Local Job With Schneider

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Jamie's Comment
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Jamie, what kind of miles are you turning each week currently?

My average miles per week is in the range of 2000-2500. Now I've had weeks I got near 3000 miles for the weeks, kinda depends on the loads they're giving me and which customers I go to, live loads/unloads.

Schneider handles loads assignments based on the next available time we set when picking up a load, so we trip plan and let Schneider know when we will be ready again and how many hours we expect to have and usually they will have a load for us before we even deliver the current one. But lately I've been waiting around a lot, for example I will deliver a load with a fresh clock, but due to the area I'm in there will be no loads right away so I'll either wait around burning my 14 hour clock or forced to take a early 10 hour break due to the appointment time of the next load assigned.

Because I try to use my clock up as much as possible, whenever they keep me busy.

I try picking up or delivering early whenever possible but it has to be approves by my dispatcher or customer service, doesn't matter if I call the customer directly which I have a few times. But if it isn't approved by my dispatcher or customer service, they count it as a service failure.

Some people get freaked out by the way the loads fall on each paycheck. They'll get one big paycheck, then a small one the next week and think they're not doing well overall when in fact it's just kind of random which loads fall on which paychecks. Obviously you have to look at the average pay you're making overall to get a clear idea.

That's exactly my problem, and it happened for my next paycheck actually. I had a lot I picked up on the last pay day of the week, and I ran 50 miles and parked due to being low on hours. The next day I drove 550 miles which I expected to be on my next paycheck since it was the start of the new pay week but instead Schneider put all the paid miles on this weeks check so my next check will be a bit lower. But in reality, I'm making the same money just one week paycheck might be lower then the previous check.

I think you should really evaluate this a little better before you make this move if the plan is to make as much money as possible. I highly doubt you'll make more at that local flatbed job.

I'm sure you're right about that.

Now on the other hand, if the point is to get home more often then by all means I understand.

Home time right now is fine, I usually stay out 4 weeks at a time and go home for 3 days. My wife can now come on the road with me, which she actually enjoys. So it's mostly just the pay, or how it falls on each pay check. That and some weeks I get pretty low miles.

However since coming back to work last week, every load I got was basically 500-900 miles long besides one I did for 80 miles by it they got me a 900 mile load which I'm picking up soon.

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.
Robsteeler's Comment
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Good Luck! I'm heading to Brooklyn tomorrow 😔 very excited. 😂 I've been doing pretty good on milage since I went OTR. I take 6 days off at the end of each month, and I still get a paycheck even on those weeks. I would like to see my wife more, so things could be changing this summer. (Plus I haven't talked to that guy yet about the supervisory position.)

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Auggie69's Comment
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So I commonly check the Schneider job website for any new openings out of my OC, well today I seen a opening for a dedicated flatbed position, home daily and you'll be hauling a 36 flatbed with a moffett part of their home depot account, securing loads requires but no tarping.

I discussed it with my DBL and applied for it, only time will tell if I get it or not. But its something I have been looking for, not local specifically but something with consistent pay which this offers a base pay.

How about something like this?

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