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    Nashville , TN

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    Company Driver In Training

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    6 months, 1 week ago

Driver_engineer 's Bio

Hi I am a 5 year firefighter and in particular a driver engineer. I drive a fire engine and am not a trucker. I completed a EVOC (emergency vehicle operator course) and am certified on fire apparatus. I do hope to get a CDL and get a job driving a day cab and continue as a volunteer Firefighter.

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Posted:  3 months ago

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Let's talk trucks

I just got my first truck a 22 Freightliner Cascadia and am on my own.. sorta long story but this is my first and current truck my favorite is probably the 579 or next gen T680 hoping to get into one after getting experience

Posted:  3 months ago

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New truck roll problems

A lot of Schneider drivers on here today!!! I am on my own now.... Scary stuff but it came with a 2022 Freightliner Cascadia with just a hare over 40,000 miles haven't been having to much issues with it but since I am new I don't drive a lot in the heavy rain yet.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Done with first week on the road

I am going to get the app and to verify you can get tickets that you have to pay? Interesting

You guys got lucky not getting a ticket at the weigh station, your trainer should be taking the loads to the closest CAT scale, Schneider pays for it. Download the CAT app, put in your EFS card# and you can do everything through the app. The only time you’ll need to actually go in and get the scale ticket is if your dropping it off as a relay.

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Done with first week on the road and am done for about 2 days then back on again. Even tho I was aiming at a local driving job I actually might prefer a sleeper and traveling cross country this was a awesome experience! The 2020 Freightliner Cascadia 73' sleeper is a cool truck and I loved driving it a few hours. Also learned something I thought for a long time was incorrect.. for a long time I thought you would get a expensive ticket if you were over weight. Well we picked a load up stopped at a weight station was overweight and we turned around off loaded a little came back was within normal weight and started the trip no expensive ticket 😂

It was a awesome experience shout-out to Schneider and my awesome experienced driver!!!

I will update at been on the road for a month

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Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Done with first week on the road

Done with first week on the road and am done for about 2 days then back on again. Even tho I was aiming at a local driving job I actually might prefer a sleeper and traveling cross country this was a awesome experience! The 2020 Freightliner Cascadia 73' sleeper is a cool truck and I loved driving it a few hours. Also learned something I thought for a long time was incorrect.. for a long time I thought you would get a expensive ticket if you were over weight. Well we picked a load up stopped at a weight station was overweight and we turned around off loaded a little came back was within normal weight and started the trip no expensive ticket 😂

It was a awesome experience shout-out to Schneider and my awesome experienced driver!!!

I will update at been on the road for a month

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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First new truck

very beautiful truck

This is a 2022 Cascadia with 733 miles on it and plenty of new truck smell. They always tell drivers that if they get a new truck, they can get any color they prefer as long as it’s blue.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Update

A lot of good advise thanks!

Yes. Be extra polite and respectful. Ask lots of questions unless he gets irritated by too many questions, then cut back. When it’s time for pretrip/post trip, jump out and show him your know-how. Same at fuel stops. Jump out, pop the hood, inspect, check fluid levels. Lock down the hood and clean the windshield, mirrors and side windows. Clean the headlight lenses. Do a visual check of your airline and electrical connection and king pin lock handle. Don’t make him ask you to do this stuff, just do it on your own unless he wants to tag along. Be friendly but not too familiar. Ask him easy questions about his family, children, general background to show him you are not all about yourself. Don’t pass gas. Don’t ask to borrow money or his toothbrush. Keep clean and smell good. Ask him at the very start what his rules are for inside the truck stuff. It’s his turf, so be a good guest. Just use common sense during your time with a trainer.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Update

My program is coming close to a end and soon I will be driving long routes with a experienced truck driver. I have learned a lot and have made some mistakes along the way. Like I actually forgot to push in air supply once a without shock it wouldn't move just reve up. Done all my training in a 2022 Freightliner Cascadia and it is a really cool truck. Can't wait to be on the road and am quite nervous about the test but confident. Any tips for when I start riding along with a experienced driver?

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider start

Okay. So days over and I have got a lot of information shoved in my brain. I think I asked to many questions that I didn't need to know yet. Which kinda stressed me but it went okay. My instructor told me to study PTI on my free time because I need to master that before I start getting into the advanced stuff. Although I should get it easier since we do PTIs on all our fire apparatus

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider start

I officially start Schneider ground school tomorrow at 9:45 am but got a little bit of a 50min drive and because I want to be early I will be leaving at 8am.

I am both excited and nervous. Questions: What can I expect on my first day? Any tips for getting overwhelmed? I am just starting ground school so don't think there's anything like loads with experienced driver but I heard that when those start they can be really stressful. Any tips for when those start? Also what should I expect to learn during ground school? What will I be doing?

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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NEW TRUCK

Can someone clear this up? So did Chris W have a Mack anthem loose the anthem, get a Cascadia sleeper, and give it up for a pinnacle? I really like Mack I think the bulldog is awesome and the anthems are really cool looking but if he does long haul cross country why is he trading a sleeper for day cab? No disrespect just a actual question.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Schneider start

I officially start Schneider ground school tomorrow at 9:45 am but got a little bit of a 50min drive and because I want to be early I will be leaving at 8am.

I am both excited and nervous. Questions: What can I expect on my first day? Any tips for getting overwhelmed? I am just starting ground school so don't think there's anything like loads with experienced driver but I heard that when those start they can be really stressful. Any tips for when those start? Also what should I expect to learn during ground school? What will I be doing?

Posted:  6 months ago

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Pulled application

A few factors were they have several different endorsements I can work up to and I was told that really helps get to specific trucking career goals. Also they are very supportive. They didn't rush me in getting the CLP fast, they congratulated me for passing, answered my question directly and elaborated on a few things I didn't understand. They scheduled the start but they are being supportive and asked if I needed more time before I start and took time to answer all my questions. CFI will definitely be considered if something doesn't work out with Schneider.

What factors influenced your decision?

Posted:  6 months ago

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Pulled application

After thinking about it I pulled my application to CFI and accepted a job offer with schneider. Starts really soon shockingly

Posted:  6 months ago

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Diabetes/kidney disease DOT physical

I found this for you. https://www.barnescare.com/BarnesCare-Connection/ArticleID/34/IssueID/11

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Yes Iam under doctors care I have my Endocrinologist, Family Doctor, Diabetic Edu. I take Insulin 2x daily my kast A1C was 6.3

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Diabetic CDL info

Posted:  6 months ago

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Diabetes/kidney disease DOT physical

I found this for you. https://www.barnescare.com/BarnesCare-Connection/ArticleID/34/IssueID/11

Yes Iam under doctors care I have my Endocrinologist, Family Doctor, Diabetic Edu. I take Insulin 2x daily my kast A1C was 6.3

Posted:  6 months ago

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Passed the CLP

I fortunately passed the general knowledge, airbrakes, and combined vehicle test. So got my CLP and re-apply for Schneider also applied for CFI after reading up on them. So question is which is better schneider or CFI?

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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CLP

Schneider called and said I need to get a CLP and then re-apply. So I got the question how do I get the CLP? Do I just go and take the test? I have been studying for my class A for about 2 months and just found this forum recently. I think I would be able to just take a written test but is that all I have to do to get the CLP?

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Schneider

thanks for the advice

Quick answer: Yes. They are a good company. You see them all over the place. It is best to ask if you have what it takes to be good😉. Your success in this industry is determined by how well you do your job. It is important to remember that the company logo on your truck will not decide that.

I believe their training period is shorter than a lot of companies out here. Some people consider that a plus. Whereas some people prefer a longer training period to feel more comfortable when they get out on their own.

As with any company, there are good trainers and there are bad trainers. We have some drivers here who have worked for Shneider. They may be able to give you more specific info and answer any other questions you may have. If you are curious about other companies don't hesitate to ask about them too. You don't need to limit yourself to one option. There are plenty of great companies to choose from, some of which might suit you better than others.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Schneider

I applied for schneider just today. Before they get back with me does anyone know anything about schneider? Are they good to there drivers? Is the school good? Are the drivers you ride with typically good? Just getting into trucking so no clue what to expect. Got a class B CDL so already a commercial driver just not a trucker.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Who likes???

very nice truck!!!

Driver engineer,

Look at my avatar picture. It is a 2018 Ram 2500 Laramie Crew Cab. It has the 6.4L Hemi, 8 speed tranny, 4.10 rear and 8 ft. bed, 2W drive. I pull the 38' 5th wheel just fine with about 9 mpg under trailer and about 18 w/o. I am real happy with this truck and very glad I got it.

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