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Kyle M.'s Comment
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As long as every thing goes ok I will be starting with Schneider trucking after the holidays. Was going to go around September but had some family issues come up so had to delay them. Was thinking of going tanker but changed my mind back to dry van until I have more experience under my belt. Will keep yall updated as things progress

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Kyle does some thinking:

Was thinking of going tanker but changed my mind back to dry van until I have more experience under my belt.

Good move. Like flatbed, tanker drivers might get paid more, but they have to work to earn it. Learn how the truck business operates with Schneider & dry vans, then you can figure out how to work a tank.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Jamie's Comment
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Schneider has a great dryvan division, I've been running solo for Schneider (dryvan) since early September of this year. They also offer tanker and flatbed (small fleet I might add, only seen it in certain areas) so you could always switch after getting experience without going to another company for example.

Dryvan:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Schneider has a great dryvan division, I've been running solo for Schneider (dryvan) since early September of this year. They also offer tanker and flatbed (small fleet I might add, only seen it in certain areas) so you could always switch after getting experience without going to another company for example.

This is exactly why I am in agreeance with the Moderators on here that it’s a much better idea to work for a mega carrier because they will have more opportunities for advancement. They will have accounts you would want to do and you don’t have to change companies you can get a great start with one of the Paid CDL Training Programs and then get your experience with that same company eventually moving on up to your dream truckin job without ever changin companies. 😀

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.

Dryvan:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Kyle M.'s Comment
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That was my plan is do dry van for 6 months to a year and then decide from there if I want to switch divisions or not

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
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