Schneider Or Roehl?

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I have narrowed my company choice down to Schneider and Roehl. Spoken to both, filled out their respective questionnaires and both are offering me training. Any words of wisdom or advice about either company? Both seem to be excellent outfits.

Jamie's Comment
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I'm eating currently will reply soon about Schneider, the company I'm currently with. Both are amazing companies to start with.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Hot down a quick list of preferences, like rider or pet friendly, home time, region you'd prefer it whatever and then just pick one. If both come out the same as far as wants, just throw a dart and pick one. They're both fine companies.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Lol jot, not hot

Brian's Comment
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Both a great companies. They actually have terminals right next to each other in Gary. Only difference I can think of is Rhoel had some unique schedules while on the road. Maybe Schneider had that also I was just never aware. I'll let Jamie do the rest.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dave Reid's Comment
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Both companies are top notch and among the best in the business.

If you are doing the company paid in-residence training, I'd say you cannot go wrong with either and they are so similar it would be hard to make a list of differences if you want to haul dry-van freight.

If you're doing the licensing training outside and only road training with the carrier, I'd go with Schneider as their road training is more extensive.

If you want to pull reefer or flatbed or you aren't really sure about that yet, then a nod goes to Roehl because they have those in addition to dry van.

If you're insane and are thinking of doing tanker someday, then a nod goes to Schneider because they have that and Roehl does not.

I have narrowed my company choice down to Schneider and Roehl. Spoken to both, filled out their respective questionnaires and both are offering me training. Any words of wisdom or advice about either company? Both seem to be excellent outfits.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone. I hired on with Schneider (already have my CDL) and go to Green Bay on Dec 10 for 18 days of orientation and training. The only reason I went with Schneider is that they were more proactive on the recruiting end and I can get my training closer to home. Otherwise, it could have been a coin toss. I really appreciate all the good advice!

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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