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G-Town's Comment
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Steve L wrote:

There’s a big difference between Schneider Walmart dedicated and some others.

Please elaborate on the above.

Considering all of Walmart's Grocery DCs have a standard process and procedures, the SLAs each transportation partner (Schneider, Swift, etc) has are based on the same basic operations process and criteria. WMPF drivers perform the same job I do, and perform deliveries, pickups and D.C. Procedures the same way I do. Communication tools are different, yes. Point being; with my experience I could work for Schneider at the Bedford PA Grocery D.C. and have next to no learning curve with that operation.

Not sure what "Big Difference" you are referring to in reference to Schneider.

As far as my reply to you; I clarified my point that although Walmart is indeed a great gig; it's going to be very difficult for a newbie with no experience unless they are specifically trained by a trainer assigned to a Walmart Dedicated account. Considering the OP is researching his options right out of school I thought my reply was appropriate.

Pete B.'s Comment
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TONY E, I am not aware that Schneider has an in-house school; they do offer tuition reimbursement, but you'll still need to pay for your schooling up front, out-of-pocket. If I'm misinformed, please let me know. Thanks!

Rob's Comment
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TONY E, I am not aware that Schneider has an in-house school; they do offer tuition reimbursement, but you'll still need to pay for your schooling up front, out-of-pocket. If I'm misinformed, please let me know. Thanks!

When I had looked into Schneider last year they had stopped doing in house training. However, the CDL school I went to had students that Schneider covered the cost of their schooling through them, and obviously you had to sign a contract for a certain period of time. They took care of all the paperwork in the school, only thing you had to come out of pocket for was the money for CDL once you passed driving test ($54?)

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.
Pete B.'s Comment
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Thank you, Rob!

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