ED Magedson – Founder
Werner Enterprises / Trucking CompanyPO Box 45308 Omaha, Nebraska United States of America
I was hired by Werner. As a new driver, I was assigned a Trainer. First of all, with my experience limited to being a recent Driving School Graduate, Werner immediately put us on JUST IN TIME LOADS or TEAM WERNER. Due to my lack of experience I expressed my concern with this, to my student driver manager as well as my trainer with no results. To add to it all, my trainer told me that she had only 9 months experience as a driver and that I was her first student. She also said she had been at home over a month, and that she had 5 of 6 violations before she could be terminated. Adding that she came back when she was offered a training position. My thought was I wish you had told me this in Dallas because I would not have gotten on the truck!!!!!
At any rate, about 4,000 miles later and following her instructions, we experienced a road breakdown of two of the drive tries catching on fire. Upon being towed back to the Fontana, CA terminal, safety concluded that I had smoked the brakes and put me on a 6 month probation and told me that I would be assigned another trainer. She also was suspended from training for 6 months at this time.
As a result, I quit and came home because even though we reported a fire, we were told that I had smoked the brakes and basically did not know the difference between smoke and fire. There was no evidence to support that I had dragged the truck and trailer to smoke the brakes, no tires were flattened or charred..only the damage to the two drive tires on opposite sides of the tractor. Which, we reacted very quickly to get the flames put out.
In preparation for taking a refresher course, I ran my DAC and learned that Werner entered a Preventable FIRE on my DAC, with no notation that I was under the supervison of a trainer PLUS the fact, it was contradictory to the findiings of thier saefty department. PEOPLE BEWARE, this company is not a good starting point for the inexperienced driver!!!!!!!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/19/2010 10:52 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Werner-Enterprises-Trucking-Company/Omaha-Nebraska-/Werner-Enterprises-Trucking-Company-Unfair-DAC-entry-Omaha-Nebraska-624748. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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