What's up with the poor quality of all these mega carrier cdl apprenticeships?

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  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Found another use for buttonhooks: Buttonhooks have other uses as well. At Ellis Island, screeners known as "buttonhook men" used buttonhooks to turn immigrants' eyelids inside out to look for signs of trachoma.
     
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  3. bryan21384

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    In in my 15th year actually. Never. Not in truck driving school, not from my trainer, not til today. Thank you for explaining it to me though........
     
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  4. bryan21384

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    Oh so basically a right turn swung out a little bit....I never got that terminology when I was learning as a rookie. I'd bet quite a few younger generation drivers haven't heard of the term
     
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  5. lual

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    What was/is pretty cool about Schneider:
    • Their "training engineers" -- arguably some of the best in the industry. These instructors have/exhibit very high levels of professionalism. Great people to learn from. Great people -- period.
    • The Schneider Student Training Handbook -- a great read/reference for any beginning driver. Probably the only one of its kind in the industry. It was one thing that sold me on starting at "the Big Orange".
    • Schneider now has several different types of freight for a new driver to pull -- so one can try out different types of freight without switching carriers -- a great perk if you're not sure what freight you might like best.
    • LOTS of terminals, & dropyards -- this makes it easier for a rookie driver to find safe & legal parking in a pinch -- particularly up in the northeastern US.
    Having said all that -- their field trainers probably vary widely in quality & experience levels.

    Schneider clearly expects a lot out of a new driver in a hurry -- it's certainly no place for sissies, slouches...or slow learners. You need to learn to swim with the sharks fairly quickly (for example: lots of driving up in the northeast) -- or you'll soon likely be toast. :confused: o_O

    Schneider is a great place for military vets to get into the industry -- especially for those who have faced the fire of active duty.

    -- L
     
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  7. Lonesome

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    ....and I thunk you was one of them there pro-fessionals.....:D
     
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  9. bryan21384

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    Lol, I guess I need to downgrade my license to pro-fessional level
     
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    might be that I taught myself how to drive a T/T.

    I had been driving a 10 wheel straight truck for a number of yrs all over the southeast and some trip to Canada.

    we hauled sock machines and we got some big orders in Cananda, so I had to learn to drag a trailer. they let me run around the parking lot where we leased them.

    great job, paid by the hour, stayed in motels, paid for meals. had to set up, tear down and drag to the truck or from the truck to the mill floor.

    did that for 15 yrs. until the owners kids took over and ran it into the ground. I bailed in 2000.
     
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  11. PR/GFS/MB Lifer

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    Was taught that in 1990 at driving school and at schneider training. not too hard to do in a cabover that's all i drove for first two years.
     
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