I Have A Question About Schneider 7 On 7 Off.

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Kris F.'s Comment
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I have a question about 7 on 7 off. can you make enough money doing this. and do they go coast to coast or regional?

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.

Old School's Comment
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Kris, do the math. You can't be running coast to coast and then getting back to your house for seven days off. This is a regional type position where you will be slip seating - you will hot have a particular truck assigned to you. Which ever truck is available when you are back on for your seven days will be the one you get for that week, and it may very well be the one that the slob who never cleans up after himself left for you.

As far as the money goes you are only working half as much as a regular driver, it is a sort of part time trucking job designed for the folks who need that situation. In trucking the pay is commensurate with the amount of work you accomplish. Working half the time means you will make half the pay.

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.

Kris F.'s Comment
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Thanks Old School

Kris F.'s Comment
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They offered me Regional or 7 on 7 off, or the one i do not want to do is Intermodal but that is home daily. I just got my truck a few days ago. then i had a issue come up where i need to be home on a certain day. I am trying to decide which one to do.

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Kris F.'s Comment
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I like a clean truck so no slip seating for me. lol rofl-3.gif

Nate_K's Comment
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I did 7 days on with Roehl for my first month or so and got from Wisconsin to Phoenix but ran out of my 70 on way home and ended up out for 8 days.

Usually ran a large regional area mostly midwest. Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri.

I would assume Schneider will do similar.

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.

Kris F.'s Comment
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Thanks Nate K

Steve L.'s Comment
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They offered me Regional or 7 on 7 off, or the one i do not want to do is Intermodal but that is home daily. I just got my truck a few days ago. then i had a issue come up where i need to be home on a certain day. I am trying to decide which one to do.

I drive for Schneider. Is the day you need to be home a onetime thing or every week? If onetime Schneider will probably work with you.

If you need to be home regularly take regional. Depending on where you are, some of the regional jobs are pretty good pay.

With Schneider Regional is very similar to OTR. You might get home Friday you might get home Saturday. But you're expected to be on the road Monday regardless of which day you got home.

Company is good with good pay/benefits.

Good luck I hope this helps.

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Kris F.'s Comment
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Thanks Steve L. I talked to the DM and i decided on Regional. what kind of cooler do you have for drinks and perishables. i go out today first day solo.

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.

Dm:

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.
Tractor Man's Comment
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I would recommend an iceless cooler. I have an Igloo 28 qt. Holds at about 40-42 degrees at room temp. Perfect size to hold 3-4 days of perishables. No wet soggy stuff! less than $100.00 on amazon. Im sure Wally World sells them too.

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