Starting With Schneider (WHQ) September 3rd!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Approximate length is 18 days* which consists of classroom instruction and behind the wheel training.

Transportation will be provided between the hotel and the orientation location. Breakfast (if staying at the hotel) and lunch will be provided on the days there is classroom instruction.

Approximately 5 days* is spent driving over the road with a Training Engineer (TE). 80% of the driving will be completed by you.

Information about your driving job (as of August 13, 2019): Average Miles per Week: 2,300-2,500 Time at Home: Out for at least two weeks which is any period greater than weekly time at home. Time out over the road and home is flexible and will be determined by operations and driver after orientation is complete. Park Location: Approved Schneider location *Above you will find language concerning “Average Miles per Week”, “Time at Home”, and “Park Location”; it is to be understood that these are not “promises” and are not to be understood as unchanging. In fact, they represent our “best estimates” as of this time but they are subject to change without prior notice. You must understand that they are not “permanent” nor are they “promises” upon which you should rely. Work/Account Name: Van Truckload OTR Information about the current pay package for this work configuration is described below and this pay package is subject to change anytime at Schneider's sole discretion. Pay: $0.40 Rate per mile *In addition to the payments set forth above, the job to which you have applied may be eligible for the payment of certain accessorial and other payments ("Additional Payments"). As with all other payments in connection with your potential employment, the Additional Payments are subject to change at Schneider's discretion. *Pay is subject to the verification of your tractor-trailer driving experience. "Mileage pay" (if mileage pay is applicable to your particular pay package) is not calculated by actual odometer or hub miles.

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.

Over The Road:

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.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Great Marc knock it out of the park good luck! After tomorrow see when I can get to May's orientation lol DMVs been a cluster **** last week grrrrr just another test in life and patience haha

"On the road again, lalalalala" can here it now for ya

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

PJ's Comment
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Congrats Marc!!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Good luck Marc!!!!! September 3rd is my older sister's birthday. (I hate my older sister)

Going to Green Bay for training? If they only give you five days out with a training engineer, that is a change from my schedule. I went out for two weeks and needed every bit of that. I would have gone three weeks if I had a choice. The Green Bay OC is a great place to get trained and they have great instructors and trainers.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Good luck Marc!!!!! September 3rd is my older sister's birthday. (I hate my older sister)

Going to Green Bay for training? If they only give you five days out with a training engineer, that is a change from my schedule. I went out for two weeks and needed every bit of that. I would have gone three weeks if I had a choice. The Green Bay OC is a great place to get trained and they have great instructors and trainers.

I guess they are sending me out with a Miracle Worker, not a TE. I was told 15 days initially. Perhaps they have taken my "2 months" of experience to litterally! It was really only 3 weeks training with Hunt (5 weeks "on the books") but they are calling it 2 months and, I think, giving me 2 CPM for it!

Bottom line is if not ready I'm sure they will give me more time. In any case, one needs to "test out" to upgrade to Solo OTR.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Marc, when I went through the Schneider Academy, there wasn't any official "testing". You had to pass the classroom part and there were written and computer tests. I'm sure our classroom instructor had input into whether we could proceed to on the road instruction. Of the thirteen of us who started classroom, only 4 of us moved on. I went out two weeks with a training engineer, and after that two weeks, he had the final say on my suitability to go solo. His only criticism of me was that I wasn't consistent enough with my shifting to be assigned a manual. So they put me in an auto shift. I put some Preparation H on my bruised ego, and everything was fine. I loved the auto-shift. Currently, you will almost certainly be assigned an auto-shift. I even doubt that you will be trained in a manual, so that makes it much easier on you.

Good luck, work hard and have fun!

PackRat's Comment
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What is "WHQ", Marc?

Bird-one's Comment
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Headquarters I believe which would be Green Bay. And awesome news Marc Good luck! J miss the heck outta Schneider.

What is "WHQ", Marc?

Marc Lee's Comment
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What is "WHQ", Marc?

Sorry... World HeadQuarters (Green Bay, WI)

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Marc Lee's Comment
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undefined Thanks Everyone!

Pretty psyched... except for that "5 days with a TE" thing! wtf.gifwtf-2.gifshocked.png

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