Schneider Or Knight

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Eric N.'s Comment
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Okay folks.

I'm a new CDL holder out of California.

It's come down to these two. Looking for recent insight.

I already have an onboard date with Schneider, but Knight says I'm good to go with them as well.

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Eric, I've been with Schneider since Dec 11 of last year. That included my Training Academy time and now over 3 months of driving. They have been very fair with me and are doing everything they said they would do. I have no complaints. In addition, I've made several rookie mistakes, as almost rookies will do, and Schneider has been very patient with me and given me more training to help me improve. Five star rating from me.

Robsteeler's Comment
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I've had my issues, but I keep persevering and Schneider keeps letting me. Be really careful in your first few months when you are learning. I'm OTR now, and I really like the pay with the per diem setup.

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.

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

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