Schneider First Week Orientation

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Jaybird's Comment
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this site has helped me alot so I thought i'd do my part and talk about my first week at schneider. I picked schneider for many reasons, one reason was because of all the good things i have heard about there training program. After there first week they have not disappointed me. They are very professional and organized, everything they do has a reason for what there doing. I have learned more in a week there then I did during cdl school. There very good at explaining things and then showing you how to do it , then they will explain it again. All the instuctors were professional and patient.

I'll be going out with my te for the next week and report back! any questions feel free to ask! Thanks

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Sno-boy's Comment
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Will be watching for your posts as I am seriously looking at Schneider after I come out of school.

ChefsJK's Comment
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Will be watching for your posts as I am seriously looking at Schneider after I come out of school.

Good luck with your TE, i had a great time with mine a d learned a lot. Just be preparred the top bunk gets very hot at night with the bunk heater on, lol, always open the windows on your side to keep a bit cooler, lol.

Sno-boy's Comment
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Thanks for the tip. Schneider has a terminal close to my home and I am thinking I would like to eventually run regionally so I guess that will make my idea easier for the trucking company and myself living all most in Des Moines.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

ChefsJK's Comment
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So far I do like the company but granted i just finished orientation and was just hired a couple of days ago, so, we will see how things progress, safety is their number 1 priority so if that is something you are about then they are for you. Everyone i have met so far has been nice and helpful from drivers to the people in the offices to the couple of dbls i have spoken with.

Thanks for the tip. Schneider has a terminal close to my home and I am thinking I would like to eventually run regionally so I guess that will make my idea easier for the trucking company and myself living all most in Des Moines.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

SIlent Bob's Comment
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Hey Jaybird i congrats on finishing your first week of orientation! I see from another post that you have the same TE I had just two weeks ago. Mark is very informative but a quiet fellow enjoy your time. Ask questions as well. Stay safe.

Jaybird's Comment
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Hey Jaybird i congrats on finishing your first week of orientation! I see from another post that you have the same TE I had just two weeks ago. Mark is very informative but a quiet fellow enjoy your time. Ask questions as well. Stay safe.

Thanks bud! yeah, I could tell on the phone he was the quiet type. I will for sure be asking a ton of questions!

Pete B.'s Comment
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Good luck next week; drive safe!

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