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Posted:  2 years, 11 months 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:  2 years, 11 months 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:  2 years, 11 months 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:  2 years, 11 months 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:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

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:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

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:  2 years, 11 months 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:  2 years, 11 months 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:  3 years 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:  3 years 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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