Flatbed Here I Come!

Topic 30014 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Rev's Comment
member avatar

Happy Sunday, April 18, 2021

Well, it’s been an interesting journey here at Schndeider. A great experience for sure. Here are some updates:

After my week with my TE/mentor driving his Target dedicated account. It was a double drop and hook which at first I had NO IDEA what that was -that changed quick LOL. After a week of two stores each day I can say coupling and uncoupling I’m upgraded from newbie to newbie 2.0 haha.

It was a great week solid trainer. Helped me with a modified 45 setup for real life backing that was “going to come soon”

After that week I got home and made my first phone connection with my first DBL (driver business leader) super nice guy and as we started getting into the “boots on the ground” as I like to call it l, regarding the account I was hired for and it was clear.

Someone (recruiter) didn’t understand the account I was pitched. Basically led to two days of conversation which ended up with me sending a detailed email regarding what I was told, what the job posting said and what the reality for the account from my DBL expectations and I determined there was no way i would have applied for the particular account. Wasn’t going to fit my lifestyle at all. So, I politely quit and had no hard feelings at all.

This ended up with a phone call from my DBL and we talked through some possible options if I wanted to stay at Schneider. Which I did.

Sooooooo.... I was pitched flatbed account. The same account I wanted to apply for but didn’t have the 3-month driving requirement. Low and behold - that was waved if I wanted to give it a shot.

They set me up to do a ride along week before last to get a good look at the job ( Prime Source account ) delivering to Home Depot’s etc flatbed with curtains.

I had a great time and I was like — this fits me perfect. Went to two days of securement training last week. Picked up first truck - it was mess. That’s fine my wife and I cleaned it up proper.

This week I will go out 3 or so with a mentor to get a good feel and I can stir as many days as I want my new DBL said and next week most likely. I will go solo. 😅

I just wanted to give a quick update!

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.

Turtle's Comment
member avatar

Wow, that's a lot of potential change in a short amount of time. I'm glad to hear you were able to work it out by staying with Schneider. You always struck me as someone who will fit in the asset column. I'm sure they saw it too, which is why they tweaked the rules a little to keep you there. The ball is back in your court to show them they were correct.

Good luck Jared, and welcome to flatbed.

John's Comment
member avatar

Great update - been following along on YouTube as well!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rev's Comment
member avatar

Thank you kind sir!

It was some fast changes for sure. I was super glad I was on the target account for training. Target parking lots 😅🙏🏼

Wow, that's a lot of potential change in a short amount of time. I'm glad to hear you were able to work it out by staying with Schneider. You always struck me as someone who will fit in the asset column. I'm sure they saw it too, which is why they tweaked the rules a little to keep you there. The ball is back in your court to show them they were correct.

Good luck Jared, and welcome to flatbed.

Rev's Comment
member avatar

Thank you! YouTube has been fun. Thanks for following!

Great update - been following along on YouTube as well!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
member avatar

Great update - been following along on YouTube as well!

Thank you! YouTube has been fun. Thanks for following!

double-quotes-start.png

Great update - been following along on YouTube as well!

double-quotes-end.png

Awhhhh! I LOST it. Anyone spare the Y/T link again ?!?!? (ps: CONGRATS, man!!!)

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

John's Comment
member avatar

Youtube page

double-quotes-start.png

Great update - been following along on YouTube as well!

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-start.png

Thank you! YouTube has been fun. Thanks for following!

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

Great update - been following along on YouTube as well!

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

Awhhhh! I LOST it. Anyone spare the Y/T link again ?!?!? (ps: CONGRATS, man!!!)

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
member avatar

Great deal! Glad that you'll be able to keep your berth with Schneider, and that you're getting to drive flatbed after all.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
member avatar

Youtube page

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

Great update - been following along on YouTube as well!

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

Thank you! YouTube has been fun. Thanks for following!

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

Great update - been following along on YouTube as well!

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

Awhhhh! I LOST it. Anyone spare the Y/T link again ?!?!? (ps: CONGRATS, man!!!)

~ Anne ~

double-quotes-end.png

TYSM ~!!!!

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Chief Brody's Comment
member avatar

Congrats on the flatbed gig. My experience delivering to Home Depot, Lowes, etc. has been good. And having a curtain side will save lots of aggravation, especially in the winter.

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More