I started with Werner straight out of CDL school. A lot of other companies pay better during training but it was ok. I had a real good trainer. The best part about Werner is that there is ALWAYS freight. Any day, any time. My 2nd biggest complaint is that my dispatcher wouldn't send me west of the Mississippi River or south of Kentucky unless I was headed for home time. i was in Watertown, NY and i asked for a load going south. My next pick-up was in Toledo going to Syracuse. I called and asked "what about some freight south?" They said "no problem. Your next load is going to Iowa." Since when is iowa in the south. The load after that did go to Baton Rouge but I got there a week before the receiver needed it. He had no place to put it. At the same time, Werner was pushing me to get it there as soon as I could. My biggest complaint is the pay. I was getting 26 cents a miles. Their pay scale tops out at 36 cents a mile and you've got to have 15 years to make that. The only good pay is to be a trainer. As a trainer you get paid for all the miles the truck rolls but it's at 2 cents a mile less than your solo rate. Also, refer drivers get 2 cents less across the board. Can you imaging being a 15 year driver getting 34 cents a mile? I did my training at Werner then moved on to better pay.