Here is the information about this unethical and possibly illegal collusion.
Werner Enterprises--located in Omaha, Nebraska--has teamed-up
with Central Community College--in Hastings, Nebraska. Werner
promises you a job after completing a six-week "professional truck driver" training program. I completed the program at the College and received my Class A CDL. I would like to add, Werner Students were not treated the same as local Hastings's students. We had limited computer access and we were forced to take a college cafeteria meal plan.
I was a non-smoking student driver and I could only be paired with non-smoking trainers. This was one of the reasons why Werner
terminated me. Of my 4 months with Werner, half of my employment
was spent in a motel/hotel room waiting for a trainer. I completed four-weeks of training with a "certified" Werner trainer, but I needed to complete four more weeks befor I could test-out and be assigned my own truck. That's what Werner told me, but that would never happen. Students are employed as Student Drivers, but your Dispatcher treats you as a Team. The priority of the Werner "training" program is to make runs--not your training. If you need home time, forget what the Werner pre-employment pamphlets tell you. Your Dispatcher--with the help from the QualComm--determines when you rest, when you take a pee, and when you stop driving.
Werner Enterprises Human Resources claimed that I quit. I was
terminated by Ms. Susan Martin--Training Department Manager-on
April 6, 2001. This is one of Werner's favorite "specialized screw" tactics.
Both Werner and Central Community College claim I owe them
money. As far as I see it, Werner was unable to deliver what they
explained in their pre-employment brochures.
Central Community College's truck driving program is growing.
They need more student drivers. Werner just axed 60% of the last
class. They need you! Don't be lured by Werner's "high tech screw." Click here to read other Rip-off Reports on werner enterprises