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Discussion in 'Schneider' started by Gin86, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    That's a good plan!
     
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  2. Gin86

    Gin86 Light Load Member

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    I have actually given it alot of thought of who to apply too, while considering many things. I'm not the type that jumps at the first thing I see. On top of Schneider having a tanker division, the school is just 30 minutes away. With the other companies I looked at I would have to go out of state, which is something I was trying to avoid for my situation (for school). So, in my personal situation, this is what works best for me and the boyfriend on many levels :)
     
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  3. mindes

    mindes Medium Load Member

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    If the physical school Dr. was provided by the school, it may have been loose with the criteria; they want you in the school for that money. Any other company Dr. will not be as loose, especially if you are close on blood pressure numbers or blood sugar.
     
  4. Gin86

    Gin86 Light Load Member

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    It wasn't provided by the school.
     
  5. mindes

    mindes Medium Load Member

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    Then you have nothing to worry about.
     
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  6. gimacen

    gimacen Bobtail Member

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    Schneider driver here.

    Yep, hazmat isn't required and they'll up your pay a penny if you get it after you start driving with them.
    Be a sponge in classroom week one, two, and three. Pretend you learned nothing in CDL school except Pre-Trip and ask questions -every trainer will give advice based on how they see you perform and even more if you ask.

    You'll get your assigned truck at the end of week three, you'll have the basics to make money driving by then. Stay on top of your ETA and NAT while on your own, having them posted too soon will get you suck at a consignee with a load waiting on you~posted with to much buffer and you'll be waiting on a load.

    Communicate. I'm on the phone with my DBL (dispatch) daily when it's required, leaving them alone when things run smoothly throughout the week. Tell them the appointment is unattainable when you've got a Trip Plan that isn't matching the computer, and your actual ETA so they can update the customer~it'll keep loads moving smoothly.

    Know that it's gonna be a possibility that coming out of the house will have you waiting on a load but only because everyone else in your area is coming out of home time too. Patience while in a hurry will be a life saver, it'll keep away the stress.

    They will try to get you home on the day you requested, know that it all depends on freight moving to and through your home. Being home the morning after requested may happen~on the other hand if your DBL is told with enough time and reminders that your home time is for a Dr's appointment then you'll likely have a smaller paycheck for limited miles while you're bounced around a smaller area than usual so that you can be home when requested for that Dr's appointment

    Every job has something you've got to put up with that sucks, get the negatives out of your head and focus on why your trucking-money. So, work hard and do your best~that way if something screwy happens then you'll be able to tell your DBL with a smile and pleasant voice "Its not my fault but here's how I can fix it" that attitude will get you better and better load choices 'miles'
     
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