Starting Truck Driving School With Schneider

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Shane R.'s Comment
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Hey Y'all

So following the advice of BK and Anne I kept applying to different companies to see who would give me a chance due to my spotty work history. I ended up picking up my CDL A permit in the process, which lead me to Schneider and they decided to give me a chance. I will be starting Their CAT Program on the first and will be flying out to Dallas Texas to start school this Sunday.

Thus, I want to thank both of you for advising me to keep applying and that someone would give me a chance.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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Remember that you will be judged for everything you do while there. It's one long interview. Glad to hear you're able to get this started. Please stick around and keep us updated on your progress.

BK's Comment
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That’s great news, Shane. The company I drive for has it’s terminal 30 miles east of Dallas in Terrell. I hope it cools down soon because you will be spending time out on the practice pad in the heat. Bring a small picnic thermos that you can use to carry ice water to the pad and in the truck. Schneider has commercial ice machines at their operating centers. And you might want a wide brim sun type hat. I notice they are used a lot down here. If it were me, I’d carry an umbrella for shade if I had to spend time on the practice pad. And it would also come in handy if it ever rains again down here, lol.

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.

Shane R.'s Comment
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I'm from AZ BK lol I'm we average 114 degree weather in the summer, not sure it gets much worse then here. Got my cowboy hat ready to go and everything. I should fit in nicely with the current Texas weather. And thank you for the advice on the small thermo.

That’s great news, Shane. The company I drive for has it’s terminal 30 miles east of Dallas in Terrell. I hope it cools down soon because you will be spending time out on the practice pad in the heat. Bring a small picnic thermos that you can use to carry ice water to the pad and in the truck. Schneider has commercial ice machines at their operating centers. And you might want a wide brim sun type hat. I notice they are used a lot down here. If it were me, I’d carry an umbrella for shade if I had to spend time on the practice pad. And it would also come in handy if it ever rains again down here, lol.

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hey Y'all

So following the advice of BK and Anne I kept applying to different companies to see who would give me a chance due to my spotty work history. I ended up picking up my CDL A permit in the process, which lead me to Schneider and they decided to give me a chance. I will be starting Their CAT Program on the first and will be flying out to Dallas Texas to start school this Sunday.

Thus, I want to thank both of you for advising me to keep applying and that someone would give me a chance.

Congrats, Shane!

Glad to have been instrumental in the process, good sir.

Follow the words of Rob T., for sure!!!! And yes, keep us posted. BK had some time in with SNI, all good.

You'll get this, if you want this!

~ Anne ~

Remember that you will be judged for everything you do while there. It's one long interview. Glad to hear you're able to get this started. Please stick around and keep us updated on your progress.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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