Done With Schneider After 3 Months

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Rev's Comment
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Thanks so much!

Again, I would stay longer at Schneider but I’m moving and they don’t have anything I’m interested to work in SC. And I refuse at the age of 50 to work a job just for “experience” that I don’t really need in the industry. Plenty of companies out there in SC that pay more then I make now have already being offered to me… if a monthly income I needed, I would already be employed.

We’ve been planning to move to the sun and the beach the last 10 years and the 800 BILLION trucking industry has plenty of opportunities - ❤️🙏🏼

Wish you well, Jared (the Rev...) !!!

Say hiya to the Col. for me, too~!

I'll follow you on Y/T but still hope you post more here. Don't let 'our' confusion (as TT as a whole) dissuade your participation with us!!!!

Everyone has unique circumstances, as does my household, as well.

The VETS ON HERE will be the 1st to tell us, this is not a 'cookie cutter' profession; not 'one size fits all' by any means. Sure, I'd have loved to see ya stick it out with SNI for 3 more, but .. LIFE HAPPENS, I get that, totally, man.

Wish you the best; keep us in the loop!!

~ Anne (& Tom) ~

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Tammy A.'s Comment
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LUCKY!

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 ????

Steve L.'s Comment
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Well, when you’re independently wealthy, setting up your own start up trucking company…why not?

When you get that new business set up, let us know what you’re paying drivers. Since I’m sure it’ll be great, we’ll all be happy to apply.

But seriously, you’re moving from one of the most expensive places to live, to one of the least expensive. Let us know how the work ethic of the potential employees is different. 😎

Bird-One's Comment
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Fired up today Jared? A lot to unpack here but I’ll touch on the condo sleeper. How many stretched out trucks with condos have you seen pulling for say Prime or Schneider? I bet you haven’t. Why? Because your truck has to meet a certain criteria to lease with them. Usually new with good gas mileage, def and all the sensors that put these trucks in the shop for a week because the dealer can’t find a food sensor. And yes it will be under warranty which means you will have to go to a dealer.

Just because they will lease you on doesn’t mean the insurance won’t be high. And good luck making money. I’ve seen mega’s advertise for a 1.40 mile. Good luck rolling in the dough with that.

And hopefully you can find a carrier that will give you an immediate settlement after you deliver a load. Otherwise you’ll be getting paid ever 30 days. Good luck man. You’re gonna need it.

Old School's Comment
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Jared, we love you man! We get concerned when rookie drivers with 3 months experience make bold statements like this...

Trucking is not hard to figure out…

I've owned several businesses myself. Trucking is complicated. That's all I'm going to say about that comment. It is comical that you think it is simple.

I don't know where you think all the money is that you are missing out on. Look at a few of your remarks...

I am just trying to remove as many people between me and the money as possible.
It’s easy to be competitive in the trucking market
There are many companies out here in America that pay 70-80% of the weekly profit to the truck to O/O. Running under their authority and with some nice benefits like fuel surcharges etc

Jared, the folks "between you and the money" are making 3 to 5 percent profits. Those are public records that anybody wanting to invest in the trucking business can look up. So now you mention that those same folks are willing to pay you 70 to 80% of the weekly profits, which of course is not correct. They are willing to pay you 70 to 80% of the weekly revenues. That means they still keep their 5 percent profit and a little extra for overhead. You still have folks between you and the money, and you are now responsible for the expenses involved. I know you think it is a simple business and it is easy to be competitive. I honestly hope you are correct. Unfortunately I know better.

We try to help people make a good start in this business. I hope we have helped you, and you seem like you would admit that we have. I am afraid you have gotten enough under your belt in three months that you think you have us outwitted. We don't really enjoy disagreeing with folks, but I am afraid we probably can't agree with much of your quickly acquired knowledge. We've been involved in this for years, and we stand by what we are saying. We wish you every success, but are not expecting to see you breaking out in any victory dances very soon.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Your posts are hilarious! It's amazing all you believe (incorrectly) you have figured out in under 6 months. Bless your heart. Trucking is so easy as an O/O that I'm surprised everybody isn't doing it. Make sure to make YT videos on all your numbers.

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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I'm just here for the comments...there's obviously nothing I can add since you have it all figured out so this is great entertainment. Good luck, you'll need it more than you realize.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Bird-One notes:

... the dealer can’t find a food sensor.

Do trucks have those? Dang! No one has told me about that!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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Bird-One notes:

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... the dealer can’t find a food sensor.

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Do trucks have those? Dang! No one has told me about that!

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Well yeah, how do you think they knew about the oreos?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bird-One's Comment
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I was hoping nobody was going to catch it. Can always count you you Errol! I meant a good sensor. Which I think I really meant a bad sensor. Maybe I was hungry when typing it’s

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Bird-One notes:

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... the dealer can’t find a food sensor.

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Do trucks have those? Dang! No one has told me about that!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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