Possible Schneider Contract Violation (park Location Was Not Set To My House So I Wasnt Getting Paid To Return To Work)

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Baby Orange's Comment
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Hi all! So to start off I am relatively new, im exactly 3 months in. I am under a 1 year contract with Schneider because they paid for my CDL with a CDL school. I recently changed my park location to grand rapids temporarily for time off and in the process i discovered that my park location had never been changed to my house, instead it was left at the OC about 3 hours from my house. Im about to change my park location to my house (where I told them it to put in the first place). It recently occured to me that because my DTL never changed my park location (even though I told him to on my first day) to my house which is 3 hours away I was not getting paid to return to work and that I was having to bobtail home 3 hours everytime which I just thought was normal. Due to the fact I did work that I wasnt getting paid for im fairly certain that Schneider violated our contract. I have the BOLs to prove it. I wanted to know how to proceed about making this right and see if anyone has had a similar scenario. I havent said anything to them about it yet, any advice I could get would be much appreciated.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

PackRat's Comment
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Obviously talk to your driver manager. You resort to the internet instead of talking to your chain of command? These are the same people that can fix the problem.

Three months in and you want to claim some fake drama against the company over some oversight that you have not discussed with your boss? Time to grow up, driver.

Driver Manager:

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.
Baby Orange's Comment
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Obviously talk to your driver manager. You resort to the internet instead of talking to your chain of command? These are the same people that can fix the problem.

Three months in and you want to claim some fake drama against the company over some oversight that you have not discussed with your boss? Time to grow up, driver.

I asked him to change it to my house and he didnt do it. What more could I do? Pardon me for asking for advice before making my next move... driver...

Driver Manager:

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.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I asked him to change it to my house and he didnt do it. What more could I do? Pardon me for asking for advice before making my next move... driver...

Well, you came here with the attitude they broke the contract. No they didn't. Do you have it in writing by email or in the electronic messaging on your Qualcomm or whatever it is your company uses? If you don't get an answer one time then ask again. Do you think you're the only driver your DM has? And then if he still doesn't answer you, then there's a boss that he has. Chain of command... Military term which you probably never have come across... If you knew what it was then you would be doing it but you haven't.

Try again, try a couple more times but do it in writing, that way you can show that you have been requesting this.

Laura

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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"I asked him to change it"... Then the final sentence, "I haven't said anything to them about it yet."

Which is it?

What to do? Does your manager have a supervisor? I'll bet he does.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Your best bet is to Respectfully discuss this with your DM. Send a message so you have proof of the conversation. Ask your DM to call you at his/her convenience if further discussion is needed. I dont know how Schneider does things and I have no experience with any similar situation, so I can't offer advice on any specifics.

If talking with your DM fails to yield any results and you are uncertain about who to contact next about the issue, come back here and seek further advice. One of our members who has experience with Schneider might be able to point you in the right direction.

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.
Davy A.'s Comment
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Interesting, id never in a million years even consider getting paid for the commute into work. Guess I just don't have the entitlement mind to think that way. I park my truck at the nearest terminal usually. If it's just a reset, they calculate the trip from the location of my truck when I start in again after the reset.

Maybe I'm missing something, but it's a work truck, not my personal vehicle. My urge is to say "shut up and do your job". But I'll refrain from it. Hell, I figure I'm happy making money and trucking along in life.

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.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I don't expect, nor do I get paid, to take my truck home, for hometime..I'm not get paid driving from home to grab me an empty trailer to begin my new week....I start getting paid, once I hook up my empty and head out for pick up....

It's a privilege to drive home, from where ever my last load delivers lol.... Saturday it was a 65 mile drive home B/T on THEIR fuel!

Baby Orange's Comment
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"I asked him to change it"... Then the final sentence, "I haven't said anything to them about it yet."

Which is it?

What to do? Does your manager have a supervisor? I'll bet he does.

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On day 1 I told him it needed to be put at my house. It was not done. I just havent calles him out on it yet.

Steve L.'s Comment
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When I was with Schneider, they didn’t pay for your commute to and from work, but they listed your park location so the planners could route you out of the house. I think some are getting this mixed up.

E.g. I would drop my load at Mobile, AL, bobtail home to Pensacola. I didn’t get paid to bobtail home. But, since my park location was Pensacola, they’d route me (when I came back out) to pick up an empty, oftentimes in Pensacola and I did get paid from my park location to the pickup (which could be $0).

Baby Orange, just ask your DBL or Driver Manager , whatever they’re called now. You’re not gonna get fired for asking. But ask from the perspective of making sure the info is correct, not as if they broke a contract.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Driver Manager:

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.
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