Realistic Expectations For Regional Position At Schneider

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Zen Joker's Comment
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Hello Everyone,

Well I moved my wife and daughter back down to the city and the wife HATES IT!! Need to prepare to move back up north possibly in a year and ONCE AGAIN trucking is on the radar. You would think for all the times it keeps coming up I would just quit my white collar job and do it already!!dancing.gif Now the wife says "GO TRUCKING, JUST GET ME BACK UP NORTH! Working away from home has become the norm so a regional gig may be a viable option to get us back up north and finally scratch a decade long scratch to be one with the road again.

ANYWAYS ON TO MY QUESTION:

Schneider is advertising regional positions in Wisconsin listing "Up to $55k per year". I realize that figure is based on the top 5% of drivers near prime freight lanes. Realizing year 1 will be stunted pay as I would learn the ropes, is there any reason to believe I couldn't make $45-50 k regionally year 2 and moving forward? Anybody currently drive regionally in the Midwest? Appreciate any feedback...BTW you can reply "Hey Jack*** just go trucking already!!!" rofl-3.gif

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Zen Joker asks?

Realizing year 1 will be stunted pay as I would learn the ropes, is there any reason to believe I couldn't make $45-50 k regionally year 2 and moving forward?

Second year, 45-50k is definitely a reasonable expectation and goal. Year two many things change. What used to be difficult, not so much anymore. Translates into greater efficiency and higher availability for dispatch to keep you moving, more money. You got the right idea.

You received the bosses' blessing, go for it, be a Pumpkin Pilot. Good luck!

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.

Kevin H.'s Comment
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I work for Schneider NE regional , which is likely to be different. But the recruiter told me what I would make per mile and what my raises would be the first year and how many miles average I could expect, and I've been getting more miles than they said, so if you find out what they say for your region you can do the math. From what they told me, I don't think the raise they promised for the first year will make a huge difference in what I make the second year, and I've found with the "home every week" plan i'm running up against the limit of what can be done in 6 days. At least in my region, where the average run is probably 350-400 miles.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I work for Schneider NE regional , which is likely to be different. But the recruiter told me what I would make per mile and what my raises would be the first year and how many miles average I could expect, and I've been getting more miles than they said, so if you find out what they say for your region you can do the math. From what they told me, I don't think the raise they promised for the first year will make a huge difference in what I make the second year, and I've found with the "home every week" plan i'm running up against the limit of what can be done in 6 days. At least in my region, where the average run is probably 350-400 miles.

I'd specifically ask what regional means. Some people think it means local.you can be out just as long as OTR the only difference is the area you run. My ex is regional yet ran 32 stat3s

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.

Steve L.'s Comment
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I work for Schneider NE regional , which is likely to be different. But the recruiter told me what I would make per mile and what my raises would be the first year and how many miles average I could expect, and I've been getting more miles than they said, so if you find out what they say for your region you can do the math. From what they told me, I don't think the raise they promised for the first year will make a huge difference in what I make the second year, and I've found with the "home every week" plan i'm running up against the limit of what can be done in 6 days. At least in my region, where the average run is probably 350-400 miles.

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I'd specifically ask what regional means. Some people think it means local.you can be out just as long as OTR the only difference is the area you run. My ex is regional yet ran 32 stat3s

I drive OTR for Schneider and regional DOES NOT stay out as long as OTR unless you want to.

Regional for Schneider means you go home each week. However, if you don't get home until Saturday you will still be expected out Monday. Versus OTR where if I am supposed to be home for two days and I don't get home until Saturday, I come back out Tuesday.

Regional may pay much different than OTR. You may get paid for stops and other things whereas I count on miles for my OTR pay.

I've been very happy with Schneider the past 18 months and The Recruiter's promises came true for me.

Good luck.

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.

Zen Joker's Comment
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I work for Schneider NE regional , which is likely to be different. But the recruiter told me what I would make per mile and what my raises would be the first year and how many miles average I could expect, and I've been getting more miles than they said, so if you find out what they say for your region you can do the math. From what they told me, I don't think the raise they promised for the first year will make a huge difference in what I make the second year, and I've found with the "home every week" plan i'm running up against the limit of what can be done in 6 days. At least in my region, where the average run is probably 350-400 miles.

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I'd specifically ask what regional means. Some people think it means local.you can be out just as long as OTR the only difference is the area you run. My ex is regional yet ran 32 stat3s

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I drive OTR for Schneider and regional DOES NOT stay out as long as OTR unless you want to.

Regional for Schneider means you go home each week. However, if you don't get home until Saturday you will still be expected out Monday. Versus OTR where if I am supposed to be home for two days and I don't get home until Saturday, I come back out Tuesday.

Regional may pay much different than OTR. You may get paid for stops and other things whereas I count on miles for my OTR pay.

I've been very happy with Schneider the past 18 months and The Recruiter's promises came true for me.

Good luck.

Thank you everyone so far for the responses!!! Please keep them coming and be safe out there.

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.

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