TMC Or Schneider For First Job??

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PackRat's Comment
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Here's something else you may consider:

While TMC only pulls flatbed, Schneider pulls everything. If you wanted to try something new, you could just switch divisions.

TwoSides11's Comment
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Thanks PackRat, I did not know that. Simple as that to just switch division's. Thanks for the info!

Pianoman's Comment
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Here's something else you may consider:

While TMC only pulls flatbed, Schneider pulls everything. If you wanted to try something new, you could just switch divisions.

Good point, I was kinda thinking this too. If he would rather do flatbed I still think TMC would be the better option in that case since Schneider will be alot more limited in that area as far as locations/hometime options/miles since their flatbed division is pretty small compared to the other freight they haul. At least that's my understanding, as far as I know Schneider doesn't exactly have a huge flatbed division but if I'm wrong please call me out on it. I'd still recommend making a decision about which type of freight he wants to haul and making his company decision based on that.

PackRat's Comment
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Thanks PackRat, I did not know that. Simple as that to just switch division's. Thanks for the info!

Well, not quite that simple, but definitely possible to do, and at the same company.

A driver would need to be qualified, be accepted by management, then successfully complete additional training on a different platform.

PackRat's Comment
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Jamie drove there on a dedicated account pulling flatbed before he made the switch and came over here to Crete.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Here's something else you may consider:

While TMC only pulls flatbed, Schneider pulls everything. If you wanted to try something new, you could just switch divisions.

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Good point, I was kinda thinking this too. If he would rather do flatbed I still think TMC would be the better option in that case since Schneider will be alot more limited in that area as far as locations/hometime options/miles since their flatbed division is pretty small compared to the other freight they haul. At least that's my understanding, as far as I know Schneider doesn't exactly have a huge flatbed division but if I'm wrong please call me out on it. I'd still recommend making a decision about which type of freight he wants to haul and making his company decision based on that.

As far as I know, Schneider hauls flatbed with a piggyback forklift for Home Depot. Jamie probably knows if they do other flatbed of the TMC variety. For flatbed, you probably want to go with TMC. Also, factor in the location of the training with each company. It might not be important to you, but think about it.

TwoSides11's Comment
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For flatbed, you probably want to go with TMC. Also, factor in the location of the training with each company. It might not be important to you, but think about it.

Thanks Bruce, I know for a fact I would have to leave the state to go for training with TMC, I chose Schneider over PTL because I would only have to travel 2hrs to their training facility and they have a terminal in Trenton, NJ. I'm right outside of Philadelphia.

I'm going to call TMC tomorrow and get more details. If it sounds reasonable I might go ahead and pull the trigger

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Here's something else you may consider:

While TMC only pulls flatbed, Schneider pulls everything. If you wanted to try something new, you could just switch divisions.

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Good point, I was kinda thinking this too. If he would rather do flatbed I still think TMC would be the better option in that case since Schneider will be alot more limited in that area as far as locations/hometime options/miles since their flatbed division is pretty small compared to the other freight they haul. At least that's my understanding, as far as I know Schneider doesn't exactly have a huge flatbed division but if I'm wrong please call me out on it. I'd still recommend making a decision about which type of freight he wants to haul and making his company decision based on that.

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As far as I know, Schneider hauls flatbed with a piggyback forklift for Home Depot. Jamie probably knows if they do other flatbed of the TMC variety. For flatbed, you probably want to go with TMC. Also, factor in the location of the training with each company. It might not be important to you, but think about it.

I did the Home Depot account hauling from store to customers homes/job sight with a flatbed/piggy back setup.

But Schneider does/used to have a glass account where they hauled glass to job sites over all the place, don’t remember if it was regional or OTR.

The Home Depot account was pretty easy and it was home daily in my area.

Regional:

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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