Awesome Schneider Payscale... Can Anyone Add Some Info?

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Dennis B.'s Comment
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Hey all,

So I spoke briefly with a Schneider new hire rep today after finally signing up at the trucking school I decided on. She informed that due to my zip code and previously military service (non-transport related), I qualify for an OTR per mile starting pay of $0.44, with more should I choose to drive in Canada and/or hazmat!

I won't lie, I'm a little stoked over that!

With that having been said, not accounting for safe-driving bonuses, does anyone have an idea of Schneider's pay increases over the first year?

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Dang, you're doing better than me... I'm a bulk driver, and my cpm's are not that high; also, i don't get more for hauling HAZMAT or going to Canada. I will get a pay increase, but after the first year, not during. So basically I'm of no help to you!

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Kurt G.'s Comment
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That's pretty sweet. I'm glad they choose to reward your service in the military, even if it isn't driving related. Anyway, my recruiter told me that I'd get fixed raises the first year, at 3 and 6 months I think? I can't remember, but it was a total of 3 cents/mile. If you weren't told that, maybe it's because they're just starting you at the full amount or something. In my case I got 3 more cents/mile at one year (so I'm making 6 cents/mile more than I started at), but no one explained why. I kind of assumed it was because the starting pay had gone up, so even after the raise they promised, I was still making what starting drivers were making. But I'm happy, I feel like they took care of me.

I'm not sure I answered you question though. I think they give 1 or 2 cents per mile raises, but I think there's a cap so eventually you max out. Not sure what it is though. You would be starting at more than I'm making at 1 1/2 years, but I was never military, and like they told you, some of it has to do with location. Apparently there's enough of a demand for some locations that they are actually flying drivers in for 3 weeks at a time, then flying them home.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Dennis B.'s Comment
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That's pretty sweet. I'm glad they choose to reward your service in the military, even if it isn't driving related. Anyway, my recruiter told me that I'd get fixed raises the first year, at 3 and 6 months I think? I can't remember, but it was a total of 3 cents/mile. If you weren't told that, maybe it's because they're just starting you at the full amount or something. In my case I got 3 more cents/mile at one year (so I'm making 6 cents/mile more than I started at), but no one explained why. I kind of assumed it was because the starting pay had gone up, so even after the raise they promised, I was still making what starting drivers were making. But I'm happy, I feel like they took care of me.

I'm not sure I answered you question though. I think they give 1 or 2 cents per mile raises, but I think there's a cap so eventually you max out. Not sure what it is though. You would be starting at more than I'm making at 1 1/2 years, but I was never military, and like they told you, some of it has to do with location. Apparently there's enough of a demand for some locations that they are actually flying drivers in for 3 weeks at a time, then flying them home.

As far as i am aware, your zip code has alot to do with things regarding pay. I searched around the schneider web site and found a lot of fluctuation in max starting cpm. My zip was the highest i could find next to san francisco zip codes. Im only $0.04 off of the max for my metro area.

And the "jet-set" program seems to allow for a steady cpm regardless of the area you work in... However... Your starting cpm seems to still be pegged off of your zip code of residence.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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