Profile For Joshua

Joshua's Info

  • Location:
    Nashville, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 1 month ago

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Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Schneider drivers I need your feedback

I'm on the Bulk side of Schneider so I can't speak for van. But everything they promised me I received. I'm on track to make 45k my first year. I'm 5 months in as of now.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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How is Schneider Tanker division?

It's not bad at all. Just take it slow & shift as smooth as possible to control the surge. We have a lot of auto trucks so shifting won't be a problem so surge will be minimal.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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How is Schneider Tanker division?

I like it. On pay I gross between $700-$1000 a week. It varies. Benefits are good. They have 401k with company match. Health is $30 dental is $3 vision $2 (per week) get home every weekend for a 34 hr reset sometimes 48 hrs. I run regional so Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, some Georgia. They may be dedicated where you are. I wish I could get a dedicated route lol. But overall I like it here &I I would say I'm on track to make 45k-50k my first year.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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How is Schneider Tanker division?

I'm always on here browsing the Forum. I don't say much I just read. But I currently work at Schneider National Bulk Carriers. I have been with them for 5 months now. What would you like to know? The phone interview is basically going over your application & giving you a few details about the job you will be doing. Nothing major, nothing to worry about, nothing to study for lol. Where do you live? I went through their Training in Houston, Texas.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Home time Ruined

You are absolutely right! There is no way I could imagine how I would have been able to handle myself if I wasn't at home & had to get that phone call halfway across the country. There is no way I would have been able to drive because my mind would definitely not have been focused on the road. Man I don't even want to imagine that. God is good & im glad it was meant for me to be home with my family in this time of need. Tell me this do you guys think that my company Schneider will be ok with me having the week off this week? Is it unrealistic to be off that long? I mean I have nothing, can't make it to the truck & as a matter of fact the tank wash where I leave my truck park flooded so I wonder if the truck flooded on the inside as well. I'm going to call them this morning but what do you guys think?

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Home time Ruined

Yes I need to update that tag. I've lost everything. My car, my home, clothes, but it's all good. As long as my kids are safe I couldn't ask for anything more.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Home time Ruined

Hello everyone, hope all is good for everyone. Went home for home time & i was enjoying it until this bad rain fall came in & now everywhere is flooded here in a Baton Rouge & surrounding areas. Water is in people's home & in some areas up to the roof tops. People are having to be evacuated including myself & my family to get to shelter & higher areas. It's almost like Hurricane Katrina all over again except the was not hurricane or even a storm...this is just plain old rain. Interstates are closed roads are closed, streets are flooded. It's horrible man. Not to be religious or anything but if praying is your thing send prayers my way for my family as well as the state of Louisiana in general. Thanks! Stay safe you guys!

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Schneider, Ctl, Superior

You will need long sleeve shirts & pants. You need steel toe boots but if you don't have any they provide you a pair & deduct them from your check. I think they are like $60?. I can't give you any info whatsoever as far as training in PA. I went through training in Houston, TX. But yea training is 7days but the 2nd week you have Sunday off. After training you get to go home for a few days (3-5) before going out on your first load.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Stick it out for a year?

When you guys say try to stick it out for a year are you referring to sticking with the same company for a year? Or the same division? Let's Say I was with Swift, would it be fine if I switched like from dry van to reefer as long as I stuck with the company?

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Schneider, Ctl, Superior

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I'm currently with Schneider Bulk Division. I've been here for 3 months now. I can tell you that their training is GREAT & very THOROUGH. You will learn ALOT over the course of 2-3 weeks: yes there is a Bulk training center in PA, one in Houston, & I forget where the other one is. But yea $800 gross is VERY possible. I myself have had like 2 or 3 weeks where I grossed $1000. If you put in the work you can make decent money in the Bulk Division.

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Woooooooo (ric flair voice) Thanks for that insight because i was getting kinda of scared, if u dont mind me asking what is your average miles a week? do you go home every weekend or do you keep running? What year is your truck and did you get to pick your truck or was it already assigned to you. The accessory pay does it really equal to about 30% of your weekly gross? Where do you usually unload and haul for the most part. I know you stated you have been with them for 3 months, do you see yourself staying with them the full year or after? Last ? What made u choose snb out of all the other companies?

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1750 is the average miles, I go home Every Friday @ 18:00 sometimes earlier & return Sunday @ 06:00, my truck is a 2015 Freightliner Cascadia automatic, yes the accessorial pay does equal about 30% if not more, we unload at most plants & water treatment places then when your done unloading you take the tank to the tank wash. I can definitely see myself staying here for a full year for sure. I love it so far. I chose Schneider because like yourself I didn't have many choices & they were the first to reply & didn't hesitate to get me on board so I rolled with it. Not regretting my decision what so ever. They pay .40 cent a mile, $25 loading pay (which you most likely will NEVER load) $35 unloading pay. $20 trailer shuttle (moving an empty trailer to another location) & $50 bulk short haul (hauling a loaded trailer a short distance) I think maybe 200 miles & under? Not sure.

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Wow u where able to get a automatic, that would be my choice, were u able to pick it or was it just given to u, sure would like to get me one, i know everyone dont want one but i do

No I didn't choose m my truck it was chosen for me. But I would say you have about an 80% chance of getting an automatic since their whole fleet is moving to them. If you do get a manual & would like to switch to an auto I'm pretty sure they would switch it out for you unless it was the ONLY truck available. & yes you will haul hazmat loads in the beginning. I actually had my first poisonous load today. Qualcomm said driver must have 1 year experience to load/deliver product. Obviously I don't have that 1 year experience so I call extended since it was after hours. They told me I was put on this load be cause I was the only driver in the area with the hours to get t delivered. They told me it was not uncommon for this to happen if they don't have the drivers. So I went there, put on all my PPE & did everything the way I was trained to & what do you know...I had a safe, spill free delivery & I didn't hit anything. Just take your time no matter what & never get in a rush,....you will do just fine.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Schneider, Ctl, Superior

$10/hr detention pay after the 2nd hour after your appt time, $65 a day layover I believe. I forgot how much breakdown pay was

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Schneider, Ctl, Superior

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I'm currently with Schneider Bulk Division. I've been here for 3 months now. I can tell you that their training is GREAT & very THOROUGH. You will learn ALOT over the course of 2-3 weeks: yes there is a Bulk training center in PA, one in Houston, & I forget where the other one is. But yea $800 gross is VERY possible. I myself have had like 2 or 3 weeks where I grossed $1000. If you put in the work you can make decent money in the Bulk Division.

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Woooooooo (ric flair voice) Thanks for that insight because i was getting kinda of scared, if u dont mind me asking what is your average miles a week? do you go home every weekend or do you keep running? What year is your truck and did you get to pick your truck or was it already assigned to you. The accessory pay does it really equal to about 30% of your weekly gross? Where do you usually unload and haul for the most part. I know you stated you have been with them for 3 months, do you see yourself staying with them the full year or after? Last ? What made u choose snb out of all the other companies?

1750 is the average miles, I go home Every Friday @ 18:00 sometimes earlier & return Sunday @ 06:00, my truck is a 2015 Freightliner Cascadia automatic, yes the accessorial pay does equal about 30% if not more, we unload at most plants & water treatment places then when your done unloading you take the tank to the tank wash. I can definitely see myself staying here for a full year for sure. I love it so far. I chose Schneider because like yourself I didn't have many choices & they were the first to reply & didn't hesitate to get me on board so I rolled with it. Not regretting my decision what so ever. They pay .40 cent a mile, $25 loading pay (which you most likely will NEVER load) $35 unloading pay. $20 trailer shuttle (moving an empty trailer to another location) & $50 bulk short haul (hauling a loaded trailer a short distance) I think maybe 200 miles & under? Not sure.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Schneider, Ctl, Superior

I'm currently with Schneider Bulk Division. I've been here for 3 months now. I can tell you that their training is GREAT & very THOROUGH. You will learn ALOT over the course of 2-3 weeks: yes there is a Bulk training center in PA, one in Houston, & I forget where the other one is. But yea $800 gross is VERY possible. I myself have had like 2 or 3 weeks where I grossed $1000. If you put in the work you can make decent money in the Bulk Division.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Schneider, Ctl, Superior

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Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Rookie Driver for SNBC

Sounds great Joshua! Glad to hear things are off to a great start. I pulled a food grade tanker for a year one time and that was a really cool job. Never pulled a chemical tanker though.

What was the training like at Schneider for that tanker position? How long was it?

The training at Schneider was Great! It was looooong too. Physical, drug test (hair follicle) then they have you do a pre work screen (walk a balance log, & kneel down as if you were checking the wash out cap on the truck, carry 50-100 lbs about 20 ft then back, basically checking your heart rate after each activity & if it exceeded a certain rate you were disqualified. It was about 3 weeks of training total. Lot of practice learning to unload the tanker using air unload & pump unload, a bunch of computer testing, as well as road training & backing. It was great overall & I would reccommend it to anyone.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Rookie Driver for SNBC

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Thanks man

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Rookie Driver for SNBC

Hello everyone. My name is Joshua. I've been browsing these forums for about a year now. I used this site to practice for my CDL permit & I passed with flying colors. I went to a local school to get my CDL & afterwards I joined on with Schneider National Bulk Carriers. I've been here 2 months & I've been solo 1 month of that time. I enjoy it a lot. Tankers isn't as bad as I thought it would be & the surge is not horrible but you KNOW it's there. I just wanna say hello to everyone & Thank Brett for this site & helping people succeed in this career. If anyone has any questions about Schneider or their Tanker Division I'll be glad to let you know of any information that I know of. I'm still a rookie so I'll answer to the best of my knowledge. thank-you-2.gif

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