Phone Interview With Schneider Tomorrow

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ChefsJK's Comment
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Any recent experiences anyone has had with them, good bad or in different would be great to hear. I know saftey is number one for them which i find as a god quality. The position is for OTR 12 out 2 home and then 11 out 3 home averaging 2500 miles a week. And i would be driving east of the Mississippi, Im from NJ so i will hopefully be headed out to Carlisle, PA for the orientation if they decide to hire me on. Thanks for any feedback from the experienced drivers out there.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Just keep in mind you aren't hired until you are. Some people think getting an invitation to orientation is a job offer. Its not. It an invitation for them to consider you. The entire process is the interview.

It's a good company and I know a couple very happy drivers there. Any company in this industry that doesn't put safety first would get stricken from my thoughts Lol.... Cause out here with crazy weather and equipment needs..it makes a huge difference when you know your company will say "get that truck in for repairs" or "the ice is bad so slow it down or park".

Good luck!!

ChefsJK's Comment
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Thanks Rainy, i know there are many more hoops to jump through before i am officially hired, drug tests, background tests, their written exams and road tests and also their physical tests that they administer. I am pretty confident for the most part, there are always a bit of nervousness as well. Hopefully everything goes smoothly, the last thing i want to do is be back in a kitchen cooking again!!

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.
Steve L.'s Comment
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Carlisle OC is great! The Driver Services people are terrific.

I had the same schedule you're looking at and they were flexible. Sometimes I stayed out longer to get the miles.

Everything the recruiter promised was what I experienced. Rainy is right though. Treat it like you're interviewing every day, even after you're hired. They respond well to a good attitude.

Good luck!

ChefsJK's Comment
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Thanks Steve, everyone I have talked to so far with them which has been 4 people i believe have been very nice and very informative and answered all my questions i had for them very directly which i find to be a good plus. And i will mosy definitely be treating everyday like it us an interview because for me and having no experience that is pretty much what it is, I have to prove myself to them that i am someone who they can rely on and trust.

SIlent Bob's Comment
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I just did a phone interview with Schneider 2 weeks ago for basically the same position. I am actually going to orientation in Carlisle on the 21st. They basically cover your job history, driving record, and any experiences of driving you have. Also tell you what to expect and about the position.

ChefsJK's Comment
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I just did a phone interview with Schneider 2 weeks ago for basically the same position. I am actually going to orientation in Carlisle on the 21st. They basically cover your job history, driving record, and any experiences of driving you have. Also tell you what to expect and about the position.

That will be no problem then for the phone interview, my job history looks kind of bad until I explain to them that where I live (literally 5 minutes from the beach) are mostly summer restaurants and majority of them close in Sept. Or October, once they hear that they are good with how my work history looks. Who knows, maybe I will see you there.

SIlent Bob's Comment
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Maybe! Good luck though!

ChefsJK's Comment
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Maybe! Good luck though!

Thanks and to you as well!!

ChefsJK's Comment
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Well just got off the phone with Schneider and I start orientation on the 21st. I go for my drug tests next Wednesday. So as of right now, im a bit nervous and excited to get things started. Hopefully i will do ok once I get to Carlisile.

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