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Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Can Anyone Tell Me About Schneider and/or Swift?

Jared and Steve... Thanks for the feedback, it'll definitely give me something to think about. Yes my new management job has been kicking my ass but I also did have a particularly bad night this past Friday which I'll admit jaded things. I also just got let go from a job at a place I really loved so I've been down emotionally for a while. Last night I just really needed to vent, but trucking is something I think about off and on. Start your day someplace and end your day somewhere else...

But I'm not doing anything until likely October when the lease on where my elderly father is staying will be up. If I can place him in a home then I'll know he's being taken care while also having a nice place to live. Then I really won't have any ties keeping me here...

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Can Anyone Tell Me About Schneider and/or Swift?

I'm seriously thinking about getting out of my current industry, hospitality and hotels. I'm forty-eight and this coming October I've got a life changing event coming up as I deal with an elderly parent and if things work out I'm seriously considering getting out of the hospitality and hotel industry. I've just reached my limit with the torn up rooms, folks who don't know when the party stops (both personal and groups), working to sign up folks for loyalty programs they don't want to be signed up for (can't tell you how many times I've made my offer just to be told no...). This evening I'm dealing with a group and my hallways smell of pot (really classy). I've been a line level worker and just moved up to my first management job and it's not what I thought it'd be, it's more often than not handing me my ass every day.

I've always been a fan of big rigs. Company rigs are okay and I feel bad when I see an old beat up one go by me on the highway. But on occasion when I see that big beautiful rig, especially at night all lit up, it's like nothing else. My family says I'm crazy, my mother has all but vetoed the idea (she reigns the family). After reconnecting with friends I went to high school with in the late 80's and early 90's through social media, they travelled and I didn't. All I ever do is go work, home, work, home and quite frankly I'm bored. You'd think working in hospitality and hotels I'd take advantage of the travel discounts, but I've just seldom if ever travelled. I like seeing the country and figure trucking would be a nice way to see this great nation, even if it's loading dock to loading dock you get to enjoy the sights in between. I'm not so much interested in seeing the mega-tourist attractions, but just seeing stuff even if it's just the countryside; just to go somewhere. Cause of cell phones, tablets and such I think now would be a great time if I was going to switch as staying current with friends/family and entertainment (streaming music, television and movies) is a lot easier now. I do have a small house, less than a thousand a month which I'd think would be easy to keep up with the mortgage, and with electronics today I could keep up with the security by remote.

I'm interested in Schneider and Swift, particularly the former. I can't drive a stick car, don't know about a truck, but would definitely be interested in an automatic. But anyone have any real inside knowledge of either? Cause I know any website or recruiter would just tell me what I want to hear to get me to sign with them. It's similar to buying a car or a house, a bunch of yes men...

KB Dallas, TX

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