Picking my own freight baby! My journey to & of being on Schneider choice, the Adventure & Numbers!

Discussion in 'Schneider' started by freightwipper, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. KingG239

    KingG239 Medium Load Member

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    Is it possible to have you’re own authority and still run on there load board?
     
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  3. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Why would you?
     
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  4. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Its always been a take it or leave it price
     
  5. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Yes. The difference, as I understand it now, is that the new Schneider IC contract allows them to legally hide their profits from drivers. If the contract states a strict % pay, then it can get them into legal issues if they pay less than that %. By watering down the contracts and giving themselves loopholes to hide the rates, they can offer far lower % rates for good paying loads, sucking up a LOT more profit on some loads.

    The phrasing around load acceptance has also apparently changed, allowing them to snatch a good load out from under an o/o at any time before the truck is actually being loaded.

    We shall see if these criticisms are all based on smoke or not after the new contracts are finalized.

    I am certainly holding off plans to consider Schneider until I hear more about the revised contract.
     
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  6. stranger

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    By adding the load acceptance stipulations, it gives them the ability to reassign a load if the L/O is running late, or is having other situations that may prevent them being able to pick up at a certain time.

    It also gives them the ability to put the load on a company truck if one happens to become available near the load before the L/O can get hooked up. Even though the L/O may already be on his way to the P/U.

    No company is going to put in a contract provisions that actually help their L/Os.
     
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  7. Cat sdp

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    This is definitely a step backwards in the choice program.... no matter how you spin it.
     
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  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    You hit the magic phrase. Snatch it and put it on a company truck.
     
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  9. Farmerbob1

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    If all they want to do is reassign loads that the IC can't arrive to on time, they could word it more specifically. If it is worded how I heard, it's a blanket authorization to take any load from any IC up until the time product starts to load.

    There are better ways to write a contract to protect a company than leaving open any possible excuse to hurt IC's.
     
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  11. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    I understand what you're saying, and to a point I agree.

    However, I've seen the other side of the argument.

    I was doing a sit in with support shift and an IC called in saying he was 'broke down' and asking for all his loads to be pulled off. Before OPs pulled the 3 or 4 loads off the guy he took a couple of screen shots of the order numbers. 30 minutes later he pulled up that IC and we saw that he'd found a better load to get him to his final load. Almost 60% of IC calls to support shift are to remove loads that the IC had booked. Now Schneider has to scramble to get those loads covered.

    While I may not agree with it, I can understand the thinking behind it.
     
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