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Mathew H.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone. My fiance understands, she was actually pushing me a long time ago to go regional and to go with Schneider. Ended up getting what she wanted lol. Also am glad to hear good things about Schneider. I have heard the training is good though. How does there training time go? Is it straight through the week and weekends? I would assume it is.

My recruiter told me $80 a day 7 days a week for a total of 18 days but that may change depending on how far along we are before Christmas. I was told will definetly be home for Christmas but may have to go back to Indy for a couple days

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Ryan L.'s Comment
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Hey everyone. I am just excited to finally start my new career. I graduated school in the beginning of October and got my CDL A. I tried and tried to get a local position but it is not easy with no experience lol. So I finally decided to go regional and after looking at all sorts of companies I chose Schneider. I hear good things about there training and it is not that long as long as I do not need more time. I have my 2 year old daughter, and being away will be hard. But I will get through it so I can get some experience. I am probably going to get in my one year and try again for local. Other than that I am set to go for orientation on December 8th. Wish me luck.

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I'm also set to start orientation Dec 8th. I got one day of school left and test on Saturday for my CDL. Are you training in Indianapolis ?

I am going to Gary Indiana for my training. My recruiter did not talk about Christmas yet but it would be nice to be home for Christmas.

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ryan L.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone. My fiance understands, she was actually pushing me a long time ago to go regional and to go with Schneider. Ended up getting what she wanted lol. Also am glad to hear good things about Schneider. I have heard the training is good though. How does there training time go? Is it straight through the week and weekends? I would assume it is.

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Yep, you'll do about 17 days. First five will be at the operating center with backing, driving and slow maneuvering. Then you'll go on the road for 5-7 days with your Training Engineer where you'll do all most all of the driving. Your TE will be in the passenger seat while you drive. Then back to the OC for the remaining 5 days of testing, trip planning and graduation. When you finish, you'll get a chance to go home for the weekend before hitting the road.

One of the reasons I came to Schneider was the ability to be earning solo pay much quicker than most companies.

Good luck and welcome!

That is what got me interested in them also. I was really strongly considering TMC but that 7 week training program is what stopped me. I do not know how I could deal with not seeing my daughter for that long. And when I talked to a recruiter from there they said I could possibly get a truck right out of training and start driving. So it could have been even longer than 7 weeks to get home. I am sure there training is great from what I hear, but I also hear that Schneiders training is great too and it is only three weeks. I also like getting home for the weekend before heading out.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Ryan L.'s Comment
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Good luck with Schneinder. I am starting a trucking school in the beginning of December and Schneider is on my short list of potential employers. They are big enough to offer many driving options, seem to welcome rookies and are have about the pet-friendliest policy I have come across. I'll be interested to hear about your experience there. I hope you keep posting, or better yet start a blog!

I will try too, I don't know if they have computers there for us to use or not while at training but if they do I can. My phone is old and does not like to cooperate with going online much lol.

Rick Dees's Comment
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Good luck with Schneinder. I am starting a trucking school in the beginning of December and Schneider is on my short list of potential employers. They are big enough to offer many driving options, seem to welcome rookies and are have about the pet-friendliest policy I have come across. I'll be interested to hear about your experience there. I hope you keep posting, or better yet start a blog!

Not sure where you saw Schneider allows pets, from everything I read on their site they do not..I wish they did. I know Roehl just started allowing pets and USA Truck will in Jan 2016. I start CDL school in January and hope to take my little buddy with me later on.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mathew H.'s Comment
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Good luck with Schneinder. I am starting a trucking school in the beginning of December and Schneider is on my short list of potential employers. They are big enough to offer many driving options, seem to welcome rookies and are have about the pet-friendliest policy I have come across. I'll be interested to hear about your experience there. I hope you keep posting, or better yet start a blog!

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Not sure where you saw Schneider allows pets, from everything I read on their site they do not..I wish they did. I know Roehl just started allowing pets and USA Truck will in Jan 2016. I start CDL school in January and hope to take my little buddy with me later on.

My recruiter specificly told me no pets or weapons on the truck. You might want to look into that more.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

James P.'s Comment
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Good luck with Schneinder. I am starting a trucking school in the beginning of December and Schneider is on my short list of potential employers. They are big enough to offer many driving options, seem to welcome rookies and are have about the pet-friendliest policy I have come across. I'll be interested to hear about your experience there. I hope you keep posting, or better yet start a blog!

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Not sure where you saw Schneider allows pets, from everything I read on their site they do not..I wish they did. I know Roehl just started allowing pets and USA Truck will in Jan 2016. I start CDL school in January and hope to take my little buddy with me later on.

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My recruiter specificly told me no pets or weapons on the truck. You might want to look into that more.

Since we're talking about pets and policies (this is a thread high jacking! Resistance is futile shocked.png) is anyone aware of any companies that allow "exotic" pets (rabbits, monkeys, ferrets, etc.)? I have a bunny that I would love to bring along if at all possible. Near every company I see that allows pets pretty much limits it to dogs, with an occasional company allowing cats.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We have a big List of Trucking Companies That Allow Pets and their individual policies so check that out.

Second Chance's Comment
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Schneider allows zero pets, zero weapons unless it's a hammer or tire club. A knife that is smaller then 4" is permissible. You may get home the weekend before you leave, but my buddy went out Saturday solo after graduating Friday.

You don't get paid 80. 7 days for 3 weeks. The first week is Wed-Saturday. The second weeks is Sunday- Saturday and the third week is Sunday till you graduate which could be Thursday or Friday.

They do have computers you can use for the computer training modules.

It is a great place, and most people are really friendly. They expect you to work hard and show respect and they will show you respect too. They treat you as equals, and there is really no sonority stuff there. The Atlas agility test is easy as long as you have no heart issues. Your not going to be tested on the slow manevour course, but it is a lot of fun!!!!

Hope that helps!

Second Chance's Comment
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Also the rider policy is one rider 18 years or older or one rider 10 years or older if immediate family after you have 6 months accident and incident free driving.

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