My Experience So Far With Schneider And Going Forward

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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...

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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...

Im currently in NJ, and yeah I was really close going over my 14 hour clock. Rolled in with one minute!

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.

That might have been it, not sure. The attended said it was due to construction going on. Not entirely sure. A learning experience I suppose.

And Schneider would rather pay a tow than have you use the personal conveyance exception?

Schneider doesn't have a PC policy for company drivers as far as I'm aware and I was bobtail too!

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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.
Grumpy Old Man'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...

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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...

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Im currently in NJ, and yeah I was really close going over my 14 hour clock. Rolled in with one minute!

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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.

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That might have been it, not sure. The attended said it was due to construction going on. Not entirely sure. A learning experience I suppose.

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And Schneider would rather pay a tow than have you use the personal conveyance exception?

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Schneider doesn't have a PC policy for company drivers as far as I'm aware and I was bobtail too!

There is an exemption, specifically for when law enforcement makes you move, or a shipper won't let you stay, etc., to move to the nearest safe place. But the company may not allow it, but I would think it would be better than paying a tow bill, especially if it were only a few miles.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.
Jamie's Comment
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I'll post some updates in the morning about the past few days. Taking my 34 hour reset in ME currently, heading home this weekend for home time, pretty excited to see my wife!

Jamie's Comment
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Holy smokes.. I woke up at 3am to see if I needed to idle my truck as its 5 degrees outside and man was it cold in my truck. My extra bed sits up a little high so it's right next to the bunk heater controls, so i mistakingly turned it off at some point.. shocked.png

I'm currently idling my truck, so it works out. First time it's been cold enough to where it'll let me idle.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I'm currently idling my truck, so it works out. First time it's been cold enough to where it'll let me idle.

At what temps will your truck stay at idle? Ours are set to cut out between 67 and 29.

Jamie's Comment
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I'm currently idling my truck, so it works out. First time it's been cold enough to where it'll let me idle.

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At what temps will your truck stay at idle? Ours are set to cut out between 67 and 29.

I believe it's also 67 I believe and 10 degrees.

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