Tanker Route ? Ugandan Utah To Vancouver Canada

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Pitmaster's Comment
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Has anyone driven this route or one like it. I'm interested in apply for it at Schneider. I would like any information any one can add Pros Cons. What its like driving for Schneider exct Ty.

PackRat's Comment
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Well, as a new driver, we never, ever recommend pulling any type of tankers.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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UGANDAN??? Do you possibly mean Ogden Utah?

I have run that route regularly up to Seattle and not gone north of that. However as a beginning driver, I would not recommend running a tanker over that route for any company until you get more experience. Eastern Oregon is mountainous with Cabbage (goes into Pendleton) being a 6% for 6-mile downgrade. Then you have Snoqualmie in Washington. There are a couple other 5% for 2 to 3 mi downgrades. Until you have run those kind of mountains, especially in winter where you have to chain up, and learned how to control your truck, it would be best to drive a dry van , reefer or flatbed.

I know nothing about Schneider. There are a couples guys here with Schneider that may chime in.

Laura

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Heck those mountains were not fun without snow,(only had rains) the first time on em lol And people live up there on PURPOSE! lol Ya can have those 2 states

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pitmaster's Comment
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Well, as a new driver, we never, ever recommend pulling any type of tankers.

Thank you for your feed back

Pitmaster's Comment
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Well, as a new driver, we never, ever recommend pulling any type of tankers.

Thank you for your feed back.

Heck those mountains were not fun without snow,(only had rains) the first time on em lol And people live up there on PURPOSE! lol Ya can have those 2 states

Tank you for your feed back.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dave's Comment
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USA/Canada border crossing will require a jab passport/paperwork next year. You will have to keep up with getting all of those shots and staying up to date with the latest new science they create to fit their agendas.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pitmaster's Comment
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After taking into consideration everyone's input im going to steer away from this one. Ill focus on Getting my Hazmat endorsement and check into CRST, or Schneider atm. I live near by their terminal's, it's not too far of a drive for work. The other carriers are not self-insured and require 6,9,12 months of Driving in my area.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

PackRat's Comment
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CRST is essentially team only driving.

Pitmaster's Comment
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CRST is essentially team only driving.

I'll make sure and ask the recruiter again. She and I talked about Home weekly and solo Driving. After my 28 Day's of driving with a Mentor. If this company has a clause where i can not drive for anyone but them im out. Told the Recruiter im not in a big rush atm and i want to see what their offering on paper. So far i have found they may pay 32 cents cpm during my 28 days. After that 35 cents cpm after 3 to 5 months and 41 cents cpm after 6 to 11 months. Seam's a bit way too low for me atm if its trues what i found on their pay. If it's 35 cents after my 28 days with a mentor and i run solo lets say week 2200 miles Avg a week . That's $770.00 if that's the case im out.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

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