Profile For William C.

William C.'s Info

  • Location:
    Saint Augustine, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    10 years, 2 months ago

William C.'s Bio

Hard core surfer, native floridian, working so I can take time off to surf ;-) F1- Fan

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Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Heading to Schneider Orientation next Tuesday

My trainer observed my technique and driving style and did not comment generally unless warranted. I considered my self lucky that I didnt have any personal issues with him and the week went by smoothly. Its hard enough to get along with a total stranger for a week much less in a training student environment, but I found him to be a solid instructor and really filled in the blanks when needed but also left me independent when needed. High marks for him. He did wake me up a couple of times with certain warnings but they were needed and right on....

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Sounds awesome. I will be starting my orientation next Wednesday in Coraopolis, PA for Schneider Bulk Carriers. What sort of training style is your trainer using? Does he observe and then comment, or does he do a running commentary giving you input as things happen? Dunno if that makes sense lol.

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Heading to Schneider Orientation next Tuesday

Was with my trainer last week, covered a great deal of the southeast. Did most of the driving, including mountain driving, from Kentucky to North Florida. Lots of in town stuff in Atlanta and rush hour fun in Nashville. So far I really think Schneider is a super training program, it has worked well for me. This week is my final week for trip planning etc and then final tests on Thursday.

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I'll be following your reports. Schneider, Prime, and Superior Carriers are pretty much top of my list right now. I graduate on May 17th so I want to head out end of May.

Is Schneider having you team drive during the training?

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Good Luck with your school, yes, Im teaming up with my driver Trainer this weekend for my week OTR Training then back to the Operations Center for the final phase of training. Got my driver number and will head out this weekend. More reports to follow but so far I have passed all driving test and am moving ahead!

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Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Sunday update: Heading out today with my trainer, already at the Operations Center and we will be heading out a bit later. Five days out on the road. Trainer seems cool and the program seems structured to give feedback in both directions during the training process, which I think is a good thing. More updates this week as things develop.

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I'll be following your reports. Schneider, Prime, and Superior Carriers are pretty much top of my list right now. I graduate on May 17th so I want to head out end of May.

Is Schneider having you team drive during the training?

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Good Luck with your school, yes, Im teaming up with my driver Trainer this weekend for my week OTR Training then back to the Operations Center for the final phase of training. Got my driver number and will head out this weekend. More reports to follow but so far I have passed all driving test and am moving ahead!

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Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Heading to Schneider Orientation next Tuesday

Finished week one and ADTC Training this week. I will meet with my trainer this weekend head out for my week OTR. So far everything has been top drawer and done in a professional manner. The truck simulator was awesome! I got to steer a truck after it had a steer tire blowout in the snowy mountains!

More to follow ;-)

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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I leave tonight!

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Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Heading to Schneider Orientation next Tuesday

I'll be following your reports. Schneider, Prime, and Superior Carriers are pretty much top of my list right now. I graduate on May 17th so I want to head out end of May.

Is Schneider having you team drive during the training?

Good Luck with your school, yes, Im teaming up with my driver Trainer this weekend for my week OTR Training then back to the Operations Center for the final phase of training. Got my driver number and will head out this weekend. More reports to follow but so far I have passed all driving test and am moving ahead!

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Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Heading to Schneider Orientation next Tuesday

Very cool to hear it's gotten off to a good start! Hopefully they'll keep you busy enough that you won't have much time to reflect on the folks back home.

Day two and three have been good, doing a lot of driving then heading out with trainer this weekend, destination unknown at this time. Education on driving techniques of the gear has been excellent. I consider this a masters degree in driving after the general education of the driving school, which was good.

Schneider has a very complete program in that respect. There are many drivers here from other companies and they tend to agree that the training and welcome and respect here has been superior to many of the other companies. Varied reasons and stories for sure, but that has been what Im hearing.

More to report later!

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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High road is awesome

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Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Heading to Schneider Orientation next Tuesday

Ok, Day 1 went well. Schneider really seem to be a professional company and tons of support for their drivers. I must say I already miss home ;-) but looking forward to the real training which really begins today, as well as actually making money! I know there are good things ahead!

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Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Heading to Schneider Orientation next Tuesday

William, you have chosen a good company, and congratulations on you being picked by them. Now will be the time to turn your mind into a sponge, and learn everything that they throw at you. Don't judge their delivery of the knowledge, just take it, learn it and use it. The Punpkin trucks have been around a long time, and with a good rep, so they must be doin' something right. GOOD LUCK !!! and as always, keep us informed.

Will do, thats good advice, listen and learn ;-)

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