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Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Know anything about Schneider ‘s ‘Jet-Set’ Bulk Division (Tanker)?

One other thing; it's not indentured servitude, it's an apprenticeship. Schneider has a lot of driving opportunities. You never know you might be able to land a home daily gig after you put some otr time in. They have day cab work out of there.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Know anything about Schneider ‘s ‘Jet-Set’ Bulk Division (Tanker)?

Butch, why would you want to Jet Set? You live in Atlanta where Schneider has an OC. You would be doing the same thing without the hassle of flying plus you wouldn't have to slip seat. You would have an assigned truck that you could set up with all your gear and you'll use Atlanta as your park location for home time.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Know anything about Schneider ‘s ‘Jet-Set’ Bulk Division (Tanker)?

Schneider's Jet Set Fleet is for drivers that don't live in Schneider's hiring areas like Florida, Alaska, Maine, and remote areas outside their shipping lanes. Roehl had a similar program, but I don't think they're doing it anymore. Schneider has otr dry van, bulk/tank, intermodal, and WalMart dedicated for Jet Set Fleet.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Know anything about Schneider ‘s ‘Jet-Set’ Bulk Division (Tanker)?

Once you get your truck situated, you'll go pick up and deliver freight just like any other driver. Sometimes you'll bobtail and other times the truck will have a trailer. You won't be doing any accounts with the word Dollar in it. Only drivers in dedicated fleets do that. Don't complain about the 50 mile loads on weekends. They have sliding scale short haul pay and remember the dbls have loads that need to be moved, so just do it and just might get a long run. Here's an example: One weekend at the Charlotte OC, I moved trailers to and from Amazon. When that was done I took a load from Charlotte to Attleboro Mass., then went to Auburn Me. down to Knoxville, Tn.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Know anything about Schneider ‘s ‘Jet-Set’ Bulk Division (Tanker)?

Some companies have in house recovery drivers. Some companies send their new hires to recover trucks and some companies send drivers out to do recoveries when their truck is in the shop for a long time. Trans Am does this. With Schneider's Jet Set fleet, it'll be hit or miss whether you get your truck at an OC or at some location like a truck stop, garage, or residence. It was 50/50 for me. Depending on the size of a company's fleet and turnover, it could be a full time job.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Know anything about Schneider ‘s ‘Jet-Set’ Bulk Division (Tanker)?

I did jet set otr dry van, so I'll give some insight about what to expect. Basically it's recovery, although you might get lucky and get your truck at an OC. When you get to your truck, call your dbl and let them know you arrived. They want you to rest before you're available for dispatch. As far as flight delays, communicate with them and keep them posted. You will not have to get running as soon as you get to your truck. Pre-trip to the nth degree. Check stickers, insurance, registration, etc. Also, permit books. Every truck I drove had a wacked permit book some so bad, safety threw them in the trash. Clorox wipes, Windex, paper towels and air fresheners are a must. I was lucky that the trucks I recovered were in decent shape, and didn't need much to be legal. Couple of light bulbs, valve caps, and a mud flap. Keep all your receipts for baggage fees, cab fare, and anything you needed for the truck. You'll be limited to what you can carry on an airplane, so no coolers, coffee pots, etc. I found it better to stay out a month then come home for five days. Take pictures of any damage and send them to your dbl so you won't be held responsible. I'll start with the cons: flying it got old lugging my stuff from airport to cab to truck and vice versa. Slip seating could be a con, but I knew what the deal was and accepted it. Pros: You don't have to worry about where to park for home time. You'll be routed to the nearest OC to your fly location. In my case it was Atlanta then I flew to West Palm Beach Airport. Delta or Southwest. This is my take on Jet set, and hopefully this helps. Schneider is a good company to get your start in trucking. I no longer do it because my wife has some health issues that require me to be home. Good luck to you.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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The Local Thread

I have an interview scheduled next week for a Combo Local/Regional position at Estes Express Lines. Keeping my fingers crossed. I left Schneider a little while ago after driving in their Jet Set otr van division. I applied four days ago, and I was called yesterday, filled out two electronic forms, and received a call this morning asking if I was still interested in the job (YES) then was scheduled for the interview with the TM next week. If hired, I will post my experiences to share with everyone.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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How long did they last in trucking?

I'm still here. I lurk more than I post because most of my questions/concerns have been answered by the fine members and moderators on this site. I was driving for Schneider on their Jet Set otr van fleet, but quit because the flying and truck recovery was getting old. Despite this, I would recommend Schneider to anyone wanting to start their career in trucking. I have an interview scheduled next week for Estes Express Lines. Pending the outcome of this interview, I'll be posting in the Local thread. It's for a Combo Local/Regional position.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Schneider air mobile fleet. 3 weeks out 5 days home.

G-Town, I have shopped at all those stores that you've mentioned.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Schneider air mobile fleet. 3 weeks out 5 days home.

FWIW I asked if this position included any account with the word "dollar" in it, because that's a young man's job and I can't be doing that. I was told that I would be otr. That remains to be seen. They also have Walmart dedicated that sounds good. The reviews are favorable.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Schneider air mobile fleet. 3 weeks out 5 days home.

Roehl does the same thing, but it's for drivers with 6 months exp. minimum.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Schneider air mobile fleet. 3 weeks out 5 days home.

It's cheaper than dead heading, and I'm sure Schneider got a big discount from the airlines. Also, this seems like a good opportunity for me living down here. Look at the bright side; I don't have to worry about where to park for home time.

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I don't think they're daycabs - you just don't have a truck you "call home".

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Ok, figured that might be the case.

I'm surprised Schneider does this at all. It doesn't seem to me like a particularly lucrative option for them by the time they pay for all those plane tickets.

Of course, if they're sending you directly to areas low on manpower, they can keep you running pretty hard and maybe make up for the extra expense of plane tickets. Regardless, seems like a good opportunity for a newbie in Florida trying to get started in this career. If you can deal with the added inconvenience for just six months to a year, more opportunities should open up near you.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Schneider air mobile fleet. 3 weeks out 5 days home.

Thank you all for your feedback. I am going to call the recruiter back and ask more in depth questions( what about?, what if?). Then I'll make my decision.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Schneider air mobile fleet. 3 weeks out 5 days home.

I'm definitely going to talk to the recruiter some more before I apply. Their recruiters are pretty decent; they're not evasive or give " I don't know I'll have to check" answers.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Schneider air mobile fleet. 3 weeks out 5 days home.

Lived in Burlington County. Lived in Delran Twp., Palmyra, Mount Laurel, and Marlton through the years. Spent the first 10 years of my life in Atco, Camden County.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Schneider air mobile fleet. 3 weeks out 5 days home.

From what I was told, OTR is anywhere from I35 to east. They have otr, tank, Walmart dedicated, and intermodal. It's slip seat and you have to fly, but you don't have to worry about where to park the truck. I think it's a good deal for my situation. If it pans out, I will post about it. I used to live in NJ hence the Exit #4 nickname.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Schneider air mobile fleet. 3 weeks out 5 days home.

It's for drivers that live in areas like south Florida, Maine, and Alaska. They fly you to which ever OC has more trucks than drivers (slip seat), and you run for three weeks then fly home for 5 full days off.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Schneider air mobile fleet. 3 weeks out 5 days home.

Anyone from Schneider doing this? Considering this after speaking with a recruiter.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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CDL refresher course

Western Express has a refresher program for people that already have a cdl. KLLM and Melton also have a program. Call their recruiters to get more details. I spoke with a Schneider recruiter, and it was three days at a school in Newport, Minn.,then go to Green Bay for the eighteen day orientation. I checked their jobs page and it now says that they partner with select schools. I plan to apply for this in July after I attend my grandson's hs graduation. For a guy like me with no experience living in South Florida it's not a bad deal. The only positions they have available are 3 weeks out 5 days home, and they fly you to which OC has more trucks than drivers. Recruiter was straight up about it. I'm going for it, and I'll post about it when it happens.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Here I go.

Yes it is. John Young and Oak Ridge. You get a lot of training for your money. Day one was getting settled in and homework assignments, trip planning and map reading with some log book lessons. Day two was driving in reverse around the track with bob tails keeping it between the barrels. Day three was coupling and uncoupling. We're off for the holiday and Monday it's backing and shifting.

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