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Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Schneider Georgia Pacific Dedicated

Hey guys realized I never updated you all. Schneider and GP was definitely a great move for me. Miles are there, home time is priority, pay is good. Perfect fit so far! Almost 2 months in and I don’t have any complaints.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Schneider Georgia Pacific Dedicated

Ahh I see. Thank you all for the comments. Nervous for sure because with only have been out for 3 months I still know I have tons to learn, backing still isn’t the strongest, but getting better. When I turned in my two weeks notice My DM here at western actually asked me to run a dry van during that time to see if I would like it more and consider staying. It’s not that I don’t like flatbed, I actually thoroughly enjoy being more active with the load but the dedicated accnt has a lot more perks that just hit more home with me. Home time of course is of high value and western caps you off at 4 days no matter how long you stay out and of course you end up having to leave the morning of your 3rd day anyway. And also I like the predictable mileage. they also have a minimum pay as well. But I took on the dry van side and I’ll continue that until my last say to get as much practice in as I can get. My problem is a get so anxious when I go to backing but I’m learning to go a lot slower and if ppl get mad then they just get mad. Tandems are something I had to learn as well they still get a little tricky but I’m getting there!

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Schneider Georgia Pacific Dedicated

I will definitely let y’all know how it goes!

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Schneider Georgia Pacific Dedicated

Understood completely, I try not to complain to much that’s why I never go into much detail. I knew western was a second chance company and im appreciative that they let me get my foot in the door. I paid for my schooling so I didn’t have to be put on a contract. I originally was going to go to Schneider but at the time I was disqualified of course for my regular license. I always considered trucking but I never took the opportunity to do it until the virus hit and lays off came. Schneider told me in more or less words to bite the bullet with someone put in my 3 months and then I could come in with them with a clean CDL. I don’t really down western. I’ve come to kind of feel like things can either be as bad as you make them or as bad as you let them be. Anyway back around the bush lol Schneider called and asked if I was still interested that they had this dedicated route that would put me home more and I have a family so that hits home well for me and a guaranteed minimum which is more than some fluctuating weeks here.

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Thank you for the response. I ended up going to western express because of a couple of speeding tickets on my personal vehicle before my cdls. They really put me in a bind. Wasn’t wanting to jump to another company so fast but western isn’t working well for me. Schneider offered me a dedicated account getting me the home time I been wanting plus not going to make less than what I make here so it works well. I have been pulling flatbed during my 3 months so I was trying to get just a little in and out of the dry van side and dedicated routes.

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Do you have a "training obligation" that you need to satisfy with Western? We recommend that people stay (at least) a year at their initial company - it demonstrates responsibility and commitment to any (potentially better) company you might want to get on with down the road.

Also - if Western paid for your CDL Training (or trained in house) - you will be obligated to work it off, or pay them back.

While you say that Western "isn't working well for me" - THEY GAVE YOU A SECOND CHANCE. And "second chance companies", may not be as cushy as the other (grass is always greener) companies - but THAT'S WHY THEY'RE CONSIDERED SECOND CHANCE COMPANIES.

You haven't described what you issues are with them, but unless they are SO EGREGIOUS that you just can't continue - take a breath and consider your options before making a move.

Not saying DON'T DO IT - just advising NOT TO LEAP BEFORE REALLY LOOKING. The more time you put in at your initial/training company - the more that BETTER OPTIONS become available.

Let us know how it works out...

Rick

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Schneider Georgia Pacific Dedicated

Thank you for the response. I ended up going to western express because of a couple of speeding tickets on my personal vehicle before my cdls. They really put me in a bind. Wasn’t wanting to jump to another company so fast but western isn’t working well for me. Schneider offered me a dedicated account getting me the home time I been wanting plus not going to make less than what I make here so it works well. I have been pulling flatbed during my 3 months so I was trying to get just a little in and out of the dry van side and dedicated routes.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Schneider Georgia Pacific Dedicated

Anybody ran on this account? Just looking to see the miles consistency, mostly drop and hook or what? Just any basic info.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Hot shot????

I’m definitely not buying my own stuff, I’ve had an offer from a guy that’s been doing it for about 6 years with car hauling. I9 but he provides everything from what I’m understanding.

DONT DO IT my friend when from trucker to hot shot he only last 4 months and 120k in debt .he doing bankruptcy now

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Hot shot????

What’s your thoughts of it for newer drivers? Consistency, pay, home time, etc.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Accidents while training?

Thanks so much. I’m definitely learning, seen real quickly what else I could have done to prevent it. Learning to back these big monsters is a task in its own, but it will be done lol.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Accidents while training?

Hey guys quick question, so I’ve been OTR training for about 2 weeks with a trainer, long story short got in a minor accident back into a truck stop. Bumper just got bent some, someone mentioned that since I’m training this probably wouldn’t affect my licensure. Is this accurate?

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Hair follicle testing??????

Thanks guys! Going to a different company first.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Hair follicle testing??????

New grad here, supposed to start with a Total transportation at the end of the month. Guy said they do follicle and urine testing. He said it could go back about 6 months. I have really short hair and haven’t smoked in about 3 months. I see most test typically run up to 90 days. Does anybody know what the time frames are? I don’t want to take a chance on it being on my record?

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