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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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My friend just start his training last week and the pay was 480$ and I'm not doing tanker no I applied for furniture account and my friend the same also when the recruiter come to us in the class to talk about the Schneider he said 560 but my friend find something different that's why I'm asking also about the other company's

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Schneider offered training with 560$ a week for only three weeks but it turned out that they only pay 480$ a week and 6 weeks training 3 of them in class

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Were you trying to become a tanker driver? Because their dryvan training is only 3 weeks not including school. Because the dryvan training is two weeks of classroom/yard training/ driving around town and one week OTT with a trainer.

I was actually paid $560 weekly during training before taxes of course.

This is my first full week of training, not the first week. 0670098001543528139.jpg

Take home pay was a little low due to my cash advance and taxes:

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But I was getting paid what I was told, which is before taxes.

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You are confused by pay amount and take home amount (after taxes), I believe.

If you look at Jamie's example, his taxes were right at $100. If he had not taken a pay advance, he would have earned $560, and taken home $464 after taxes were taken out.

If you were paid $10 an hour at your current job and worked 40 hours, you would have earned $400, but your check after you cash it would only be about $320 after taxes were taken out. Take a look at your current check stubs.

From Schneider's website:

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Here is the page, call a recruiter and find out, they are not going to lie about how much you will get paid. If they did, you would simply quit and they would have wasted their time.

Schneider Orientation

But I would definitely take Brett and others advice here and avoid the Dollar Store and Dollar Tree jobs, you are setting yourself up for failure. There are plenty of options out there after you get your CDL. Recruiters will come to the school, and there are many more companies on the web to consider.

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.
Jeremy's Comment
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Im not sure about the others but i know jb hunts family dollar accounts pay very well you get home often you can expect to make 75-85k your first year but its very physical job as they are floor to ceiling nose to tail loaded trailers and you touch every single piece on that trailer and if you go to any company they are gonna put you through their own personal training whether you just got cdl or have a yrs experience I myself went a bit of a different route due to having 18 yrs experience driving class b trucks such as log trucks and ive brought home no less than 1000$ a week in my check for a full weeks work home every weekend but i work for a small company and i proved to them from the very begining that im a natural at doing this and will go the extra mile for them. The only people i know who dont make great money as company drivers either agreed to a bad deal or dont work very hard and complain alot. Best of luck theres alot of money to made out there you just gotta go get it

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.
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