Questions About Schneider Family Dollar

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Mike L's Comment
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All that nonsense involved in unloading your truck you'd be better off in flatbed. I make a killing doing it

Steve L.'s Comment
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CJ I apologize I haven't replied sooner. Yes, I'm very satisfied with Schneider. However, I can't promise every DM (Schneider calls them DBL's) is as good as mine.

Every time I think there's a better company/job than the one I have, reality proves otherwise.

Good luck and I hope this helps.

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.
Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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CT wrote to CJ

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Just wondering. How do u get forced out a truck with no pay? Isn't that being fired?

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Sounds like a possibility.

There are pieces of this story that seem to be missing. I have been with Swift long enough to know they do not give a driver's truck to someone else for no good reason.

Well no offense but I beg to differ. I've been told if I try to take more than a 34 hrs reset for home time in the next three months, that I need to clean out my truck and it will most likely be given to someone else.

Just upgraded a week or so ago.

JJ

Errol V.'s Comment
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Well no offense but I beg to differ. I've been told if I try to take more than a 34 hrs reset for home time in the next three months, that I need to clean out my truck and it will most likely be given to someone else.

That's not "firing" or anything else. It varies among companies, but if you take more than your allotted time off (34 hours or home time), the company may give your truck to another driver (keeping it and the next driver rolling/making revenue) and get you another one when you are ready to go. Whether there's another one available right then is another story.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Well no offense but I beg to differ. I've been told if I try to take more than a 34 hrs reset for home time in the next three months, that I need to clean out my truck and it will most likely be given to someone else.

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That's not "firing" or anything else. It varies among companies, but if you take more than your allotted time off (34 hours or home time), the company may give your truck to another driver (keeping it and the next driver rolling/making revenue) and get you another one when you are ready to go. Whether there's another one available right then is another story.

Sorry Errol, Swift's official policy is anything after 4 days. I'm being told anything more than 34hrs.

JJ

Errol V.'s Comment
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Jim J begs to differ:

Sorry Errol, Swift's official policy is anything after 4 days. I'm being told anything more than 34hrs.

whisperingsmiley_zpsnpavdbw4.gif Two weekends ago I was home for Thursday - Monday, left Tuesday. 5 days. Same truck. I know that's probably at the limit. Didn't seem to be an issue with my DM. But look for 162535. I still drive it.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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CT wrote to CJ

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Just wondering. How do u get forced out a truck with no pay? Isn't that being fired?

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Sounds like a possibility.

There are pieces of this story that seem to be missing. I have been with Swift long enough to know they do not give a driver's truck to someone else for no good reason.

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Well no offense but I beg to differ. I've been told if I try to take more than a 34 hrs reset for home time in the next three months, that I need to clean out my truck and it will most likely be given to someone else.

Just upgraded a week or so ago.

JJ

None taken, I said for "no good reason".

Before I was slip-seating, more than once I took 3-4 days off consecutively for vacation and never was I asked to clean out my truck.

I would suggest getting your DM to substantiate this once you are ready for home time. Don't push the issue just yet. If this were true, no one would be allowed to take their truck home during home time.

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.
sgtwilldog's Comment
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So, I was looking at various Dollar Trees on google maps. Nothing looked TOO bad, but I was wondering about this one:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dollar+Tree/@47.6622588,-122.3139878,62m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x5490148b2022e8a9:0x193c267d25a7a044!8m2!3d47.6622501!4d-122.3134736

I thought the best way to handle this one is to just park on the side of the road next to the parking lot and just lug the boxes a little farther. The spot for a truck to back into this looks like it blocks parked cars. What do you think?

Pianoman's Comment
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So, I was looking at various Dollar Trees on google maps. Nothing looked TOO bad, but I was wondering about this one:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dollar+Tree/@47.6622588,-122.3139878,62m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x5490148b2022e8a9:0x193c267d25a7a044!8m2!3d47.6622501!4d-122.3134736

I thought the best way to handle this one is to just park on the side of the road next to the parking lot and just lug the boxes a little farther. The spot for a truck to back into this looks like it blocks parked cars. What do you think?

That seems like it would be way too much extra work. I would imagine there are other solutions, like calling the store beforehand and asking them to block off that portion of the lot before you get there. Just an idea.

Mr Mike's Comment
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from military experience, you don't skip chain of command to be "proactive". You let your supervisor do his job.

CJ, I was 21 years Air Force and we were taught to follow our chain of command, but we were also told that if you weren't getting any results then go next person up until you were able to your issue resolve. I feel that these guys on this thread are right, if you want to make things happen in the civilian world you have to learn who to ask. I have found after I retired I have had to make things happen for me and not leave my fate up to someone else. I'm pretty sure it is the same in the trucking industry as well. I will be finding out in about 1.5 years, but whos counting.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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