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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Happy to take my chances with self-driving trucks!

As many of you know... I had a pretty good run as an IT (mostly infrastructure) project manager. Lots of changes to that industry and a few mistakes of my own have made those gigs really hard to get. Still being contacted constantly for "opportunities"...

Thought this one was particularly special!

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Low Clearances Not Listed in Rand McNally - WTH?

I'll tell you what. As far as Chicago goes, I'm more worried about bullets than low bridges.

Good point PakRat. Of course the driver can always try to duck under the dash.

(Harder to get that trailer to duck under that obstruction!)

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Today is do or die day

YOU GOT THIS STEVO!

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Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Starting with Schneider (WHQ) September 3rd!

Marc, in answer to your question, I had my CDL before I started training at Schneider. I went to Diesel Driving School in Sun Prairie, WI because at that time I needed to be home every night and the school was nearby. Schneider had shut down their CDL program and were only accepting trainees who had already gotten the CDL.

Thanks Bruce. I remember that now...

So if you got 2 weeks with a TE and wanted 3... not sure where that leaves me (other than trusting the process).

Must have been your great mower and trailer backing skills which sealed the deal for you!

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Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Hours of Service changes

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Me personally, I think it's a big nothing burger. With all the B.S. that's been going around with this, I think they could have come up with something better.

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DD.....a profound thought just arrived in my head. Think about this and tell me what you think. How about a voice for truckers that actually "Gets It"?

How about we send Rainy to f'ing DC as a lobbyist for the truckers??? How awesome would that be?

All those in favor say AYE!

So who gets sent to her dungeon?

Those who vote Yay or those who vote Nay???

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Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Low Clearances Not Listed in Rand McNally - WTH?

Look in Chicago... THAT will make you say "WTAF!!" No listings, because the streets are not "truck routes". The number in the Atlas directs you to a recording stating that the number you called is invalid, and has moved. Please call xxx-xxx-xxxx. And some overpasses (Damen ave near Archer Ave. (Grew up there)) are not even posted on the overpass itself. (GPS caught it) THEN, Mrs. Mcnally wanted me to take Western BLVD instead of Western AVE. (They run parallel to each other.) BLVD. in Chicago is like PKWY in N.Y. you don't go there...

Yeah. Small Co. that ultimately said their insurance company wouldn't let them hire another noob (after several) said I would probably have to go to Chicago once a week. Kind of glad that one didn't happen!

Not sure how / why that stuff (unlabeled low clearances) are allowed to exist.

But then again... I also don't get why all new cars must have backup cameras but you can still drive them in the dark with no lights on! wtf.gifshocked.pngwtf-2.gif

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Low Clearances Not Listed in Rand McNally - WTH?

Figured out my confusion on the "truly low clearances"... turns out while they are on streets which come from / feed into a State Highway, they are not actually ON State highways (thus not on Truck Routes, thus not on the list). Lesson then is it would be really easy to get off on (the wrong) State Highway exit, follow it onto a non-highway steeet and then have one warning sign a block or twoish before the actual sign on the bridge itself.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Starting with Schneider (WHQ) September 3rd!

Marc, when I went through the Schneider Academy, there wasn't any official "testing". You had to pass the classroom part and there were written and computer tests. I'm sure our classroom instructor had input into whether we could proceed to on the road instruction. Of the thirteen of us who started classroom, only 4 of us moved on. I went out two weeks with a training engineer, and after that two weeks, he had the final say on my suitability to go solo. His only criticism of me was that I wasn't consistent enough with my shifting to be assigned a manual. So they put me in an auto shift. I put some Preparation H on my bruised ego, and everything was fine. I loved the auto-shift. Currently, you will almost certainly be assigned an auto-shift. I even doubt that you will be trained in a manual, so that makes it much easier on you.

Good luck, work hard and have fun!

Bruce, did you have your CDL when you started or did that include getting one?

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Starting with Schneider (WHQ) September 3rd!

Great Marc knock it out of the park good luck! After tomorrow see when I can get to May's orientation lol DMVs been a cluster **** last week grrrrr just another test in life and patience haha

"On the road again, lalalalala" can here it now for ya

Cool Stevo. Yes... DMV can be trying at best. I think of it as part of the training process. Once on the road I may long for the days when I "got" to interact with a room full of people like at the DMV. Who knows?

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Starting with Schneider (WHQ) September 3rd!

Welcome to ‘the family,’ Marc. Don’t stress over the ‘5 days out w/a TE’... if you think you need more time, or if your TE thinks you need more time w/a TE, just speak up, and they’ll extend your time out. Good to have you on board.

Thanks Pete. Good to know (though I never had any doubts). I just thought 3 weeks total (onboarding, classroom, range and road) was aggressive. 5 days with a TE just seems nuts! But hey! They are the experts! I'm sure they will teach me what I need to know before they "turn me lose".

G-d I hope so, anyway!!!

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Starting with Schneider (WHQ) September 3rd!

Congratulations! Keep it shiny side up

Thanks. Rubber side down!

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Starting with Schneider (WHQ) September 3rd!

You'll do fine, and I look forward to reading your adventures.

One load at a time, one mile at a time, one day at a time.

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Thanks PackRat. Fortunately for me... after 34 years clean and sober... One Day At A Time (ODAAT) is the ONLY way I roll!

(I work a 24-hour program. And by the time I get moving it's often more like a 14-18 hour program).

If necessary, it goes down to minutes, though I have found that one a bit difficult. I did, however, once settle on 10-minutes at a time!

Really, it's whatever it takes!

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Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Starting with Schneider (WHQ) September 3rd!

Three good solid points of contact!

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Thanks Old School!

Yeah... HOPEFULLY I've learned that one now (because clearly I've done that the hard way!) shocked.png

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Starting with Schneider (WHQ) September 3rd!

undefined Thanks Everyone!

Pretty psyched... except for that "5 days with a TE" thing! wtf.gifwtf-2.gifshocked.png

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Starting with Schneider (WHQ) September 3rd!

What is "WHQ", Marc?

Sorry... World HeadQuarters (Green Bay, WI)

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Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Starting with Schneider (WHQ) September 3rd!

Good luck Marc!!!!! September 3rd is my older sister's birthday. (I hate my older sister)

Going to Green Bay for training? If they only give you five days out with a training engineer, that is a change from my schedule. I went out for two weeks and needed every bit of that. I would have gone three weeks if I had a choice. The Green Bay OC is a great place to get trained and they have great instructors and trainers.

I guess they are sending me out with a Miracle Worker, not a TE. I was told 15 days initially. Perhaps they have taken my "2 months" of experience to litterally! It was really only 3 weeks training with Hunt (5 weeks "on the books") but they are calling it 2 months and, I think, giving me 2 CPM for it!

Bottom line is if not ready I'm sure they will give me more time. In any case, one needs to "test out" to upgrade to Solo OTR.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Starting with Schneider (WHQ) September 3rd!

Approximate length is 18 days* which consists of classroom instruction and behind the wheel training.

Transportation will be provided between the hotel and the orientation location. Breakfast (if staying at the hotel) and lunch will be provided on the days there is classroom instruction.

Approximately 5 days* is spent driving over the road with a Training Engineer (TE). 80% of the driving will be completed by you.

Information about your driving job (as of August 13, 2019): Average Miles per Week: 2,300-2,500 Time at Home: Out for at least two weeks which is any period greater than weekly time at home. Time out over the road and home is flexible and will be determined by operations and driver after orientation is complete. Park Location: Approved Schneider location *Above you will find language concerning “Average Miles per Week”, “Time at Home”, and “Park Location”; it is to be understood that these are not “promises” and are not to be understood as unchanging. In fact, they represent our “best estimates” as of this time but they are subject to change without prior notice. You must understand that they are not “permanent” nor are they “promises” upon which you should rely. Work/Account Name: Van Truckload OTR Information about the current pay package for this work configuration is described below and this pay package is subject to change anytime at Schneider's sole discretion. Pay: $0.40 Rate per mile *In addition to the payments set forth above, the job to which you have applied may be eligible for the payment of certain accessorial and other payments ("Additional Payments"). As with all other payments in connection with your potential employment, the Additional Payments are subject to change at Schneider's discretion. *Pay is subject to the verification of your tractor-trailer driving experience. "Mileage pay" (if mileage pay is applicable to your particular pay package) is not calculated by actual odometer or hub miles.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Low Clearances Not Listed in Rand McNally - WTH?

Not finding on the list...

13' 7" ... Kenosha Co., STH 32 @ 70th ish St..

Though there is a warning sign several blocks ahead!

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OK, I know it is over 13' 6" but list is supposed to be everything under 16'.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Crazy stuff

I have been having one thing after another going wacky lately. First I had a broken coupling on my blue line. Had to wait on road assistance. 50 miles down the road semi flips right in front of me with a load of chicken feed. Had to get the load repowered 200 miles from drop. Picked up my next load blue line is into. Had to have it replaced. Next day getting evening driver is blowing at me. I pull over to see what’s wrong my running lights have quit. I run my flashers to the petro. Blown relay! So I finally make it to salt lake I’m 8 hours early( reset the clock) the reefer decides to quit. Road assistance says it is the oil pressure sensor and has to come to terminal to be fixed. I came into receiver and begged them to take load early. They found someone to unload it. Their lumpers don’t come in till midnight. I think I’m gonna get me some del taco and forget this junk.

Hang in there! This to shall pass!

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Time to Say Goodbye...

Wow...

Rainy...you will be missed.

Your contributions to this forum are priceless.

All the best to you. God Bless.

What G said!

Be safe. Good luck with this next phase of your life.

Thank you for your many contributions. You will be missed!

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