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Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Schneider dropped the ball... twice.

Yes, I have been talking with CFI and the recruiter has been amazing. He has me all set up and I start training tomorrow at Truck Dynasty Academy.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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AC at truck stops

I remember using these and it seemed that the air's circulation wasn't maintained and dirty filters. Air coming through would smell like cigarettes or whatever the other nasty trucks were smoking. Reminded me of the air on airplanes.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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What to do about the driver shortage?

Wonder where all the drivers are? Look at all the drivers that make their on time deliveries waiting to be loaded at the warehouses. Some drivers wait up to 20 hours or more when they could be making other deliveries.

Companies should put more pressure on these warehouses that can't get their act together. Same with shipping yards, this hurry up and wait is nonsense. It's not so much of a driver shortage as it is a driver not driving instead of driving.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Her word against mine

This is one reason why dash cams are so important. If it were me I would fight it because there's nothing more important in this business then a clean license.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider dropped the ball... twice.

Yes, I found a good starting place that I think I'm going to like. No Roehl, I've considered them but no. Knight had no jobs available in the Florida area that I could see.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider dropped the ball... twice.

Thank you. I'm in touch with a good company now that can hopefully get me into training by the end of this month. Sent in all my paperwork and told them my bags are still pack, but didn't get any into it about schneider. It's a good company even though the pay is still low, but not as low as schneiders.

I can't believe the pay on some of these companies. 12 years ago when I left Shaffer I was making .42 cents a miles, but I was with them for 5 years. 12 years later I jump back into a truck starting out at same pay.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider dropped the ball... twice.

And I forgot to add the second photo, just a tad stressed today. So now I have to wait 2 minutes before posting...

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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider dropped the ball... twice.

Ahhh, it's the preview thingy and then send. So much for a college education. Yes, I believe that Dutch Maid trains, but they don't have a "get your CDL" school. I called them today, they were my first choice.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider dropped the ball... twice.

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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider dropped the ball... twice.

Clicked on up load photo, caption and then go... so where'd they go?

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider dropped the ball... twice.

I appreciate your understanding (everyone). This recruiter had been messing things up from the beginning. I can't seem to get an explanation as to why there was a USA-American Samoa even listed as a possibility, that seems to me very strange.

The recruiter did replay: According to the recruiter he was supposed to set up a rental car to be picked up at the Orlando Airport. So there I was at this airport but the car rental place has no records. The recruiter apologized stating, "My apologies, we mistakenly made to reservations at the Orlando International Airport, instead of the Sanford Airport." I tried explaining to him that that's where I was trying to pick up the rental... at the Orlando International Airport.

He then tried to switch blame to a travel agency. Nope, I called the number they gave me and that person informed me that this recruiter never followed through to make the reservations. I have the documents but seem to be a bit challenged with up loading photos from my iPhone.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider dropped the ball... twice.

I'm not looking for a refresher course because at the moment I do not have my CDL but do have my CDP. I have all my paperwork, DOT physical, drug screening and my bags are still packed ready to go. If just these recruiters would get off their buttocks and give me the time of day I can get on with my life which is now in limbo due to this Schneider situation.

I have contacted CFI - filled out the app, made phone calls, left messages and sent emails. They have responded but still have not actually talked to anyone. Just don't understand why getting past these recruiters is so difficult.

Driver shortage, "we're looking for drivers NOW, no waiting, get your new career started today, blah, blah, blah." "Hello, you have reached the recruiting department. Please leave a message and someone will return your call TODAY." Emails are answered, "Hi, my name is ####. Please feel free to call me ANYTIME with any questions or concerns, here's my direct number."

Dutch Maid had something about starting their own school in February, but can't find anything nor any updates on this, they were my first choice. CFI is my second choice... (cricket, 🦗). I'm now looking into Roehl, perhaps there's a warm blooded live recruiter there that I can actually speak with.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider dropped the ball... twice.

After 12 years away from this industry, you should know that most companies are going to treat you as a brand new driver. You will likely have to attend CDL school again, a 160-hour accredited school. While you may have retained the skills and knowledge of driving a big truck, the insurance companies are going to be the reason behind this. It’s doubtful SAGE will allow you to come in, take a driving test, and sign off on another CDL for you. Again, insurance reasons. I feel like you should already know that. This and some other incongrities in your detail of events leave some holes.

Where were you going to drive the rental car to? I thought the only in-house CDL training Schneider provided was in Green Bay, WI. I wasn’t aware either that Schneider provided transportation to Green Bay, and I can pretty much guarantee you that Schneider is not going to provide rental cars plus hotel rooms for every prospective employee. I know that almost 5 years ago when I went through the bulk training in Houston, TX, I had to get myself there from Billings, MT, where I obtained my CDL (also from SAGE), on my own dime. But once I became an employee of Schneider, they rented me cars and put me in hotel rooms whenever necessary.

You seem very intent on dragging Schneider‘s name through mud here… going into such detail about times/hours and phone numbers and recruiters names…do you have a previous experience with them, maybe from 12 years ago? If you could provide a little more info about what you were going to do, where you were going with that rental car, that would be helpful. Moving forward, I wouldn’t hesitate to take the advice already given by others and apply elsewhere. There are plenty of other companies hiring with features and benefits similar to Schneider‘s. I am sorry that you had such a bad experience with them.

You seem to not be very up to date with what Schneider is doing as far as recruiting. Schneider will train to get your CDL, that information is widely known. Schneider's training facility is in Charlotte, NC, rental car from Florida to NC. All training, hotel, rental car and meals paid for by Schneider... would you like me to research anything else for you?

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider dropped the ball... twice.

The point here is that I have been trying to close my business which meant trying to meet deadlines for previous customers. The past few days were hellish working overtime so I don't leave customers hanging. The job with schneider was being planned for a couple of months now. I wanted to go with schneider because they have the shortest training. I've driven OTR in the past, but haven't been on the road for 12 years now.

I was to pickup this rental car from the Orlando International Airport. There's no signage showing where to pick the car up from, only rental returns. I followed the rental return signs after driving in circles looking for the Budget Car Rental place. Finally get there and try explaining my situation which was, a car is to be planned for my pickup by my recruiter... well of course I explained all that.

Trying to get this issue resolved over the phone was like playing "pass the buck", so after getting a run around for over an hour I decided to go back home. Schneider knows about this because I sent an email off to the recruiting department with the same story, word for word. I want them to know how upset I am over this, plans were made to move forward and schneider let me down again.

So what's next? I have put in an application with Roehl. I'm not aware that CFI has a training school. If they do I haven't found it, but would absolutely consider them. I believe that Dutch Maid is tankers which I'm not interested in. I just don't get it... the USA-American Samoa listing and now this. Driver shortage and here I am with over 5 years of OTR experience including safety awards, and here's a company playing stupid games.

I've asked for another recruiter and they said no. I wanted a recruiter that could at least do their job, after all, a company who hires a driver wants nothing less from their employees. This guy messed up my plans, and maybe it's for the better. I can't afford a CDL school, but will be contacting SAGE school where I went before and ask them if I can simply take the driving test there, get my CDL back which will give me more opportunities. That way I'm not stuck with some half witted recruiter at a company paid CDL school.

I don't think I've been this p'd off since my last colonoscopy.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider dropped the ball... twice.

In early November of 2021 I applied for a job with Schneider OTR. I had been in contact with a recruiter, Chee Nou Thao. After a few weeks I didn't hear back so I went to the Schneider website and saw that my application had been withdrawn. The reason was because Schneider had no job openings in USA-American Samoa which is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of the independent state of Samoa.

I notified the head of Schneider Recruiting Department and stated that, due to the bizarre entry, and that I applied for OTR in Florida, I would like to know what is going on. I even asked for another recruiter, but they said no.

So finally this recruiter, Chee Nou Thao finally gets back to me and says that I need to reapply for the job I want. No one offered an explanation as to where this USA-American Samoa came from, who entered it or how it even appeared. Perhaps Chee Nou Thao is from the USA-American Samoa... who knows, but I can assure that I didn't see any job openings in the USA-American Samoa area, and if I did, I would not have applied for that area living here in Florida.

The recruiter Chee Nou Thao and I spoke over the phone and through emails discussing my next move so we decided to move forward in getting me into training and back on the road again. I went through their DOT Physical and drug screening and they sent me a prehire form and a schedule with a preplanned trip info sheet. I asked about a rental car and hotel information and he said that I will be all set to go to Budget Rental and pick up my car. I still didn't have any hotel information but thought I would figure all that out as I went along.

That morning I got all packed and headed to the car rental place. I told the guy at the counter that I was there to pick up my car, but he couldn't find me in the system. If asked to provide a employee or driver number when picking up the rental car, there's a number I can give them...nope, can't find that either. If there's any issues and need verbal confirmation of your travel, your travel requirement can be validated by calling 800-558-6706 Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CST, Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CST and Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST.

So I call the number and the guy tells me that he also cannot find any reservation information on me, car rental nor hotel... reason is, my recruiter never called anything in. He gives me another number to call in which I am now sent to an automated answering system, you know, press this for that then press that for something else. I finally get to the correct department only to be told that they're open during the week days, but closed on the weekends. I am then transferred to an operator where I sit on hold for a very long time. By this time I am ****ed. Will be looking for another company that doesn't treat its future employees like crap.

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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A dream! The ideal trucking company!

I have driven OTR for 5 years, that was 12 years ago. I let my CDL go so now I have to go through everything all over again. After driving for 5 plus years, I wuld never consider training.

Chances are, when I get back on the road (going there training all over again), I'll most likely be trained by someone who has 1/2 the experience I do, but I hold not.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Nice News

I know that this is a really old post, but if this is what you need to go through to get onboard with Stevens Transport, then no thanks.

So here's the situation... I fill out an application with Stevens. I call stevens and it goes to voicemail. I leave a message and I receive a message to where I immediately return the call, but again goes to voicemail.

I receive emails from Stevens stating that I have been approved, whatever that means. I try calling again and again, but this time I'm put on hold for nearly an hour listening to an endless computerized musical tribute to a robotic dance theme.

I have never (ever) had this issue with any other company where my call seemed so unimportant. All other companies has someone who picks up the phone and answers all my questions.

If I were to come onboard with Stevens, is this the way I would be treated as a driver? Let's say I have a mechanical breakdown and I need to get ahold of someone, or something went wrong with a shipment, dispatch, driver manager or some othef issue... not a comfortable feeling or a very welcoming atmosphere or first impression.

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Is there really a trucker shortage?

Can they reach the pedals?

I know it’s true Short truckers are in high demand

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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CFI and cameras

Called a recruiter today. He said I would start out at .38 per mile once I'm on my own. I got an offer to start out at .44 once I'm on my own.

At CFI pay has gone up over the past few years.

I don't remember where students start at. By the end of one year you should be at the start below. These could go up again.

Also, they will send you to school on their dime.

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Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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CFI and cameras

But then again, starting pay for new drivers is pretty sad. Even the detention pay is very low. When I got off the truck w/shaffer back in 2009 I was making .44 per mile. I can start now as a new driver for the same .44 and work my way up from there.

After 10 years with CFI you're making .51 per mile?

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