Why The Schneider Hate?

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Unholychaos's Comment
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Why do a lot of drivers hate Schneider so much? I've been driving for 6mo, all with Schneider, and haven't had any real issues. I'm getting paid well and on time, the only time I have to wait for loads is when I arrive too early, and all the people I've worked with so far have been genuinely nice. Why all the hate? Unholychaos

Susan D. 's Comment
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Lol it's not just Schneider. The hate/razzing is fairly equal amongst all the mega carriers. Pay no attention to it. Nothing wrong with your employer. Swift probably gets the most teasing simply because they're so huge.

Unholychaos's Comment
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Swift probably gets the most teasing simply because they're so huge.

Oh don't get me wrong, I could care less what everyone else has to say, I'm just curious.

And they probably hate on swift so much cause their drivers are always the ones getting into accidents. But it's not swift's fault, bad drivers are bad drivers regardless of the company name on the side of the truck.

Bud A.'s Comment
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And they probably hate on swift so much cause their drivers are always the ones getting into accidents.

Well, now wait a minute. First you're wondering why people hate on Schneider, then you go and hate on Swift!

If you're going to hate, do it right and hate on Prime for having slow trucks.

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Kat's Comment
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Wait a minute! LOL Don't hate on Prime!

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Jeffry T.'s Comment
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They pick on all of the major carriers. Just like you will always hear people saying how terrible swift is. They are huge they thousands of power units with that much equipment rolling down the road your going to have things happen and if you really break it down its a very small fraction of the company as a whole. If these operations were as bad as you hear they wouldn't continue to be such large and successful carriers.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Swift has what.. over 10k trucks on the road?? I'm willing to bet that statistically, they have no more mishaps and accidents than any other company. It's just that there​ are SOOO many of them. But I still love the anachronym "Stevie Wonder Institute For Trucking". Gotta admit that is some funny sh*t.

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.
Kat's Comment
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Swift has what.. over 10k trucks on the road?? I'm willing to bet that statistically, they have no more mishaps and accidents than any other company. It's just that there​ are SOOO many of them. But I still love the anachronym "Stevie Wonder Institute For Trucking". Gotta admit that is some funny sh*t.

ROFL!! I hadn't heard THAT one!

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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.
Unholychaos's Comment
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HAHA!! True say about Prime! 58mph?! I thought 60mph was bad!

But in all seriousness, we're all in this together; we keep the country alive. I try to respect everyone out there, waving or nodding at everyone flying past me, flashing them when they clear me (I think I use my high beams more during the day than at night!). So why all the cross company hate? Did someone have a single bad experience and started embellishing the truth? Were they just mad cause the company didn't bend over backwards for them?

Bud A.'s Comment
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Wait a minute! LOL Don't hate on Prime!

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I drove for them for my first year and a half. I have heard every foul thing ever said about Prime over my CB when I was driving for them. It was just a little joke.

Anyways, everyone knows if you're going to hate a trucking company for no good reason, you really should be hating FedEx!!

No wait, I meant C.R. England!!

No, no, it's Celadon that's really terrible!!!

Hold on a minute, I meant to say J.B. Hunt!!!!!

Oh, hold it, I meant to say that it's those darn cattle pots that always pass me going 80 mph and park next to me at the truck stop stinking everything up!!!!

It's all so confusing sometimes. I just know that everyone else's trucking company is worse than mine. That's what really matters.

Unless of course we're talking about how my dispatcher never gets me home for the weekend, or how I got screwed on pay, or how their equipment isn't maintained right, or how I keep getting these crappy loads and can't make any money even though I spent a couple of hours at the terminal just last week yelling at my dispatcher and his boss and the head of operations about how they needed to change the way they run things around here. I got one good load that delivered close to home, and then nothing for three days. It's like they didn't hear a word I said!

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.

Dispatcher:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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