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Jaybird's Comment
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Hey chef and unholy, this may be the wrong thread to do this but not sure how to do private messages. Couple questions about schneider. I been solo driving with them for three weeks.

was wondering if its ok to go my own way at times instead of following there nav? The other day they took me right through richmond va and near dc. I wanted to take 64 to 81 but it seemed way out of the way but my gut told me it would be a way better route. Sure enough I ended up sitting in traffic for about three hrs!!

Also if I take a different route and it has tolls how does that work? I know my ezzy pass will work but will they be upset with the tolls?

Thanks guys! Jaybird

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Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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The other day they took me right through richmond va and near dc. I wanted to take 64 to 81 but it seemed way out of the way but my gut told me it would be a way better route. Sure enough I ended up sitting in traffic for about three hrs!!

Where were you going? I might be able to help you with a different route depending on where it was you were going. One way is to take 295 around Richmond (a lot less traffic and is 65mph speed limit). If you are going up into New England, take US17 North (I-95 exit 133) up to I-66 out to I-81. Take I-81 up to I-84, keeps you out of DC, Baltimore, NYC.

Ernie

Unholychaos's Comment
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Hey chef and unholy, this may be the wrong thread to do this but not sure how to do private messages. Couple questions about schneider. I been solo driving with them for three weeks.

was wondering if its ok to go my own way at times instead of following there nav? The other day they took me right through richmond va and near dc. I wanted to take 64 to 81 but it seemed way out of the way but my gut told me it would be a way better route. Sure enough I ended up sitting in traffic for about three hrs!!

Also if I take a different route and it has tolls how does that work? I know my ezzy pass will work but will they be upset with the tolls?

Thanks guys! Jaybird

I asked my DBL about this a few months ago. According to him, any miles accumulated past the X amount of miles from point A to point B via Jill is considered OOR (out of route). For instance, if traveling from say, Toledo OH to Gary IN, Jill has you take I-80 then had you exit and go on a state highway that literally runs parallel to 80, which then meets back up with 80 before turning into 96. Instead of following Jill and going through small towns, you can stay on 80 all the way through without having to slow down. This will take you and extra 5 miles or so, so this would accumulate 5 OOR miles.

The reason why Jill routed you certain ways boils down to shortest distance and money. Using the above example, staying on 80 puts you on the Indiana Tollway which, if you were paying for tolls yourself, would take into consideration the fuel costs of going slower and routing around versus staying on cruise and paying tolls.

I tend to ramble btw, but if you figure out how to pm me, go ahead and I'll try and clarify.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Ed P.'s Comment
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Sorry for an off topic question but I can't figure out how to ask you a question otherwise.

I was contacted by Schneider while I was in my CDL school. When I spoke directly with a Schneider recruiter he mentioned a $3500.00 obligation to reimburse Schneider for their "apprenticeship program". Unless I am mistaken he was telling me about having to sign a contract with Schneider that obligates me to $3500.00 debt to them in order to be hired. I paid upfront for my CDL school, satisfied all the requirements and got my CDLA. It was suggested that I contact you for more info on this. Can you shed any light on this? Thanks.

So I called into my customer yesterday to see if I could pick my load up early so I could get past Denver before rush hour hits. I was told by the guard shack that I can arrive up to 4h early to my scheduled time. So I did just that, I started my day at 0230 and arrived at 0300 for an 0600-0900 appt time in Fort Collins CO. When I went to check in, the (different) guard told me that the load wont be ready until 0800. Well, that just screwed my plans for today. Was hoping to get all the way to the Topeka service area and get a 34 in before my appt on Monday, but it looks like that's not gonna happen.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
ChefsJK's Comment
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When i headed from Carlisle to North Carolina I shot down 81 to 64 to 95 and it brought me around all the mess in the DC area. And my first week or two when I was headed for Kearny Nj it wanted to take me 301 i believe it was which ran parallel to 95 and then connected back up with 95 again in Delaware so I just headed up 95 the whole way. I left at 0200 so i avoided most of the traffic, saved 2 hours and cut 60 miles from the overall trip. Jill tried doing the same to ne on Thursday when I was running 90 west in NY. Was on it, wanted to take off it and then put me back on it 25 miles later after all the back roads. And most back roads can be a pain sometimes with the trip planning part. You account for 3 hours of drive time to your destination and then the back roads it wants to take you adds an extra hour to the mix.

Hey chef and unholy, this may be the wrong thread to do this but not sure how to do private messages. Couple questions about schneider. I been solo driving with them for three weeks.

was wondering if its ok to go my own way at times instead of following there nav? The other day they took me right through richmond va and near dc. I wanted to take 64 to 81 but it seemed way out of the way but my gut told me it would be a way better route. Sure enough I ended up sitting in traffic for about three hrs!!

Also if I take a different route and it has tolls how does that work? I know my ezzy pass will work but will they be upset with the tolls?

Thanks guys! Jaybird

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

ChefsJK's Comment
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And i think you may have that backwards. They reimburse you for the money you paid to get your CDL. I didnt have to sign any contract like that nor did they reimburse my CDL school since the state paid for my schooling. And possibly you may want to try talking to another recruiter to see what they have to say about the subject.

Sorry for an off topic question but I can't figure out how to ask you a question otherwise.

I was contacted by Schneider while I was in my CDL school. When I spoke directly with a Schneider recruiter he mentioned a $3500.00 obligation to reimburse Schneider for their "apprenticeship program". Unless I am mistaken he was telling me about having to sign a contract with Schneider that obligates me to $3500.00 debt to them in order to be hired. I paid upfront for my CDL school, satisfied all the requirements and got my CDLA. It was suggested that I contact you for more info on this. Can you shed any light on this? Thanks.

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So I called into my customer yesterday to see if I could pick my load up early so I could get past Denver before rush hour hits. I was told by the guard shack that I can arrive up to 4h early to my scheduled time. So I did just that, I started my day at 0230 and arrived at 0300 for an 0600-0900 appt time in Fort Collins CO. When I went to check in, the (different) guard told me that the load wont be ready until 0800. Well, that just screwed my plans for today. Was hoping to get all the way to the Topeka service area and get a 34 in before my appt on Monday, but it looks like that's not gonna happen.

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Jaybird's Comment
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So chef... do you catch any hell for going out of route from Jill? And is it ok if you go out of route and the route you take has tolls? Thanks!

ChefsJK's Comment
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The obly time i have been really out of toute was that one time to NC from Carlisle, other than that, i was always running parallel to the route given. But call your dbl and let them know there is a better way or easier way to go and go on from there.

So chef... do you catch any hell for going out of route from Jill? And is it ok if you go out of route and the route you take has tolls? Thanks!

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