Starting Schneider National Dedicated Flex Fleet

Discussion in 'Schneider' started by vipie1992, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. vipie1992

    vipie1992 Bobtail Member

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    Yeah, DTL said the interior probably won't be in great shape but luckily I only have to drive it about 6 hours. Just hoping it's not a complete biohazard or something lol.
     
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  3. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    get some disinfectant wipes to take with you, just in case.
     
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  4. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    Expect to find a pair of underwear in one of the side boxes. It's just the way it is . . .
     
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  5. vipie1992

    vipie1992 Bobtail Member

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    Lmaoooo ill be sure to bring rubber gloves too in that case
     
  6. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    I use to recover trucks. Expect it to be a #### hole. I used to spray everything down fill up trash BAGS with the crap the pigs left in them. Bring an extra bag to cover the drivers seat too might need it. Once in awhile I would wear gloves to drive them.
     
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  7. snowmantrucking101

    snowmantrucking101 Medium Load Member

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    A trainer for SNI and "has been for years" and only making that? My point exactly. Crap paying outfit.
     
  8. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    First you imply that I was lying, now you are saying $90,000 for a m-f gig is too low.

    Counting all time from coming on duty in the morning to when I log off, I'm making $25 an hour, roughly. I average over 70 cpm to the hub. I pull a dry van, no touch freight. Can you show me a job that pays the same or more for the same or less work and is in WI?
     
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  9. snowmantrucking101

    snowmantrucking101 Medium Load Member

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    You trying to pick an argument over someone's opinion about a crap company, then go for it. Don't recall calling you flat out as a lyer, do you? There's executives at that company that don't make that i'm sure. That company has fallen so far from what was it's hilarious. Take it to someone that cares bud.
     
  10. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    dude, there's a whole lot of people who think this is a pretty good company.
    If you disagree, that's you're business and that's ok.
    But to call out another member for telling his truth, is just kinda wrong.
    Honestly, it would be better and more helpful if you just trolled another page.
    Jus sayin......happy trails
     
  11. vipie1992

    vipie1992 Bobtail Member

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    Training with my TE concluded yesterday.

    (Monday) I started off with the TE taking me on a backhaul of pallets and bales. I drove back to the distribution center and we got sent on a tire repair for the trailer because it had some bald spots all over tire 6. Got to see how the express maintenance bay worked and stuff. My TE was running low on clock time so we ended up going off duty and I stayed in a hotel for that night and started my first haul the next day.

    My TE saw how well I could back and said he was ready to sign off on me the first day, as apparently most new trainees have a fair amount of trouble backing. I told him about my super long CDL school experience and he said "it shows"

    (Tuesday) Woke up at like 1am and drove like 450 miles to Tyler, TX and Baton Rouge, LA to make a 2 stop delivery. By the end of the day in Baton Rouge I was absolutely worn out and slept like a baby sawing some logs on the top bunk of the sleeper.

    (Wednesday) Woke up the next day and took the empty back to Wilmer.

    (Thursday) Was able to sleep another night at the hotel in between loads, woke up at 11pm and made the same run back down to Baton Rouge again. This time I was much more efficient with the whole process and by the end of it I was fully confident in my abilities.

    (Friday) Made it back to the OC yesterday with about 2000 miles under my belt, and while it wore me out I enjoyed the experience a lot.

    My TE drove me home in his personal vehicle from the OC last night since we're both on our 34 resets and neither one of us felt like sitting at the OC waiting until 8am for me to be able to get a rental car to drive home this morning. So last night I got to sleep in my own bed and that was cool.

    As for what's next: Instead of driving to the truck recovery in TN, My DTL set me up a flight to TN Monday morning. Which is nice, I enjoy airports and plane rides. Got all my new IFTA stickers and permit docs for the truck I'm recovering. Once I get to Atlanta and get my own truck, my DTL is going to find me a load going home so I can pick up all the stuff I'm having to leave behind in lieu of having to fly. I'm gonna have to find bedding stuff once I get to Atlanta because there is no way I'm checking clothes, sleeping bags, pillows, sheets, blankets, onto a plane.

    I'm thinking I may go ahead and take a couple days of home time before I head to whatever account I may be assisting, I'm expecting some important mail this week so I kinda wanna get it before I head out to wherever I'll be working.

    But aside from all of that, now that the trainer has cut me loose, I'm officially a Schneider driver. Now I just gotta get to my truck and it'll be time get settled in and hammer down. My time with the TE was awesome. I'm 100% a better driver now than I was a week ago and that's pretty cool to me.

    I'll try to update again when I get through with the truck recovery and let you know how that goes.
     
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