There is a great deal of unethical treatment of students and staff, within a hostile work environment, favoritism, nepotism, unrealistic expectations all taking place in a run down dilapidated building.
The school is being run by two expunged cops that are bullies who have very little experience in how to run a school; they're only doing what they know, bully people. When I went to HR for harassment, I became a target followed by retaliation and I will be pursuing a case against this organization. I am really surprised that the parent company, Werner Enterprises, has allowed this activity to continue, especially in this day and time when dignity and respect should be the minimum cost for admission.
They are charging students a premium price for CDL training and when they graduate, they have a restriction on their license, they can only drive automatics.
They talk about training quality drivers. They claim to do that but in reality they are just teaching the students the bare minimum requirements on how to be able to pass the CDL examination. It is virtually impossible to train a quality driver in 3 weeks and less than 175 miles or actual behind the wheel driving time on the roadway. This company is too top heavy in administration and needs to treat the instructors with more respect and keep the quality instructors instead of loosing them to competitors. they need to do right by the students who are paying a premium price to attend.
CDL instructor, Director of training (Former Employee) – Bethlehem, PA – July 4, 2019
Corporate doesn't care about the students. They were a good company when i started. But within a few years they turned into a puppy mill and the instructors dispensable. They don't care that you have a life outside of work. You tell them you can't work the overtime your fired. The company was more stressful then being on the road.