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    NY

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    Experienced Driver

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Posted:  1 day, 4 hours ago

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Inward Facing Cameras & AI

We have both inward and outward. They definitely track your eye and hand movements. If your eyes are fixed on something like the radio it will warn you with a couple beeps and then go off for distracted driving. I had pulled my phone out of my pocket to put on the dash and it recognized having a phone in my hand… it actually said to “put down the cell phone” but it never goes off if I have a snack or drink.

I haven’t had any real issues with them. Our supervisors only get the footage if we are doing something wrong. The outward is supposed to read signs, it will go off if you pass 10 over the posted and tells you to reduce speed.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Can you let me know where you got your training?

You could also try some beverage or food service companies in the meantime. I know for our delivery or shuttle drivers you need a years experience but they do hire non-CDL drivers, loaders, pickers, yard jockeys etc and have a program to attain your CDL. Any time worked for the company, no matter the position counts towards your seniority for when you do become a driver. Good luck.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Can you let me know where you got your training?

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James, if you want the current hiring info from Schneider, you are going to have to track down the number for recruiting and talk to a recruiter. Shouldn’t be too hard. Things change at Schneider, so what their website says may not be either accurate or current.

I went into their training with a valid CDL. They started the complete training to obtain a CDL shortly after I finished the program. But I got paid from day one of training and lodging plus food provided.

But things change which is why you need to actually talk to a recruiter.

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Hi BK.

Yeah, you're right. I have no idea if the info on their site is correct. I got a few more ads to place on FB Marketplace and I'll give them a call.

I think my choices are down to Schneider, Prime Inc. and Knight Transportation. As long as I got a roof over my head during the initial phase of training.....I don't really care about the rest.

Your looking for the CAT program at Schneider if your going in with just your permit. Unless the account you apply for requires special training like mine did, where my training was for 7 weeks.

During training they took care of my flights, lodging, 2 meals a day plus the hotel breakfast (unless you had the day off then it’s on you), and daily pay.

When you’re on their site, look at what jobs are available from your home location. This doesn’t mean local jobs, regional and over the road position still come up. It will say whether or not the cat program is available for that specific job and then you just apply to it like you would any job and a recruiter will reach out.

I’m from update NY but they flew my to Indy for all my training.

Good luck.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Overnight parking in NJ

Fleet has a lot for daily truck parking right in North Bergen as well but really expensive. If you need to park that close maybe your company will cover the cost?

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Overnight parking in NJ

There is a paid lot in Linden which I believe is 20 something miles away but it’s pricey.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Rest Areas / Truck Stops Full - Eclipse!

The totality was cooler than I thought it would be. Where we are in upstate NY we were able to watch it right from the back yard.

The traffic last night for work though.. a drive that normally takes me 1 hour and 40 minutes took me 5 hours. It was bumper to bumper from Burlington VT down through NH.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Really slow right now

Food Service always busy, always hiring.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Update and Overtime Gripe for Local Drivers

We don’t get overtime time pay but we get component pay which at least for me, is much better. For delivery it’s a combination of cases and miles and for shuttle it’s drop/hooks and miles. It usually comes out to 36-40 for me per hour depending on the run. Our hourly rate is 32 but they calculate our weekly hours and weekly component pay and we get whichever is more. My component has been higher every week since I came out of training.

Really nice for the guys who like to hustle.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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NFI (Merrimack, NH)

That pay seems really low. How many hours are you putting in?

I have been driving for NFI (Anheuser-Bush contractor) for a year now, and would like to share a few things in case someone considers working for this company. It is a relatively big carrier with several terminals, my information is limited to Merrimack, NH. NFI hires drivers with 1+ year of experience and after a short training (3-4 days) gives you a truck. Also they hire graduates without experience and place them in a 6 week program (pay is $200/day). Management is very friendly, all trucks (automatic Freightliners and a few Volvos) are under 150k, maintenance is done at the yard. All trucks and trailers have super singles. Schedule is flexible, all loads are no touch and most of them are drop and hook. The only minus I can think of is low pay: an average day brings about $250. Those who want to make more, can work on Saturdays (a $50 premium). Hooking 2-3 trailers every day and sliding tandems every time significantly developed my sliding skills - I can look at the load and distribute weight with 30-50 lbs difference on a first try.

Posted:  3 months ago

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I've (almost) got it all, what now?

I used a sponsored training program to get my CDL and one year of experience as well. I had a similar mindset. I didn’t think I would care for the OVR lifestyle but I knew I could do it for a year, more as an investment in my future. After my year I moved on to a local job with much higher pay and all sorts of home time and PTO. Just focus on the task at hand and when things get tough just remember your end goal and that it will all be worth it. Good luck!

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