Schneider "Zero (mishap) Tolerance" - Really?

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Not sure where I read it... guy was complaining Roehl fired him after 3 "incidents". A reply said Schneider would have done it after the first one, as they have a "zero tolerance" policy.

Asked my instructor and he did not believe that is accurate. Told me of a guy at another carrier who had 3 pretty serious mishaps and they moved him into the office after #4! Still working there.

Any info along such lines would be appreciated. Not looking to start on a negative note by things can and do happen. Not looking to be kicked to the curb as a newbie should something negative come to pass.

Thanks.

Jamie's Comment
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I work for Schneider and during my first week solo I cracked my bumper while backing up, I hit a rock piller. I talked to my DBL, and was brought in for extra training. It really helped.

I also had a few other small problems. So it's probably depends on what you do and react to it. I take full responsibility for any mistakes I make, no excuses.

Marc Lee's Comment
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I take full responsibility for any mistakes I make, no excuses.

As do I!

Thanks!

G-Town's Comment
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OMG! Panic ensues...

Relax...the mega-carriers all have a 3 strike rule for minor stuff. Please do NOT believe everything you hear or read on the interweb.

Marc Lee's Comment
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OMG! Panic ensues...

Relax...the mega-carriers all have a 3 strike rule for minor stuff. Please do NOT believe everything you hear or read on the interweb.

Au contraire mon frère!

I believe I have learned that lesson!

A. It came from what I considered to be a pretty reliable site (though perhaps not as reliable as this one)...

B. I asked my instructor (whom I consider a pretty reliable source as well)...

C. I came here and inquired (not assuming it to be true... merely passing on and questioning what I had read)...

If there is another or better way to do this... PLEASE let me know!

Thanks!

G-Town's Comment
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A. It came from what I considered to be a pretty reliable site (though perhaps not as reliable as this one)...

The one you couldn’t remember? Was it that one?

I answered your question with an accurate and truthful answer. 3 strikes...you inquired and I answered your question. Take it or leave it...

G-Town's Comment
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Marc you need to realize something; no company that invests in and trains new drivers has a zero tolerance policy for a single minor incidents. Minor is the operative word. It’s expected.

Major incidents is a different outcome. Rollover on an Interstate off-ramp and it’s likely grounds for termination and will make it very difficult to find another job.

Context is important when hearing the term zero-tolerance.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Pete B.'s Comment
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If you want to hear it from someone who is currently employed by Schneider, no, there is not a zero-tolerance policy re: incidents. Minor damage lands you in a room watching videos for several hours, then remedial practice on the lot with an instructor/OSR. Like G-Town said, do something majorly stupid like rolling your rig, unit separation, or don’t follow the coupling procedure and drop your trailer on the ground... those things will see you terminated. On the bulk side at least, we have, and it’s not even close, the absolute worst-looking trailers in the industry. If Schneider had a zero-tolerance policy, we’d have like five drivers.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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A. It came from what I considered to be a pretty reliable site (though perhaps not as reliable as this one)...

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The one you couldn’t remember? Was it that one?

I answered your question with an accurate and truthful answer. 3 strikes...you inquired and I answered your question. Take it or leave it...

Pretty sure it was TruckersReport.com

Marc Lee's Comment
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If you want to hear it from someone who is currently employed by Schneider, no, there is not a zero-tolerance policy re: incidents. Minor damage lands you in a room watching videos for several hours, then remedial practice on the lot with an instructor/OSR. Like G-Town said, do something majorly stupid like rolling your rig, unit separation, or don’t follow the coupling procedure and drop your trailer on the ground... those things will see you terminated. On the bulk side at least, we have, and it’s not even close, the absolute worst-looking trailers in the industry. If Schneider had a zero-tolerance policy, we’d have like five drivers.

Thanks Pete B..

Seems reasonable to me. And yes, I noticed a trailer on the road the other day. It was pretty nasty looking. I think we have a couple nicer ones which they donated to our school!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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