Schneider Dedicated Ford

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S14's Comment
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Hello all, I'm new to the trucking industry. I'm currently in school for my Class A CDL. I applied for a job with Schneider, it's a dedicated run for Ford. I have an interview tomorrow with a recruiter, but I would just enjoy someone's input that is not with the company.

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.

Dedicated Run:

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."

Tanker Man's Comment
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Had a really good friend that worked for them and had nothing but great things to say about them. Plenty of home time, pay was good, dispatchers were always good to him etc. he did his job like he was supposed to and had no issues. I'm also working on trying to get hired by Schneider as well. Seems to be one of the better companies out there.

Dispatcher:

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.
S14's Comment
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Had a really good friend that worked for them and had nothing but great things to say about them. Plenty of home time, pay was good, dispatchers were always good to him etc. he did his job like he was supposed to and had no issues. I'm also working on trying to get hired by Schneider as well. Seems to be one of the better companies out there.

How bad was unloading the trucks? I worry about having to unload a 53 ft trailer everyday.

Dispatcher:

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.
Tanker Man's Comment
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He didn't seem to have any issues. He was on the advanced auto account and they provided pallet jacks and he didn't complain about it at all.

S14's Comment
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He didn't seem to have any issues. He was on the advanced auto account and they provided pallet jacks and he didn't complain about it at all.

Thank you!

Steve L.'s Comment
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Hello all, I'm new to the trucking industry. I'm currently in school for my Class A CDL. I applied for a job with Schneider, it's a dedicated run for Ford. I have an interview tomorrow with a recruiter, but I would just enjoy someone's input that is not with the company.

You may want to ask if it's drop/hook. Plus ask about the pay structure. I drive OTR for Schneider & recently did a dedicated run for a weekend.

It was great. All drop/hook, Set schedule, pay was great and if it was near my home I'd have been home 2-3 times a week.

Good luck!

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.

Dedicated Run:

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."

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.

S14's Comment
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Hello all, I'm new to the trucking industry. I'm currently in school for my Class A CDL. I applied for a job with Schneider, it's a dedicated run for Ford. I have an interview tomorrow with a recruiter, but I would just enjoy someone's input that is not with the company.

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You may want to ask if it's drop/hook. Plus ask about the pay structure. I drive OTR for Schneider & recently did a dedicated run for a weekend.

It was great. All drop/hook, Set schedule, pay was great and if it was near my home I'd have been home 2-3 times a week.

Good luck!

It is 100% hand unload. It's Tuesday- Saturday 2am - whenever. It is a local position with slip seats. It's a little less then I was looking to make, however it does seem like a good foot in the door.

Thank you for your response, Steve. I have read your posts and you seem to really enjoy working for Schneider.

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.

Dedicated Run:

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."

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.

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