Schneider New Family Dollar Account Deal Good Or Bad

Topic 11949 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Tirrel S.'s Comment
member avatar

Hello Truckers, So far I am feeling good about the choice I made to go with Schneider. I am gonna take on the challenge of the Family Dollar account. With me being a (New driver) I think its a blessing that I was given the chance to have an dedicated route home every weekend and I'm regional. I think that I'm always getting a good deal because I will be getting the same pay as an experienced OTR driver. Now I am aware "NOW" that as a new driver I will either have to busta** or deal with the crappy 6 or 700 dollars a week and never getting home. But what I really want to know if Schneider give me a good deal with this family dollar account. When I research what others got paid for the same job I feel like they gave me a great deal or just played with numbers and gave me the same deal. I will be getting .36cpm $120 for a fully unloaded trailer $25 each stop and its 3 stop a load and about 3 loads a week. My recruiter said normally drivers gets about 800 - 1200 a week. When I look at what others got paid they were getting less cpm and less to unload a trailer.......Should I be happy with my deal or did they pull a slick one on me

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Phil C.'s Comment
member avatar

Offers and wages change. Just because someone was offered a different amount earlier doesn't mean you are getting a good or bad deal necessarily.

Daniel B.'s Comment
member avatar

You're very fortunate to be in your position. Count your blessings, I was not as fortunate my first year. Don't compare yourself to others or you'll never find happiness - theres always someone who will give you the impression that theyre screwing you. You have a great deal there!

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
member avatar

I wonder if Werner lost Family Dollar?

Matt W.'s Comment
member avatar

Daniel's point of not comparing yourself to others is a great one. Decide for yourself if your happy with what your doing. The truth is someone will always have a "better deal" than you. I bet even warren buffet wishes he was a younger billionaire. Point is figure if your situation makes you happy and you won't have to worry if someone has it "better". Oh and by the way congrats on what sounds like an awesome gig.

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More