What is Werner's idle policy???

Discussion in 'Werner' started by Viking84, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. hunts2much

    hunts2much Medium Load Member

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    I'm a student with Werner right now. My first trainer's truck did not have an APU. He idled it none stop the few weeks I was on there. His idle percentage was 75%. I personally saw that on the Qualcom. He stated he rarely ever turned his truck off in the two years he worked there. He also stated he was encouraged to idle less a few times but that was the extent of it.

    My new trainer (10 times better BTW) has an APU and his truck does shut down after 3 minutes. Kind of annoying at times but it's the way it is.
     
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  3. evers34

    evers34 Bobtail Member

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    how are those apu's working out.....never had 1 on a truck but they sound like a good idea
     
  4. LARBET

    LARBET Bobtail Member

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    I feel sorry for you I was a student last fall. once you get your 275hrs in they will figure to keep you on for another 50-100 hrs. at the same pay of 300.00 per week.
    then they will send you home. tell you they don't have any trucks available .
    all they want to do is use you. they make big money off of you. I got a truck work my ### off until jan 6 2009 when i was not needed any more. don't plan on drawing unemployment it won't happen. werner lost some walmart accounts. move others to take your place. wait till you see what they do with your dac-report.
    "WERNER DOES NOT CARE" I ALSO THOUGHT THAT SLAVERY WAS ABOLISHED.
     
  5. Jacob6875

    Jacob6875 Light Load Member

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    Werners idle policy is that you are supposed to be at or below the idle avg for whatever division you are in and it is based on a monthly average.

    For example if you run midwest regional and all drivers in the midwest are at a 35% idle avg. Your goal is to stay below that.

    I havent had any problems tho with idling my truck. In 4 months I was asked once because i ran my truck for 19hrs one day. I was out of hrs and it was -10 where I was. I just exsplained that the truck would have froze up if I turned it off and they havent bothered me since.
     
  6. andygixxerman

    andygixxerman Bobtail Member

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  7. brenda

    brenda Light Load Member

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    Id get a bunch of candles,put them in a tin can, the pilot truck stop sells heaters that plug into the cigarete lighter plug.If you pull a refer,use it as a generator,to keep your batteries charged with jumper cables.Its a bunch of crap,but you do what you have to being a company driver with BS rules.:biggrin_2558:
     
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