Done With Schneider After 3 Months

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Rev's Comment
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Well, the topic title is a little fishing —- 🤣

I’ve put my two week notice in at Schneider not because I haven’t had a great time at Schneider - thought the account is something to be talked about but that’s another topic.

My wife and I have decided to move to the beach after talking about it for the last decade or so… Charleston, SC here we come!

Now- trucking for me somehow has gotten me hooked. When I’m home I want to be on the road and on the road - looking forward to being home. If I could convince my wife to purchase a luxury condo style sleeper and come with me - hahaha

We are not going to move till October and the only reason I’m resigning now is we have 50 years of life to transition - plus, we have two other businesses that pay the bills and everything else to transition.

Should I plan on just starting over with another mega carrier who will hire us newbies? Or just but that beautiful condo sleeper and pull freight for a mega carrier ????

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Well, the topic title is a little fishing —- 🤣

I’ve put my two week notice in at Schneider not because I haven’t had a great time at Schneider - thought the account is something to be talked about but that’s another topic.

My wife and I have decided to move to the beach after talking about it for the last decade or so… Charleston, SC here we come!

Now- trucking for me somehow has gotten me hooked. When I’m home I want to be on the road and on the road - looking forward to being home. If I could convince my wife to purchase a luxury condo style sleeper and come with me - hahaha

We are not going to move till October and the only reason I’m resigning now is we have 50 years of life to transition - plus, we have two other businesses that pay the bills and everything else to transition.

Should I plan on just starting over with another mega carrier who will hire us newbies? Or just but that beautiful condo sleeper and pull freight for a mega carrier ????

What about the 'team dreams?' Is there anything on your Y/T channel about it????

I'm just like....wow~!! Best wishes with your move, tho!

(As long as the missus is happy; LoL~!!! ;)~ )

~ Anne ~

PackRat's Comment
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What do you think your insurance rates will be with that whole 3 months experience? Not a good choice to split. Schneider has way too many choices and platforms to not have something that will work. Schneider is not the problem IMHO.

Dean R.'s Comment
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Is there nothing from Schneider in SC? You are better off keeping your momentum and staying on, at least for one whole year.

I tired of the Walmart Account. Only roads I drove were 88, 80, 94, and 74. Instead of leaving Schneider I simply transferred to the Edwardsville, IL region (St. Louis) and stayed on. Still a 5-day week, same pay. Bonus is I can park at home and not have a 2.5 hour commute twice per week.

Best wishes for whatever you decide. Good luck Rev!

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Rev's Comment
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Where did I say Schneider was the problem? Nothing in Charleston I’m interested to drive with at Schneider. I would say though - Schneider is only paying me $17 HR plus OT and that’s in one of the most expensive places to live in the PNW. What new drivers are paid by these mega carriers giving us a “shot” is pretty terrible. But, I get the reason.

Thanks for the input!

What do you think your insurance rates will be with that whole 3 months experience? Not a good choice to split. Schneider has way too many choices and platforms to not have something that will work. Schneider is not the problem IMHO.

Rev's Comment
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YouTube video coming soon!

And we are going to team drive in 2022 - just wanted to see if landing somewhere to keep the skills sharp is a realistic idea..

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Well, the topic title is a little fishing —- 🤣

I’ve put my two week notice in at Schneider not because I haven’t had a great time at Schneider - thought the account is something to be talked about but that’s another topic.

My wife and I have decided to move to the beach after talking about it for the last decade or so… Charleston, SC here we come!

Now- trucking for me somehow has gotten me hooked. When I’m home I want to be on the road and on the road - looking forward to being home. If I could convince my wife to purchase a luxury condo style sleeper and come with me - hahaha

We are not going to move till October and the only reason I’m resigning now is we have 50 years of life to transition - plus, we have two other businesses that pay the bills and everything else to transition.

Should I plan on just starting over with another mega carrier who will hire us newbies? Or just but that beautiful condo sleeper and pull freight for a mega carrier ????

double-quotes-end.png

What about the 'team dreams?' Is there anything on your Y/T channel about it????

I'm just like....wow~!! Best wishes with your move, tho!

(As long as the missus is happy; LoL~!!! ;)~ )

~ Anne ~

Rev's Comment
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Thanks Dean! No, there is nothing in SC I’m interested in with Schneider.

Is there nothing from Schneider in SC? You are better off keeping your momentum and staying on, at least for one whole year.

I tired of the Walmart Account. Only roads I drove were 88, 80, 94, and 74. Instead of leaving Schneider I simply transferred to the Edwardsville, IL region (St. Louis) and stayed on. Still a 5-day week, same pay. Bonus is I can park at home and not have a 2.5 hour commute twice per week.

Best wishes for whatever you decide. Good luck Rev!

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Schneider is only paying me $17 HR plus OT and that’s in one of the most expensive places to live in the PNW. What new drivers are paid by these mega carriers giving us a “shot” is pretty terrible. But, I get the reason.

nobody forced you to take that position though. I agree that $17 for a CDL holder is very low but I never understood why someone is willing to take a job just to complain about the pay. If someone is willing to work for that why raise the wage across the board? Surely there are ways to demonstrate you're worth more. It happened to me my first year being paid $21.90 with a union contract that got us 50 cent raises every 3 months until top pay 1 year. I kicked ass and received a text from my manager saying my hard work hasn't gone unnoticed and they bumped me to full scale 3 or 4 months early.

As far as waiting til you get moved to start driving again...terrible idea. You almost certainly have to go through training again, and may be required to do some sort of refresher. Your skills are still developing plus having left your first company after 3 months will look bad on your application.

Best of luck.

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.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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$17 an hour? Yikes, I wouldn't be interested in anything either

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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YouTube video coming soon!

And we are going to team drive in 2022 - just wanted to see if landing somewhere to keep the skills sharp is a realistic idea..

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Well, the topic title is a little fishing —- 🤣

I’ve put my two week notice in at Schneider not because I haven’t had a great time at Schneider - thought the account is something to be talked about but that’s another topic.

My wife and I have decided to move to the beach after talking about it for the last decade or so… Charleston, SC here we come!

Now- trucking for me somehow has gotten me hooked. When I’m home I want to be on the road and on the road - looking forward to being home. If I could convince my wife to purchase a luxury condo style sleeper and come with me - hahaha

We are not going to move till October and the only reason I’m resigning now is we have 50 years of life to transition - plus, we have two other businesses that pay the bills and everything else to transition.

Should I plan on just starting over with another mega carrier who will hire us newbies? Or just but that beautiful condo sleeper and pull freight for a mega carrier ????

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

What about the 'team dreams?' Is there anything on your Y/T channel about it????

I'm just like....wow~!! Best wishes with your move, tho!

(As long as the missus is happy; LoL~!!! ;)~ )

~ Anne ~

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I'm 'scribed!! :) Best wishes & I will never share your YT stories on TT before you do!!

Seriousl, .... Thanks, Jared. I was kinda looking fwd to the 'familia' teaming, selfishly~!! (sry!)

Wish y'all the best.. and yep, Daniel B. (WE MISS YOU!!) gave great . . . GREAT advice!

Will be watching!! Best to ya!

~ Anne ~

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