Schneider National Kept My Employment Record For Over 10 Yrs

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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Socialism and communism have never worked and never will in all of human history.



That was your bias to start with.


This is not a bias, this is truth. The only problem with this truth is that it is obvious mostly for those who has personal experience with socialism. The major reason why socialist ideas are so popular among American democrats is that most of these people were born, raised and enjoy their lives in a capitalist country, having no real understanding of a socialist life.

Yes, most of those pushing for socialism in this country are either those who prefer not to have to do anything on their own or can't do anything on their own. They've always been catered to, mommy and daddy supported them and gave them whatever they wanted and they expect to live off INHERITED money rather than making their own. They often feel guilty for having what they didn't earn so they want the government to give everything to everyone. Or they are those that are poor due to poor life choices, repeatedly making the same types of poor choices be it relationships, drug use, alcohol use, criminal behavior, stupidity, laziness, having too many children before they are capable of supporting any of them and on and on. Sure there are some among us that are disabled, mentally deficient or just had a situation out of their control. They often complain of rich peoples excess money not being redistributed amongst everyone that is poor and how the greedy oligarchs and business owners are selfish for wanting more yet they quit job after job for a better income and benefits themselves. The saddest part is they refuse to learn from history, even refuse to see how toxic and corrupt socialism/communism is and has been in every country that has ever tried it. All it does is make the leaders filthy rich and everyone else equally poor. Is this just my biased opinion? Absolutely not, it is cold hard facts, facts they prefer to ignore. I tire of their claims of inequality, lack of equity, wealth gaps, systemic anything, institutional anything and all the other nonsense they tend to spew from their food holes just to make them feel better about who they are not but should be. This rant is not political as I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I don't blindly follow anyone but myself. I am intelligent enough to know BS when I see or hear it. I just wish more of us could do the same. Common sense is not so common it seems. Socialism bites, always has always will as do those that are pushing for it here in the USA.

Wow, sorry for the long rant...but you know I'm right.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Paul S.'s Comment
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Schneider Paid for my flight to a school, tuition, hotel room to myself for the 4 weeks and a flight home. The exchange was I agreed to work for Schneider for 1 year. If I worked 6 to 12 months but less than 1 year I would refund 1/3 the investment and if I did not stay for the first 6 months I would owe back 2/3 the investment. I made a sharp right turn 9 days shy of my first 6 months, got hung on a few rocks and needed a tow for 10 feet backwards to get going again. This was my 1st rookie mistake, is not even DOT reportable as I did drive away and Schneider still terminated my employment 2 days later. (I forgot, swing wide its a trailer.) A couple weeks later I get a bill for $3052.00 in the mail, 2/3 the schooling investment that put a license in my hand. I posted my resume online the day I made my mistake and had a job in less than 2 weeks with several offers to pick from. 5 months later I start getting post cards with job offers from Schneider, who still want the $3052.00 and now the employee back as well. There are several other carriers who will hire most anyone and will get you the 6 months experience (Pam, Swift and USXpress for example.) You could then reapply to one of the lowest paid trucking jobs in the country, Schneider. The best advice it to be sure to watch the Youtube channel Bonehead truckers of the week, then try to not be an actual participant....


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Errol V.'s Comment
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my 1st rookie mistake, is not even DOT reportable as I did drive away

Some people think an incident being DOT reportable is some kind of threshold. Well it is. Here's a hypothetical to show you how important accidents are:

You borrow the family car from your dad for a trip to the store. In that parking lot, you accidentally back into a light post, crimping the back bumper and the rear hatch no loner opens easily.

This is not reportable for legal or insurance. There is no real damage to anything but the car. But how easy will it be next time to borrow the car? Do you still have a bicycle? Shame on the mess!

It's not the "reportable" thing that gets you fired, it's your ability to forget and damage company equipment (and maybe other property). This shows up on your DAC Report, available to any trucking company.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.


Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Old School's Comment
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Although Paul makes several egregious comments in his first post, I have to thank him for reviving this conversation. I read through it again, and it's a treasure trove worthy of reviewing over and over.

BK's Comment
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Well, Schneider is Schneider. They are very anal retentive, if that is the proper term.

I have to shake my head about Schneider on a frequent basis. It’s where I started and I still talk to friends who worked there and one who still does. Their corporate personality is very exacting and rigid. I recently tried to track down the exact dates I worked there. Thought I could get that info over the phone. But Nooooooo… to get that info would take a lengthy process of a written request along with an acceptable reason for needing such “confidential” information. Then the info could only be supplied to me in an official letter from Corporate Headquarters.

Thankfully, I was able to reconstruct the dates I needed from other records. It just was an unnecessary hassle, in my opinion.

Much of this unnecessary complicating of things that used to be simple and straightforward is due to the lawyers and lawsuits. Schneider is very much legal/liability driven as is most of the industry. Sad.

PackRat's Comment
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Of the three main characters, which one is driving now?

A. David

B. Chris

C. Woke Kerry

D. None

*I'm picking D.*

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