Training & Orientation

CDL Training

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Requirements

  • Every truck driver must be 18-21 years old, depending on the region they’re driving in. WDS Enterprises prefers 21 and up truck driving candidates to cross state lines.
  • CDL- Class A Certification is required to drive our trucks at WDS Enterprises.
  • A Clean driving record is also required to start your truck driving career.

Training Time

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The time it takes to become a truck driver varies, our training period to become a truck driver with WDS Enterprises depends on a few factors, which are:

  1. Previous driving experience
  2. Road test to determine skill level
  3. Trainer’s reviews for solo driver readiness

The standard Training Period for truck drivers is 1-6 weeks after CDL certification.

What Our Training Period Covers

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WDS Enterprises educates you on the items below so that every haul you make as a truck driver is smooth and up to standard with the national safety laws put in place for truck drivers.

  1. Paperwork
  2. Load planning & communication
  3. Driving in various terrain (Large Cities and Mountain driving)
  4. Pre-trip inspection
  5. Attaching and detaching trailers
  6. Fueling, ELD’s
  7. Loading trailers, prepping products (pulping produce, case counts, weight and axle positions, sliding tandems)

Reviewing Your Truck Driving Skills

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The final step to training is to receive a review from our experts at WDS Enterprises, which may shorten your training time and enable you as the truck driver to take the final road test before driving our trucks.

  1. If training is proceeding well, the training period may be shortened
  2. Truck drivers who need a refresher may only need 1 or 2 weeks and 1 trainer, drivers without any previous experience will work with at least two different Driver Trainers in our OTR and Regional divisions
  3. Trainers will give WDS Enterprises written reviews of trainee’s performance and trainees will give written reviews for their trainers
  4. When the training period is completed, the trainee must pass a final road test, prior to being placed in their permanent truck.

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING/ OBTAIN

FOR SOLO DRIVING

TOOLS

  • Flashlight (MOST IMPORTANT)
  • Garage/ push broom (to sweep out trailers)
  • Heavy Hammer
  • 2- Vice grips
  • Small set of screw drivers
  • 2-3 bungee cords/ straps

PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Clothing (Keep in mind you will be traveling to other climates)
  • Bedding
    • Blankets & sheets, or Sleeping bag
    • Pillows
  • Toiletries
    • Brush/comb
    • Toothbrush/toothpaste
    • Body wash
    • Deodorant
    • Sanitary wipes
    • Flip Flops (cheap for shower)
    • Towels/ wash cloths/ loofah
    • Lysol Wipes
  • Cooking supplies
    • Microwave
    • Crock Pot
    • Hot plate
    • Disposable plates, bowls, plasticware, etc.

MISC. ITEMS

  • GPS (Rand McNally is most recommended by drivers)
  • U.S. Road Map/ Book
  • Dusting/cleaning supplies
  • Broom/ vacuum
  • Pilot/ Loves/ Petrol/ etc. Rewards cards

APPS

  • Weather App (Weather Channel, Accuweather)
  • Loves, Pilot, Flying J
  • Transflo
  • Park My Truck
  • Trucker Tools