Truck Driver Trainee, Hampton

Truck Driver Trainee, Hampton

There are 12 comments on the WTKR story from Sep 13, 2010, titled Truck Driver Trainee, Hampton. In it, WTKR reports that:

Location: HAMPTON, VA Minimum Age: 21 Minimum Education: No Minimum Education Requirement Minimum Experience: 0 months Salary: $30,000.00 - $38,000.00 Year Shift: Not Applicable Hours Per Week: Not Specified Job Description: OVER-THE-ROAD TRUCK DRIVERS TRAINEES:Are you interested in becoming a student driver for Werner Enterprises? If so, we are ...

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charles f johnson

Virginia Beach, VA

#1 Sep 14, 2010
i would love to start driving today but dont know the steps to take i already got learners permit class A just need to push forward and get it done looking for the best opted company i can find wanting to make a career out of it so dont want fly by night company starting out send me info to [email protected]
Infoman

Norfolk, VA

#2 Sep 14, 2010
There is going to be a national shortage of qualified drivers beginning next year. Get your CDL and look for the best deal. It's going to be a drivers driven market!!!!
brad

Tappahannock, VA

#3 Sep 14, 2010
I would like to pursue truck driving career not sure what steps to take first. Should i attempt cdl class a with no truck driving exp.
Joe LaForm

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Sep 14, 2010
Yes brad. Where do you live? That's the first question. Some companies offer CDL school if you stay on with them a year. If you go to the school, it'll be a lot easier for you to pass the CDL tests. And most schools will help with placement to a company ( I'll let you know right now a lease purchase company IS NOT the right way). A good starting company would be Swift, Trans-Am or maybe even Werner.

“Trucking Is Not A Job-Its Life”

Since: Jun 07

Richmond / Colonial Heights,VA

#5 Sep 14, 2010
Year after year they keep saying that and there has never been a driver shortage and there will not be one next year either. there is a surplus of drivers out there looking for work because of all the small amd medium companies that closed and or down sized. any one that tells you there will be a driver shortage needs their head checked. the only shortage of drivers are the drivers that will work for what the low ball companies will pay. in all honesty with the way the econony is, and the stagnant freight indexes I would wait till after the first of the year to even consider going in to trucking. reason being with the ending of the buisiness tax credits, the soon to rise insurance rates, and the new DOT regs coming in to effect at years end, the combined will cause a lot of changes.
Infoman wrote:
There is going to be a national shortage of qualified drivers beginning next year. Get your CDL and look for the best deal. It's going to be a drivers driven market!!!!

“Trucking Is Not A Job-Its Life”

Since: Jun 07

Richmond / Colonial Heights,VA

#6 Sep 14, 2010
All three are good teaching schools, but read the fine print repeatedly. in most cases they will not pay hotel or food costs. and if they do pay for those, they will add it to the school fees. another thing is that you will be working for basicly minimum wage until you get released by the trainer NOT when you graduate the school so if it takes 8 weeks with a trainer then expect very low pay checks for 8 weeks. if you get fired, fail the school, or quit you will be held liable for the school and any expences you occur.
Joe LaForm wrote:
Yes brad. Where do you live? That's the first question. Some companies offer CDL school if you stay on with them a year. If you go to the school, it'll be a lot easier for you to pass the CDL tests. And most schools will help with placement to a company ( I'll let you know right now a lease purchase company IS NOT the right way). A good starting company would be Swift, Trans-Am or maybe even Werner.
Steeler8888

Mount Gretna, PA

#7 Sep 14, 2010
I have 3 DUIs and a suspnded license. I have been driving for 19 years across PA hauling a shtload of logs. Haven't been stopped yet. Now, go get yourself a truck driving job. 10-4
Midnightrider

Geneva, IL

#8 Sep 15, 2010
Steeler8888 wrote:
I have 3 DUIs and a suspnded license. I have been driving for 19 years across PA hauling a shtload of logs. Haven't been stopped yet. Now, go get yourself a truck driving job. 10-4
Not IF, but WHEN you get pulled over, you better have a legit driver on call to finish your run and bring your truck back home or wherever it needs to go. After that, plan on another occupation.
Leonard

Yorktown, VA

#9 Sep 15, 2010
Steeler8888 wrote:
I have 3 DUIs and a suspnded license. I have been driving for 19 years across PA hauling a shtload of logs. Haven't been stopped yet. Now, go get yourself a truck driving job. 10-4
Steeler, just have your brother or someone who look like you get a license, the use it. When people are pulled, cops never recognize the photo. GOOD LUCK!
Lisa

Virginia Beach, VA

#10 Sep 16, 2010
I found this (below) on the News Ch. 3 website. Sounds okay. So, how do I apply for the job? Thanks.:)

Location: HAMPTON, VA

Minimum Age: 21

Minimum Education: No Minimum Education Requirement

Minimum Experience: 0 months

Salary:$30,000.00 -$38,000.00 Year

Shift: Not Applicable

Hours Per Week: Not Specified

Job Description: OVER-THE-ROAD TRUCK DRIVERS TRAINEES:Are you interested in becoming a student driver for Werner Enterprises? If so, we are interested in hearing from you. Join one of the nation's premier transportation companies! We have jobs available nationwide. Opportunities are available based on where you call home, not where we have a terminal! All trucks are not created equal! We have the newest fleet in the industry and supply all the luxuries and necessities you deserve. Werner is the technology leader in the industry, being the only carrier certified by the DOT to operate with a paperless log system. With Werner Enterprises, you get 10% greater production than leading competitors. More miles equals more money. 60% of our driving opportunities get you home daily or weekly. Regional and local opportunities available in selected areas. Home time varies depending on load assignment. OTR Drivers get home every 14-21 days. Dry Van, Refrigerated, and Flat Bed Truck Driving -- Everything you want in one company!! Take advantage of your VA Education Benefits and join Werner Enterprises Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program. Student drivers average $38,000 their first year. But with the Werner Apprenticeship Program you can make up to $50,000 by drawing on your VA educational Benefits for a full year while generating an income.
Midnightrider

Geneva, IL

#11 Sep 16, 2010
To apply type Werner Enterprises in your computer to get their phone number. Then call them and tell them you want to apply. They will tell you from there.
Esther Anderson

Ivor, VA

#12 Sep 16, 2010
watch it sucka,that my job.

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