Schneider Or Service Transport? Help

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Sly48's Comment
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Good Morning Drivers!! More Tanker questions!! I've got conditional pre-hires from both Schneider and Service Transport. Can you drivers please help me choose?

Schneider would be regional (out of Houston) Tx, Ok, La, Al, Ar, Ok with some NW and CO. Out Sunday-Thurs. Probably older equipment. They pay per mile and extra pay for load and unload, etc..etc. and an Extra $50 per load within a 100 miles of Houston and an extra $25 for 101-200 miles from Houston. Probably only an average of $40-$50K a year.

Service Transport runs would be all 48, but I don't know how that can be if they say out and back to Houston every 4-5 days and short runs (LA,OK,AR back same day)? They are out loaded and back empty and they pay is % based. They have new (2012-2015) equipment with automatics. Average yearly pay is advertises $50-$65K per year. Also supposedly a much smaller outfit and more of a family feel.

I'm leaning towards Service Transport.......can y'all help me out with some feedback please!!

Thanks, Sly

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre-hires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Sly48's Comment
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Correction...I put NW and meant to type NM for the Schneider runs.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Sly, here's my two cents on your dilemma.

Based on what I know about these companies, I'm gonna say that both are great outfits. Personally, I think that you can make more money than you quoted for Schneider, but I can't say for sure.

If I were you I would go with my gut feeling. If later on you decide you want to try a different company then it's not that big of a deal. You can always move over to a different company when you are an experienced driver. They were needing drivers yesterday, and they will be needing them tomorrow. So, if later on you think you want to make a change you can, but I've got a feeling whichever one you choose you will be happy at it once you get it all down concerning how they operate and do things.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Sly48's Comment
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Hey Sly, here's my two cents on your dilemma.

Based on what I know about these companies, I'm gonna say that both are great outfits. Personally, I think that you can make more money than you quoted for Schneider, but I can't say for sure.

If I were you I would go with my gut feeling. If later on you decide you want to try a different company then it's not that big of a deal. You can always move over to a different company when you are an experienced driver. They were needing drivers yesterday, and they will be needing them tomorrow. So, if later on you think you want to make a change you can, but I've got a feeling whichever one you choose you will be happy at it once you get it all down concerning how they operate and do things.

Thanks, I always appreciate and respect your opinions!! :) My gut says Service Transport for a few reasons. One, I spoke with a driver that used to work for them and he was happy, made good $$ and said he very rarely had to load or unload, he said the customers for the most part did not want the driver touching their product, that's great by me..ha! He was out loaded and back to the yard empty. Was home several times a week and slept in his own bed. Second, while I have no problems slammin' gears, they use all automatic transmissions and to me that's a plus. It appears they use mostly Volvo Mid Roofs, Petes, a few International Prostars and some Macks. I was also told all their equipment including trailers are 2012-2015. If I'm hauling HAZMAT I surely want great equipment. They want me to come in and take a short driving test around the yard and then they will let me know. Third, Schneider's training pay (for 28 days) is $80 per day and then out with trainer on the road for 21 days at the same rate. Service Transport is less training time, at $100 per day at the terminal and $125 a day while out with a trainer.

So....unless I hear awful things from people about Service Transport, I'm going to see them soon for a driving test.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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