Wenger Truck Lines is seeking Truck Drivers in Cedar Rapids, IA for Regional Runs.
At Wenger Truck Lines, we treat our drivers First Class in every way from orientation and home time to pay and equipment.
Truck Driver Pay and Benefits:
- All miles paid, loaded or empty, 45-50 cpm
- Home Every Weekend for at least 36-48 hours
- Guaranteed Home for Christmas
- Majority of freight is drop and hook
- 100% No Touch Freight
- Full Benefits
- Extra Pay for anything extra we ask you to do
- 6 Paid Holidays
- Orientation Pay: $100 per day for 3 days plus lunch, dinner, transportation, and lodging
- Bonus Pay: extra stop pay, break down pay, layover pay, detention pay, extra pay for city work
- Minimum Pay per Truckload: $75
Truck Driver Requirements:
- Class A CDL
- 1 year experience
If you want to become a part of our family, call %phone% or apply online today!
About Wenger Truck Line:
We Are a Family! No other transportation company cares as much for its drivers as Davenport, Iowa’s Wenger Truck Line (WTL). The people in our trucks aren’t just numbers to us; they are real people with families and lives outside of truck driving.
The management team at WTL strives to work as hard for our drivers as our drivers work for us. We believe that you will see and feel the difference when you work for us. We are different, and we will prove it!
WTL has been in continuous operation since 1946. We are a contract and irregular route carrier serving customers such as John Deere and Hormel. We have approximately 100 tractors and 300 trailers.
We are proud to be a family company. We care about all the people who make WTL such a great and successful company. It is our goal to treat our drivers with respect, honesty, courtesy and professionalism. We will get you home, and you will be fairly compensated for your time and hard work.
The information below provides insight into how working as a Company Driver may meet your expected lifestyle, work into your long-term career plans, and provide the working environment you seek.
What is Company Driver?
Company Drivers are employed by specific companies that maintain its own fleet of trucks. Company Drivers are can be separated into 2 categories: (1) drivers working for trucking carriers that exist for the sole purpose of transporting freight of others, or (2) drivers working for companies that carry its own freight to support its own company’s product or service. Company drivers are in high demand, particular among large carriers.
What are some personal characteristics helpful for Company Drivers?
Aside from the personal characteristics needed to be a good truck driver, a Company Driver can be representing a company with thousands of workers in the US and internationally. Therefore, it is helpful for a Company Driver to keep a happy, helpful demeanor both to the general public and customers. Likewise, reliability, honesty, integrity, and self-motivation is necessary since you won’t have anyone looking over your shoulder or directing your every move. No one will tell you when to get out of bed in the morning or when to take a break or stop driving for the day (except the NMCSA, of course!).
For additional information about Company Drivers, including what is a Company Driver, pathways to securing a driving job, financial investment requirements, personal characteristics, average salaries and compensation structures of Company Drivers, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Different types of materials require different types of trailers, and each type of trailer offers drivers its own challenges. Therefore, it is important to understand what is required to not only drive your truck and your freight, but the trailer you are pulling as well.
What is Dry Van hauling?
Dry vans are likely the most basic type of trailer in the industry and the type beginning drivers are likely haul upon gaining their first jobs. A dry van is normally a 53-foot box-like trailers loaded with non-perishable good (think of the historical term of “dry goods store,” and the type of products they sold).
What are requirements necessary to haul dry van equipment?
Typically, dry vans can be hauled by anyone holding the appropriate classification of CDL.
What endorsements are need for dry van hauling?
If the cargo is considered hazardous or includes hazardous materials, an (H), Hazardous Materials, or (X), Hazardous Materials/Tanker endorsement is needed.
For more information about Dry Van Hauling, including what type of companies hire, job requirements, compensation structures, what endorsements are needed, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Truck driving route type vary within the industry and are dependent on several factors including interstate trucking requirements, route planning, type of cargo hauled, frequency, hazardous materials restrictions, driver experience, etc.
Regional Routes are routes within a specified geographic region. The region may be as small as a few counties in a state, a state itself, or a number of states. Regions are often divided geographically in typical ways including the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest Northwest, etc.