Got A New Truck! 😁

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Army 's Comment
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Congrats!!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Happy New Truck!

Robsteeler's Comment
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Bruce, I've been with Schneider since last July. The reason I got this truck is because I switched from regional to OTR. I stay out 24 days so I qualify for the truck with amenities. I'm at the Carlisle, PA OC. They're starting to get a lot of the new trucks in. If you stay out a minimum of 6 nights, you may qualify. Ask your DBL for a new truck. That's what I did. 😊

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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Thanks Rob. That’s good information. You have more time than me. My hire date was 12/11/18 when I started training and went out with my TE the first two weeks in January. I went OTR right away and I’m glad I did.

I hope your new unit doesn’t have any bugs to work out. I know Jamie likes his new truck, at least when he can get the doors opened. ( sorry Jamie, I just couldn’t resist)

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.

Jamie's Comment
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Bruce, I've been with Schneider since last July. The reason I got this truck is because I switched from regional to OTR. I stay out 24 days so I qualify for the truck with amenities. I'm at the Carlisle, PA OC. They're starting to get a lot of the new trucks in. If you stay out a minimum of 6 nights, you may qualify. Ask your DBL for a new truck. That's what I did. 😊

I'm literally at the same OC parked behind the shop. rofl-3.gif

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.

Jamie's Comment
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I know Jamie likes his new truck, at least when he can get the doors opened. ( sorry Jamie, I just couldn’t resist)

Damn got me good! rofl-3.gif

Bird 's Comment
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Congrats Rob those Freightshakers are sharp. Are they still doing orange?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Congrats Rob those Freightshakers are sharp. Are they still doing orange?

Nah Schneider rarely ever buys Orange trucks anymore. Mostly white, grey or a darkish purple looking color. I heard it's due to when it came time to resell or trade them no one wanted a orange truck. confused.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Jamie, you are correct. One of Schneider’s most experienced trainers told me the same thing. The bean counters put an end to all orange because of resale issues.

But I do like the visibility of the orange trailers over white trailers (in the mirrors).

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Congrats on the new truck.

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