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    Plattsburgh, NY

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Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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What’s the scoop?

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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What’s the scoop?

Same purpose as side skirts as I assume.

The first time I saw one I thought it looked like trailer genitalia, had to double take.

If we are talking about the same thing.

Posted:  2 days, 10 hours ago

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May need help moving on from Roehl

I took a rental car 17+ hours to get my first truck, suck it up.

Posted:  5 days, 12 hours ago

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Bunk heaters with Schneider Trucks?

Also just in case you didn’t know, you can’t have the truck on with the bunker heater. Make sure the truck is off, no optimized idle or anything like that can be on.

Also in the morning after turning it off you will hear it winding down. I was told not to start the truck until I can’t hear it anymore…it causes some sort of backup and will end up not working and needing repairs.

Posted:  5 days, 12 hours ago

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Bunk heaters with Schneider Trucks?

Look under your bunk with a flashlight and see if the bunk heater case is empty.

When I got my new Cascadia a few months ago they didn’t have the parts for the bunk heater. They just installed it last month when I brought it in for a PM… Being summer I had no idea.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Do you have to log a road test?

Thank you very much for the answers.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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When am I in the clear?

As you stated I’m no expert but if the OP is being truthful and it’s been 5 months since they last used they will be fine. I’ve tested clean in much shorter time frames as a heavy user.

Past life, obviously.

Yikes. That's a fast way to kill your career before you even got your foot in the door.

None of us here are drug testing experts, (except MAYYYYYYBE Pelican) and had you come in first, we would have advised you to wait, instead of taking this risk.

Hopefully you will have good news.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Any true OTR companies??

I had been getting a good mix historically at Schneider but as of late, nothing but short haul.

I will say, with the short haul bonuses we get you can still make out very well.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Is There A Reason For This?

Mine shuts them off automatically when I start driving over like 5mph as well.

I turn them on to see the fenders on my trailers when I'm coupling as I usually try to roll out around 0400 or earlier. I'm nearly positive my truck turns them off when it auto moves me to the drive line cause I've driven around the tank wash and they've been off when I got to the other side

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Yes. They are utility lights. I see it so frequently that I was wondering whether there was a safety reason some drivers choose to keep them on. As Brett said, it's probably just that drivers forget to turn them off.

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Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Tips for interview? Dealing with work gap?

How long of a gap is it? Unless I missed it all I see is “massive”? That could mean completely different things to different people.

In my last 10 years of employment I had close to a year gap when an LTL company I was working for declared bankruptcy and then close to 1.5 years gap at the start of the pandemic until I went into Schneiders sponsored training. I wasn’t even questioned about those gaps, which to me are massive gaps.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Do you have to log a road test?

Thank you, completely forgot about this.

I see no reason to log. Any road test is going to be well under the 150 air mile rule so no log would be required anyway. Just remember that almost all of the dump trucks, concrete trucks, garbage trucks, construction trucks etc out there are driving without logs. Its normal.

For the last 5 months I have been working for a company that primarily operates under the 150 mile rule. It's amazing how quickly I stopped worrying about logging. Just jump in the truck and go.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Do you have to log a road test?

Ask whomever is in charge at XPO. Personally, I cannot ever recall logging a road test as a driver or as the observer.

Will do. It felt off as a Schneider employee going in and driving, even for testing purposes with XPO. Seems like an insurance nightmare. Supposedly I’ll have to show them my pretrip, hook up a set and do a road test.

They do a tentative job offer before they do all the background checks which kinda sucks also. I wouldn’t find out if my preventables disqualified me until the very end of the process… after the job offer. I certainly wouldn’t want to put in my notice before I knew it was 110%.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Can I apply to get CDL with this record ??

I was accepted into Schneiders sponsored training with 2 DWIs, granted the last was back in 2004 and I didn’t have any test refusals. It doesn’t hurt to apply to a bunch and see what happens.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Do you have to log a road test?

Apparently part of the interview process with XPO is a road test. My question is if I go out with a driver for this road test how do I log it?

I have backup paper logs and my tablet/e-log for Schneider just not sure how to go about it and would like an idea before showing up to the interview… the recruiter was no help.

Is that something I will have to report to Schneider?

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Hometime woes

I don’t budge when it comes to my hometime. If the planners had their way I would have been home late (by days) every month since I started with Schneider. As it stands it’s only happened once and it was due to a breakdown.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Dustbuster/Vacuum For Cab

3 gallon, 3hp Bauer wet/dry vac is what I got. A little bigger than I was planning on but it’s a good deal and still very easy to store under my bunk. Comes with a couple attachments, long cord and long hose.

Anyone have any recommendations for one? Preferably a dustbuster sized with some attachment hoses for getting under seats and in corners?

How's everyone been?

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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How much time do you spend on the road? Do you have any trouble getting prescriptions filled?

I’m on a 25 days out, 5 home schedule for VTL. I am looking into a Graphics Packaging dedicated position though where I would be home weekly for my reset. We will see, I do not want to give up my new truck but home weekly would be nice.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Trucking Company Requires Driver to Drop Truck Off At Terminal

How long is your home time?

I've been driving for Marten Transport for a year. They do not allow me to park my truck at home. I must park it at the terminal in the Dallas area, and then drive 350 miles home to Lubbock. This is not something I watched on Youtube, this is my current reality, despite the fact that a manager recently said I am one of the best drivers in the terminal.

Raif

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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When not driving, what do y'all do to pass the time?

Mines only 24. 1080p smart Tv.

The factory mount in this Freightliner can hold up to a 26in, anything bigger and you need to get an extension and it’s not made to hold that much weight but I’ve seen people do it anyway.

I wouldn’t want to go larger, it’s made to be locked in tight to the wall over the fridge. Keeps it out of the way when I’m not using it and safe/secure when driving.

There’s a microwave cubby above where the TV snaps in against the wall, with a built in strap. I don’t use a microwave and instead use the cubby and strap to secure my Xbox.

How big is your TV in your truck? Very interested in this aspect of it.

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T-mobile has this killer new 5G home internet modem that is unlimited and FAST! I was initially looking for more hotshot and the Tmoe salesman wouldn't shut up about this thing. He gave me a 14 day free cancelation if I didn't like it and man, I have to say, almost every single place I have been has had really great speed. I was actually just sitting in the swamp of Delhi, LA waiting on a load from the Americold and had a consistent 300/mbps connection. I can download full games, play shooters, MMOs, and other various things on my XBOX and run other streaming services perfectly.

This little device was a gamer changer for sure.

But to answer your initial question, I do all of the above I mentioned, and bobtail to cigar lounges that may be close to the truck stop. If there isn't a lounge, I will pull out my chair, find a nice spot, put on some music, and smoke a nice stogie and gather my thoughts for the day.

All in all, I love the life even though im pretty new to it.

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How do you get your Xbox to work? Doesn't it require Internet to work correctly? Do you have a TV?

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TV with a bunch of streaming services, Gaming laptop, Xbox, Switch lite. Waiting on my Steam Deck.

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