Some questions about Schneider

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by SandyEggo518, Jun 15, 2021.

  1. SandyEggo518

    SandyEggo518 Bobtail Member

    Oct 4, 2018
    Hi all, I have a couple questions about Schneider. Im considering applying to work there.

    Im planning on living out of my truck while driving OTR. If I take home time at Schneider, will they let me drive the truck home? I want to save money by not having a rent payment for the year.
    Also, does Schneider allow you to take your home time in different places each month? Say for example one month I want to visit my cousins in Louisiana, but the next month I want to go to Miami, or Vegas. Or go anywhere else. They wouldn't have a problem with that right?

    Also, on a different topic. For their OTR positions, it says they go to all 48 states. Are there specific traveling lanes they usually use? Like will I usually be in the midwest only, for example, or could I expect to travel to all 48 states regularly?

    Is it true that they don't allow drivers to drive at night?

    Do drivers have to wear shoes at all times? I heard they will fire you if you don't wear shoes and a safety vest. Is that just at their terminals or at customers or what? And how would they even know that unless it's just at their terminals?

    I understand they have outward facing cameras on their trucks. Are they monitored? Or are they just for collisions?

    They have a rule against using phones during driving, even to talk. Do they monitor your phone usage?

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  3. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    They were strict about wearing work boots at the terminals.

    One of the main things that would prevent me from going back is they don't let you use split sleeper berth. That was in 2013. I don't know if that's changed since then.
  4. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    Wear shoes, for ####'s sake. If there's an accident and you need to jump out of the truck to save somebody''s life, you don't want to have to stop to put shoes on first. Or if they ask you to pull around back of the scalehouse so you can enjoy your first inspection, you're going to look awfully silly as you fumble around trying to put shoes on before they open your door. And you have even less time to do that if you get pulled over, which can happen for any reason, or no reason at all.

    That being said, there's two types of shoes - official shoes, and driving shoes. Official shoes for corporate properties and driving shoes for in between. Best practice is to put on your official shoes before you arrive. Driving shoes should still have slip resistant soles and a vague appearance of masculinity.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2021
  5. SandyEggo518

    SandyEggo518 Bobtail Member

    Oct 4, 2018
    Hi, thank you for the info. What about the other questions, do they monitor cell phones, and can you take your home time in different places?
  6. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    May 28, 2009
    Rancho Mirage, Ca.
    No on the phone usage. Home time where ever you want, as long as it's in their lane. ( A place where they run)
  7. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    Vests were required on the terminal yards.
    Or around equipment, or customers.

    How will they know?
  8. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Heavy Load Member

    Oct 4, 2018
    Ok so hometime
    You can work out hometime with them as far as getting routed to a certain terminal but Schneider doesn’t do personal conveyance. Meaning no bobtailing to the grocery store and around town and thing of that nature. As it would go against your 70. Also they’re really focused on being efficient with their fuel usage. So you can get routed there but don’t expect to be cruising in the semi all week.
    As far as night time driving they give you a pickup and delivery time and tell you to make it happen. They make sure you know how to trip plan but for the most part it’s just get it done and give us a Nat(next available time)< what you expect you 14/11/70 to look like when done with that assignment and what time. You can push your nat out if don’t want another assignment immediately however when I left they were implementing a new system that put your nat at what it wanted it to be.
    Schneider rules only really apply at terminals and customers
    SandyEggo518 Thanks this.
  9. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

    May 3, 2016
    Hot Springs, AR
    What are ya planning on doing, driving with your feet? For the love of all that’s holy man, wear shoes!
    CowboyTim, homeskillet and Speed_Drums Thank this.
  10. lual

    lual Bobtail Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    SW Georgia
    No, no specific rules against driving at night.

    Schneider specifies for shoes/boots to be both slip-resistant and oil-resistant. This requirement has "saved my bacon" both on and off the job numerous times.

    The "training engineers" there are VERY good and VERY professional. However, unless things have changed since I was there--be advised: your time with a trainer out on the road is VERY SHORT compared to that with other "starter" companies (I was with my trainer for less than a week!). Most other "starter" companies are much more generous with trainer time. It's up to you to decide if you are comfortable with that.

  11. Germerican

    Germerican Bobtail Member

    Jun 28, 2021
    JC1971: split sleeper still not allowed. Only 10 hr break.
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