In this audio program, I talk about, how to pick a trucking school, what a C.D.L training school should have to get your money, and why backing is so important. How to get on a high paying company account from the day you show up at a company and start a team of people to help you get to the big money. This is all action based info you have to listen to all of it and then do it!
You see getting to the high paying jobs is about following steps to start the right way. I cover truck driver training and how long it will be and what a trainer should be teaching you. You will have a real heads up on trucking from the day you start training.
This Program is for any one thinking about becoming a truck driver or in trucking trying to find your way. You will get my eight years of trucking experience to help you start the right way. All updates will be e-mailed and thank you for your time.
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￼ ￼ Werner is a first time hire company, which means they train no experience drivers. Which is great for rookie’s drivers, but when you get a year in you will have to make an exit in most cases, because of the business model of first hire companies. If dedicated or you have a good dispatcher you can avoided the normal problems of there business model. In most circumstances you will find they give the better loads to trainers.
There business is designed to hire and keep up with the pace of people leaving the company, average turn over in the recession is 60 to 70 percent. Which means 60 to 70 percent quite the company with in less than a year. Most companies have designed there business model around this. So they don’t worry if you quite, or care. There are some good thing about this model you get your benefits quick and if you train there’s usually lots of miles. I find that most drivers who don’t train end up with short miles one week and OK miles the next. Good miles for me as a trainer, 4000 to 7000, and a solo driver average 2000 to 3000, if he is running good, bad miles would be 1500 or less. As you see if you are going to train be prepared to run hard.
Werner expects most of its drivers to quit, so if you become a trainer they treat you ok, as long as you understand freight first. That’s the trade off with any company that is a first time hire, on average. So think about what your future will be before you get out of training. Save money while in training and make sure you try to get dedicated which could help you avoid the bad parts of many first time hires. Back too Werner, they do use computer logs and that dose help with not having lots paper work to do, also if you have a accident they will be patient in most cases. But remember if you have an accident you are now trapped at that company if they don’t fire you. I have seen many rookies who have had rollover accidents (rollover accidents are normally unforgivable in trucking) and not get fired, I think they like the fact that rookie is now trapped at Werner. Recruiters are lying to you if they give any guarantee on anything, Werner policy and rules are based on what’s going on at the company and change at any time. Don’t ever think that you have any grantees, even home time, is not a guarantee when requested off. Freight first is the model, you can increase chances of getting time off working for a company with a terminal were you live.
Werner-Dispatchers, don’t communicate and the departments that are right next to each other don’t even communicate, that means you will have to send message on each shift and at Werner, daytime dispatch is your boss. Who you will have to explain every thing too, if they forget or something happens at night. Yes I said it twice because it’s that annoying, there in the same fucking room! Sorry flashback, Werner trucks that are brand-new, have been breaking down lately and they don’t pay for layover, (you get hotel bill when shop works on truck).
I know the recruiters say they have A.P.U unites on all trucks, they don’t. A.P.U cool and heat the truck with the engine off saving fuel. They do allow you to idle for ten hours when in sleeper, but layover can sometimes be a day or more and not every truck stop you want to set in all day, reason thugs or place is trash. Even though so much at Werner not right, I still will say there the best company to start with. Most of theses problems will be easy after you get use to them but doing it for five or ten years to me would be insane. The only way I stayed for a long time is I trained on a good account and had great dispatchers. Who talked to each other.
Self Defense 2
Weapon storage, is some thing all drivers need to think about. Your weapons and ammo should be kept in a lock-box that is humidity and moisture resistance. They usually are cheap and easy to find. Pleases talk to a lawyer if you have a weapon in your truck because of the governments silly laws. A lot of drivers need to under stand that Carry Concealed Weapon permits or license are not good in every state, stun guns and tasters are not legal to the public in every state.
This again is why a lawyer is important to have. When you’re a student don’t worry about bring weapons, you should be pretty safe since your truck will not stop for long periods of time. Don’t keep a lot of big money items in your truck, even after training its nothing for a truck to get stolen in seconds and remember if your truck gets stolen and your weapon is in it, you should tell the police so they know what there walking in too, just a another reason to have a lawyer on hand.
Tinnitus is a ringing in the ears, usually heared in your right ear and can sound like a high pitch ringing or water woo-sh sound. It can come from loud noise, swelling in your ears or any thing that can cause damage to your ears . These things cause hearing loss and the brain response by ringing. The reason I’m talking about this is I have it and decide to give some basic info on it so others will not get it. We truckers work in a noisy environment, for weeks in a truck. That’s why taking a hearing test by a real doctor is important not just the company, are you alive physical. It may be a good idea to wear ear protection in the truck. Yes I know that sounds weird but hear a ringing in your ear for a month like i have and nothing sounds weird about it. I know that’s not comfortable when driving, nether is wearing a set belt or any thing else safe. Other things you can do like cut your phone down to a low volume, I won’t be-able to talk when I’m driving, that’s good! Believe me simple things like keeping unnecessary noise down is werth your hearing and wearing some type of ear protection. That’s the basic point, your hearing is wreath discomfort and getting it checked out.
Taser are Regulated
State that you should check local laws on tasers, HI, MA, MI, NJ, NY, RI, WI, and the District of Columbia. Other states might have limited restrictions on the use or possession. Simple thing to do call a lawyer in one of the above states and find out about the rule on having a taser. Also you may check some of the court cases that you can google. It will give you a heads up on things that can happen if you have to tase somone. Here’s a few Links.