Total Transportation Of MS

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Jacqueline M.'s Comment
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Hello needing some advise. My situation currently is I got my CDL in September 2019. I decided to go with Schneider to team drive. Well went through all the training, which was a little fast paced for me(3 weeks total). Classroom, practicing on the yard and 1 week on the road with a trainer and another student driver. I asked for an additional week with a trainer but was denied. Everyone was sent home and was told to contact our DM to finalize when to come back to work. Well it's going on 3 weeks and I have been playing phone tag and sending emails with no response. My roommate is going through the same thing. Now I do know the person I was suppose to team with did not show up, but I suggested to team with my roommate, but no one is saying anything. So now I'm frustrated and need to start working, looking at applying with another company. I left a job of 20 years to start trucking, not feeling that was a good ideal now.

Looking at Total Transportation of MS, if anyone has worked for them, please give me information about the company. Thanks

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.

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.
Steve L.'s Comment
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Have you asked to go solo? If you need to make money and they can’t find a team driver, why not solo?

Dan67's Comment
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Hey have you tried Werner Enterprises?? They have the Home Depot account in Columbia SC. I had problems with Schneider when I first started and left to join Werner. IMHO, Werner has a better training program. The account is mostly drop and hook delivery to all the Home Depot stores in the Carolinas, Southern Virginia, and Eastern Georgia, and a few in Florida. It is a good account and will help you in backing skills.

Hello needing some advise. My situation currently is I got my CDL in September 2019. I decided to go with Schneider to team drive. Well went through all the training, which was a little fast paced for me(3 weeks total). Classroom, practicing on the yard and 1 week on the road with a trainer and another student driver. I asked for an additional week with a trainer but was denied. Everyone was sent home and was told to contact our DM to finalize when to come back to work. Well it's going on 3 weeks and I have been playing phone tag and sending emails with no response. My roommate is going through the same thing. Now I do know the person I was suppose to team with did not show up, but I suggested to team with my roommate, but no one is saying anything. So now I'm frustrated and need to start working, looking at applying with another company. I left a job of 20 years to start trucking, not feeling that was a good ideal now.

Looking at Total Transportation of MS, if anyone has worked for them, please give me information about the company. Thanks

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.

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Some of my best trainees came from Schneider. Like you, they felt that they needed more than the week with a trainer. The thing is, their skills were actually pretty good for a brand new driver, they simply didn't have any confidence and didn't believe in themselves and it showed.

I told them, whether you think you can or can't do this, you're absolutely right! You HAVE to believe in yourself and the training process. Once they began to believe they could really do the job, they did fantastic. I simply played cheerleader.. they had it from day one at my company.

Maybe Schneider is hesitant because you're not showing much confidence? I think that's why my gals struggled there.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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