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Posted:  3 months ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

Thank you everyone who has responded and push back on me. I’m listening and learning and evaluating etc etc.

Not going to respond on this thread anymore- BUT- I am listening and taking my licks…

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Thanks so much!

Again, I would stay longer at Schneider but I’m moving and they don’t have anything I’m interested to work in SC. And I refuse at the age of 50 to work a job just for “experience” that I don’t really need in the industry. Plenty of companies out there in SC that pay more then I make now have already being offered to me… if a monthly income I needed, I would already be employed.

We’ve been planning to move to the sun and the beach the last 10 years and the 800 BILLION trucking industry has plenty of opportunities - ❤️🙏🏼

Wish you well, Jared (the Rev...) !!!

Say hiya to the Col. for me, too~!

I'll follow you on Y/T but still hope you post more here. Don't let 'our' confusion (as TT as a whole) dissuade your participation with us!!!!

Everyone has unique circumstances, as does my household, as well.

The VETS ON HERE will be the 1st to tell us, this is not a 'cookie cutter' profession; not 'one size fits all' by any means. Sure, I'd have loved to see ya stick it out with SNI for 3 more, but .. LIFE HAPPENS, I get that, totally, man.

Wish you the best; keep us in the loop!!

~ Anne (& Tom) ~

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Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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I bet if I pay cash for that condo sleeper and pull for a mega carrier we get covered.

Nothing is easier then we think but don’t lump me in with everyone else - I’ve started 5 companies - 3 have done great 2 failed. Trucking is not hard to figure out…

Chances are you won’t be able to get that beautiful condo sleeper on 3 months experience driving. Insurance won’t cover you. It’s probably more like two to three years minimum. And if you were able to find any you’d probably be making the equivalent of seven dollars an hour instead of seventeen because it will be that expensive. Way more goes into being an o/o than I think you realize.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

Bruce, I’m not quitting - I’m moving and I already have 4 job offers in Charleston that are paying 25% more then I make now and home daily. There are tons of jobs out there and we don’t have to be stuck to the thinking “ you need a year experience to get a good job” naw- that ship has sailed.

My thought is NOT to quit after just 3 months. 6 months solo driving experience is the bare minimum and many companies require at least 1 year of experience. But you sound wishy washy about driving so if you're not totally committed, the beach life would be your best choice. Good luck

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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OS - Intriguing is always fun. As you said- capitalism works off of others labor. Clearly, all the companies we work for are not in business to supply jobs for the labor pool. But to make money- or profit. Job creator is what I am interested in..

To your other point-

There are many companies out here in America that pay 70-80% of the weekly profit to the truck to O/O. Running under their authority and with some nice benefits like fuel surcharges etc - just gotta have that truck I guess…

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the only way to make money in this industry is to get a higher % of the load payed to you…. I mean, most of us are working for someone who is making money off of our labor. Why not reverse that?

I’m ok taking the risk to get more of the reward.

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Jared, I find you intriguing, but I can't figure you out sometimes. How much more of a percentage do you think is available?

I have found plenty of ways to increase my pay without ever having any higher percentage of the load coming my way.

As far as other folks making money off of our labor, that is how capitalism works. That's why there are job creators and job seekers. You want to be a job creator - that's great! I would just like to know how much more of a percentage do you think is available to you by starting your own trucking business? What evidence can you show us that indicates you could be making more money by owning your own trucks?

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

Thanks Sir, appreciate it. Just trying to have my cake and eat it to - ya know 🎉🤣

Good luck man. I hope the move goes well!

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

I’ve help start three successful companies and have had two fail. I understand risk and reward. Thanks for the tips on checking maintenance records - sure appreciate it!

It’s easy to be competitive in the trucking market- it’s going ABOVE, what’s considered competitive is what we we are after.

Risk doesn’t guarantee reward. A lot of o/o’s have lost their azz out here man. So good luck to you man. Honestly. You’re going to need it. Make sure when you buy those rigs to double and triple check the maintenance records. Out of curiosity do you know yet how they are going to be spec’d out? What kind of package are you going to pay your drivers? Benefits? Hope your competitive with it.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Hey thanks, for clarity. I’m not quitting trucking. I’m leaving Schneider and not because they are not a great company. They are not offering anything in SC I want to work.

Also, I am just trying to remove as many people between me and the money as possible. You understand that - I know.

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And the only way to make money in this industry is to get a higher % of the load payed to you…. I mean, most of us are working for someone who is making money off of our labor. Why not reverse that?

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It's funny to me, how someone who quits after 3 months can make such a bold statement.

I'm probably going to make over 100k this year, could I do that as a O/O? maybe however I would not be able to afford 2 days off a week let alone any of the benefits I currently enjoy.

I wish you luck with your future business endeavors but I am afraid it will not be as easy as you seem to think it.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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I was trying to have some fun with a group of people I’ve been chatting it up with since the start of my journey. Clearly, it’s not coming across that way. Apologies.

Also, I don’t pay attention enough to how many work with mega carriers. I have repeatedly said I’ve enjoyed my time with Schneider and would continue to work for them. If a flatbed account opens up in SC- I will apply.

Thanks for watching some of the videos-

And the only way to make money in this industry is to get a higher % of the load payed to you…. I mean, most of us are working for someone who is making money off of our labor. Why not reverse that?

I’m ok taking the risk to get more of the reward.

Hahaha Jared come on man. You obviously came here trying ruffle some feathers. You know this is a website where the majority of drivers drive for a mega carrier and where pretty much nobody recommends going o/o. And you come here today mentioning how mega carriers don’t pay any money. According to the few videos of yours I’ve watched the only way to make money is to be an owner operator. Good luck with that.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

My goodness, some you all need to relax. It My original post was suppose to be silly (buy the condo sleeper) and serious (I’m concerned about the gap not driving between August-December- skills wise) at same time.

Not everyone is telling the same story here on TT. Let me explain…

My reasons for working in trucking is not someone else’s reason. I don’t need a JOB. I don’t need the MONEY. I don’t need the CAREER.

I got into trucking to challenge myself to do something new and to buy my own truck with my brother and start a small little company back east. This has been the goal for the get go and we are not waiting 3-5 years to do it. Again, neither of us need the job, money or career.

Also, there are plenty of companies that hire local drivers back east with 3 months experience. Thanks for all the input. Have a great 4th of July weekend.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

Right. If you work 70 hours every week you gross $1445. LOL. I’m just not interested in selling myself for that when I started trucking to have fun not make money. 🤣

$17 an hour? Yikes, I wouldn't be interested in anything either

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

This whole thread has gone a unintended direction. Me leaving Schneider has nothing to do with their pay. Don’t see where I was complaining about pay. I don’t need the money now. Has nothing to do with their company. I’ve had great time. I think I said that in the original post. I am moving and they don’t have any jobs that I want to do and I’m not wasting my time doing something I don’t want to do.

I would say regarding pay. If maxing out the pay scale is a goal and a person does it in 3 months. That’s not a whole lot of incentive to stick around. If money is the goal- I’ve maxed the pay scale already on this account. Again, money is not the reason I am leaving - I’m moving.

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Schneider is only paying me $17 HR plus OT and that’s in one of the most expensive places to live in the PNW. What new drivers are paid by these mega carriers giving us a “shot” is pretty terrible. But, I get the reason.

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nobody forced you to take that position though. I agree that $17 for a CDL holder is very low but I never understood why someone is willing to take a job just to complain about the pay. If someone is willing to work for that why raise the wage across the board? Surely there are ways to demonstrate you're worth more. It happened to me my first year being paid $21.90 with a union contract that got us 50 cent raises every 3 months until top pay 1 year. I kicked ass and received a text from my manager saying my hard work hasn't gone unnoticed and they bumped me to full scale 3 or 4 months early.

As far as waiting til you get moved to start driving again...terrible idea. You almost certainly have to go through training again, and may be required to do some sort of refresher. Your skills are still developing plus having left your first company after 3 months will look bad on your application.

Best of luck.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

Thanks Dean! No, there is nothing in SC I’m interested in with Schneider.

Is there nothing from Schneider in SC? You are better off keeping your momentum and staying on, at least for one whole year.

I tired of the Walmart Account. Only roads I drove were 88, 80, 94, and 74. Instead of leaving Schneider I simply transferred to the Edwardsville, IL region (St. Louis) and stayed on. Still a 5-day week, same pay. Bonus is I can park at home and not have a 2.5 hour commute twice per week.

Best wishes for whatever you decide. Good luck Rev!

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

YouTube video coming soon!

And we are going to team drive in 2022 - just wanted to see if landing somewhere to keep the skills sharp is a realistic idea..

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Well, the topic title is a little fishing —- 🤣

I’ve put my two week notice in at Schneider not because I haven’t had a great time at Schneider - thought the account is something to be talked about but that’s another topic.

My wife and I have decided to move to the beach after talking about it for the last decade or so… Charleston, SC here we come!

Now- trucking for me somehow has gotten me hooked. When I’m home I want to be on the road and on the road - looking forward to being home. If I could convince my wife to purchase a luxury condo style sleeper and come with me - hahaha

We are not going to move till October and the only reason I’m resigning now is we have 50 years of life to transition - plus, we have two other businesses that pay the bills and everything else to transition.

Should I plan on just starting over with another mega carrier who will hire us newbies? Or just but that beautiful condo sleeper and pull freight for a mega carrier ????

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What about the 'team dreams?' Is there anything on your Y/T channel about it????

I'm just like....wow~!! Best wishes with your move, tho!

(As long as the missus is happy; LoL~!!! ;)~ )

~ Anne ~

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Where did I say Schneider was the problem? Nothing in Charleston I’m interested to drive with at Schneider. I would say though - Schneider is only paying me $17 HR plus OT and that’s in one of the most expensive places to live in the PNW. What new drivers are paid by these mega carriers giving us a “shot” is pretty terrible. But, I get the reason.

Thanks for the input!

What do you think your insurance rates will be with that whole 3 months experience? Not a good choice to split. Schneider has way too many choices and platforms to not have something that will work. Schneider is not the problem IMHO.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Well, the topic title is a little fishing —- 🤣

I’ve put my two week notice in at Schneider not because I haven’t had a great time at Schneider - thought the account is something to be talked about but that’s another topic.

My wife and I have decided to move to the beach after talking about it for the last decade or so… Charleston, SC here we come!

Now- trucking for me somehow has gotten me hooked. When I’m home I want to be on the road and on the road - looking forward to being home. If I could convince my wife to purchase a luxury condo style sleeper and come with me - hahaha

We are not going to move till October and the only reason I’m resigning now is we have 50 years of life to transition - plus, we have two other businesses that pay the bills and everything else to transition.

Should I plan on just starting over with another mega carrier who will hire us newbies? Or just but that beautiful condo sleeper and pull freight for a mega carrier ????

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Just checking In!

Hope everyone is doing well! Just about to start my 3rd month OTR - flatbed account with schneider. Oh do I have much on my mind. Just want to say thank you to everyone here! By the way the YouTube channel has already hit 400 subs- wanting to help 2nd career folks consider trucking has been a surprising niche!

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Parking problems

There is an app called My Trucking Skills you can download- if you’re a visual learner this will help lots… ❤️

So I went to take my test for my class b CDL. Failed bad on the parking got through straight backing and offset(barely) screwed myself on parallel (almost had it though) I was just wondering if anyone had any tips for parking, I passed the pre trip with ease and am confident with the actual driving. For reference it's a straight truck for the test(box truck to be precise) any tips of help would be appreciated can't find anything online

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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CFI Reviews?

Welcome! Autos is wave of the future and as new driver the companies that will hire you and you will work for over the next 1-2 years will have you in an auto. You can always go back and “upgrade” to a manual.

Don’t get sucked into “real truckers drive a stick” times are changing rapidly…and truckers are headed to autos and electric logs - ❤️🙏🏼🤣

A trucker friend of mine says not to get an automatic restriction, that even though most companies are going with automatics, that it will really **** me later on, having to go back through training to get manual training without restrictions. (He makes around 120k-160k a year and gets a ton of home time, some company out of Portland, wants to get me in there someday)

Do any of these 3 companies let you train and test out on a manual? Are there any other comparable companies I should look into? Thanks again guys :)

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Two months solo at Schneider

Awww you’re very kind! And yes I mean you as well! ❤️❤️❤️

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Hey all!

I just wanted to pop in and say HI and let you know I’m still LURKING around and reading all the great comments and content! Starting my 2nd month solo at Schneider this week.. time flys when you’re having fun!

Hope all is well and thanks for being you!

❤️

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Haya, Jared~!!!!

I kinda doubt you mean 'me, ' roflmao! .. but I'm here 1st (as usual, LoL!)

... thanks for the update!!!! Your photo/avatar speaks so much about you, man.

You are the 'epitome' of SUCCESS and how.this.happens!!!! I'm at a LOSS of words, so I'll leave that to the professionals & the vets of TruckingTruth. I'm so happy for you, man. I seriously read 'every' post of you & the struggles (have what may, little & few!) .. with passion and presumption, and I KNEW you'd do it.

Thanks, man!

~ Anne ~

ps: Schneider did themselves proud, good sir!!

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