How Is Schneider Tanker Division?

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Cory D.'s Comment
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Got a phone interview with them Monday at they told me I'll be home every weekend, I've honestly haven't heard nothing but about them from what I've researched and so far I have the experience I need to work for them so it seems like a good opportunity.

This will be good b/c I can get tractor trailer experience with liquid hauling which looks like a plus.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Cory, we've had a few drivers in here who went with the Schneider Bulk Tanker division. If you'll put Schneider Bulk into the search bar at the top of the page here you will get all kind of results. You may even try just putting "Schneider tanker" in there. I don't remember any tanker drivers in here, but there may have been some. I know you'll get a lot of results on the bulk division, and it will give you some good information on working at Schneider.

Joshua's Comment
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I'm always on here browsing the Forum. I don't say much I just read. But I currently work at Schneider National Bulk Carriers. I have been with them for 5 months now. What would you like to know? The phone interview is basically going over your application & giving you a few details about the job you will be doing. Nothing major, nothing to worry about, nothing to study for lol. Where do you live? I went through their Training in Houston, Texas.

Cory D.'s Comment
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I'm always on here browsing the Forum. I don't say much I just read. But I currently work at Schneider National Bulk Carriers. I have been with them for 5 months now. What would you like to know? The phone interview is basically going over your application & giving you a few details about the job you will be doing. Nothing major, nothing to worry about, nothing to study for lol. Where do you live? I went through their Training in Houston, Texas.

Brandon, MS, they told me they have a dedicated route where I live and the offer sounds way too good to pass up.

Do you like it?

Is the pay good? I was told they make 58K a year. I was like wow if that's true.

Are the benefits great?

What are all the places you go to for them?

Thanks for both of your responses guys.

Honestly, I'm getting tired of hauling box anyway, I mean the sitting at shipper and receiving for over 5 or more hours I tend to be like "Meh I gotta go back into the dock now."

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dedicated Route:

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."

Joshua's Comment
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I like it. On pay I gross between $700-$1000 a week. It varies. Benefits are good. They have 401k with company match. Health is $30 dental is $3 vision $2 (per week) get home every weekend for a 34 hr reset sometimes 48 hrs. I run regional so Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, some Georgia. They may be dedicated where you are. I wish I could get a dedicated route lol. But overall I like it here &I I would say I'm on track to make 45k-50k my first year.

Dedicated Route:

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."

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.

Cory D.'s Comment
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I like it. On pay I gross between $700-$1000 a week. It varies. Benefits are good. They have 401k with company match. Health is $30 dental is $3 vision $2 (per week) get home every weekend for a 34 hr reset sometimes 48 hrs. I run regional so Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, some Georgia. They may be dedicated where you are. I wish I could get a dedicated route lol. But overall I like it here &I I would say I'm on track to make 45k-50k my first year.

That's good, company I'm in goes north to Wisconsin and Illinois so it'll be a nice change for me, pay sounds decent too. I look forward to see what tanker is like.

Thanks.

Dedicated Route:

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."

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.

Joshua's Comment
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It's not bad at all. Just take it slow & shift as smooth as possible to control the surge. We have a lot of auto trucks so shifting won't be a problem so surge will be minimal.

Tanker Man's Comment
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I don't drive for Schneider Bulk, but I do drive for Groen**** and started there as a rookie driver with zero experience. My taste with pulling tankers is that I absolutely love it! I was really nervous about going into tankers with no experience what so ever due to the hype about surge and what not. But just like Josh said, if you take it slow and easy, it's not bad at all. We run all automatics as well.

Mark N.'s Comment
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Do Schneider tanker division have apus or what is idle policy ?

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

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