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Thumper's Comment
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Being off the road for 2 years and trying to get back in a truck is HARD if not damn near impossible. But I did it. It took ALOT of phone calls. Searching. Talking to people. Recruiter after recruiter promising you the world. I got in with Schneider as a team OTR. it definitely wasn't my first choice of jobs to be OTR but they gave me my shot. No contract. Don't have to go back to school. I'm going to Indianapolis for an 18 day orientation on the 28th. Some of you may remember I was stressing over the hair drug test because, well, I'm freakishly hairless. I'm Irish/polish. Give me a break huh! So for all you guys and gals getting frustrated, keep your head up and keep on keeping on. If you try hard enough and want it bad enough you'll get it!!!

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.

Mike H.'s Comment
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Good for you.Congratulations!

Old School's Comment
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If you try hard enough and want it bad enough you'll get it!!!

Love that attitude man! You are on the right track - Good luck at Schneider! There will be a few tough days where you will be wondering if you made the right decision. Just keep on plugging away and it will all get better as time goes by.

Thumper's Comment
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Good for you.Congratulations!

Thank you Mike!! I figure 3 months OTR and then I can do a daily or regional.

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.

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.

Thumper's Comment
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THANK YOU old school! The miles will come and pass, I'll get my "recent experience" then I'll get in the truck and route "I" choose.

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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