Example of Schneider tanker pay

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  1. 19d

    19d Road Train Member

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    I wear Keens work boots, I have 2 pair that look just alike. The only difference is one is steel toe and one is not.. You are supposed to wear steel toe boots all the time but I admit that rotate between the two so one airs out.. snbc says steel toe boot with leather upper.. tge company issued work gear is all you need other than tools and flashlight etc.. your trainer should have you make a list of stuff you need to buy once he is done training you.. do not buy anything to early.. stuff happens sometimes s just wait.. as far as gloves snbc gives me chemical gloves that I wear for pretty much everything but during winter I buy some kind of inserts or gloves that I can fit under the chemical gloves to stay warm
     
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    All the tools I need 99pct of time.. all payed out nice and neat :) Spend the 30 or 40 bucks and buy some good wire cutters or you will but the 10 dollar truck stop ones every week.. I know cause I bought 3 before going out and buying top quality ones
     

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    When u do buy tools if u need to get all them at harbor freight.. the cheap crap.. all except the wire cutters.. I bought the best ones that Home Depot had I think was 35 bucks and they have held up perfect for last 8 months.. most have these tools at home but my stuff was in storage so I had to get em all.. but ur trainer should make you a list. If not then a few of us on here will.. u even will need things like wire brush and wd40 for the aggravating HIT lines.. some are in pretty ruff shape and it sux when it's 0 degrees and u realize u have nothing to clean them up with to get them to connect.. :( all things I may have experienced lol or I may not have
     
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    Oh and something else I like to have with me for during the super hot summer days of unloading are my prize nylon fishing pants.. I realized they are the coolest pair of pants you can wear in the heat.. just don't get relaxed and unzip the legs off and put on flip flops.. leave that for the dry vans.. we have to suffer lol
     
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    Also whoever you go to work for eventually.. your first few months don't be worrying too much about miles and pay.. That will come as you get better and faster.. worry a lot about not bumping anything or anyone.. only times I ever have came close to bumping something was when I was in a hurry or I was letting someone else rush me.. if another driver is waiting on you to back up.. oh well.. sux to be him.. he can just wait.. just take your time and forget about them.. cause I can tell you what the other drivers act like it's killing them to wait for another driver to back in somewhere. But they will be doing the same thing soon and expect everybody else to wait patiently.. and if they blow horn just get out and ask them if they wanna do something about it :) They change up real quick then..
     
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    These are some great posts. Thanks again. I hate the heat, but will deal with it until the job is done and I can get back in the truck. Cold sucks, but I deal with it far better than heat.

    Taking my time is going to be paramount to any successful learning. Slow is smooth and smooth is fast. Speed causes mistakes which winds up taking more time than if it was done correctly the first time.

    If you've read this far, how is Schneider with home time during deer season? LOL. I will probably forego this season since I'll be learning the job, but a little over a year in had better find me out tracking some table fare for a week.

    I'm taking up bow hunting so the season is long and I can get out more than once, even as an OTR trucker with little home time. My wife may have to learn to process if I take one at the end of the home time. Yeah, she'll enjoy that...NOT!
     
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    Yea I'm the same way, cold sucks but I believe Georgia heat sucks more.. I say GA cause I was their the other day and it was already hot unloading. The heat Isn't that bad as long as you don't get in a hurry cause what I noticed with me is I ended up doing a lot more work than necessary when I start getting in a hurry.. things like climbing on top of tank too many times for nothing and walking around trailer to many times.. when I go slow and calm I actually work faster and use less energy. And don't be that lazy guy that hooks up and starts unloading then jumps back into the truck to sit and wait till he thinks he is done.. don't get me wrong I hop in for a second at times but sooner or later if you stay in the truck and not watching the hoses and tanks something will go wrong.. I hear about it from the workers at places I'm unloading. Like they found the driver sleeping in the truck and he had blown the tank out.. meaning chemicals going all over the dang place.. I've only wore the chemical suit once, maybe I'm lucky or whatever I'm not sure.. most times I need the pickle suit the customer unloads me.. now that thing is hot in the summer. I know guys that have to wear it pretty often and they wear an ice jacket underneath.. it's like a jacket that holds big sticks of ice.. I look at it like this if I ever get to hot and need to take along break in the truck to cool off I can just close the valves and postpone unloading for a few mins if I need. Also your first months of unloading will be the worst cause you are still learning and running into problems that nobody taught you how to deal with and you gotta figure them out.. after this period the job got a whole lot easier. Well I'm still noob so I still learn new things all the time but it's more fun now and not stressful if that makes since.
     
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    Spoke with Schneider today. They sound promising, especially the Military Apprenticeship Program. I'll be pre filling out a bunch of paperwork today for the Roadmaster School in Dunn, and for Schneider's military program. An extra 1200 a month tax free over the first year from the GI Bill is a great way to get into the industry. School paid for and a kicker each month from Uncle Sugar is a major boost to look forward to.

    I've got a couple of things to get taken care of at home, but I should be in school by June and out on the roads somewhere around the end of July or early August in my own truck, as a company driver of course. Reading the horror stories of noobs leasing is all the warning I need about that crap.
     
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