     
  8. A512

    A512 Light Load Member

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    lol......:biggrin_25513:
     
  9. busterhound333

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    i am seriously thinking about going to work for werner and i was just wondering if one or more of you Werner drivers could/would tell me how the home time works i know you get one day home time a week but can you work four weeks and build up four days off and if i get stuck out away from home for a day or two can they(werner)count that/them days as my off time?
     
  10. phroziac

    phroziac Road Train Member

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    Hey busterhound, you can take up to 4 days off at a time, but no more...you can stay out as long as you want, but you cant take more than 4 days off. But honestly, when you take 4 days off you're going to have a negative check when you're at home, which sucks! Insurance still comes out whether you make money or not.

    No, if you get stuck somewhere it doesnt count. But they won't get you stuck somewhere like that. They'd rather broker you a load than pay you layover pay. They'd rather take a load that costs them money, infact. But you'll get paid better than layover pay for driving so ... :)

    The way the usually get you home is route you into your area a couple days ahead, then keep you rolling with shortish loads then send you home...with a load. When i say shortish, they can still be 250ish miles which is still a good run

    Stay out minimum 2 weeks, you wont make money getting every weekend off at werner. Sorry!
     
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  11. jdsouza

    jdsouza Heavy Load Member

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    So do you work for SWIFT and do you like it
     
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