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Jamie's Comment
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Any other OTR Schneider drivers only being kept in the North East? I'm only asking because they keep me in the North East basically 95% of the time with only sending me south when it's near my home time or when I'm coming back on the road. There is literally zero signs of ever going West.

Had a pretty annoying week this week, I was kept in Massachusetts doing 100-150 mile loads for the home Depot DC in Westfield and it's nearing the end of the work and I've done driven A little over 1000 miles.

Now I'm just ranting mostly, but Schneider literally runs the dedicated account out of this DC and they have plenty of day cabs here. I wasted a lot of hours doing these loads, and not going to have a great check this week. I don't expect to get loads of miles every week but this week is pretty ridiculous, I only got out of there since I had to be routed to a OC for truck service.

I'm planning to discuss it with my DBL after my home time or when I go in for my home time soon, so we can talk face to face.

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.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Scott D.'s Comment
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This is who im looking to drive with atm. but ill be Midwest Regional Tanker

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Jamie's Comment
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This is who im looking to drive with atm. but ill be Midwest Regional Tanker

Schneider is a great company, I literally have nothing bad to say about them. I just get annoyed that I signed up to be OTR , but I'm basically a North East regional driver.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

Scott D.'s Comment
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This is who im looking to drive with atm. but ill be Midwest Regional Tanker

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Schneider is a great company, I literally have nothing bad to say about them. I just get annoyed that I signed up to be OTR , but I'm basically a North East regional driver.

ya i could see that. they said i might have to do some of that here and there, but that id get a min for short hall pay or whatever she called it haha.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Jamie, I’m out of the Green Bay OC so I mostly just go around the Midwest general area. Like you, Laredo has been my most westerly trip

You might be surprised at your WALMART puddle jumpers. I did that about a month ago and there was extra compensation involved. I don’t understand it but my pay for that was right up there with my average.

Jeremy's Comment
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Well i hope they are giving you northeast regional pay too they have some pretty dang good offers for running northeast theyve contacted me several times and they could match my pay but i have it to good where im at Keep track of your hours and miles and dock bumps and drop n hooks generally in northeast everything you do pays people hate it here and i reap the benefits lol

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Kurt G.'s Comment
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I left Schneider over a year ago, but when I was there I heard people complaining about the same thing (being stuck in the northeast). They used to pay shorthaul pay for short trips, but I don't know if they still do. It used to be if the trip was short enough you'd make twice the normal pay per mile. Anyway, they must be short of drivers for home depot. Just before I left they were gearing up to take over that DC, and I was interested but I didn't live close enough to Westfield.

Home Depot is probably really busy with seasonal stuff. Hopefully they'll let you do your time there then get you moving west soon.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

C T.'s Comment
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Unfortunately, otr means you go where they need you. More than likely the rates up there are good for them so they're keeping you in the area. I highly doubt it's anything malicious, it's just business. As you said, you could talk to your dispatcher and see if they can get you out of there. Never hurts to ask.

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.

Dispatcher:

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Jamie, you’re probably doing so well for them up there that it’s good business, as was stated before, to keep you there. Unfortunately, you may be a victim of your own success

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