Schneider Ltl

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Amish country's Comment
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This should be my last question before starting school and applying. I've decided on regional to start and shooting to get in with Schneider so I've been checking the job postings for my area every so often as I get closer. One that I've seen come up is for a regional ltl run offering a 7,500 sign on bonus even for "inexperienced" drivers. From what I found it is what used to be Watkins and Sheppard runs moving carpet and furniture. The posting says 2500-3000 miles average so seems like more driving and possibly less backing. Anyone have experience with something similar? I know this is new for schneider so could be limited info on it. Just trying to decide which to apply for.

One of the other trucking sites had mixed reviews but it also rambled on for over 100 posts about absolutely nothing. I don't follow much of what is on there but was hoping for a little info.



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.


Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Keith G.'s Comment
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Can't speak for the route or company. But good habit to get into is checking all the facts.

1: Confirm the mile average per week based on other drivers on the route. I got offered a run from another company averaging 2800 OTR , when I pressed for confirmation that number quickly switched to local routes out of their DC. 2: Get mile pay or % information 3: Confirm sign onbonus payout method. Sometimes those get stretched out for over a year or more. 4: Get what you can in writing. It's easy to jump on board and get all the information verbally. But protect yourself.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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