Reasons It Pays to Drive Blue: As Told by a Werner Truck Driver

On September 9, 2021
Reasons It Pays to Drive Blue: As Told by A Werner Truck Driver

There are many benefits to driving for Werner Enterprises. Financial security and flexibility are among just a few. One Werner driver found a great second career that is rewarding and lucrative. Here’s his story.

Sedric J. was a police officer in Georgia for twenty years, but he retired from the Police Force in January 2021 to pursue a different career path.

Sedric had been told great things about the trucking industry, and with being accustomed to spending twelve hours in a car while being out on patrol, becoming a professional driver was a logical next step.

“People really don’t know that trucking is a pretty great industry to get into … It’s not all glamourous, but you do make great money, and for me personally, that was one of the primary things I was looking for.”

Over the past year and a half, many Americans have been searching for a way to provide a stable income for their families due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, in the midst of uncertainty, Werner has remained a dependable employer respecting drivers since 1956. This even further validated Sedric’s decision to become a professional truck driver.

For Sedric, the decision to attend Roadmaster Drivers School in Savannah, Georgia, was easily made, “Roadmaster was awesome. I don’t regret any of it at all. It was a great experience, and we had some great quality instructors. Those guys brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to what they were teaching us.”

When asked why Sedric decided to work for Werner after graduating, his response is one that is shared by many of their drivers, “I had my heart set on working for Werner because I felt like they want you to be a part of something great.” Werner prides itself on keeping America moving and that can’t be done without the dedication of their drivers who work diligently to ensure that their loads are delivered safely and on time.

A major advantage of driving for Team Blue is freedom, flexibility and finances. As a professional truck driver at Werner Enterprises, you often get to decide what account you work on. Sedric notes, “You have the opportunity to make great miles and to make great cents per mile. I like it a lot.” Not only is the pay at Werner competitive, but you have options that work best for your lifestyle. “I knew that this account would keep me in the area that I’m living in, and I would only be a two-day drive away from my family,” says Sedric. If you currently work for Werner and would like to learn more about the different accounts that are available, contact the Driver Placement team at 800-721-1025.

In 2021, Werner began offering new pay packages that are equivalent to over $20 million, with many accounts offering a sign-on pay or a guaranteed weekly pay ranging between $1,200 – $2,000. Home daily and weekly routes are available, with 70 percent of our drivers getting home weekly!

If you are thinking about a change in your career, or you are already a professional driver, and you would like to learn more about the pay increases that are available on a range of accounts, click here to learn more about available truck driving jobs at Werner. Ready to join Team Blue? Click here to search for jobs at Werner!

We look forward to helping you find an economic future that you can be proud of at Werner Enterprises!