Profile For Carlos C.

Carlos C.'s Info

  • Location:
    Chicago, IL

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 8 months ago

Carlos C.'s Bio

I have my Permit

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Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Well Im driving....

Good Job whats the pay like?

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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New driver pay

This is what Schneider told me for intermodal regional out of Chicago.

Orientation is 3 weeks long, and will earn $80 a day. You will receive 2 meals while in the class room, but when out with a training engineer you would be responsible for your meals. Your first paycheck will be held back 1 week. You are paid every Friday except the first check.

Pay: .37 Rate per mile *Pay is subject to the verification of your tractor-trailer driving experience. Mileage pay (if mileage pay is applicable to your particular pay package) applies to all loaded and empty carrier-directed miles based on Household Movers Guide or PC*MILER, as determined by Schneider's particular Line of Business (LOB). Pay is also subject to your available DOT hours of service, load and work availability, per diem participation, other criteria established by the LOB, account type, economic fluctuations, business circumstances, applicable law, and other relevant considerations.

They also said .5 cents increase within 30 days depending on on time delivers 1800-2200 miles per week.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider Drivers

Hi I would like to know what are the steps in the hiring of a schneider driver?

Training Testing Drug/Physical Pay during training

etc.

Im 2 weeks away from getting my CDL

Thanks

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Pay scale for Schneider

I was told by a recruiter from schneider that I would be an over the road driver for the first 3 months and that I should expect $800-$1000 a week driving out of Chicago with no experience. What do you guys think?

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis or Hair Follicle?

I finally received my permit and passed my DOT physical and drug screen. Been clean for 90 days............ I will be graduating from my school in August 12.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Pay scale for Schneider

Yeah I have heard a lot of people say the newer trucks have lots of issues.

I was hired by Schneider Bulk out of a private school. Schneider used to have a CDL school, but not anymore.

Like I said... my experience with Schneider has been great.

How is it going for you at Schneider? I will be graduated from CDL school in August 12 and been thinking of applying at Schneider here in Chicago.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Should I Apply or Stick with the School.....

I am attending a school in Chicago, I just got my permit 2 weeks ago. The problem is that my school is booked till July 28 which is when I will get on the truck and start to learn how to drive. So my projected date to get my CDL is in August 12.

I am wondering if I should just apply to a company that offers CDL training to non CDL students and go that route or just wait till my dates to drive with my school.

I don't really care about the money I've spent on the school, I just want to start driving already for a company ASAP.

What are our thoughts?

P.S. I wouldn't have passed my permit exams without this site.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Made it to Prime

Ahbleza how did you apply for the training? Is it a paid training?

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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TruckingTruth is getting a new layout

Great work it looks awesome on my Samsung galaxy s5. Keep up the good work Brett!

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis or Hair Follicle?

If a CDL school has you tested as a student, and you come up dirty...it WILL be noted somewhere that all other trucking companies can see...And I think it would be on a DAC report, if nowhere else....When in doubt.....lay low and clean out..Drugs can permanently ruin your hopes of ever driving truck...

Thanks

Ill just test myself before going to obtain my medical card... I had a feint 2 line on a home test a week ago according to the instructions its negative. Hopefully I pass the DOT This coming Monday.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis or Hair Follicle?

If I fail my DOT urine test before obtaining my CDL will that go on my record?

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis or Hair Follicle?

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I have smoked MJ in the past 3 months. I am currently in a school to obtain my CDL, I will be purchasing a truck and work as a o/o and work Intermodal in Chicago. Will I have any problems?

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Am I missing something here or are you a new driver that plans on purchasing your own truck ASAP? I hope you've got some mentors or received some form of counsel because that COULD BE a very bad idea. I know nothing about you, so I don't know your situation or your background, but besides being a professional driver (which doesn't happen automatically when you graduate CDL school) and having a knowledge of the trucking industry, you'll need to have some business experience to be successful. I'm writing this with a genuine interest in hoping you succeed not just as an o/o, but as a professional driver. I'm not trying to be negative. Hopefully this doesn't come off as presumptuous.

I have 6 family members all O/O in chicago in intermodal for 8+ yrs experience each one. They are all older than me and never smoked MJ, I dont want to tell them that I smoked in the past because its non of there business. I have been riding along with them for the past 3 months knowing the ins and outs of the rail yards here in the midwest. That is why I will be purchasing my own truck to drive because of what I been seeing with them. I am just concerned about me having smoked in the past and it affecting me wanting to get in the trucking industry.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis or Hair Follicle?

I have smoked MJ in the past 3 months. I am currently in a school to obtain my CDL, I will be purchasing a truck and work as a o/o and work Intermodal in Chicago. Will I have any problems?

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