Schneider Air Mobile Fleet. 3 Weeks Out 5 Days Home.

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Frank D. (Exit #4)'s Comment
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Anyone from Schneider doing this? Considering this after speaking with a recruiter.

ChefsJK's Comment
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Never heard about it to be honest, where does it run?

Anyone from Schneider doing this? Considering this after speaking with a recruiter.

Frank D. (Exit #4)'s Comment
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It's for drivers that live in areas like south Florida, Maine, and Alaska. They fly you to which ever OC has more trucks than drivers (slip seat), and you run for three weeks then fly home for 5 full days off.

ChefsJK's Comment
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That actually sounds like it would be kind if fun, you would get to see a lot more of the country than doing otr for them, thats for sure.

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.

Frank D. (Exit #4)'s Comment
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From what I was told, OTR is anywhere from I35 to east. They have otr, tank, Walmart dedicated, and intermodal. It's slip seat and you have to fly, but you don't have to worry about where to park the truck. I think it's a good deal for my situation. If it pans out, I will post about it. I used to live in NJ hence the Exit #4 nickname.

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

ChefsJK's Comment
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Ah nice, right near Cape May, Wildwood area then huh. Ive been kinda stuck in the northeast the past two weeks doing a lot of shorter runs and not as many miles, I would like to get out there a bit more like I was my first two weeks when I started. But we shall see.

Frank D. (Exit #4)'s Comment
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Lived in Burlington County. Lived in Delran Twp., Palmyra, Mount Laurel, and Marlton through the years. Spent the first 10 years of my life in Atco, Camden County.

Steve L.'s Comment
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I was with Schneider for two years and met a guy doing this. He said the biggest drawback was not being able to carry food (since airlines wouldn't let him transport it). He explained the scenario as; they fly you to a city, like Chicago. You might drive out of the Gary, IN OC this week and then they fly you to Dallas. You might be in that area for a couple days or two weeks.

I'm sure they're perfecting the process, but be sure you cover all the issues with the recruiter, like are you a non smoker and how that affects what you'll have to live with. What happens when you arrive, but you've been in airports all day? Do you lose that day for earning potential?

Good luck!

Frank D. (Exit #4)'s Comment
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I'm definitely going to talk to the recruiter some more before I apply. Their recruiters are pretty decent; they're not evasive or give " I don't know I'll have to check" answers.

OldRookie's Comment
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Roehl, I think I remember, used to have a weekly fly/drive deal. You were flown to FL, drove for a week and flown home... repeat.

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