Student Driver Program

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Student Driver Information

General Qualifications

You must:

  • Have a valid CDL Class A (HAZMAT not required but encouraged)
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Meet DOT requirements and pass a DOT physical, which includes substance screening
  • Have a safe driving record
  • Have good work history
  • Be able to fulfill the physical demands of the job
  • Be a graduate of a truck driving school approved by Drivers Management

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Werner Enterprises’ dedication to offering drivers the best lifestyle means giving our drivers high pay combined with high production. Along with our pay scale, we offer bonuses such as monthly mileage, achievement, etc. allowing you to make the money you deserve. (If you are in the Long Haul services, Werner Enterprises offers a progressive pay increase for your first year, which is paid on all miles, loaded and empty.)

After you have been driving with the company for six months as an experienced driver and passed our certified training program, you have the potential to become a trainer and increase your earnings.

Werner Enterprises’ production is 10% higher than our competitors, makes Werner Enterprises’ drivers some of the highest paid in North America.

Paychecks -- When and How?

Werner Enterprises has made it easier, faster and less expensive for you to drop an envelope into a TRIPPAK EXPRESS drop box after every load. With this program in place, your money is available to you faster than ever before.

Every Thursday, you can have your check mailed to your address or direct deposited to your bank.

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Thanks to our many divisions and diverse operations, our drivers may live in any area of the country they prefer. Everything is taken into consideration when matching a driver with a division, including mileage requirements, home time needs and route preferences. Proving that no matter where you live, you can take your career in any direction you want. Over 70% of our driving jobs are in more attractive, shorter-haul Regional and Dedicated fleet operations that enable us to return drivers home more frequently.

  • Regional Opportunities
  • 150+ Dedicated Fleets
  • Training Opportunities
  • 48 State & Southern Canada
  • Vans, Flat Beds and Temperature Controlled Divisions
  • Team Werner
  • Scheduled Lane Fleets

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If you meet the qualifications and are accepted into our Student Driver Program, you must complete the Werner training program (minimum of 275 driving hours). During the training period, the driver trainer and the Training Department staff will evaluate each student.

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Student pay:

The first 0 - 275 hours, student receives $650 per week. After assignment to a trainer, you can draw a maximum advance of $150.00 every seven days against your salary.

Training Process

  • Attend orientation at the closest terminal
  • Be assigned a trainer
  • Complete a minimum of 275 driving hours
  • Pass your road test to become a experienced driver
  • Be assigned your own truck

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Driving School

Interested in obtaining a class A CDL and driving for a winning team? Please call Werner Enterprises Student Recruiting Department at (800) 750-7706. We will help get you started by referring you to Werner Enterprises approved driving schools in your area.

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Benefits and Bonuses

Life Disability, Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401(k) Retirement Plan and Stock Purchase Plan

The Werner Enterprises Paperless Log System

This system replaces traditional paper logbooks. It’s connected via satellite through QualcommTM and assists drivers in tracking their hours of service. No lines. No math, no paperwork. You can focus on driving.

Top-of-the-line Equipment

We provide the best equipment in the industry, including Freightliners, Peterbilts and Kenworths. With an average truck age of 1.9 years or less, our late-model equipment has added safety and technology features, which allow you to efficiently and comfortably do your job. Werner Enterprises supplies you with all the necessities and luxuries you deserve.

Own Your Own Business

If you are a recent driving school graduate and are thinking about becoming an owner operator, ask your recruiter for details!

Additional Benefits:

  • Paid orientation and vacation
  • Load monitoring
  • Truck/Diagnostic tracking
  • Load optimization
  • Drop and swap
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Rider and Pet policy - year round optional rider and pet policy
  • Paperless Logs

Please contact a driver recruiter for specific information regarding bonus and incentive pay options.

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Tuition Reimbursement

Welcome to Werner Enterprises. One of the many benefits you will enjoy as a professional driver includes tuition reimbursement. Our general guidelines are listed below.

There is a $15,000 limit on Tuition Reimbursement.

If you pay cash, check, money order, G.I. Bill or credit card for your school training:

Driver’s Management (DM) will reimburse to the driver, $250 per month, on the first pay period of each month, as long as you are employed with Werner. Reimbursement will start on the first pay period of the month following the completion of 30 days employment. The total amount reimbursed will not exceed $15,000.

If you finance your school training through a lending institution with a scheduled payment of a loan contract:

Driver’s Management (DM) will reimburse to the lending institution, $250 per month, as long as you are employed with Werner. Tuition reimbursement will start on the next pay period following the completion of 30 days employment. The total amount reimbursed will not exceed $15,000. Automatic Payroll Deduction is available if your monthly loan payment exceeds $250 per month. Please contact our Tuition Reimbursement Department at (800) 346-2818 ext 2095, for further information.

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Interested in obtaining a class A CDL and driving for a winning team?
Please call Werner Enterprises Student Recruiting Department at (800) 346-2818 and we will help get you started.

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