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Papa Pig's Comment
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While easier to back one thing to remember about the 53 is the difference in your turning radius. Remember โ€œ pull straight turn LATEโ€ and watch your tandems until your trailer gets straight . Good luck!

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Gabriel 's Comment
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Congrats on your new endeavor brother ๐Ÿ‘

Quick question, Schneider only hires licensed drivers right? No CDL training?

Thanks

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.
Jared H.'s Comment
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Thanks so much!

Thatโ€™s correct, to the best of my knowledge. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Congrats on your new endeavor brother ๐Ÿ‘

Quick question, Schneider only hires licensed drivers right? No CDL training?

Thanks

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.
Jared H.'s Comment
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Thank you kind sir!

While easier to back one thing to remember about the 53 is the difference in your turning radius. Remember โ€œ pull straight turn LATEโ€ and watch your tandems until your trailer gets straight . Good luck!

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Gabriel 's Comment
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Perfect thanks.

Your jiu jitsu talk brought back some memories. Been sooo long since I rolled around on a mat.

Good luck !

Thanks so much!

Thatโ€™s correct, to the best of my knowledge. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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Congrats on your new endeavor brother ๐Ÿ‘

Quick question, Schneider only hires licensed drivers right? No CDL training?

Thanks

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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.
Bird-One's Comment
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You have to double check Gabriel. When I went through they had paid cdl training. You just had to have a private cdl school nearby that they approved of. Thatโ€™s what I did and than went to orientation immediately after. But that was years ago.

Congrats on your new endeavor brother ๐Ÿ‘

Quick question, Schneider only hires licensed drivers right? No CDL training?

Thanks

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.
Gabriel 's Comment
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Ok thanks. I will give them a shout tomorrow and see what they say. There are plenty of schools around here maybe one of them is on their gtg list.

You have to double check Gabriel. When I went through they had paid cdl training. You just had to have a private cdl school nearby that they approved of. Thatโ€™s what I did and than went to orientation immediately after. But that was years ago.

double-quotes-start.png

Congrats on your new endeavor brother ๐Ÿ‘

Quick question, Schneider only hires licensed drivers right? No CDL training?

Thanks

double-quotes-end.png

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.
Jared H.'s Comment
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Well, I just got out of my evaluation meeting with my trainer. And itโ€™s official- I am a new driver for Schneider!

Schneiderโ€™s drive is scored fail at 16 points and I scored 3 points. Need to check mirrors better and scan intersections better.

Whew - been a wild ride. Three more days left filled with tablet training, trip planning etc etc.

Then off mentors truck for 5-7 days ๐ŸŽ‰

Gabriel 's Comment
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Congrats brother

Well, I just got out of my evaluation meeting with my trainer. And itโ€™s official- I am a new driver for Schneider!

Schneiderโ€™s drive is scored fail at 16 points and I scored 3 points. Need to check mirrors better and scan intersections better.

Whew - been a wild ride. Three more days left filled with tablet training, trip planning etc etc.

Then off mentors truck for 5-7 days ๐ŸŽ‰

Toad's Comment
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Well, I just got out of my evaluation meeting with my trainer. And itโ€™s official- I am a new driver for Schneider!

Schneiderโ€™s drive is scored fail at 16 points and I scored 3 points. Need to check mirrors better and scan intersections better.

Whew - been a wild ride. Three more days left filled with tablet training, trip planning etc etc.

Then off mentors truck for 5-7 days ๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations! I had a great experience with me TE. The trip planning class is very long days, very detailed, but very long!

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