Schneider CDL School

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by redsox508, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. redsox508

    redsox508 Bobtail Member

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    I made a post already about Stevens transport vs. Roehl. I think I might have caught a break though. I called Schneider just for the heck of it and asked if they provide paid cdl training for someone that doesn't have a cdl license. They said yes and what they do is send me to a local school in my home state and pay for the whole tuition but in return I have to work for them for 1 year. In my opinion this is a lot better than me having to drive my own car out to Wisconsin for Roehl or even further out to Colorado for Stevens transport. I'm almost positive they're going to send me to NETTTS in Pawtucket Rhode island since I'm in Massachusetts and plus I've been to NETTTS before to talk about their school and one of the companies that goes there to try and recruit you after you finish school was Schneider. I think this is my best opportunity only because I'll only have to drive about 45 mins for school training.
     
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  3. Buckeye 60

    Buckeye 60 Road Train Member

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    that is a no brainer Schneider is a decent company ..... roehl is fair ... Stevens would be a learning experience more like hitting your thumb with a hammer. ..... but they will lease you a truck
     
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    Rollr4872 Light Load Member

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    That’s actually really sweet. I had seen somewhere that said Schneider didn’t do CDL training and then I’ve also seen on their site that they do CDL training but just couldn’t find out anymore on it. Do they do this for any CDL school in the state you live or does it have to be a partnered or sponsored school? And how does the 1 year contract work? Is it like a loan they give you that you work off or do you have to pay for the school up front and they just reimburse you?
     
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    redsox508 Bobtail Member

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    I know it used to be you needed to pay for the school yourself then once you get hired by Schneider they reimburse you for the school tuition but now I guess they also have an option that they pay for the school outright and you just need to commit to a 1 year contract in return. I honestly don't know more than that as for the schools they send you to. I have a phone interview scheduled for next week that's the next step and I have no idea what they're going to ask me they only told me that's when who ever I talk to will tell me more about the specifics such as which schools they deal with.
     
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  6. Buckeye 60

    Buckeye 60 Road Train Member

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    it has been they reimburse you for your school after a year ... but with the driver shortage that may have changed so it would be worth calling recruiting to find out . the problem with the company schools is they are all about the same it's mostly to take advantage of your inexperience so your going to be screwed your first year no matter where you go but if you keep a clean record you can make good money. if you live close to a terminal ffe has a good school and it's a decent job on the ltl side . Dutch maid from Willard ohio is a smaller company that sends you out with a driver trainer if you get your temps on your own . I kinda did it that way and I think it's better some ways than a school (was in 79 lol ). maybe kllm would be the best of the worst of the starter companies
     
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  7. redsox508

    redsox508 Bobtail Member

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    They still offer the reimbursement program but like I said now they also offer a program where they pay for your cdl school as long as you work for them for 1 year. Also yes I know pretty much as a rookie I won't make much but at least I'll have my cdl and experience. Plus Schneider has a drop yard an hour away from me so it would work out good.
     
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    Buckeye 60 Road Train Member

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    sounds like a plan ... Schneider is a place you can stay still decent for a large company
     
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    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Read that contract real well. I imagine you would be on the hook for total cost of the school should you screw up somehow and they decide to fire you. That's a common practice for a few companies that run their own schools. The driver gets out there, backs into another truck the first month at a truck stop, gets fired and has to pay 3-4K without a job.
     
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    redsox508 Bobtail Member

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    @wsyrob well I'm sure no matter if you was with a company through a contract or just a direct hire with your cdl already you would get fired either way for backing into another truck lol
     
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    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I am just saying be careful. If you can't pay for school without company assistance there are risks involved you may not have thought of.
     
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