Founded in 1956, Werner Enterprises has grown to one of the largest truckload carriers in the U.S. Their transportation services include dedicated van, temperature controlled, flatbed, medium-to-long-hall, regional and local van, and expedited services. One of the best parts about working for Werner is that drivers are spoiled for choice; you’re bound to find a role that suits your interests. Once you make the decision to get your CDL, Truck Driver Institute is the perfect place to begin your new career and explore each of the different Werner Enterprises jobs available.
So, what’s it like to work at Werner Enterprises? Before you make any concrete decisions, here’s an idea of what life at Werner is like.
Getting your CDL at TDI is already affordable, and Werner takes that affordability even further!
Without Werner’s reimbursement program, you can get your CDL for as little as $225. However, students who graduate from Truck Driver Institute are eligible for a generous tuition reimbursement when they go to work driving for Werner Enterprises—you can get as much as $6,000 to cover the cost of your training. This means you can begin your new career, CDL in hand, for next to nothing.
A high starting salary is what tends to draw new drivers to the truck driving industry each year, and it’s no different at Werner. The average first year salaries are as follows:
Although those numbers are very attractive to new drivers, high salaries aren’t the only advantages Werner has to offer their drivers.
In the modern world, having great health insurance and being able to plan for your future allows you to live worry-free. That’s why Werner offers incredible benefits and retirement plans to every one of their drivers. Werner drivers enjoy the following benefits:
Along with that, drivers receive one of the best 401k retirement plans in the industry. Werner matches 50% of the first 6% that you contribute, making financial stability more attainable than ever. Werner also offers employee stock purchase plans and mechanic apprenticeship programs for you to consider when you’re ready to retire.
Considering Werner cares so much for their drivers, it should come as no surprise that they also care about their fleet. At Werner, you’ll be driving some of the newest and most advanced trucks on the market. The Werner fleet boasts an average age of just 1.8 years, and they feature some of the newest technology the industry has to offer. The trucks you’ll drive include the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution, the Kenworth T680, the Peterbilt 579, and the International LT.
In keeping with the impressive variety that Werner Enterprises jobs offer, they personally help drivers by matching them with their ideal division, keeping home time, needs, and route preferences in mind. Keeping your personal life and your work life separate is important, and you get ample paid time off and time at home with Werner.
Lastly, Werner also cares about the environment. There are several measures in place that reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible, such as low resistance tires that improve MPGs, lightweight truck and trailer materials, active compressed natural gas trucks, and much more. As recognition of their environmental efforts, Werner earned the 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award, granted to them by the EPA.
There is peace of mind knowing that you are working with a company that is well established and debt free. In a time where financial uncertainty plagues many companies, Werner Enterprise drivers have confidence in knowing that they will be paid on time and are part of a team that values their needs.
If you’re interested in driving with Werner Enterprises but have yet to obtain a Class A CDL, give us a call or contact us using the form below! We work with top carriers like Werner Enterprises to help students find a job soon after, or even before, graduation. Check out our job placement program for more information regarding how we get you behind the wheel as soon as possible.
TDI has been helping people from all walks of life start their exciting new careers since 1973, and there’s a reason carriers like Werner Enterprises prefer TDI grads time and time again.