Schneider VTL Orientation 2021

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Dean R.'s Comment
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Thanks for taking the time to write all this up. Thinking on Schneider as one of the companies I will apply with after I finish up school. Thanks again!

Jared,

I'm happy to help. It's been a great experience. I read some very negative reviews of Schneider's Training Academy, I give them two thumbs up plus 5 stars.

Heidi E.'s Comment
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How many days was the orientation? I heard it was 21 for no experience? I plan on attending Schneider training to get a job after I get my CDL as I just got my permit and going to school next month. Can you let me know how long it was how long on the road with a trainer and how you liked it? Would appreciate it.

Recap of day 1.

Met the Schneider minibus at the hotel at 0600 for a 0630 start to the day. Lots of paperwork and online learning modules. Then came a urine and hair follicle drug screen followed by a DOT physical. The came more paperwork and reading a couple of chapters in Schneider's big handbook ("Your Highway to Success.") We also had to endure an "EMERGE" exam which measures your muscle reaction to different types of movement and stretching. Basically you have electrodes placed on your body which record data while you perform various movements. We were issued our Schneider gear, which consists of a safety vest, ice cleats, and safety boots (if you didn't have your own boots). We took a rather simple DOT test which consisted of reading comprehension of short paragraphs from the DOT regs. To end the day we learned how to use the paper log books that Schneider prints for company use. Pretty standard actually. We get breakfast from the hotel and get a lunch ticket to get a meal from the OC. Dinner is self-pay. Tomorrow we get more paperwork and learning modules. Tomorrow afternoon we are learning Schneider's way of pre trip inspections and coupling/uncoupling. It's been an exhausting day.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dean R.'s Comment
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How many days was the orientation? I heard it was 21 for no experience? I plan on attending Schneider training to get a job after I get my CDL as I just got my permit and going to school next month. Can you let me know how long it was how long on the road with a trainer and how you liked it? Would appreciate it.

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Recap of day 1.

Met the Schneider minibus at the hotel at 0600 for a 0630 start to the day. Lots of paperwork and online learning modules. Then came a urine and hair follicle drug screen followed by a DOT physical. The came more paperwork and reading a couple of chapters in Schneider's big handbook ("Your Highway to Success.") We also had to endure an "EMERGE" exam which measures your muscle reaction to different types of movement and stretching. Basically you have electrodes placed on your body which record data while you perform various movements. We were issued our Schneider gear, which consists of a safety vest, ice cleats, and safety boots (if you didn't have your own boots). We took a rather simple DOT test which consisted of reading comprehension of short paragraphs from the DOT regs. To end the day we learned how to use the paper log books that Schneider prints for company use. Pretty standard actually. We get breakfast from the hotel and get a lunch ticket to get a meal from the OC. Dinner is self-pay. Tomorrow we get more paperwork and learning modules. Tomorrow afternoon we are learning Schneider's way of pre trip inspections and coupling/uncoupling. It's been an exhausting day.

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The classroom/skills training portion was 10 days. You start on a Tuesday and finish on the second Friday. The first week is Tues thru Sat. Second week is Mon thru Fri. After that you spend 5 days with a TE. I just started my TE phase. I have another thread recapping that experience.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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