28 cpm? Sign me up!

Discussion in 'Schneider' started by C_Scrutinizer, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. C_Scrutinizer

    C_Scrutinizer Bobtail Member

    May 21, 2018
    Eugene, Or
    I just finished the most ridiculous recruitment process I've ever experienced. I saw an ad for a regional gig with Schneider. It's a dedicated route hauling for Target. The ad said I'd get home several times a week. That's not exactly what I'm looking for right now but I try to keep an open mind. But what really struck me was the ad said up to 31 cpm. I figured that had to be a typo. They must have meant 51 right?

    Anyway, I fill out the application. Soon after, I get a call from an automated system. (Really?) So I go through the process and finally speak to a recruiter. She starts telling me some of the details. It doesn't really excite me. But I just had to ask about the pay. I mention that the ad said 31 cpm and that sounded way to low. She says "oh that does seem low... let me look. Oh, ok... so with 2 years experience you would be getting 28 cpm plus $12.50 per hour for all on-duty, non-driving time."

    Wait... what? She says that she isn't a hiring recruiter. I could talk to a hiring recruiter about the pay. Uh... ok...
    "Well all our hiring recruiters are busy, would you like to schedule an appointment for next week Thursday?" LOL. Uh... sure.

    So sure enough a hiring recruiter calls me 5 days later and confirms that the job would pay 28 cpm plus $12.50 per hour for things like fueling and the time it takes to do a drop and hook. I just couldn't believe it!

    I said "that's just ridiculous and there is no way I would take that". She said ok well would you like me to see if we have anything else available? LMAO! "No thanks. I'm good"

    I can't believe anyone would be dumb enough to take that! Even as a rookie I made 37 cpm with May! Anyway... safe to say that's the last time I ever bother replying to a Schneider ad
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  3. fuel463

    fuel463 Bobtail Member

    Feb 17, 2019
    I think the target accounts are double drop and hook. Wonder how many hours you would get paid for in a day?
  4. C_Scrutinizer

    C_Scrutinizer Bobtail Member

    May 21, 2018
    Eugene, Or
    Sure. But my last job paid 45 cpm. So at 65 mph I was making $29.25 per hour.
  5. scott180

    scott180 Medium Load Member

    Dec 10, 2012
    Tooele, UT
    $50k a year should be a bottom feeder, rookie with issues, second-chance company. You spend 24 hours a day working, whether it's babysitting the truck, detention, waiting on a dispatch or driving, you are there to further the company's needs. It used to all washout in the cpm. 2020 and it's 28 cpm. No one should except that low of pay.
  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    There's no I in team.


    It's a team effort. Is that all you think about is yourself?

    BUMBACLADWAR Road Train Member

    Dec 5, 2013
    Is that ad still up since 1990? LMAO
  8. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Medium Load Member

    Oct 16, 2015
    When I ran tanker it was .51 to start but ~1500mi/wk so only had a handful of weeks where I netted even 1k.

    Starting pay at Crete is .50 for van and .53 for reefer with just 6mo exp, and we just got a msg that national pay is increasing by 1 cpm. So .51 van, .54 reefer. This plus you can avg ~2600 mi/wk.

    The pay at Schneider needs a big improvement unless they plan to still be offering .28 rate in 2050. Which they will as long as they can get drivers that just need a job.

    Schneider also pays the out of date short haul miles, while Crete pays practical miles to boot.
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  9. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    In all the time I've been here, THAT'S the cleverest post yet,,,
    Flat Earth Trucker and Dave_in_AZ Thank this.
  10. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

    Oct 18, 2010
    NW Indiana
    And how much money do you make in a traffic jam at 4 mph? Or at a traffic light? Or fueling the truck? Or waiting to be loaded or unloaded? Or waiting for a load?
    A more reasonable assumption would be averaging 50 mph all day everyday, if your company has those kind of miles. At that rate you are making about $22.50 an hour, and all of your on duty time is free. If you have 2 hours a day on duty for free that hourly number drops to $18.75.
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