Profile For Driver58

Driver58's Info

  • Location:
    New London, CT

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 2 months ago

Driver58's Bio

Schneider Intermodal

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Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Schneider intermodal training

I just got back from the Intermodal Orientation. I had to go through the 3 week program due to not driving for 7 years. I must say they have a pretty good program and are serious about driver safety. They also seem to take care of the Intermodal Drivers more than the other divisions. They supply you with everything you need to be successful. and for drivers that are not used to city driving. You get used to it very fast. They make you drive through the city streets of Chicago. At first I was a little nervous but by the 3rd day you just expected cars to cut you off, people to walk right in front of you, the tight turns with obstacles. Its was like the game grand theft auto lol

Paul, I would suggest you either contacting a recruiter and see if they will pay for schooling here in CT or just go pay for a school and have them reimburse you. Where in CT do you live? Its definitely a great company. I spoke to many drivers while in Chicago and all seemed to like it. If you have any questions PM me

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider intermodal training

Thanks for the update Hack. Hey Spencer when are you going to Chicago? I'm leaving on Sunday for the 3 week intermodal

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider local intermodal

I'm leaving on the 8/23rd for Chicago for Schneider's Intermodal Division. I will be out there for 3 weeks. Hey Hack where are you gonna be working out of? I'm doing Northeast Region. I will be out of Worcester MA. Keep us posted

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Having no CDL is better than having a CDL A with no recent experience.

I got a conditional offer from Schneider yesterday. The job is for their intermodal division. My work schedule will be from Tues-sat. I will be home Saturday evening and leave 6am on Tuesdays. I will be getting .34 per mile with an average of 2200-2500 miles per week. I also get $30 per container and a $5000 sign on bonus. All of this was put in writing. Now a friend of mine works at the location I will be running at and he says he never makes less than $1100 per week. My friend also told me he ALWAYS has the opportunity to work an extra day. They have been offering $100 plus your per mile and container pay. So the money is there. This is a Northeast Region job that covers CT,RI,MA,NH,ME, and VT. No routes through Boston.

I pointed out to the recruiter that I haven't drove for 7 years and the recruiter said that's ok. So they are flying me out to Chicago for 3 weeks. 1 week Orientation, 1 week out with a driver trainer, and 1 week of intermodal training. I leave on the 23rd and all I can say is thank god they are flying me out there rather than the dreadful greyhound. Did that once and never again lol.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Having no CDL is better than having a CDL A with no recent experience.

I'm very interested in Prime. I filled out an application and I'm going to call them today. Thanks for the info guys

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Heading to Western Express

@ Old School, I was referring to what his recruiter told him as far as the miles being out with a trainer or another refresher student. Also I would like to thank you for all your posts regarding your experiences with Western Express. It really helps to hear positive feedback instead of hearing negative all the time. I used to hear all the bad talk from other drivers when I worked for Swift. To be honest I never had an issue with them, I was home on the day I requested to be home no later than 6pm. I made decent money for a new driver but yet I heard so much negative talk. I guess that's just the way it is.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Having no CDL is better than having a CDL A with no recent experience.

@XCELERATIONRULES, thanks I will give them a call.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Having no CDL is better than having a CDL A with no recent experience.

But what I'm saying is if you have an experienced driver and you run schools and provide training. Why not hire the experience driver and have him/her take some of the courses with the students?

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Having no CDL is better than having a CDL A with no recent experience.

LOL E logs were just becoming popular when I last drove. I think Werner was the only company that used them in all their trucks. As far as the refresher goes I have no issue with doing it but my wallet does. Most of the companies require something like 60 hours. The school out here is charging $700 or $800 for the refresher.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Heading to Western Express

I have been thinking of going to the refresher course with them as well . I'm looking into running Flatbed in the NE Region. Can send me a PM on the miles your recruiter told you? I would like to compare it with what mine told me.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Having no CDL is better than having a CDL A with no recent experience.

I find this to be the craziest thing ever. I have been off the road for 7 years and want to get back to driving. I have my CDL A but my Medical card just expired. I have 1 year doing coast to coast and 6 mos experience running NE regional. I have applied to several companies only to hear I need to take a refresher course. But on the same token they will accept someone with no experience or CDL and train them. I get the fact I would need some refreshing. But if you train, wouldn't it be just as easy to put an experienced driver in a truck with a trainer for x amount of weeks? That experience driver will be making the company money a lot sooner than a student. It just boggles my mind the fact is if I had let my CDL go years ago I would be in a better position than I am with my CDL. Does anyone know of any companies that would take someone in my position other than Western Express? I just want more options. I'm looking for a NE regional gig, preferably flatbed.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Advice on Western Express

I'm getting back into driving soon. But this time I plan on doing flatbed rather than Dry Van. Does anyone on here drive for them in the Flatbed Division, preferably in the Northeast Region? I spoke to a recruiter today and he said that they would get me home by Friday evening each week. He then went on to tell me that the drivers are paid $200 a day until they reach 1500 miles. Then the pay is .50 per mile. He said the average for the NE Region is about 2200 miles but at the minimum I'm guaranteed $900 for the week. Can any W.E. Regional Flatbed drivers confirm this? I just don't wanna waste my time if its all BS. He was trying to rush me into going to orientation. I'm not new to all this, so I want it all in writing before I go to orientation and commit to the 9 months I will have to stay with them. Any info about how they run the flatbed guys in the NE region would be much appreciated.

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