Profile For Roy E.

Roy E.'s Info

  • Location:
    Roselle, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    11 years, 2 months ago

Roy E.'s Bio

I was a carpenter for 28yrs lost my job in 2008 and have been doing odd job and low paying jods sense. So I looked in to trucking for a new carrier. So here l go, start school on april 29th.

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Posted:  10 years, 8 months ago

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Having a hard time finding local work as a new CDL holder.

It's hard to get a local job right out of school but it can be done. I did it but I live in the Chicago area and I was lucky. So dont give up .

Posted:  10 years, 8 months ago

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I'm Out

I had the same experience was out for a week with a company trainer and did not like it one bit. So went home and found a local job with a ltl carrier. now it's very hard to find a job like that just out of school. I was very lucky! So if you like driving don't give up. There is other was to have a driving job

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Quick update

No one can pay me enough to drive locally in the Chicago area. No sir. rofl-1.gif

Its not that bad just have to take time no hurry.

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Quick update

just a quick update I started with Schneider and went through ther training for 2 of 3 weeks went on the road for a week and just hated it. So I came home and found a small local ltl carrier in chicago. Now I drive close to home.home every night, get paid by the hr. One down side all the traffic. But that's were live. Life is good.

Posted:  10 years, 10 months ago

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Going to Schneider

How's the training going? I'm really curious because I'm thinking about going to Schneider orientation (Fontana) in a couple weeks.

Its going good just about done with week one . Lots of work you dont have much down time. Just like cdl school it moves very fast two more days this week and then out with my trainer for a week. I'll keep you all updated

Posted:  10 years, 10 months ago

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Types of Training for CDL Grads

Hey Everyone,

So I just got my CDL last week, dancing-dog.gif , and now I'm looking for my first driving job. I was originally thinking about Swift or Werner, whose training consists of going on the road with a trainer for a month or two, but Schneider offered me to come to their orientation/training, which is a bit different. Its only three weeks, one week at a training facility, one week of OTR training, and another back at the training facility. It sounds pretty good, but I can't help to wonder: is that going to be sufficient? If anyone has any input on this training method, or has trained with Schneider, I'd love to hear it.

Hi Jamie, lam at Schneider right now and after my first day I would recommend this place. They wouldn't put anyone out there that is not ready. Good program. I believe 3 weeks is good. But that is my option.

Posted:  10 years, 10 months ago

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Going to Schneider

Roy E: Congratulations on your achievement! ( am still in Truck Driving School and have applied to Schneider). Hope you have a good experience in orientation and enjoy your time in Green Bay. Does this mean you will be a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHEESEHEAD!!?!?!?!?!??!? (SMILE). If so you can get one of their hats, they look like a block of cheese.

-Dave

Dude iam from chicago I don't want to be here in cheese head land

Posted:  10 years, 11 months ago

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Going to Schneider

All my friends here at TT thanks for all the help. I now have my cdl with all endorsements and heading to greenbay for training with Schneider .going todo dry van Regional . I leave on Monday morning July 1st. I'll keep you guys updated.

Posted:  10 years, 11 months ago

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My turn

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you guys. Between school and a death in the family ther was a lot going on. So heres my update. Done with school passed my pretrip, skills, road test, all the first time. So I have my cdl all endorsements. On monday july 2nd heading to greenbay Wisconsin. Going to drive for schneider. So time to get ready for the next part of this experience.

Posted:  11 years ago

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My turn

Sounds great!!! Yeah, definitely keep us updated on how things go for ya.

Have you applied for any pre-hires yet?

Ya Brett I have two right now . One from werner and one from roehl . I have about 8 to 10 more apps. Out ther. so Iam just waiting to see what happens.

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