I have my last day of in class training at the STA in Green Bay tomorrow (Green Bay isn't technically an OC because it doesn't have showers or anything like that, it's just a training center). I learned that I would be with another student with my TE next week, and a few students have to wait a week because Green Bay is apparently severely lacking in TE's compared to my class size (the gal in charge of assigning TE's was telling us that she was wondering why recruiting decided to hire 12 people all at once). This TE is on a Georgia Pacific dedicated account, so hopefully I can learn a great deal from them, I meet them on Monday. Overall the training here in Green Bay has been superb.
The recruiter signed me up for regular OTR which apparently means I just stay east of the Mississippi most of the time, which is a disappointment and borderline dealbreaker for me, because it seems more like a regional gig. I'll have to talk to my DBL and see what my options are. I don't care if they have me stay out for 2 weeks or 2 months at a time, so I'm hoping they can route me out west a little bit. And I know they do it because there's other OTR positions that run all 48 states. If they can't then I'll most likely do my 1 years gig here and jump ship to someone who does. I'm hoping to get one of the P4 Cascadia's. I heard from one of my instructors that Schneider is starting to phase the rest of their P3's out, so even if I do get one I most likely won't be in one for that long.
Also not really related but I also heard that Schneider recently purchased 700 International tractors, which apparently is the largest order from a manufacturer for them in a long time that isn't named Freightliner. I've seen a couple of them in the yard here and they look quite nice.