Driver (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – January 6, 2016
When unloading merchandise you need to take breaks to reset yourself physically and mentally and to have patience...Sometimes pushing yourself to hard without breaks can lead to fatigue and carelessness... You should always be aware of your surroundings, if you are unsure of your situation, get out and look, at all times before moving your truck and always plan ahead, stay focus...
Werner was about the best trucking company I drove for.
Driver-Trainer (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – February 22, 2013
Werner was a very honest company! They paid you low and would run the "Hell" out of you. You were awarded monthly bonuses depending on your performance. If you got tired of an account-- you could easily move to another division. I would have stayed with Werner if they didn't have that notorious "Training Program"!!! Werner is an undercover "Training" company. They ultimately want you to become a TRAINER. They want all drivers to become TRAINERS... That means anybody that comes through their doors. You don't know that initially, though. After 3 months of driving by yourself--- the recruiters constantly torment you with becoming a TRAINER. It was the worse mistake I ever made. I eventually did it and never got any sleep. Werners' training is really an Undercover Team(operation). They give you unrealistic appointments knowing the student can barely hold the wheel for 2 hours straight. So if i'm a trainer and i've just driven about 8 to 10 hours. I would normally drive another 8 hours on the students hours just to make it to the customer on time. Yes!!! I lost alot of sleep and eventually had to quit due to severe sleep deprivation. Thank God I didn't kill anyone. Other than that, Werner was a pretty good company. lol
Truck Driver (Current Employee) – Fontana, CA – August 8, 2013
good day at work is to have enough miles to drive for the whole day. bad day is to spend 14 hours to earn 26.00 because you are sitting waiting for werner to get you a load or to be unloaded. i am a very responsible person, never have missed a day of work, hard worker and aiming to please. i have learned a day in trucking could be very uplifting or heartbreaking, and unfortunately its not what you do its what happens to you. most co-workers are all very friendly but all very frusturated like i am. the hardest part of the job is sitting all day long watching your day tick away and getting nowhere and is out of your control but in someone else. the most enjoyable part of my job is the feel of accomplishing the task that was given to you.
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – June 29, 2015
Operated a commercial motor vehicle to transport freight inter or intra relay stations or from home terminal to distant points and return. Inspect vehicle and required parts and accessories to determine safe operating conditions prior to departure. Operate vehicle in compliance with company rules and all applicable state and federal regulations, and in according with accepted principles of safe driving. Deliver freight to consignee. Pick up freight as required. Maintain trip records, log book and fuel records as required. Reported promptly any delays that would affect pick up or delivery.
haul freight for a specific or dedicated customer. Area of operation is usually three to seven states. Most offer weekly home time, great pay, steady
Over the road Driver (Current Employee) – 14507 Frontier Road – May 11, 2015
As part of Team Werner, you'll drive the best and newest equipment, utilizing the most advanced technological systems on the market today. These systems are designed to enhance production, eliminate delays and help you get up to 1,000 miles per day. Plus, you'll be eligible to receive bonus pay for all miles you run.
Drive in all kinds of weather and roads long days/nights
Company Driver (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – August 6, 2015
DOT inspection of truck, pick up and have freight loaded. drive 10-2500 miles drop off freight. make bathroom/food/gas stops and hope every time you complete your 10-14hr day your at a location that has clean bathrooms and showers.
get to see many areas of the US that u might never have seen
long waiting for jobs, low pay, long time away from home
Western Regional Driver (Former Employee) – Fontana, CA – April 14, 2013
don't recommend the company to anyone... I was having mainly problem with the dispatcher....... week day was okay.... weekend was full of s**t..... whatever you sign up for, they don't give it to you... your just an employee identified as a number... not by name.... the more miles you drive per trip... the less cent per miles you get paid.... so yes... it sucks.... I sign up for Western Regional Driver and end up everywhere..... they don't keep there bargain...
argue with dispatch a lot.....they don't keep there bargain...
Over the road Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Lakeland FL – August 15, 2013
typical day, was getting dispatched to 48 out of 50 states. I didn't stay long enoug to have much to report. I was hired as soon as I finished a 6 week truck driving school and stayed wit Werner for six months with a trainer. I was lucky that while I was taking a break t visit my family I went to the DMV to get my endorsements. Immediatley after I was hired with CTL.
Company Driver (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – August 12, 2013
I knew when I could or couldn't make the deliveries on time. I learned that it takes an army of people to get loads set up and delivered. My coworkers and I hardly saw eachother. hardest part was driving in the harsh weather in winter up in Wisconson. That also was my most enjoyable part watching the other car drivers having problems.
Over the Road Driver (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – June 27, 2014
Setting at terms are at site I learn coming straight out of trucking school you get the jobs that really don't as much lol management could have been a little better the hardest part about this job is the start up pay co workers are not that nice I guess because of that pay thing the thing I like about this job is that I got the chance to see how bad it could really be..
over the road driver (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – May 23, 2013
Well at Werner Bros. we had to wait for our next load to pickup sometimes it can be within a couple of days. The management was average and understanding. I had a team driver and the person that drove with me he was also a hardworker and loved to drive just as much as myself. The most enjoyable part of the job was driving state to state and meeting other drivers.
Driver (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – December 16, 2014
My day would start around 11 o clock i would wake up do my pre-trip inspection and drive to my first stop if I did not make it the following night. When i make it to my stop i would then give the paper work to the Rep. and begin to unload the trailer. Then i will pick up the empty rolltainers from the week before. I would repeat that like 2 or 3 times a day
Class A CDL Driver (Former Employee) – Springfield, OH – November 12, 2015
I drove a class A vehicle(semi-truck) 700 miles a day and delivered products to companies in a safe and timely manner. I learned new routes around different cities around the United States of America. management was fair and I worked independently. The hardest part of the job was being away from my children. Driving to new places and seeing new cities was the most enjoyable part of the job.
There wasn't a typical day at werner because the days varied according to weather I was driving at night or during the day and the weather and road conditions. I had a good driving instructor but not sure on the management. The hardest part of my job was months on the road and being away from my family and using the qualcom system. The easiest part of the job was driving.
Driver/Logistics (Current Employee) – Omaha, NE – May 30, 2013
Typical day at doing regular preventive maintenance, following DOT guidlines, presenting mself as such. Personel is differs in qualifications, overall a great team player. Hardpoint on the job time management, doing good business, performance, attitude. Mission accomplishment is essential to getting paid.
Distributing goods from different areas across the U.S. either delivering or picking up products. I learned how to be able to multi-task. The hardest part is showing up for a delivery and the receiving store is not ready nor do they have the room to receive the products.
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – July 30, 2015
Definitely enjoyed working for Werner Enterprises. Definitely learned and obtained new skills, as well expanded my current skills. Company is nice to drive for, just wish it wasn't so into the number game.
nice job, always work available
needs to stop worrying about citations for beginning drivers
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – September 12, 2012
my job as a truck driver i have to drive to the location and drop and pull which means i drive to where i have to deliver and leave the trailer part and pick up a diferrent trailer.. sometime i had to wait for the unload to finish but after that hit the road again i had fun..