Schneider Orientation 😅

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Rev's Comment
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Living the hotel life !

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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.

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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.

G-Town's Comment
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Enjoy it. Not gonna say anything more...

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Living the hotel life !

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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.

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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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Rev's Comment
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Hey all!

Well, it’s a wrap. I just got home from my 3 week training journey with Schneider finishing with my 5 days with the training engineer (TE)/mentor. Overall was a great experience out with the TE. Super nice guy and well experienced. Stayed in a hotel nightly-do to the account he is on (target dedicated local) so that worked out.

Schneider flew me last Saturday from Phoenix to Portland and rented me a car to drive to Albany, Oregon.

The real added bonus was- I live only 4 hours away from Albany. My trainer had Tuesday-Wednesdays off so my wife drove down and we spent two days in McMinnville, Oregon in the heart of wine country and had a great break. Weather was upper 60’s it was perfect. Then I headed back out for the last two days of training.

Couple of thoughts:

1. I enjoyed the account I trained on. It was a double drop and hook at both of the stories we went to daily. So I had a chance to do a fair amount of dropping and hooking and small space slow maneuvering to position trailers. Plus driving through packed Target parking lots - whew, that was an experience hahaha

2. Going slow wins the race even though it can frustrate others around you. Let them be frustrated. Go slow in backing, turning, driving (i mean obey the law and all haha) but honestly - I found myself less frustrated when I just slowed down and took my time.

3. My family dynamic and this 3 weeks away from home showed us we are not cut out to be on the road for 3 weeks at time. It was a great discovery process. My wife and I had lots of great talks about this and after being together for 33 years - we still like being around each other ❤️

I’m glad I picked a home on the weekends dedicate account .

4. The trucking truth has been a valuable community to connect with and I am glad I found all of you. I’m here to stay :)

I’m looking forward to hearing from my new direct report and get the next step of this journey going. Haven’t heard from anyone yet but I’m sure it’s normal- it’s the weekend and I going to ask for the a few days off anyways. I’m anticipating what the recruiter told me about the job assignment is correct and there will be no surprises.

Have a great weekend everybody!

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Rhino's Comment
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Glad everything is going great for you. I’m excited to start my new career soon to. Happy Easter!

Hey all!

Well, it’s a wrap. I just got home from my 3 week training journey with Schneider finishing with my 5 days with the training engineer (TE)/mentor. Overall was a great experience out with the TE. Super nice guy and well experienced. Stayed in a hotel nightly-do to the account he is on (target dedicated local) so that worked out.

Schneider flew me last Saturday from Phoenix to Portland and rented me a car to drive to Albany, Oregon.

The real added bonus was- I live only 4 hours away from Albany. My trainer had Tuesday-Wednesdays off so my wife drove down and we spent two days in McMinnville, Oregon in the heart of wine country and had a great break. Weather was upper 60’s it was perfect. Then I headed back out for the last two days of training.

Couple of thoughts:

1. I enjoyed the account I trained on. It was a double drop and hook at both of the stories we went to daily. So I had a chance to do a fair amount of dropping and hooking and small space slow maneuvering to position trailers. Plus driving through packed Target parking lots - whew, that was an experience hahaha

2. Going slow wins the race even though it can frustrate others around you. Let them be frustrated. Go slow in backing, turning, driving (i mean obey the law and all haha) but honestly - I found myself less frustrated when I just slowed down and took my time.

3. My family dynamic and this 3 weeks away from home showed us we are not cut out to be on the road for 3 weeks at time. It was a great discovery process. My wife and I had lots of great talks about this and after being together for 33 years - we still like being around each other ❤️

I’m glad I picked a home on the weekends dedicate account .

4. The trucking truth has been a valuable community to connect with and I am glad I found all of you. I’m here to stay :)

I’m looking forward to hearing from my new direct report and get the next step of this journey going. Haven’t heard from anyone yet but I’m sure it’s normal- it’s the weekend and I going to ask for the a few days off anyways. I’m anticipating what the recruiter told me about the job assignment is correct and there will be no surprises.

Have a great weekend everybody!

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Rev's Comment
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Thanks brotha! Enjoy the journey and Happy Easter!

Glad everything is going great for you. I’m excited to start my new career soon to. Happy Easter!

double-quotes-start.png

Hey all!

Well, it’s a wrap. I just got home from my 3 week training journey with Schneider finishing with my 5 days with the training engineer (TE)/mentor. Overall was a great experience out with the TE. Super nice guy and well experienced. Stayed in a hotel nightly-do to the account he is on (target dedicated local) so that worked out.

Schneider flew me last Saturday from Phoenix to Portland and rented me a car to drive to Albany, Oregon.

The real added bonus was- I live only 4 hours away from Albany. My trainer had Tuesday-Wednesdays off so my wife drove down and we spent two days in McMinnville, Oregon in the heart of wine country and had a great break. Weather was upper 60’s it was perfect. Then I headed back out for the last two days of training.

Couple of thoughts:

1. I enjoyed the account I trained on. It was a double drop and hook at both of the stories we went to daily. So I had a chance to do a fair amount of dropping and hooking and small space slow maneuvering to position trailers. Plus driving through packed Target parking lots - whew, that was an experience hahaha

2. Going slow wins the race even though it can frustrate others around you. Let them be frustrated. Go slow in backing, turning, driving (i mean obey the law and all haha) but honestly - I found myself less frustrated when I just slowed down and took my time.

3. My family dynamic and this 3 weeks away from home showed us we are not cut out to be on the road for 3 weeks at time. It was a great discovery process. My wife and I had lots of great talks about this and after being together for 33 years - we still like being around each other ❤️

I’m glad I picked a home on the weekends dedicate account .

4. The trucking truth has been a valuable community to connect with and I am glad I found all of you. I’m here to stay :)

I’m looking forward to hearing from my new direct report and get the next step of this journey going. Haven’t heard from anyone yet but I’m sure it’s normal- it’s the weekend and I going to ask for the a few days off anyways. I’m anticipating what the recruiter told me about the job assignment is correct and there will be no surprises.

Have a great weekend everybody!

double-quotes-end.png

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Rhino's Comment
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Thank u!

Thanks brotha! Enjoy the journey and Happy Easter!

double-quotes-start.png

Glad everything is going great for you. I’m excited to start my new career soon to. Happy Easter!

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

Hey all!

Well, it’s a wrap. I just got home from my 3 week training journey with Schneider finishing with my 5 days with the training engineer (TE)/mentor. Overall was a great experience out with the TE. Super nice guy and well experienced. Stayed in a hotel nightly-do to the account he is on (target dedicated local) so that worked out.

Schneider flew me last Saturday from Phoenix to Portland and rented me a car to drive to Albany, Oregon.

The real added bonus was- I live only 4 hours away from Albany. My trainer had Tuesday-Wednesdays off so my wife drove down and we spent two days in McMinnville, Oregon in the heart of wine country and had a great break. Weather was upper 60’s it was perfect. Then I headed back out for the last two days of training.

Couple of thoughts:

1. I enjoyed the account I trained on. It was a double drop and hook at both of the stories we went to daily. So I had a chance to do a fair amount of dropping and hooking and small space slow maneuvering to position trailers. Plus driving through packed Target parking lots - whew, that was an experience hahaha

2. Going slow wins the race even though it can frustrate others around you. Let them be frustrated. Go slow in backing, turning, driving (i mean obey the law and all haha) but honestly - I found myself less frustrated when I just slowed down and took my time.

3. My family dynamic and this 3 weeks away from home showed us we are not cut out to be on the road for 3 weeks at time. It was a great discovery process. My wife and I had lots of great talks about this and after being together for 33 years - we still like being around each other ❤️

I’m glad I picked a home on the weekends dedicate account .

4. The trucking truth has been a valuable community to connect with and I am glad I found all of you. I’m here to stay :)

I’m looking forward to hearing from my new direct report and get the next step of this journey going. Haven’t heard from anyone yet but I’m sure it’s normal- it’s the weekend and I going to ask for the a few days off anyways. I’m anticipating what the recruiter told me about the job assignment is correct and there will be no surprises.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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