Werner Or Schneider?

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Kevin H.'s Comment
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I work for Schneider, NE regional , and so far it's been 100% no touch. Also, my recruiter told me the truck would have to be parked at their yard in Portland ME, but when I actually got there and met my manager, he said I could park it closer to home. But that's probably up to whatever manager you get. If there's any way you could get in touch with the manager for that account maybe you could ask.

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.

Derrick W.'s Comment
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I work for Schneider, NE regional , and so far it's been 100% no touch. Also, my recruiter told me the truck would have to be parked at their yard in Portland ME, but when I actually got there and met my manager, he said I could park it closer to home. But that's probably up to whatever manager you get. If there's any way you could get in touch with the manager for that account maybe you could ask.

@Kurt thanks man. I'm going to be doing the Southeast I think. I hope they let me park close to home. I think I'm gonna stick to this position with Schneider. They sound legit. I thank all of you guys so much. I will keep you all posted!

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.

Steve L.'s Comment
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I work for Schneider, NE regional , and so far it's been 100% no touch. Also, my recruiter told me the truck would have to be parked at their yard in Portland ME, but when I actually got there and met my manager, he said I could park it closer to home. But that's probably up to whatever manager you get. If there's any way you could get in touch with the manager for that account maybe you could ask.

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@Kurt thanks man. I'm going to be doing the Southeast I think. I hope they let me park close to home. I think I'm gonna stick to this position with Schneider. They sound legit. I thank all of you guys so much. I will keep you all posted!

I drive OTR for Schneider, but have run some dedicated stuff when they are short-handed on weekends. It's been all no touch for me. Do you know who the customer is?

Good luck. Everything Schneider Recruiters promised me was true.

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.

Derrick W.'s Comment
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I work for Schneider, NE regional , and so far it's been 100% no touch. Also, my recruiter told me the truck would have to be parked at their yard in Portland ME, but when I actually got there and met my manager, he said I could park it closer to home. But that's probably up to whatever manager you get. If there's any way you could get in touch with the manager for that account maybe you could ask.

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@Kurt thanks man. I'm going to be doing the Southeast I think. I hope they let me park close to home. I think I'm gonna stick to this position with Schneider. They sound legit. I thank all of you guys so much. I will keep you all posted!

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I drive OTR for Schneider, but have run some dedicated stuff when they are short-handed on weekends. It's been all no touch for me. Do you know who the customer is?

Good luck. Everything Schneider Recruiters promised me was true.

@Steve I think it's a Home Depot account. I'll run Alabama, Arkansas,Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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I'll also come in with stay away from the dollar general accounts to start. That said, werner has plenty of accounts to choose fromand is a good company to work for. Yes it is convenient taking the truck home as long as you have somewhere to park it.

I can't say much about Schneider as I haven't worked for them, but everyone on this forum who has seem to like them as well.

It really comes down to which one suits your needs better.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Steve L.'s Comment
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I work for Schneider, NE regional , and so far it's been 100% no touch. Also, my recruiter told me the truck would have to be parked at their yard in Portland ME, but when I actually got there and met my manager, he said I could park it closer to home. But that's probably up to whatever manager you get. If there's any way you could get in touch with the manager for that account maybe you could ask.

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@Kurt thanks man. I'm going to be doing the Southeast I think. I hope they let me park close to home. I think I'm gonna stick to this position with Schneider. They sound legit. I thank all of you guys so much. I will keep you all posted!

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I drive OTR for Schneider, but have run some dedicated stuff when they are short-handed on weekends. It's been all no touch for me. Do you know who the customer is?

Good luck. Everything Schneider Recruiters promised me was true.

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@Steve I think it's a Home Depot account. I'll run Alabama, Arkansas,Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

If that's the one out of McCalla, it's no touch and a great group of people there. I've hauled into there many times. Big Flying J within a mile if you gotta park for the night. A driver I went through orientation with started on dedicated, then moved to yard jockey and now works in the dispatch office.

I've also run loads out of there to go home (I live in Pensacola). I thought it was easy.

just know that although it's no touch, sometimes it can take a few hours to unload a full trailer. The forklift operator at the store might have to break away to help a customer. But you get paid more than just miles.

Good luck and 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.

Derrick W.'s Comment
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@Steve man everything you all have told me helps. I'm going to stick with this position. I will keep you all posted

Tman's Comment
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I work the Schneider dedicated account for International Paper. My (DBL) boss has given me the okay to park near my house if I find a safe place. They have a form that you fill out and have the owner of the property sign it. I park at the Schneider Carlisle, PA Operating Center (OC) which is about 85-miles from my house. I park my truck there instead of finding a place closer for a few reasons.

1. I drive 85 miles to work each week and 85 miles to home each week. Figure most people drive 20-miles to work and 20-miles home each work day. So they drive about 200-miles a week. I drive 170-miles a week.

2. When I need any service done on my truck I just have my DBL schedule it during my hometime. I pull into the OC and tell them my truck is here and I need it back in 34-hours at the end of my hometime. The maintenance crew always does a great job on my truck.

3. Geographically it is better for my working the International Paper account.

Talk to your DBL about what would work best for you. I have found Schneider to be pretty accommodating to me.

Derrick W.'s Comment
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I work the Schneider dedicated account for International Paper. My (DBL) boss has given me the okay to park near my house if I find a safe place. They have a form that you fill out and have the owner of the property sign it. I park at the Schneider Carlisle, PA Operating Center (OC) which is about 85-miles from my house. I park my truck there instead of finding a place closer for a few reasons.

1. I drive 85 miles to work each week and 85 miles to home each week. Figure most people drive 20-miles to work and 20-miles home each work day. So they drive about 200-miles a week. I drive 170-miles a week.

2. When I need any service done on my truck I just have my DBL schedule it during my hometime. I pull into the OC and tell them my truck is here and I need it back in 34-hours at the end of my hometime. The maintenance crew always does a great job on my truck.

3. Geographically it is better for my working the International Paper account.

Talk to your DBL about what would work best for you. I have found Schneider to be pretty accommodating to me.

Thanks Tman, I honestly hope I have someone that will allow me to bring the truck home. But, I don't have a problem driving back and forth if not.

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