My Experience So Far With Schneider And Going Forward

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Jamie's Comment
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I got to my next pickup and they can't find the paper work.rofl-1.gif

I got message about making sure to match the bills to the trailer as multiple times people have gotten the wrong trailer or bills from this location.

Jamie's Comment
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I finally got out of there after an hour, heading to a place near Allentown, PA. I'm sure they won't keep me in the North East long as my home time is next week, but we shall see!

Amish country's Comment
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Good seeing things going well for you there and the great improvements you've already made. I did a lot of searching and was going to start with Schneider before getting the offer for my local job. There was a lot of things about them that I liked on paper. Good to know that it does translate through.

Keep up the good work. It's a pleasure to follow along.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Jamie

I have followed your journey and with some "Bumps," you have persevered and come out like a real trooper. Keep up the good work! Looks like you have a good gig with Schneider.

Jamie's Comment
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Good seeing things going well for you there and the great improvements you've already made. I did a lot of searching and was going to start with Schneider before getting the offer for my local job. There was a lot of things about them that I liked on paper. Good to know that it does translate through.

Keep up the good work. It's a pleasure to follow along.

Yeah, Schneider is a great company. I plan to stay with them for the foreseeable future, I might switch to another position after my first 6 months to a year to get more home time. Which I'm glad I went with Schneider, they have a lot of options.

Jamie

I have followed your journey and with some "Bumps," you have persevered and come out like a real trooper. Keep up the good work! Looks like you have a good gig with Schneider.

Thanks for following along, it has been pretty bumpy but it has had more upsides lately with not so many problems!

Well I was set to start driving again tonight around 10pm, but it's starting to snow here in OH, got to see how it does over the next few hours. Might hold off until the morning as my appointment is anytime tomorrow and I'm only 320 miles away.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Jamie, glad to hear the positive comments about Schneider. I go to Green Bay on Monday to start orientation and training. They have been great communicating with me about everything I need to do and bring with me for next week. Very detailed. I'm looking forward to being with Schneider, hopefully for the long term.

Jamie's Comment
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Well I got my ring from IL to PA done,and the one from NJ to PA. I got to a rest area near by with one minute on my 14 hour clock. Waiting to get towed to a truck stop near by since turns out this rest area doesn't allow over night parking...

RealDiehl's Comment
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Well I got my ring from IL to PA done,and the one from NJ to PA. I got to a rest area near by with one minute on my 14 hour clock. Waiting to get towed to a truck stop near by since turns out this rest area doesn't allow over night parking...

Darn, Jamie! That stinks! What part of PA are you in? Hopefully they don't hassle you too much about having to get towed. At least you didn't violate HOS. I enjoy reading about your ups and downs on the road. For some insane reason it makes want to go back to OTR. I know I will someday. For now I'd feel bad leaving my Fleet Manager hanging since there are only four of us on the dedicated account I'm on right now. Thanks for sharing your story. Looking forward to more. And I hope you enjoy your hometime...

OTR:

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.

Fleet Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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I've never heard of a rest area that has the signs saying "no overnight parking" actually making a truck get towed. My understanding was thats geared more towards people actually camping in them, versus going to a campground.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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And Schneider would rather pay a tow than have you use the personal conveyance exception?

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