My Horrible Experience With Schneider Training Center In Phoenix AZ, Read Before You Apply

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G-Town's Comment
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Meaningful… still waiting.

We can help you if you get your head out of your ass. The problem here is you. Go to any of the dozen or so carriers offering Paid CDL Training Programs and the same result will occur. You will fail.

If your shorts are in a knot over a mislabeled sandwich, then I’d suggest you are not trucker material.

Fix your attitude, reset your lofty/unrealistic expectations and lose the entitlement. Own your ****!

Start over, reset and read this…

Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving

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.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

PJ's Comment
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Many of us on here are veterans, both military and in trucking. We have been there and done that already in our careers. We are experienced professionals that freely offer our time here to help educate new and prospective new drivers.

So far all I am seeing is someone that thinks they can walk through the door and be entitled with zero too offer. My best advice for the OP is too find another line of work. Trucking is not for everyone. Most successful truckers are type A personalities and are problem solvers, not whiners and complainers.

Steve L.'s Comment
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"Great" why do you have such little self-confidence?

Who convinced you that you couldn't stand the AZ heat?

Who convinced you that you couldn't get by on crappy food for a few weeks?

When did you hand over your can-do attitude, to anyone who threw up roadblocks?

What are YOU going to do to gain back your perseverance?

Please understand; I don't know your circumstances, nor does it much matter. Any company you go to, heck ANY JOB you go to, is going to have things you don't like, challenges to overcome. You once said you get bored easily. Won't challenges keep you engaged? I offer the following for consideration;

1. Doing pretrip, pretrip, pretrip in the heat gives the company knowledge that you're gonna inspect the equipment in ANY weather. Also, if there comes a time the truck craps out on the road, with no ac, you'll be able to handle waiting 3-5hrs for roadside assistance.

2. Doing things "their way" shows them you're flexible, WHICH YOU WILL NEED TO BE when out on solo runs. You can learn, using the way that works for you, but if they say something's got to be done, do it and don't argue.

3. NO company is going to change for you. I went thru Schneider Orientation (7+ years ago) with a guy who thought he could tell one of the biggest trucking companies, ALL that they were doing wrong. He's been with more than seven companies (most within the first three years) and is still trying to fix the industry.

4. The two weeks WERE NOT WASTED. You learned stuff you don't even realize. Those things, added with what you've learned in the past and will learn in the future, are shaping the future you.

5. Believe in yourself. No matter what someone throws at you, believe you can overcome those challenges AND DO IT!

Sorry for being so long-winded, but I hope this helps.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I've read through your comments here and some past comments you've made. To sum it up, you don't have the commitment or the people skills to make it in this industry, at least not right now. You don't have the will or the ambition to make this happen, and you're not putting in the work to make yourself the best you can be.

Most people can drive the truck, but very few people have what it takes to survive in this industry. You got your CDL , but when it came time to begin the real journey, you crumbled immediately. As soon as you faced challenging circumstances and personalities, it all fell apart. Well, the truth about trucking is simple; you'll face challenging circumstances and personalities all the time. You must learn to negotiate these challenges.

People will not bend to your demands, but if you're savvy, you might convince them to cooperate with you. That's the game in trucking. You have no authority over the people you deal with, so you must learn to convince them to work together with you so you can accomplish your goals. You haven't done that so far.

Friend, this industry is not for average people looking to put in an average day's effort. Trucking is for extraordinary people who will go to great lengths to get the job done.

You must also endure very challenging and risky conditions regularly. You've noticed that Phoenix has some dangerous areas. Do you know what other city has dangerous areas that you'll have to deal with? All of them. It's part of the job.

You didn't like the personalities of the staff at your company or at the hotel. In trucking, you must get along with people or at least have productive relationships. If you can't build productive relationships within your company or work together with the people you'll encounter during your travels, you won't get far.

I just don't think you want this badly enough, and here's how you will know. Ask yourself this: If they offered me a million dollars to get through Schneider's training and put in one year with the company, would I have handled everything the way I did?

The answer is obviously no. You would have successfully completed your training and went on to drive for Schneider for one year.

So the bottom line is simple.....you just don't want it badly enough. You will succeed in trucking when you're willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. As you're finding out, it's far more demanding than you expected. Unfortunately, this is the easy part. You haven't faced 1% of the challenges you'd face out there on the road, so I think you're lucky to discover that now.

So now what will you do? You know this is way harder than you had imagined, and you've already put yourself behind the eight ball by blowing your first opportunity. This will be even harder now. You have some tough choices to make. You enjoy traveling, but trucking is far more than just traveling. Trucking takes hard work, risk, and sacrifice. You'll have to decide if it's worth it to you or not.

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

Steve L.'s Comment
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if you get your head out of your ass

Is that what passes for encouragement now? rofl-2.gif

Rookie_the_Great's Comment
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Many of us on here are veterans, both military and in trucking. We have been there and done that already in our careers. We are experienced professionals that freely offer our time here to help educate new and prospective new drivers.

So far all I am seeing is someone that thinks they can walk through the door and be entitled with zero too offer. My best advice for the OP is too find another line of work. Trucking is not for everyone. Most successful truckers are type A personalities and are problem solvers, not whiners and complainers.

I'm censored here so doesn't worth to waste my time and type while someone feels that he can publish or not.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm censored here

Stop lashing out at us and talk to us with respect. This is a repeating pattern with you. You did it to the staff at Schneider, to the hotel staff, and now to us. Everyone is trying to give you the help and the opportunities you need to succeed, and yet you spit in their faces and then blame those same people for your lack of success. Truth is, you are your own worst enemy. I hope you can see it's time to change your tactics.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Read all of his posts Steve. He earned that. It’s funny how you never comment on anything encouraging that I write. Stop stalking my comments.

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if you get your head out of your ass

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Is that what passes for encouragement now? rofl-2.gif

G-Town's Comment
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…and Steve you also did not have the benefit of reading all of his crap I deleted.

Bird-One's Comment
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Anne with the mic drop.

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Still waiting for a meaningful reply, You keep talking’ smack and I’ll keep deleting…

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Maybe another traumatized veteran like my instructors and took offense of my post, right? Ok, Good luck, you're the good guy

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Maybe you should go serve our country like MANY on here have, and get your CDL for free?

~ Anne ~

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.
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