Schneider intermodal st. louis local (thumbs down)

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  1. localintermodalsni

    localintermodalsni Bobtail Member

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    The lies will begin with the recruiter and follow through with management. There's a very high turnover for management and there's horrible dispatching that makes no sense. The management team is offsite, and soon will be on site, however our leader has never been in a semi truck in her life, and she's in charge of inspecting the trucks (permits, fresh damage, and cleanliness). Management is constantly trying to figure out ways to get people to work for free (favors), and the pay just isn't there.

    I can work 70 hours and make 1100 dollars or work 50 hours a week and make 1100 dollars. If you choose the shorter schedule you get shorter runs, and the longer schedule you get longer runs. If you have no set stop time stop time in the system, they will work you 14 hours a day, every day. I was constantly getting back to the yard with less than 45 minutes left.

    We only make 16 cpm, 32 dollars a load (base) it maxes out at 38, and a 6 dollar (performance pay) that you can easily lose that's added to each load. You can lose points on your performance pay by following too closely, having your foot on the pedal (not using cruise), not showing up to work on time more than twice per quarter, not having the correct days worked (you have to work one extra day per month, to get the extra dollar)

    Oh and the vacation days are a doozy, you get 5 days after one year, if you start in the middle of the calendar year, and a full calendar year has not passed before you take your vacation, you will lose out on 50% of the money. They didn't tell people till after the fact.

    It says on recruiting websites that you have the ability to make 80k, however the guy that's been at the company for 25 years, working 6 days a week every week, with maxed out pay (meaning he's getting 38 bucks a load) has only gotten 76k one year. Most are averaging between 57k and 61k.

    They also tell people that we have our own equipment, while this is true, if for some reason they're lacking chassis, we use rail pool chassis. We constantly chase empties, the company has no idea where they're at, and you don't get paid for trailer searches no matter how long they take. Detention is only 15 dollars an hour after 2 hrs.

    If you make upper management angry they'll try and get you fired, like saying they "found" an IBC on one of your trailers just to give you a write up.

    We lack chassis, and containers, and when there are neither we struggle to make customers happy. They constantly send me for loads that aren't ready, or on the train, or aren't even at the rail yard all together. Dispatching is disgraceful, they'll constantly have you pick up empties from a specific customer and take those to the yard, then the following day have you take those same empties back to the same customer, and they don't see the error.
     
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  3. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Sounds like your average trucking company.
     
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  4. localintermodalsni

    localintermodalsni Bobtail Member

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    True that.
     
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  5. dieselpowered

    dieselpowered Medium Load Member

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    Welcome to the trucking world!
     
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  6. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Send a sympathy card to management saying at least I can leave
     
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  7. VA CDL Holder

    VA CDL Holder Medium Load Member

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    I worked for them out of Phoenix and found them to not pay as much as other companies do. They did have good control of their empty trailers and if they sent you somewhere to get one, it was there. They also payed you to take your safety courses online, I think it was like $15. I didn't like the way they controlled entry and exit to their yards. Often you would have to call someone up on an intercom to do it, which just adds to the hassle of it all.

    Years ago, when I drove for Swift, I was at the Lancaster, TX yard and had to wait over 10 minutes to get out of the place because there was no one answering the intercom at the exit gate. No excuse for that, as my time is worth something to me.
     
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  8. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    This whole structure is garbage filled dangling carrots. Work all the hours we tell you to, and we'll decide what to pay you.
     
  9. localintermodalsni

    localintermodalsni Bobtail Member

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    They still pay for safety courses but now it's 5 dollars every month, because they changed it from quarterly to monthly. If you don't do the video training you'll come to work and be put "out of service" and wont be able to get loads till the training is completed.
     
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  10. stevep1977

    stevep1977 Road Train Member

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    For every $5 they pay for the “training” they probably get a $6 discount on insurance lol
     
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  11. LtlAnonymous

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    Man. Gotta work an extra day every month just to get "performance" pay. That immediately makes it sound like "above and beyond" pay.
     
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