Schneider New Family Dollar Account Deal Good Or Bad

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Tirrel S.'s Comment
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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 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.


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.


Cents Per Mile

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

Phil C.'s Comment
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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
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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
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I wonder if Werner lost Family Dollar?

Matt W.'s Comment
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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.

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