Roehl or Schneider, Which is the better of the two for drivers starting out?

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  1. Archr23

    Archr23 Bobtail Member

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    I have researched different truck companies for new drivers to start out with and ended up with a short list of :Roehl or Schneider. Which of the two is a better company?
     
  2. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Where is your location?
    Do you have endorsements?
     
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  3. Archr23

    Archr23 Bobtail Member

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    I live in the Northern Panhandle of Wv. and although I don’t have my endorsements , I do plan on getting all of them after I get my Cdl license through my Cdl school ,after I retire from my current job.
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    How long before you retire?
    Keep looking; probably a couple dozen companies to choose from that hire new cdl school grads.
    SRT - www.southernref.com - cdl school tuition reimbursement.
    Fleetmaster Express
    Kreilkamp Trucking
    Nick Strimbu, Inc. - tuition reimbursement
    Celadon - www.driveceladon.com - cdl school tuition reimbursement.
    Magnum Ltd.
    Calex Logistics - www.calexlogistics.com
    Ozark Motor Lines
    Schuster - www.schusterco.com
    Abilene Motor Express
    CFI - www.cfidrive.com - tuition reimbursement
     
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  5. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Light Load Member

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    I would study to get all the endorsements you would want while in class. In my opinion it’s easier to get them when you do the cdl conversion than to wait till your on the road and not have enough time to be waiting at the dmv all day
     
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  6. Joescheppae Q

    Joescheppae Q Medium Load Member

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    I started my driving career at Schneider National Bulk Inc in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. The driving and practical training were excellent. After training over the road life (National Network) was easier than expected and after a year was earning decent money.
    After ten years behind the wheel I am very happy to have started w/ Schneider Bulk.
     
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  7. MYSTYKRACER

    MYSTYKRACER Light Load Member

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    I'm looking at applying w/ Schneider Bulk in Houston, TX later this year when I finish CDL school. Can you give an idea of what new driver can expect to make, miles and home time working out of Houston?
     
  8. Chinatown

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    As soon as you get a class start date, you can start contacting companies about driving jobs. You'll get job offers contingent upon successfully completing cdl school and having any required endorsements. Apply to as many companies as you want; the more the better, then take the best offer.
    CDL school usually push 3 or 4 companies because it makes their job placement easy. You can find better jobs simply by asking questions on this forum. You don't need the cdl school's job placement help.
     
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  9. WesternPlains

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    Schneider does not allow Intelligent Life Forms in the truck.
     
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  10. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Light Load Member

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    They give you an intelligence test. If you pass you aren't Schneider material.
     
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