Roehl, Prime, Schneider,Werner-----Where To Go???

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Bill G.'s Comment
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Pick/Grin passes it on:

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I've heard a lot of bad things about Werner and Schneider though, seems like they're the butt of many a joke...

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Don't forget the bad things written (posted elsewhere) about Swift. And CRST, and C R England. Oh yes, also the junk about CRETE, US-X and Rhoel. Can these writers back up all the claims? Or did they simply read stuff on another post and want to believe it?

My point is there are 10 posts griping & whining about any given company, compared to one by a driver boasting about the great company he works for.

Errol, You make some very good points. I have a friend who leases with Schneider and basically has nothing but good things to say about them. He wanted me to reach out to other truck drivers to get their input as well. However, coming from 20+ years in retail I know that people only tend to mention the "bad" in companies and don't take time to say the good stuff. I made a bunch of phone calls todat and found that more then half my list has automatic trucks. Thanks again Errol!!

Steve L.'s Comment
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I'm A happy Schneider Company Driver. 8 months in, 30k+ miles per quarter.

10-speed and home 5days a month.

Remember; all companies are in it to make money not make us happy. Just as we're in it to make our money, not make the company happy.

Hopefully you'll find a few companies that meet your needs.

Paul W.'s Comment
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Is Roehl really beginning to get automatics? I'm trying to stay away from those. I learned to drive the Eaton 10 speeds and want to stay with the manuals. Is that possible or will all companies go to automatics? I have head that U. S Express has them and I think their recruiting page lists that info as well.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Is Roehl really beginning to get automatics? I'm trying to stay away from those. I learned to drive the Eaton 10 speeds and want to stay with the manuals. Is that possible or will all companies go to automatics? I have head that U. S Express has them and I think their recruiting page lists that info as well.

My guess is the future is automatic. The new type are dependable and, most important for the company, save fuel.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
ATXJEHU's Comment
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Might check with Maverick; last I heard, they run all automatics; trailers are either reefers or flatbed (some for glass)

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A refrigerated trailer.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Whether or not the industry will go to automatics will come down to money. If they can make more money with em, they'll use em - plain and simple. You'll always have standards around just like you do with cars because some people prefer them. But the larger companies especially will always go with the most profitable option. In the past a lot of companies tried automatics but they weren't reliable enough to make them worthwhile. Nowadays it seems they've created a new generation that might just get the job done. If so, within a few years all of the major companies will likely be fully automatic fleets.

Errol V.'s Comment
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With the new automatic transmissions, the system actually coasts on some downhill stretches. If you put in the clutch, or worse, flipped your manual shifter to neutral, you'd be written up!
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Bird-One's Comment
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Rumors here at Schneider is the whole fleet will be Automatic within the next 4 years. Part of the reason i guess is the MPG they are getting (15).

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