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Rev's Comment
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I'm starting a 2nd career myself. Don’t really need the money (I will take it - don’t get me wrong) it’s more for me doing something new and challenging.

I paired for school myself and Schneider is reimbursing. Plus I sneaked in under their current $7500 hire bonus. 😉

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!!!

Rev's Comment
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Well, everything is all finalized with Schneider. Going to be on their dedicated Jeld-Wen account out here in the Seattle area. Fly out Monday to Phoenix for orientation. They booked me on Delta which I was pleasantly surprised. I've flown Delta for years and it's an upgradable ticket.

So far this whole process with Schneider has been enjoyable and professional. I am looking forward to see what the next 3 weeks bring in SUNNY Phoenix! I will keep you posted!

PS,

I am thinking about doing a youtube channel for the orientation phase. They were sure helpful to me in this process. Especially starting a 2nd career at 50. I know there are lots of people my age headed to trucking after other careers..... Do you think it would be helpful?

Keith A.'s Comment
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Well, everything is all finalized with Schneider. Going to be on their dedicated Jeld-Wen account out here in the Seattle area. Fly out Monday to Phoenix for orientation. They booked me on Delta which I was pleasantly surprised. I've flown Delta for years and it's an upgradable ticket.

So far this whole process with Schneider has been enjoyable and professional. I am looking forward to see what the next 3 weeks bring in SUNNY Phoenix! I will keep you posted!

PS,

I am thinking about doing a youtube channel for the orientation phase. They were sure helpful to me in this process. Especially starting a 2nd career at 50. I know there are lots of people my age headed to trucking after other careers..... Do you think it would be helpful?

I think you've got the drive to make this succeed so, yea. Would be helpful. Probably drop the links over in the diary section for folks to peruse, if you find the time while training. :p

Bird-One's Comment
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Hey Jared, late to the party here but I also got my start at Schneider back in 2015. Went to 3 week orientation at the Gary, In. I can’t say enough good things about them it was all around a great experience. The way it worked for us was the 1st week was a lot of Pretrip, post trip and driving with a road instructor several hours a day. 2nd week was training engineer. While you are with them they are required to be in the passenger the seat the entire time and not allowed to be on their cell phone or any other distractions. At least that’s how it was when I went. They are no nonsense. 3rd week as fine tuning some skill, slow maneuver courses, eld and transflo. To be ended by the final road test with a lead driving instructor. If they feel for whatever reason you are not ready being recycled to the next orientation was an option but I think that was rare. Finally, as far as the YouTube channel goes, like I was saying they are very professional, no nonsense, no time to was company. Not that I’m saying you are trying to waste their time by wanting to start a YouTube channel but they may not be crazy about the idea and you will have a jammed 3 weeks as it is.

Rev's Comment
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Hey Bird-One!

Thanks for taking the time to share! The only thing I know for sure about orientation is I’m with a TE for the last 5 days and driving 80% of the time is what I was told. I’m sure it’s probably very similar to what you posted.

As far as YouTube- it would be just a personal thing I would do. Recap how it’s going etc.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Well, everything is all finalized with Schneider. Going to be on their dedicated Jeld-Wen account out here in the Seattle area. Fly out Monday to Phoenix for orientation. They booked me on Delta which I was pleasantly surprised. I've flown Delta for years and it's an upgradable ticket.

So far this whole process with Schneider has been enjoyable and professional. I am looking forward to see what the next 3 weeks bring in SUNNY Phoenix! I will keep you posted!

PS,

I am thinking about doing a youtube channel for the orientation phase. They were sure helpful to me in this process. Especially starting a 2nd career at 50. I know there are lots of people my age headed to trucking after other careers..... Do you think it would be helpful?

Ill be in Phoenix starting March 22nd attending Knight Squire school. Maybe catch up with you there if we have time.

Rev's Comment
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Sounds good to me!

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Well, everything is all finalized with Schneider. Going to be on their dedicated Jeld-Wen account out here in the Seattle area. Fly out Monday to Phoenix for orientation. They booked me on Delta which I was pleasantly surprised. I've flown Delta for years and it's an upgradable ticket.

So far this whole process with Schneider has been enjoyable and professional. I am looking forward to see what the next 3 weeks bring in SUNNY Phoenix! I will keep you posted!

PS,

I am thinking about doing a youtube channel for the orientation phase. They were sure helpful to me in this process. Especially starting a 2nd career at 50. I know there are lots of people my age headed to trucking after other careers..... Do you think it would be helpful?

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Ill be in Phoenix starting March 22nd attending Knight Squire school. Maybe catch up with you there if we have time.

Bird-One's Comment
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Gotcha yeah it will probably be about the same setup. And you will probably get an additional week of drive time with a mentor when you get to your account. How it worked for my anyways. Yeah a personal account of how it would be going would be cool. I just wasn’t sure if you meant walking around the yard filming while training is going on or something similar to that.

Hey Bird-One!

Thanks for taking the time to share! The only thing I know for sure about orientation is I’m with a TE for the last 5 days and driving 80% of the time is what I was told. I’m sure it’s probably very similar to what you posted.

As far as YouTube- it would be just a personal thing I would do. Recap how it’s going etc.

ArcticWolves's Comment
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5 days is plenty with a trainer to be honest. The rest is up to you and the only way you learn out here is by doing it yourself without a trainer there to hold your hand so to say. It's all fine and good that you have the trainer but my experience is the trainers at these other 4 to 6 weeks companies just want you for their miles and bonus pay. I didn't have the best experiences with a couple trainers it was so frustrating I put this career on hold for awhile. Now that I'm on my own it's much better. You can absolutely learn all the basics you'll need out here on the road in 5 days. All the extra stuff you will learn what works for you and what doesn't. Practice, Practice, and then practice some more. Every day out here is practice and learning something new. Please get a CB radio asap when you get your own truck so you know if there is a pileup up ahead. That alone can save many people's lives.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Rev's Comment
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Thanks so much! I am getting a CB as soon as I get my own truck!

5 days is plenty with a trainer to be honest. The rest is up to you and the only way you learn out here is by doing it yourself without a trainer there to hold your hand so to say. It's all fine and good that you have the trainer but my experience is the trainers at these other 4 to 6 weeks companies just want you for their miles and bonus pay. I didn't have the best experiences with a couple trainers it was so frustrating I put this career on hold for awhile. Now that I'm on my own it's much better. You can absolutely learn all the basics you'll need out here on the road in 5 days. All the extra stuff you will learn what works for you and what doesn't. Practice, Practice, and then practice some more. Every day out here is practice and learning something new. Please get a CB radio asap when you get your own truck so you know if there is a pileup up ahead. That alone can save many people's lives.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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