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hamrhed12's Comment
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I can totally relate! I have a degree and many many years in the tech field and zilch! Have now gotten a few offers after getting my CDL Class A in Feb. I have been pre-approved and ready to go to Schneider as soon as I am ready. Will be doing orientation in Atlanta. Its for a solo seat. Those companies doing 20/10 off are appealing, im looking into those before i finally pull the trigger...

Good luck!

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Hey, glad to know I'm not the lone stranger!

Schneider didn't feel quite right for me at this time, even though I consider them top shelf. (You probably applied for the same job as I)

Decided I wanted to drive team my first year...keep the wheels rollin' instead of sitting alone in my sleeper berth at truck stop after truck stop feeling sorry for myself (lol)!

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.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
William C.'s Comment
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I agree, there are advantages to team, for sure. I would not mind it. Im keeping my options open for the next couple of weeks and then will make my move. Yes, the Schneider job out of jax is prob the one you looked at as well. Who are you looking at to go with team wise, and how is their sometime?

hamrhed12's Comment
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I agree, there are advantages to team, for sure. I would not mind it. Im keeping my options open for the next couple of weeks and then will make my move. Yes, the Schneider job out of jax is prob the one you looked at as well. Who are you looking at to go with team wise, and how is their sometime?

Covenant Transport. Catch a dog out of JAX @ 6:50 Sunday morning, arrive in Chattanooga, TN @ 7:35 p.m. I am told it runs 3 weeks out, 3 days home (1 day off for every 7 days out). Reckon I'll find out soon enough how long the recruiter's nose is!

What's this 20/10 you mentioned?

William C.'s Comment
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Yes,

I talked with Covenant , plus their recruiter had come out to our school... I did put paperwork in with them, they seemed like a good outfit from what I could tell. The 3 weeks out was the turnoff for me IF I could find something else, and I did with Schneider. Im ok with going solo but it was important to get home as often as I could to start. Talked with a recruiter yesterday and he told me about a company that was hiring teams, 20 days out and 10 days home. He didnt mention a name but based on the orientation cities I think it was Heartland Express. I could def work with that schedule!

Starcar's Comment
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William, I may be mistaken..but any company that does a 20 out/10 home will be a "slip seat" situation. It works like this...you throw your stuff in Truck A...run for 20 days, come in,pull your stuff out of truck A, go home for 10 days. Come back, throw your stuff in truck B and hit it for another 20 days, etc etc. I doubt any company can afford to leave a truck, and in their case a buncha trucks, sit for 10 days out of every month...it don't pencil out. So if you go with them get ready to throw your stuff in a different truck, that drives different, handles different, different tranny, different engine, different rear end,...every month...And I won't even get into how dirty some people leave their truck, cuz they won't have to crawl back into their own filth.....I won't slip seat for anyone..not even local jobs. I like to clean my truck, and know its clean. I like to get to know every squeak,creak and groan my assigned truck has, how it pulls, how it shifts...and all the other things that makes it run the best for me.....

hamrhed12's Comment
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Yes,

I talked with Covenant , plus their recruiter had come out to our school... I did put paperwork in with them, they seemed like a good outfit from what I could tell. The 3 weeks out was the turnoff for me IF I could find something else, and I did with Schneider. Im ok with going solo but it was important to get home as often as I could to start. Talked with a recruiter yesterday and he told me about a company that was hiring teams, 20 days out and 10 days home. He didnt mention a name but based on the orientation cities I think it was Heartland Express. I could def work with that schedule!

Only problem is, Heartland requires 1 yr. OTR experience. They don't hire recent grads...at least not here. Roehl runs some schedules like that, but they still aren't hiring out of FL for the time being. They do from time to time, however, and they hire new grads.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

hamrhed12's Comment
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I may be mistaken..but any company that does a 20 out/10 home will be a "slip seat" situation.

Definitely something to inquire about when considering the more exotic driving scheds, but I knew a guy over in Hawthorne who ran a 14/7 for Roehl. He got to take his truck home with him.

jakecatt22's Comment
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I am here, my CPU doesn't like this new forum.

If you have any questions about Schneider feel free to ask. SNI does have the Home Run Program, out 14 home 7. But it is slip seat like the other poster said. They also have a variety of PODS with different days out and home. You can basically pick what you want.

hamrhed12's Comment
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I am here, my CPU doesn't like this new forum.

If you have any questions about Schneider feel free to ask. SNI does have the Home Run Program, out 14 home 7. But it is slip seat like the other poster said. They also have a variety of PODS with different days out and home. You can basically pick what you want.

Good to see a post from ya, Jake! Do you still converse with MD64?

Schneider was a top consideration. They had my dream job...hazmat tanker team open to recent CDL grads. Problem - I live 50 miles outside the hiring area and they would make no exceptions, even though I already have all the necessary endorsements. So they offered a solo gig out of JAX, but it just didn't fit my current want list. Schneider is a definite possibility for the future, though. They have a big oil fields division in TX that may be a good fit once I get a year OTR. We'll see.

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.

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

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

jakecatt22's Comment
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I am here, my CPU doesn't like this new forum.

If you have any questions about Schneider feel free to ask. SNI does have the Home Run Program, out 14 home 7. But it is slip seat like the other poster said. They also have a variety of PODS with different days out and home. You can basically pick what you want.

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Good to see a post from ya, Jake! Do you still converse with MD64?

Schneider was a top consideration. They had my dream job...hazmat tanker team open to recent CDL grads. Problem - I live 50 miles outside the hiring area and they would make no exceptions, even though I already have all the necessary endorsements. So they offered a solo gig out of JAX, but it just didn't fit my current want list. Schneider is a definite possibility for the future, though. They have a big oil fields division in TX that may be a good fit once I get a year OTR. We'll see.

Schneider is pretty picky about their "radius" for jobs. They have intermodel positions close to me, day cabs home everyday. Have to live within 40 miles, but it is the north end of town, and I live on the south end, 52 miles away so they wouldn't take me.

They do have plenty of opportunities, I like my current gig. I only work Mon thru Fri(sometimes don't make it home till sat morning) and take weekends off. I go to the same shippers all the time and get good miles. I sometimes get home 2-3 nights a week as well. Just buying my time till a home every day slot opens LOL

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.

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

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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