Profile For Second Chance

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  • Location:
    NJ

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Team Driver

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    9 years ago

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Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Starting Pay For Schneider

Second Chance, I was planning on going to Carlisle for training with Schneider in January. I am in Jersey as well. I was told about a regional run to Maine, Amazon regional, and a paper company run to name a few. It seems from what I read, that they have their act together as a company, and treat their drivers pretty well. Are you still happy with the job?

I personally think they are great, helpful and very respectful. I was doing teams, which I don't suggest. Hard time sleeping and hard to trust a driver unless you are very close. Pay was great! My codriver was afraid of mountains and bridges - to the point of sacrificing safety. He was fine in the Midwest, but we got to Pa, and he was freaking out. I can't imagine California with him...lol. Anyway, I will be leaving as I cannot be away from my family, I thought I could do it for a short time until I got experience, but I can't. I give credit to those that can!

I have an opportunity as a class b with dry ice, Airgas. I am going to pursue that. As for Schneider I think they truly are great with many opportunities! Carlisle was great, and they treat you well! Good luck!

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Schneider is treating me good so far!

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After an 11 hour drive I finally got here. I am tired. Got a nice room with a kithen. I don't have to be to the OC till 10:30 tomorrow. Nice. I was assigned my team partner and he has the same first name...thought that was cool. I am assuming someone will come with me to drop off my rental and take me back to the OC. I just hope I get all my stuff in the truck before I have return the car. To much crap to lug around.

Gonna enjoy some food, tv, and sleep! I am excited and nervous!

I am concerned about home time. I live in NJ and he lives in Wiscounsin. How the heck does that work?

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You are in ocean city? I grew up in NJ cape may county area the Wildwoods to be specific. I moved to PA in 1996 after i graduated high school.

That's good you like Schneider so far I'm pretty sure I'm going with them but i'm still reading various forums about what company to go with. I found a forum called topix last night that had lots of bad posts about Schneider but they still don't have as much bad reports as Swift or CR England.

I live in central Jersey. I did find out about my home time. We will go to locations n in the middle, and one of us will take the truck home, and the other will get a rental car home. The day to it takes to drive home will not count as home time. I met my co driver and he seems like a nice guy. We are now sharing a room because The hotel we were at had bed bugs, and Schneider graciously switched from us to a new hotel. We decided to share a room since we will be teaming anyway. I feel a lot more at ease now. It looks like I will be out until Christmas.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Schneider is treating me good so far!

After an 11 hour drive I finally got here. I am tired. Got a nice room with a kithen. I don't have to be to the OC till 10:30 tomorrow. Nice. I was assigned my team partner and he has the same first name...thought that was cool. I am assuming someone will come with me to drop off my rental and take me back to the OC. I just hope I get all my stuff in the truck before I have return the car. To much crap to lug around.

Gonna enjoy some food, tv, and sleep! I am excited and nervous!

I am concerned about home time. I live in NJ and he lives in Wiscounsin. How the heck does that work?

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Company DOT physical

I am not sure how that would work with HIPPA violations. I don't think they could dig into that, but maybe workmans comp cases are different. I am sure someone will chime in soon.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Schneider is treating me good so far!

This is good to hear. Good luck. Drive safely.

Beautiful, gorgeous baby in your profile photo, btw.

-mountain girl

Thank you! She is definitely a cutie pie!

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Schneider is treating me good so far!

I am headed from Jurzee to Indy tomorrow morning in a nice rental car provided by Schneider. They are also giving me a toll thingy that's billed straight to them. I thought that was cool. Putting me up in an extended stay, hopefully for only one night and get me rolling with my co driver by Wednesday..

Trying to get my friend as my partner, but see what will happen.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Experienced solo OTR drivers earn up to 43.5 CPM and Teams earn up to 55 CPM

I know Schneider is paying me .40 cpm, for all my logged miles, and whatever the other driver is getting for his logged miles are. Will be making the full 40, not 20, which is what I love about them. I know most companies do the split.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Mobileye

I didn't even think about that. The on guard system we use only automatically brakes if cruise control is on, adaptive cruise control. With that said we are told not use cruise control in inclement weather. I don't if if works the same with other brands, but I am sure it's the same idea. I guess the fix is don't use cruise control in bad weather, otherwise it will just beep a lot at you.

The annoying part is when you want to use the cruise control and can't until you pull over and clean the radar lens!

I could be wrong but don't quote me, I believe mobile eye works in the same way. So to fix the problem of dangerous slides, don't set the cruise control on in bad weather. Also, I believe it starts the braking with engine braking depending on the situation then jumps to the foundation brakes.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Prime truly cares.

Wow, that is awesome! That is how you know there is a disconnect from the employees to the owners or management. Obviously the employees are not supposed to be so rude to ignore your flight home, but thank God they did. It allowed you to see the true integrity of Prime. I hope it all works out! I tried applying there, because I was out of work for 10 years because of a disability they told me "you are not hireable". They we're my top 3. My heart sank when I heard that. Again though, another phone call could have cleared it up to someone higher up the food chain. For me it all worked out anyway, so no complaints here!

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Jake Brake???

Just a quick question. Is the "engine brake" named in the High Road CDL Training Course, the same thing as what we used to call a "Jake Brake" back when I was first driving in the stone age of trucking? I just want to get that little bit of info clear.

Bad Bob

From my understanding the Jake brake and engine brake are one in the same.

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