In 2nd Week Of Schneider Training

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Been a while since I posted because of problems with my new used laptop here in Green Bay for Schneider training. My experience has been wonderful here. Schneider runs a well oiled machine and I'm amazed at the scope of their operation. I've had one classroom instructor, Ms. Dana, and she is a terrific teacher. Two road instructors, H (Howard) last week and Bob this week. Both men are fantastic trainers and I've learned so much from both of them. I'm the oldest in the class by far (66 years young) and in my previous career I was an instructor/trainer, so even though I am a babe to trucking, I know a little about teaching skills. And I can say that these Schneider teachers are highly effective, at least for me personally. My stay here has been very comfortable and everything Schneider advertised is being delivered, and then some. Great classmates and we are having a good time together in class and out. I'm a little behind with my downshifting and gear recovery. So if any of you experienced guys have any advice, I'd love to hear it. I think I'm very close to having things "click", at least I hope so because I don't want them to put my butt in an AMT yet. I'll find out by the end of the week, but I'm not giving up without a fight. Rumor here has it that Schneider will be almost 100% AMT in about 18 months, but I want to become proficient in a manual first. My decision to ask Schneider for a job opportunity was driven by the sage advice and sound wisdom I received by reading Trucking Truth. And this has proved to be a great adventure so far. Anyway, next week after Xmas break, it'll be 5 days out with a trainer where the student does 80% of the driving. Can't wait!!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Been a while since I posted because of problems with my new used laptop here in Green Bay for Schneider training. My experience has been wonderful here. Schneider runs a well oiled machine and I'm amazed at the scope of their operation. I've had one classroom instructor, Ms. Dana, and she is a terrific teacher. Two road instructors, H (Howard) last week and Bob this week. Both men are fantastic trainers and I've learned so much from both of them. I'm the oldest in the class by far (66 years young) and in my previous career I was an instructor/trainer, so even though I am a babe to trucking, I know a little about teaching skills. And I can say that these Schneider teachers are highly effective, at least for me personally. My stay here has been very comfortable and everything Schneider advertised is being delivered, and then some. Great classmates and we are having a good time together in class and out. I'm a little behind with my downshifting and gear recovery. So if any of you experienced guys have any advice, I'd love to hear it. I think I'm very close to having things "click", at least I hope so because I don't want them to put my butt in an AMT yet. I'll find out by the end of the week, but I'm not giving up without a fight. Rumor here has it that Schneider will be almost 100% AMT in about 18 months, but I want to become proficient in a manual first. My decision to ask Schneider for a job opportunity was driven by the sage advice and sound wisdom I received by reading Trucking Truth. And this has proved to be a great adventure so far. Anyway, next week after Xmas break, it'll be 5 days out with a trainer where the student does 80% of the driving. Can't wait!!

I answered this in the vent and brag topic, but it didn't format well. I'll do it again here and preview

Use the engine speed.

Did they teach you the "add the numbers" method?

45 = 9th (4 + 5)

35 = 8th

25 = 7th

15 = 6th

5 = 5th

I was always trying to downshift while moving too fast. After I started paying attention to the speedometer, I did well. Hope it helps.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Really nice update, Bruce. You’re going to love working for Schneider; there are OCs all over the country, and the overt kindness and courtesy extended to us at all of them is wonderful to experience.

Kyle M.'s Comment
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I'm going to be starting with Schneider not long after the new year as long as things go as planned. I have heard nothing but good about them. Cant wait to see more updates. Be safe driver

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