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Rev's Comment
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Thank you both for taking the time to respond. I sure appreciate it!

When I started looking into this as a 2nd career back in November, I was really drawn too Schneider. I think their core values caught my attention and their emphasis on safety. As I read lots of their blogs and watched videos over the last few months seems like a great fit. AND, when I saw a route open up to drive Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Nevada with home weekly. Done deal.

I think where a bit of my concern (I knew their road training with a TE was only around 5 days before I started school) was when I discovered we only used 28ft trailers for school and test- I started thinking about the the training. BUT, one of the reasons I almost didn't even head on this path was the thought of being on a trainers truck for 5-6 weeks. I was dreading it. hahahaha.

It was just very good to hear from a current Schneider driver here on this very helpful forum!

Thanks again!

Toad's Comment
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It really is a great training program, the time flies. You may also be happy to know, your days with a TE they’ll pay for a hotel room each night for you, at least I know training out of west Memphis people are still getting a room to themselves.

Rev's Comment
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Yes, they have gone to single rooms for now on is what my recruiter said. Nightly hotel for TE so the new driver can get experience in sleeping in truck. Though Ive heard that many TE's just want to stay in their own truck.

thanks for all the help!

It really is a great training program, the time flies. You may also be happy to know, your days with a TE they’ll pay for a hotel room each night for you, at least I know training out of west Memphis people are still getting a room to themselves.

Tortuga 's Comment
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Good luck Jared! Schneider is one of the companies that I'm looking to work for when I retire in 2024. Hope all goes well during your training and keep us posted. By the way I don't have a picture of him but you look like my cousin!

Rev's Comment
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Hey thanks!

he must be one handsome dude!

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Good luck Jared! Schneider is one of the companies that I'm looking to work for when I retire in 2024. Hope all goes well during your training and keep us posted. By the way I don't have a picture of him but you look like my cousin!

Country boy's Comment
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Good luck at Schneider, I'm not sure about the van side.. I was on the Bulk side, training for the bulk side is 5 weeks for inexperienced drivers and 3 weeks for experienced. The training was very thorough and they connect you with an independent liason to get your thoughts on how things are going the first 6 months. I was there for almost a year and a half running dedicated for a year of 2 loads a day 6 days a week 512 miles a day.. for $1257 gross per week.

Dwayne W.'s Comment
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Good luck Jared! "Schneider is one of the companies that I'm looking to work for when I retire in 2024. Hope all goes well during your training and keep us posted. By the way I don't have a picture of him but you look like my cousin!

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Dude....I thought I was bad...I'm looking to retire in fall 2022 and I'm already living on the forums and planning my schooling and company. I too am looking at Schneider. I'm glad to know there's somebody else out there doing some advance planning!!

Tortuga 's Comment
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Hey Dwayne W. Yeah Schneider is just one of the paid CDL companies that I'm looking at. As I get closer to retirement I'll see which one I'll finally go with if they hire me. The company that hires me is the one I plan to stay with until i fully retire, I don't like jumping from company to company. I really like the idea of bulk that's why I'm looking at Schneider, the only problem besides its not recommended here to pull bulk as a rookie is that Schneider doesn't have paid CDL training. I'm hoping by 2024 they do.

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.
Rev's Comment
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Thanks County Boy!

Sounds like more and more I made the right choice. I head out to Phoenix on the 15th. I’m going to be on a dedicated route out here in Washington State for them and looking forward to it!

Good luck at Schneider, I'm not sure about the van side.. I was on the Bulk side, training for the bulk side is 5 weeks for inexperienced drivers and 3 weeks for experienced. The training was very thorough and they connect you with an independent liason to get your thoughts on how things are going the first 6 months. I was there for almost a year and a half running dedicated for a year of 2 loads a day 6 days a week 512 miles a day.. for $1257 gross per week.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Dwayne W.'s Comment
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Tortuga...I fully agree with you about staying with a company. Once I retire I figure I'll have about 5 years left in me to be productive in the business. Longer hopefully. But in that amount of time I really don't want to jump from company to company. I've been in my current position for 20 years, so I'm a long-timer. It's my understanding that Schneider doesn't pay for tuition, but they do reimburse, so in the end it's a wash.

Jared, keep us posted with your Schneider and good luck!!!

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