My Awful Experience With Schneider National As Rookie.

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Steve L.'s Comment
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Two Drivers go to the same Schneider Orientation. One has your experience and goes through seven companies in less than two years, the other stays with Schneider two years before moving on.

Driver one, after five years, realized HIS mistakes and settled into company number…uh, who knows? Driver two is on his second company and plans to retire there.

Maybe reconsider your priorities/objectives?

Banks's Comment
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I don't think the OP is coming back

Jesse G.'s Comment
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I've had some issues with Schneider myself, they micro manage their drivers on every side angle thing playing the military cover their ass game mixed with a slight mind control aspect of their company if you take a good look at the verbage and wording with quite a few things. They don't micro manage anyone else in the chain and it always seems when a driver has a legitimate complaint there's 5 guys like you people defending them. Sorry guys but I agree with him, had a truck broken nonstop for the 6 months I worked there, my family has worked there almost since the company started, it has changed considerably.

Jesse G.'s Comment
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I'm not buying that, sometimes it is the company. My truck was broke for 6 months when I was driving with Schneider, the home time issue similar but I didn't care as much about that, the pay not so great because I was always dealing with maintenance issues the company refused to fix that were dangerous. Drivers blaming other drivers for not fitting into cookie cutter operations 100lb heads with management/psychology degrees come up when they call out a companies bull**** is a bigger issue, makes the drivers look weak and replaceable with AI/GPS systems.

Two Drivers go to the same Schneider Orientation. One has your experience and goes through seven companies in less than two years, the other stays with Schneider two years before moving on.

Driver one, after five years, realized HIS mistakes and settled into company number…uh, who knows? Driver two is on his second company and plans to retire there.

Maybe reconsider your priorities/objectives?

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I'm not buying that, sometimes it is the company. My truck was broke for 6 months when I was driving with Schneider, the home time issue similar but I didn't care as much about that, the pay not so great because I was always dealing with maintenance issues the company refused to fix that were dangerous. Drivers blaming other drivers for not fitting into cookie cutter operations 100lb heads with management/psychology degrees come up when they call out a companies bull**** is a bigger issue, makes the drivers look weak and replaceable with AI/GPS systems.

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Two Drivers go to the same Schneider Orientation. One has your experience and goes through seven companies in less than two years, the other stays with Schneider two years before moving on.

Driver one, after five years, realized HIS mistakes and settled into company number…uh, who knows? Driver two is on his second company and plans to retire there.

Maybe reconsider your priorities/objectives?

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They couldn't fix it in 6 months?? Why didn't you ask for another truck? 6 months is a long time to wait on a truck repair.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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I'm not buying that, sometimes it is the company. My truck was broke for 6 months when I was driving with Schneider, the home time issue similar but I didn't care as much about that, the pay not so great because I was always dealing with maintenance issues the company refused to fix that were dangerous. Drivers blaming other drivers for not fitting into cookie cutter operations 100lb heads with management/psychology degrees come up when they call out a companies bull**** is a bigger issue, makes the drivers look weak and replaceable with AI/GPS systems.

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Two Drivers go to the same Schneider Orientation. One has your experience and goes through seven companies in less than two years, the other stays with Schneider two years before moving on.

Driver one, after five years, realized HIS mistakes and settled into company number…uh, who knows? Driver two is on his second company and plans to retire there.

Maybe reconsider your priorities/objectives?

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So, when is it the driver? I have seen tons and tons of negative comments and reviews of all sorts of companies from mega carriers to smaller companies and the complaints always seem centered around pay, home time, and miles (or lack thereof). I came to this site originally complaining about an issue I had with a company, so I do understand the feeling of being done wrong.

If companies are in business to make money and drivers hauling freight is how they make money, why would a company sabotage itself by not keeping drivers running? This makes 0 sense to me. I understand that some companies are better organized and better operated than others, but what you and the OP are describing is like some kind of Machiavellian sinister plan to refuse to keep trucks running so drivers are moving. When is it the driver's fault for not being as efficient as possible, for not communicating well, or any other issues that human workers bring to a company? The complaints never mention what the driver did wrong or could have done better.

Truthfully, this site is about new drivers and people thinking about becoming drivers getting information to learn what the industry is about. Personally, I am not interested in reading about how you think a company is garbage because it didn't work for you. I would be interested in reading what you have to share regarding your experience in driving, outside of complaining about a company.

Steve L.'s Comment
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I'm not buying that, sometimes it is the company. My truck was broke for 6 months when I was driving with Schneider, the home time issue similar but I didn't care as much about that, the pay not so great because I was always dealing with maintenance issues the company refused to fix that were dangerous. Drivers blaming other drivers for not fitting into cookie cutter operations 100lb heads with management/psychology degrees come up when they call out a companies bull**** is a bigger issue, makes the drivers look weak and replaceable with AI/GPS systems.

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Two Drivers go to the same Schneider Orientation. One has your experience and goes through seven companies in less than two years, the other stays with Schneider two years before moving on.

Driver one, after five years, realized HIS mistakes and settled into company number…uh, who knows? Driver two is on his second company and plans to retire there.

Maybe reconsider your priorities/objectives?

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Jesse G, you don't have "buy that." I'm not selling anything. Just relaying my personal experience.

I never said Schneider was perfect. If I thought they were, I'd still be there. But you used YOUR experience to justify discounting MY experience. How does that make you any different than the company managing their employees the way THEIR experience tells them is most effective?

Since all companies have their faults, I could probably give ten reasons why I could leave my current company. But I prefer to focus on the reasons why I should stay.

Jesse G.'s Comment
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I did, and they wouldn't, the steering rods were rusted together, interaxle locks didn't work the fuel gauge was busted, shocks were bad tires were bad and out of spec they never wanted to replace them I had it in various shops of theirs and the TA for 6months. When I wanted to do a lease purchase to simply have more control over my vehicle itself I was given a load of **** and fired for something other drivers didn't get fired for. Sometimes it's the company, and with a company like Schneider where everyone is a literal number stupidity happens all too often anymore and the only excuse you ever get it well our system works or we wouldn't be this big of a company. No, your this big of a company because your mega company system hijacked the name of a great man in trucking and expanded your bull**** slowly under it until people start calling it out and then get met with responses like the other drivers and owner ops are giving now when it's simply not the case anymore.

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I'm not buying that, sometimes it is the company. My truck was broke for 6 months when I was driving with Schneider, the home time issue similar but I didn't care as much about that, the pay not so great because I was always dealing with maintenance issues the company refused to fix that were dangerous. Drivers blaming other drivers for not fitting into cookie cutter operations 100lb heads with management/psychology degrees come up when they call out a companies bull**** is a bigger issue, makes the drivers look weak and replaceable with AI/GPS systems.

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Two Drivers go to the same Schneider Orientation. One has your experience and goes through seven companies in less than two years, the other stays with Schneider two years before moving on.

Driver one, after five years, realized HIS mistakes and settled into company number…uh, who knows? Driver two is on his second company and plans to retire there.

Maybe reconsider your priorities/objectives?

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They couldn't fix it in 6 months?? Why didn't you ask for another truck? 6 months is a long time to wait on a truck repair.

Trucker Chris (CK)'s Comment
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I did, and they wouldn't, the steering rods were rusted together, interaxle locks didn't work the fuel gauge was busted, shocks were bad tires were bad and out of spec they never wanted to replace them I had it in various shops of theirs and the TA for 6months. When I wanted to do a lease purchase to simply have more control over my vehicle itself I was given a load of **** and fired for something other drivers didn't get fired for. Sometimes it's the company, and with a company like Schneider where everyone is a literal number stupidity happens all too often anymore and the only excuse you ever get it well our system works or we wouldn't be this big of a company. No, your this big of a company because your mega company system hijacked the name of a great man in trucking and expanded your bull**** slowly under it until people start calling it out and then get met with responses like the other drivers and owner ops are giving now when it's simply not the case anymore.

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I'm not buying that, sometimes it is the company. My truck was broke for 6 months when I was driving with Schneider, the home time issue similar but I didn't care as much about that, the pay not so great because I was always dealing with maintenance issues the company refused to fix that were dangerous. Drivers blaming other drivers for not fitting into cookie cutter operations 100lb heads with management/psychology degrees come up when they call out a companies bull**** is a bigger issue, makes the drivers look weak and replaceable with AI/GPS systems.

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Two Drivers go to the same Schneider Orientation. One has your experience and goes through seven companies in less than two years, the other stays with Schneider two years before moving on.

Driver one, after five years, realized HIS mistakes and settled into company number…uh, who knows? Driver two is on his second company and plans to retire there.

Maybe reconsider your priorities/objectives?

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They couldn't fix it in 6 months?? Why didn't you ask for another truck? 6 months is a long time to wait on a truck repair.

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So... what did Schneider fire you for that you claim they don't fire others for?

If the equipment isn't legal, why would you run it at all (other than possibly to the nearest shop?)

Jesse G.'s Comment
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I've worked with several companies in the US looking, as well as driven trucks all over the world in the military and for other companies as well as a mechanical and engineering background with diesel trucks. Schneider regardless of saying they want drivers and want to keep drivers in seats is literally one step away from throwing robots in their seats with how much they micromanage drivers and their tactic of everyone else is always right drivers are obviously dumb with no experience when they disagree with the mega carrier ideas. The only logical next step in their mega carrier system is to remove drivers. I bet if every state was like New Jersey and people had to pump the gas for them they would have already started and blamed it on driver turn over numbers.

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I'm not buying that, sometimes it is the company. My truck was broke for 6 months when I was driving with Schneider, the home time issue similar but I didn't care as much about that, the pay not so great because I was always dealing with maintenance issues the company refused to fix that were dangerous. Drivers blaming other drivers for not fitting into cookie cutter operations 100lb heads with management/psychology degrees come up when they call out a companies bull**** is a bigger issue, makes the drivers look weak and replaceable with AI/GPS systems.

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Two Drivers go to the same Schneider Orientation. One has your experience and goes through seven companies in less than two years, the other stays with Schneider two years before moving on.

Driver one, after five years, realized HIS mistakes and settled into company number…uh, who knows? Driver two is on his second company and plans to retire there.

Maybe reconsider your priorities/objectives?

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So, when is it the driver? I have seen tons and tons of negative comments and reviews of all sorts of companies from mega carriers to smaller companies and the complaints always seem centered around pay, home time, and miles (or lack thereof). I came to this site originally complaining about an issue I had with a company, so I do understand the feeling of being done wrong.

If companies are in business to make money and drivers hauling freight is how they make money, why would a company sabotage itself by not keeping drivers running? This makes 0 sense to me. I understand that some companies are better organized and better operated than others, but what you and the OP are describing is like some kind of Machiavellian sinister plan to refuse to keep trucks running so drivers are moving. When is it the driver's fault for not being as efficient as possible, for not communicating well, or any other issues that human workers bring to a company? The complaints never mention what the driver did wrong or could have done better.

Truthfully, this site is about new drivers and people thinking about becoming drivers getting information to learn what the industry is about. Personally, I am not interested in reading about how you think a company is garbage because it didn't work for you. I would be interested in reading what you have to share regarding your experience in driving, outside of complaining about a company.

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