My Short Journey With Schneider Is Over -- I Am The Fool

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Travis H.'s Comment
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Congratulations on getting your job back. As a prospective truck driver, I learned a lot from this thread about how one's emotions can get the better of them while out on the job. Thank you for sharing your experience, and I look forward to reading more posts from you soon.

G-Town's Comment
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That is fantastic!!!! What a great second chance...maybe that should be your new handle..."Second Chance". Best of luck, stay calm and no matter what think through the situation.

Steve_HBG's Comment
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I just have to go to Carlisle and re-take my SQT's for DOT. Not the orientation just the testing. I am so excited๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‚

Congratulations for calling, apologizing, and getting your job back. The Carlisle Terminal is a few miles from where I reside. Do you happen to know when you'll be headed for Carlisle for your SQT's? I ask because I am trying to re-enter the profession after a 30 year hiatus, and Schneider is one company on my short list. I'd like to know how you succeeded the first time!

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A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Scott M's Comment
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Congrats "Second Chance"- I mean 'cb handle- sounds like you wanted this job bad, and I'm glad you were able to get back on.

I am interested in Schneider's 6/3 schedule for a route. So that is what I plan on applying for.

Good luck.

CB Handle:

This is the nickname people use on the CB

Errol V.'s Comment
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No CB Handle's advice:

My advice to new drivers like me is don't give up, it will get better. It might be a culture shock, but if you want it -- go get it!

And you took your own advice! dancing-banana.gif

Your phone call back to Schneider did the trick. Many people who post here saying their company hates them just stomp off and stay miserable instead of making a call that clears everything up.

Go get 'em!

CB Handle:

This is the nickname people use on the CB

Steve L.'s Comment
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Second Chance's Comment
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You really are the captain of your ship at Schneider. This lesson really taught me that carriers are not out to destroy your life and dispatchers are evil. Well, some may be, but most of the problems are from a lack of communication within the different departments. Everyone is trying to do their job.

I like the "Second Chance" name. It does fit well. I was hit by a car as a pedestrian at 60mph and was told I would not make it. Well, God gave me a second chance, and another one with Schneider. All I have to do is past my tests now....again.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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