Schneider, So Far So Awesome

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Jaybird's Comment
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Some of you may have read my post earlier about how i did two whole weeks of otr and was done. truck needed a pm and while i was there they talked to me about it. I told them my reasons why i wanted to switch and they were totally understanding! They went over some options of where i could get home on weekends. I was having trouble choosing so they said "We'll just put you on each one for a week and you can see which one fits best for you. I thought that was really cool of them. I know they don't want to lose me after investing all that time in me but they could have handled it like jerks and they didn't. I'll keep ya updated!


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.


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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Okay folks take note here!

Here is one of those big evil trucking companies acting like they want to go out of their way to help a total newbie make his way into this career.

Good for you Jaybird - if anything, it shows that you have shown potential, and they have noticed it. Real happy to see this turn of events.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, let us know what division you end up in and how it goes.

It's amazing how well you can work through situations when you act like a professional, communicate well, and treat people with respect. Communication is huge in this industry. This isn't like a factory job where you do the same thing 1,000 times a day and every day is the same. There are always issues to work through or opportunities to look into and it's really important that you get to know some important people within your own company. It's really one of the key differences between the Top Tier Drivers and the rest. The Top Tier guys get to know the right people so when they do have special circumstances or requests they have an ally to turn to for help. Makes a world of difference.

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