This is almost two different reviews. Because as a training wheel company? Schneider is four stars. Very reputable, and you will get your experience in. As an experienced driver, I can't imagine having to do that much free work.
So I worked for Pace for approximately six months in 2010, and...I just don't understand how they have long-term drivers. The equipment was awful, the maintenance may have been okay if you worked in Indy (but I didn't), they wasted your time running around making deliveries basically for free after your linehaul run was done...it was a whole lot of work for very little money. The guys who had been there a while were doing runs that I will only describe as "questionable." And that's all I have to say about that. It was just misery from start to finish, and I was glad to get out of there.
The equipment was decent back in the day (2004-2006). No idea about now. Hometime was awful. Two days off for every two weeks out? A whole 52 days off per year??? Thanks, mister! Pay was as expected: low, but fair and accurate. It was a starter company. They never played games with my meager money. Miles were great. I was on an account that was 98% drop and hook. I RAN, boy. Probably still the most miles I'll ever drive at a company. My loads were all dry van. Soap, coffee and rolls of paper were heavy. The other 60 percent of loads were 15-25k. Never minded that. The office staff at Schneider talk to you like they're in the CIA and harboring state secrets. They won't tell you anything but the bare minimum. Overall, it was horrible, but it got me the experience necessary to make a LOT of money at other companies. So...I'd recommend them to a rookie who knows what to expect and expects to leave after a year.