Schneider Orientation 😅

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David F.'s Comment
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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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As a map geek, the trip planning training with SNI was a blast. I loved the detail and information provided.

Dean R.'s Comment
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Good luck! My time with the TE went quickly. I’m Walmart Dedicated so I didn’t sleep in the TE’s tractor, I was put in a hotel and told to use my sleeping bag, not the hotel sheets.

PackRat's Comment
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Great job, Jared! Another step closer for you.

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Good luck! My time with the TE went quickly. I’m Walmart Dedicated so I didn’t sleep in the TE’s tractor, I was put in a hotel and told to use my sleeping bag, not the hotel sheets.

Do you know why they told you that??

Laura

Jared H.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone!

Laura, I was going to ask the same thing but my guess is - “so you can know what it’s like to sleep in your sleeping bag on a bed” or something like that hahaha.

They are telling everyone right now (because of covid) that we can choose to either sleep in the truck with the TE if the TE is ok with it or a hotel. If we have two people training (sounds like that is the normal right now do to lack of TE’s because of covid) the trainees get their own hotel rooms.

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They are highly encouraging everyone to sleep in the truck so we can experience what it’s like to sleep in the truck at a truck stop, back at truck stop, use the shower etc - or the “truck stop experience we won’t have until we are in our own”

I am getting a hotel room 🤣

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Good luck! My time with the TE went quickly. I’m Walmart Dedicated so I didn’t sleep in the TE’s tractor, I was put in a hotel and told to use my sleeping bag, not the hotel sheets.

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Do you know why they told you that??

Laura

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G-Town's Comment
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Learning to sleep in a parked truck is novel and is something best enjoyed after you get your truck keys.

Opting for a hotel was the right decision.

PJ's Comment
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Oh yeah you made a good choice. You will get plenty of chances to sleep in a truck. I will often times get a hotel so I don’t have to stay in the truck. Just me.

Jared H.'s Comment
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Thanks, GTown and PJ- being an infantry army veteran I figured sleeping in a hotel would be the best choice - as you all said 🤣

It kinda worked out - received my training plan today. They are flying me to Portland tomorrow and I will get a rental and drive to Albany, Oregon and connect with my trainer on Sunday. He is on a dedicated local route and I have a hotel booked for me for the next 5-7 days... 🎉🎉🎉

The journey continues !

Dean R.'s Comment
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Good luck! My time with the TE went quickly. I’m Walmart Dedicated so I didn’t sleep in the TE’s tractor, I was put in a hotel and told to use my sleeping bag, not the hotel sheets.

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Do you know why they told you that??

Laura

Perhaps they knew it was better not to keep bed bugs company? The hotel choices might be from the lowest bidder.

I don't use a sleeping bag in the truck. I have sheets and a blanket.

Dean

Dean R.'s Comment
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Learning to sleep in a parked truck is novel and is something best enjoyed after you get your truck keys.

Opting for a hotel was the right decision.

Truth. I wouldn't have wanted to sleep in the TE's truck. It was full of his stuff. I enjoyed "moving in" and making the space my own.

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