Schneider In North East Florida

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Gator F.'s Comment
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Anyone by chance know anything about how busy Schneider is in North east Florida. They seem like a good company but the recruiter is beating around the bush a little.

They currently have an OTR and I think a team tanker job advertised. I tried to ask what else they have in the area that maybe isn't vacant/hiring currently but possibly for the future so I understand their operations tempo.

I'm wondering if they have any other accounts/divisions etc in the area. I know very little about trucking but I get he feeling Werner might have more going on with OTR, Regional and dedicated (I hear a lot about Werner and Dollar General/Family Dollar/Home Depot/Coke etc and may be my better choice.

The reason I ask is I would like to have options within a company. If they will pay as I gain experience and I have options I don't necessarily plan to jump companies.

What you pros think?

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.

ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Florida... that's like the blackhole of the trucking industry! lol. So many companies have trouble bringing drivers back there. But at least you are not in South Florida, so you have some chances. The closest Schneider terminal to you is Atlanta. But that doesn't mean they don't hire from Florida.

Just looking on their website I see a Dedicated Georgia Pacific Account out of Palatka, FL. And a few Eastern OTR positions as well. Schneider is definitely a company you will have options with, they have Dry Van , Tanker, and even some flatbed positions.

Maybe ask the recruiter about that Georgia Pacific account. Says they will take new CDL grads for it and weekly home time. Could be a good opportunity for you.

Remember that sometimes recruiters need to fill certain jobs more than others, so they may leave out certain positions unless you ask. Be persistent, tell them you are looking for a company that you want to grow with and you want to make sure you don't waste the company's time or your own.

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Gator F.'s Comment
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Thanks! The dedicated GP just posted today so I feel dumb now asking this question about Schneider. I've been checking the site frequently..promise. Well good to know.

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