Tankers the Schneider way

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Tardis, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Tardis

    Tardis Light Load Member

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    In three days I'm starting orientation with Schneider driving tankers. Schneider is one of the few companies that will take a fresh CDL school grad and train them in tankers. I will go light on the basic Schneider stuff, plenty of posts already.

    I will describe what Schneider says about tankers, driving, driver fitness, driver protection and finally what life is like in the 48 state chemical transportation lanes.

    Hope I don't bore you.:biggrin_25520:
     
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  3. 1catfish

    1catfish Road Train Member

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    naw, bring it on.........:biggrin_2554:
     
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  4. seabring

    seabring Road Train Member

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    Yeah sounds good! I would like to hear how it goes for you. Keep us posted.
     
  5. HAMADOWN

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    Thanks, I am considering schnieder also. Where R U going to run out of?
     
  6. Tardis

    Tardis Light Load Member

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    The training is in Green Bay initially for 8 days. Then it switches to Gary, Indiana for two days. After that you ride with a training engineer for a couple of weeks.

    I know that we are required to have long sleeve shirts which the other divisions are not. I also had to be evaluated when I got my physical as to my ability to use a respirator. That was just a questionnaire and a bit of extra listening to my chest by the doctor. If she was concerned there is an extra test where you have to blow into some device but I wasn't asked to do that.

    Besides the respirator, tanker drivers are assigned protective clothing and a hard hat. You can't be allergic to latex both for the gloves and respirator.

    One last thing, bring your receipt for the hazmat fingerprinting. Schneider reimburses you for it.
     
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  7. 1catfish

    1catfish Road Train Member

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    most chemical plants you will be going in require long sleeves.
     
  8. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    I was leased to Schneider for 6 years and did bulk for about 3 months. You will be going to some very interesting places with them as they do just about any waste hauling they can get their hands on. I did loads from SafteyKleen and also hauled to some mines out in WV which were quite the experience, especially the one I had to actually get lowered down into by a D8 dozer!!!

    They are very though and safety is the #1 thing there. I think they are a great place for new drivers to work. Best of luck to you!!
     
  9. RickG

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    The blowing into a device is a pulmonary function test . I have worked for 2 different companies that required periodic renewal PFT's . They are not required by OSHA .
     
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  10. Nakmuay

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    I plan on switching over from bulk from the van side even if you're an experienced driver do u still have to run with a trainer when u get switched over during training
     
  11. Tardis

    Tardis Light Load Member

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    I don't know but would expect you do. There are a few things in the tanker world that a van driver wouldn't have exposure to.
     
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