Profile For Makoman

Makoman's Info

  • Location:
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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CDL noob looking for advice between two companies

Howdy, Makoman, and welcome to Trucking Truth!

Is your handle 'boat related' by chance? I was a Florida boater/hauler girl, in my younger days..lol.

Just want to let you know, we've got many guys driving for, and have driven for, Schneider. There's an easy way to look up all/any of their posts; searching by tabs, but I'll send you the link:

Schneider Posts/Diaries

As you'll see via the above, 'Rev' was one of our recent SNI grads; sadly he left to pursue other dreams. His diaries/musings are pretty detailed, however.

I'm not sure of any current Marten guys/gals up in here, but I could be wrong.

Feel free to use our search engine, as well.

Thanks for stopping in & best wishes,

~ Anne ~

ps: If you're not limited to only those two companies, here's a quick app for many more!

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Thanks for the link. Still figuring out how to navigate the site and that link helps a lot! Thanks again.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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CDL noob looking for advice between two companies

Hello everyone. New CDL driver here. Well, I got the CDL anyway, haven't started driving prefessionally just yet. As a little background, I am in SoCal, specifically in the greater Los Angeles area. I've got my N, T, and X endorsements. Well, I tentatively have the X endorsement. I passed the test today at the DMV and have my appointment on Monday with TSA to do the livescan, present identity documents for background check etc. Also have an appointment that same day to do the same for TWIC as well.

I got my CDL three weeks ago and am planning to do intermodal and have an opportunity to go with either Schneider or Marten ( not Mart 'i' n). Anyone here that works for or has worked for these two companies that can give me some insights, it would be appreciated. The main thing I'm wanting to know is which of the two would be better for me as a new CDL driver. I know both companies have negative reviews online, but so do all the rest. I just want to know which of the two would be better for me to "learn the ropes" as they say. The ultimate goal of course is to be an O/O one day, but I need to learn how to walk before I can run, as they say, and I'm just wanting to make sure that I start somewhere that gives me a strong foundation on which to build.

Hope I posted this in the correct forum.

Thanks!

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