My Experience So Far With Schneider And Going Forward

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Jamie T's Comment
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How are you liking Schneider? I'm starting with them in 12 days. (Yes I'm counting the days because I'm excited as ****). I'm starting with them doing a National Dedicated position so I'll be doing some manual labor once in awhile unloading trucks which will be nice. I'm mainly worried about whether I'm going to suck ass at driving a truck or not, but only time will tell cause I've never driven a big rig before. Sounds like they work with you though which is nice. Keep it up.

G-Town's Comment
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I assume you want more weight on the steers for better traction?

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My primary reason for the suggestion is with a 78,420 pound load you are 100 pounds from maxing your drive axle weight.

Once you get the fifth wheel set, your loaded steer axle weights won’t fluctuate too much, but it moves weight off your drives.

Secondary reason is balance.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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With 16' Pete I'm driving @ 79500 (Budweiser load) it's about 12100 with full load of fuel.

Back I did this morning. Wish I had some other photos. Took about 5 minutes to get it in the hole. I did move the tandems forward which made it a little easier. Funny thing, was at a flying j the night before and couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.

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Also the load was pretty heavy:

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Jamie...how far back is your 5th wheel? Based on what I see from the ticket, at least 1 notch closer to your cab might be in order.

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I want to say the 4th notch, but I don't remember off the top of my head as I haven't moved it but I did check it before.

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I’d bring it forward 1 notch, possibly 2.

You’ve got some weight “headroom” on you front axle that you might need some day.

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Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Brian's Comment
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Are you still there Jamie? I'm literally on the next street over lol

Jamie's Comment
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Are you still there Jamie? I'm literally on the next street over lol

I'm at the flying J like 8 miles away rofl-1.gif

Jamie's Comment
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I assume you want more weight on the steers for better traction?

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My primary reason for the suggestion is with a 78,420 pound load you are 100 pounds from maxing your drive axle weight.

Once you get the fifth wheel set, your loaded steer axle weights won’t fluctuate too much, but it moves weight off your drives.

Secondary reason is balance.

That would make sense, thanks for the information!

Jamie's Comment
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Are you still there Jamie? I'm literally on the next street over lol

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I'm at the flying J like 8 miles away rofl-1.gif

I mean the pilot in Alsip, IL not the flying J 🤣

Jamie's Comment
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How are you liking Schneider? I'm starting with them in 12 days. (Yes I'm counting the days because I'm excited as ****). I'm starting with them doing a National Dedicated position so I'll be doing some manual labor once in awhile unloading trucks which will be nice. I'm mainly worried about whether I'm going to suck ass at driving a truck or not, but only time will tell cause I've never driven a big rig before. Sounds like they work with you though which is nice. Keep it up.

They're a great company from my experiences so far, I have nothing bad to say. They keep me busy, with little down time unless I want a little extra down time. smile.gif

Brian's Comment
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It's a small world, I live 5 minutes from that Pilot. Not a very big though that's for sure

Jamie's Comment
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It's a small world, I live 5 minutes from that Pilot. Not a very big though that's for sure

Small world! Yeah all the parking was taking when I got here I used some of my reward points to pay for parking.

Reward points add up quickly when you fuel using the pilot app(double points) and Schneider has me fuel at a pilot or flying J 99% of the time.

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