Schneider is a good company if you can get in. With the economy the way it is I couldn't say to do anything unless you're not in a hurry. All of the drivers that I talk to say freight is slow and I hear many companies are not hiring. I'm lucky that I got in before the freeze. But the life is tough. Your spouse will forget your face, you'll forget what your house looks like, the dogs will bark at you when you get home (if you get home), and you will rarely see a shower. If you can live with yourself for days at a time and not miss your family too much, it's ok. But it's not a money maker if you consider how long you're away from home. My view!
Congrats on your first solo.. I recently ret. also..25 years with Wash.DC FD..looking to work with schneider..what do you think? good or bad move? Keep the wheeles turning...
Oh Great. I'm thinking it can't get much worse and you have to remind me that it can. I was lucky this week because there were a few loads that I carried that didn't have to be tarped. When I was doing my training I had to tarp a glass load outside and the wind got kind of bad so they said to just leave it for another day. Guess I can't do that on the road.
it isnt the picking up the 70lb tarp its the 30+ mph winds that you get to tarp in some times
Why do you think Americans should prove they are not a threat to America?
for my DOT physical, never looked in my throat either...
just had a physical today and they looked in mine, but not all physicals are as in depth as others.
They never looked in my throat.
Thanks for the info on your experience. I am out of training next week with my CDL. Going OTR and know that I will have to take a physical with the company I hired on with. During the physical, do they look in your throat? I have a reason for asking.
Congratulations on your first solo! I want to ask someone who is new to trucking a question about the DOT physical. When you got hired, you had to take a physical with the company that hired you. Did they look in your throat? I have a resaon for asking.
I hear you about people thinking of retirement when they reach our age, I am 53. I worked in manufacturing for 30 yrs but recently lost my job. So thinking of retirement isn't for me either. I have to think of starting over myself. Maybe you will see me out there on the road sometime soon too.
Hey ranger..Sounds like you're on your way...How much gear you got stored in that truck of yours?..What are the gotta haves for a new driver..#5
Good tp hear from you...You will do fine, it just takes time. Change is always a nusiance, but you will adjust. I wish you nothing but success and happiness throughout the year !
Glad to here it went good.I got a call from a trainer this smorning said he would be in indy in 2 marrow so i meeting him at a local truck stop so after three weeks its finely time. Well be safe and al be back in 5 weeks
OTR with my trainer was sort of fun. I got along well with my trainer, and learned a lot. I'm with Maverick Specialized. To tell you the truth, I miss having someone beside of me to keep me on my toes. Now I have to keep up with everything myself. Guess that's why I'll be earning the big bucks LOL!!
congrats!! the good thing is that you have a load and the better is you have home time. January and February are usually slow freight times. Some drivers take all of Jan off. Hey, take it in stride; march and april will run you crazy and June you'll be beggin for time to just sit still.
Congrats sound like you lucked out
How bad was the OTR . Did u get along with your trainer & what comp are you with iv been waiting on a trainer for three weeks ps good luck
Congratulations Buddy - I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts!
Hope to see you out there!
Keep on typing man.... I am enjoying the read....
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