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Whip-Stock's Comment
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I took a verbal interview with Schneider in the 1st week in August and all seemed ok and was told to call again just as soon as I received the CDL which I paid myself for the training... I passed the CDL on 13 Aug but due to some personal issues to iron out before beginning orientation, I decided to hold off until these items were cleared until last week in September... Now for my question... I noticed that most companies required approx. 4 to 6 weeks on the road with a trainer before going solo, Schneider says 1 week in orientation, 1 week with trainer and 1 week back to finish up with orientation..... Apples to Oranges.... Why does Schneiders training seem shorter than others..???? Am I missing something ????

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Old School's Comment
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Whip-Stock, I think you will be with a trainer longer than one week. Hopefully a Schneider driver can clarify that for you.

I will say Schneider's training is top notch. Each company has their own system of training, but I have always heard very positive things from entry level drivers who went to Schneider.

I believe after that three week scenario you mentioned you will be with a different trainer who will specifically be training you for the division you will be in.

Bryan N.'s Comment
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I start my 17 day Orientation tomorrow for Schneider Van division . The van division you are with a trainer for 7 days, it can be longer or shorter depending on how fast you learn from what I hear. If your going the tanker division that is like 30 days. I can re-post tomorrow if you like i will try to find out exactly what it is.

Whip-Stock's Comment
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I start my 17 day Orientation tomorrow for Schneider Van division . The van division you are with a trainer for 7 days, it can be longer or shorter depending on how fast you learn from what I hear. If your going the tanker division that is like 30 days. I can re-post tomorrow if you like i will try to find out exactly what it is.

Please do.... My son who passed his CDL with flying colors, is trying to get me with Empire as he did and his argument is that a week on the road is not enough training to be driving solo...

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Jared D.'s Comment
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I start my 17 day Orientation tomorrow for Schneider Van division . The van division you are with a trainer for 7 days, it can be longer or shorter depending on how fast you learn from what I hear. If your going the tanker division that is like 30 days. I can re-post tomorrow if you like i will try to find out exactly what it is.

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Please do.... My son who passed his CDL with flying colors, is trying to get me with Empire as he did and his argument is that a week on the road is not enough training to be driving solo...

Whip-stock, you are correct about riding with a trainer for only a week, that's the minimum, but it can go for more than that depending on how you progress and if your making right decisions or not, that's what I got from my recruiter anyway. I start orientation next week.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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