My Awful Experience With Schneider National As Rookie.

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I have to call some BS on this, my dad is a shop supervisor for a large truck dealership in the Chicago area. He sees Schinder trucks all the time, there is no way they would make you run a truck that isn't legal.

He does see a lot of drivers who complain about their equipment not being safe when it is in fact 100% legal and safe.

PackRat's Comment
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He does see a lot of drivers who complain about their equipment not being safe when it is in fact 100% legal and safe.

Do they whine as often as the new "contributor" on here?

"Schneider is such an awful mega company! I did everything right and they just up and fired me! It's all their fault, too!"

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*Scratching my head while yawning*

Mikey B.'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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Just out of curiosity, what year and model of truck and what was the milage? Also, if the steering rods were rusted together....how did you manage to turn to get out of the parking spot? How did you manage not to run out if fuel? Why would you even contemplate leasing a truck from a company that did all that? Granted, not all companies are great but the likes is Schneider had over 10,000 drivers so they are obviously doing SOMETHING right. And tires? I absolutely refuse to believe they wouldn't even replace a tire.

Jesse G.'s Comment
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Call BS all you want, I was at a fleet dealership getting repairs too and they didn't find the rusted up tie rod when they were supposed to do an alignment but obviously didn't. I was at a TA when someone took the time after explaining my issue again and went yeah this is ****ed up and we need to do more but the company said we can't. Failure to obey a road sign is what got fired right after I was arguing with the load dispatcher aka leader over wanting to do a lease purchase because I wasn't fueling up were they said too since the gauge was broke and they didn't fix it the first 10 times I had it in the shop. As far as asking for a new truck I did, and they said no, as far as getting it completely road worthy, they kept refusing repairs, and as far as me being the ******* for driving illegal, **** you, they didn't do their job, I was doing mine and I needed to make a few bucks to pay my bills and eat so stop trying to blame the driver when in reality it would have fell on the carrier after I had it in the shop that many times with the company refusing to fix suspension and steering components after their mechanics certified it as good.

I have to call some BS on this, my dad is a shop supervisor for a large truck dealership in the Chicago area. He sees Schinder trucks all the time, there is no way they would make you run a truck that isn't legal.

He does see a lot of drivers who complain about their equipment not being safe when it is in fact 100% legal and safe.

Dispatcher:

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.
Bird-One's Comment
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I do agree with you Bobcat. This is a bs story. I drove for Schneider myself and they always took care of every need or issue I had with my truck. Both my dbl and the maintenance team were great.

I have to call some BS on this, my dad is a shop supervisor for a large truck dealership in the Chicago area. He sees Schinder trucks all the time, there is no way they would make you run a truck that isn't legal.

He does see a lot of drivers who complain about their equipment not being safe when it is in fact 100% legal and safe.

Jesse G.'s Comment
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You don't know much about steering rods and to rods do you. More of the same 50 questions be trying to discredit someone. Come on guys, it's 2021 god's dead, Jesus lives and the world is in chaos, the 50 questions game doesn't go anywhere anymore. Selling out their employees for gov contracts and expanding their fleet beyond necessity is about what Schneider has done and why stories like mine and Mr Rosa's exist with enough support from people like you to try and discredit it, that's why they ended up in China. Old man Schneider would roll over in his grave and jump out of it to smack a few people around, if he has seen what his company was turned into.

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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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Bird-One's Comment
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Jesse you seem really upset that you didn’t have any success at Schneider. Nothing wrong with that. They weren’t a good fit for you. But don’t try and make up some story about Schneider making you run a truck that’s not legal. It’s nonsense. I ran for the Dollar Tree account and talked to other drivers on a weekly basis. There were complaints that went around but none were ever about Schneider running faulty equipment. Ever.

PackRat's Comment
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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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So you knowingly put yourself and the motoring public at risk because driving a truck that according to you is unsafe? All to make a bucks? Not very "professional"

Somehow China is involved?? If you rambled like this to your DM it is no wonder they let you go.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Kerry L.'s Comment
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So you knowingly put yourself and the motoring public at risk because driving a truck that according to you is unsafe? All to make a bucks? Not very "professional"

Somehow China is involved?? If you rambled like this to your DM it is no wonder they let you go.

I smell some conspiracy theories brewing.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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