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Kevin H.'s Comment
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While we are talking about Schneider, I would appreciate if someone could tell me WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE between their OTR and regional?

I worked for Schneider a few years ago but don't anymore, so things may have changed. But the difference used to be that regional will keep you closer to home because they expect to get you home more often. I don't know why they both say home every other week, but I would guess that if you were OTR they would expect that you'd normally be out longer than that. I think the trade off might be that you could get longer trips and more miles per week with Otr.

I wouldn't pay too much attention to the list of states, when you get going you'll go wherever the loads take you. But I did look at the job descriptions for your arwa and noticed that regional specifically says you won't have to go to the northeast, so that's a difference.

If your experience is similar to mine, then you shouldn't worry too much about choosing between regional or OTR because it probably won't be a problem to change your mind even after you start driving.

Hope this helps. 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.

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.

Old School's Comment
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If your experience is similar to mine, then you shouldn't worry too much about choosing between regional or OTR because it probably won't be a problem to change your mind even after you start driving.

I think that should be a key takeaway. You are not locking yourself into something. You will be free to change divisions once you've gotten established.

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.

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.

Liahos I.'s Comment
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Thank you both, Kurt /Old Sch, for your input ... I'll soon find out and perhaps could give more accurate feedback then. Reading Code Red's diaries was very illuminating, even if I am 4 years late ... It has been making me wonder if a mere one week OTR with the trainer, aka, Engineer, are going to give me enough experience to be let loose on my own... but as I was advised in an earlier exchange, that in the end each one of us has to get baptized by fire and we either sink or swim. So be it. I am not going to let it worry me and do what I can do. If they flunk me, I'll go to another company that takes 4-6 weeks OTR training before cutting a rookie loose. But if they pass me then I'll slug it out the best I can. Either way I'm not going to lose sleep over it. I even drive my car like an old granny now, so I'm sure gonna be very slow and deliberate about everything. I may not rack up too many miles that way, but hopefully I'll also be able to avoid any sudden and premature meeting with my maker.

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.

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.

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