Comp Toe Or Steel Toe For Tankers

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Bird-one's Comment
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I believe Schneider does now offer "paid cdl training" in which you go through a private school that they approve of. And than 3 weeks orientation after completion. One year contract. That was as of late 2015 anyways.

Re: CDL schools, not all companies have in-house schools. At the time I began working for Schneider, Schneider did not. So I went to a private school. Yes, you do pay all of the money up-front, but most companies, as Schneider does, offer tuition reimbursement with a one year contract, the payments made in installments throughout the year.

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.
Texas Tim's Comment
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Well, I did but they were not interested in me.

I called and asked why, and they said that they have more qualified applicants..... I am a us army veteran, and I have a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas in Austin. I also have a clean driving record, and absolutely have never been in trouble of any kind with the law, praise god. And, even though I'm older, I am in decent shape. I have really good job references. I mean, that sounds pretty good to me. I am located in SoCal, I see prime trucks all the time here. So...… I don't know, I think I am pretty good on paper.

I persisted and asked what I can do to improve myself to become a better qualified applicant my for the future, and they just kept repeating the same mantra 'they have more qualified applicants '. It seems like one of those situations where everybody else knows what going on but you, ya know? I wonder what golden rule I broke?

Well, anyway.....

Its a shame too, because they seem like a really good company, I would have liked to start there.

Timothy, you should take a look at Prime, Inc. Training, and different divisions.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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they have more qualified applicants

That's a standard reply amongst all companies when denying employment, and it can mean a lot of things. They can't and won't go into more detail, lest they open themselves up to some kind of discrimination accusation.

Don't take it personally, it isn't necessarily a reflection on you. There's a whole host of reasons for them denying you, the most likely of which being that you are based in SoCal. They have an unusually high number of drivers from that area. It wasn't that long ago that Prime put a freeze on hiring drivers from SoCal and FL. Spaceman Spiff had to deal with that, if I remember correctly.

So don't sweat it. Just move on to the next best option.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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