Seems Schneider Is Trusting Me More

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Jamie's Comment
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Seems Schneider is starting to trust me more, I've had two high value loads and I've been getting quicker pre-assignments and longer runs. Before a lot of my loads we're 200-300 miles at a time. Now they're 450-600, and I'm getting assigned pre-assignments way before my next available time.

Steve L.'s Comment
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You must be doing well. Congratulations!

Schneider definitely runs a more corporate environment than most and I believe that incorporates a progression like you’re seeing. I saw much the same when I worked for them.

Again, congratulations!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Congratulations

PacMan's Comment
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Jamie,

Keep improving and you will see your miles increase. Being safe and on time are the goals. I started out with Schneider back in 2000 and I experienced the same thing as I'm sure we all have. Trust has to be established and you have to continue to show that you can get the job done. Stay safe out there.

Jamie's Comment
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Yeah I'm always trying to improve on anything I can. I have improved tremendously over the past month. I need to work on my backing, most of the time it goes fine but my setup isn't always that great so sometimes I might have to resetup or figure it out if I have the space. I'm going to talk to one of the OSR guys when I get to an OC just to get a better understanding of what to do during certain back in situations. But enough about that rant. 🤣

I've gotten a few loads 900-1000 miles as well, so I'm hoping to keep getting the longer runs when possible.

Han Solo Cup (aka, Pablo)'s Comment
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Very cool! I feel honored to have followed your journey. Good luck, you are an inspiration to those of us considering this career.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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Jamie's Comment
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Very cool! I feel honored to have followed your journey. Good luck, you are an inspiration to those of us considering this career.

Hopefully my journey helps someone out there who is considering this career. I've had a rocky start, a lot of it I haven't posted about. But maybe one day?

I'm glad I have a different outlook then so many people who come to trucking and quit so fast. That also helps.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Hi Jamie. Thanks for your posting. I'm finishing my CDL training this week and road testing on Saturday. Considering applying with Schneider, so your experiences interest me. Are you driving manual or automatic? Thanks, Bruce

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Jamie's Comment
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Are you driving manual or automatic?

I'm driving an automatic, Schneider has been switching their fleet to automatic trucks and they only have a few manuals left that I'm aware of. One guy in my graduating class got a manual but he was an experienced driver who took a refresher course.

I tested out on a manual and would have loved to get one from Schneider. But it didn't happen. But I really like the automatic especially in traffic!

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