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Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Average?

I was wondering if someone could give me an average training pay I.know it changes with company but while training for your cdl what is a decent pay ? Also do you have to have a home address or can you use a p.o. box for your home address? Thanks for your time.

At Schneider, I got about 570 a week training pay. They even paid me for a few days we missed because of snow, which was pretty solid of them. Plus free sandwiches from a local bar, upon which I will vomit upon if I ever see another one. They were good; I just got tired of eating them. But, thanks for the free food, Coraopolis terminal. I think.

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Embarrassing

So here it is I'm.not one to put things out there or want anyone's opinion. But for some reason i think different opinions may be helpful. My dad drove truck his entire adult life until he lost his arm due to cancer. I remember him being gone for days,weeks,even months at a time but I never was upset at him about it. I always worried but I wasnt mad at him I grew up loving trucks and I.had never grown out of it. He always told me he didn't want me driving truck that wasnt a life for a family. So I.made a agreement with him when I was about 12 that I would find a fall back career. Well I.started twisting wrenches on them and that ended up becoming my main career. I still see these trucks coming into the shop and some what long to be driving them. Its different now I have kids and another on the way I love coming home and hearing him yell daddy. I really dread the idea of twisting wrenches my whole life "them brake drums and heads are heavy now what about in 40yrs" I seen a part time driving job locally with Schneider I thought maybe that would get me an idea of it however I need my cdl first. I have traveled the country before I had a family for work and loved it I know I need to make enough to make a good living on. How do i know my kids will still feel the same way about me as I did. What are your opinions? I have never posted anything like this on a internet site before so hopefully if I make a fool out of myself someone will at least let me know.

Why do you care how your kids feel about you? They are kids. You do what you have to do to put bread on the table, end of story. When I was forced into trucking last year, I didn't think once about how my kids "felt". They had shelter, food, and health insurance.

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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New guy here

Hello friends. I went to CDL school last year on a whim(and it was free!), got a job with Schneider a month after that and only worked for about a month before I went back to my old job. My DAC or whatever it is says satisfactory performance. My question is, how hard would it be for me to get back into trucking now? I'll blow a grand on a 1 week refresher if I have to, no big deal. Just kinda tired of the life I'm living.

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