Transferred To Different Schneider Division

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Dean R.'s Comment
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Hello folks! Like the subject says, I transferred from Walmart Dedicated to Regional out of Edwardsville (St.Louis area), IL. After 6 months on the Walmart account it was time for a change. Just finished my first week at the new gig.

No more 80, 88, 94, 90 for me. I wanted to "take a new road" so to speak. Regional will let me park at home and have most weekends off. That's what I like about Schneider. I can change my division and have new experiences. No more spending most of my nights at a DC. On on my own for the most part. I got to drive out of Illinois and go into Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Kentucky. My next planned load is going to a Sam's Club DC in Arkansas.

No more roller doors. I had to remember how to deal with double-doors and even have to sweep out my trailers from now on. Previously Walmart employees cleaned the trailers. Change is good.

I was the only new transfer driver on onboarding day so I got first dibs on a truck. She's a beauty! Former lease operator truck that was turned in when they got a new one. 2020 Cascadia with fridge, apu , and inverter. My previous trucks were bare-bones '16 and '17 Cascadias.

The transfer was easy. Just an online form and a phone call. If I had a critical event, traffic ticket, or other employment problem on my record it would have been harder to transfer.

Stay safe out there.



Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.


Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Dean!

Dean R.'s Comment
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Congratulations Dean!

Thank you sir! If you recall I was a new driver with some adjustment problems about a year ago. I'm on the right path now and have been doing well since January. Trucking Truth helped me along.

Readers - Are you thinking about a career or struggling to get going? The folks at Trucking Truth know what they are talking about and they will help you along the way. Don't discount the site name. It's truth.


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