Schneider Decision

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CT Trucker 's Comment
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I have a big decision to make in the next few days !!!!! Do i take a local Schneider intermodal position or a brand new home depot run with Schneider. Been going back and forth all day, any type of advice on either of these accounts would be great

Chris

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Alexx 's Comment
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Hey Chris,

I've kind of understand where you're coming from and how difficult it is to make a decision that ultimately will have some consequences, but from what I've gathered, if you go into one division then wanna transfer for whatever reason, you can after 6 months of driving with Schneider. All you have to do is get approval from your current Driver Manager/dispatcher/driver engineer whatever they're called and your transferring Driver Manager/Dispatcher/driver engineer. I'm in the same boat, I also have a decision to make between regional-Southeast Texas or Bulk Division out of Houston.

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.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Driver Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
CT Trucker 's Comment
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Yeah its a tough one brother and you are correct i can transfer after being on a account for 6 months pending DBL approval !!!! Wasnt sure that if there was any Schneider fellas or gals who are on these accounts to communicat with, thanks for the help alex

Chris

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I have a big decision to make in the next few days !!!!! Do i take a local Schneider intermodalposition or a brand new home depot run with Schneider. Been going back and forth all day, any type of advice on either of these accounts would be great

Chris

I've been with Schneider for 3 months. They "need" drivers. I've changed divisions twice and am about to do so a third time. You just need that DBL and Account Manager approval. This seems to truly be a driver's market, so you may have some flexibility.

By the way, I've carried the Home Depot trailers. I was frustrated upon arriving at a warehouse in Sparks, NV to have the shipper tell me that I needed to drop the empty trailer I was carrying in the open parking lot, then couple to the loaded trailer in the bay door, move it out to the lot, and then couple to my empty again only to put in the hole where I moved the loaded trailer from. Of course I then had to recouple to the loaded trailer, go in and get the shipper to come out to "seal" it. Afterwards, I drove down the block (literally) to another shipper who broke that seal, loaded more items onto the trailer, and then sealed it again. Eventually I dropped that as a Relay at a lot. Later, I spoke with another Schneider driver and was telling him about the incident. He immediately said, "That must have been a Home Depot trailer. That account always has you do that."

For what it's worth, most of the Trainers at the Schneider facility in Fontana, CA were former Intermodal guys. And the Intermodal are generally driving "day cabs".

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.

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Keys man's Comment
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I even saw a schneider cabover pulling a container out of the ga ports friday.

CT Trucker 's Comment
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I have a big decision to make in the next few days !!!!! Do i take a local Schneider intermodalposition or a brand new home depot run with Schneider. Been going back and forth all day, any type of advice on either of these accounts would be great

Chris

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I've been with Schneider for 3 months. They "need" drivers. I've changed divisions twice and am about to do so a third time. You just need that DBL and Account Manager approval. This seems to truly be a driver's market, so you may have some flexibility.

By the way, I've carried the Home Depot trailers. I was frustrated upon arriving at a warehouse in Sparks, NV to have the shipper tell me that I needed to drop the empty trailer I was carrying in the open parking lot, then couple to the loaded trailer in the bay door, move it out to the lot, and then couple to my empty again only to put in the hole where I moved the loaded trailer from. Of course I then had to recouple to the loaded trailer, go in and get the shipper to come out to "seal" it. Afterwards, I drove down the block (literally) to another shipper who broke that seal, loaded more items onto the trailer, and then sealed it again. Eventually I dropped that as a Relay at a lot. Later, I spoke with another Schneider driver and was telling him about the incident. He immediately said, "That must have been a Home Depot trailer. That account always has you do that."

For what it's worth, most of the Trainers at the Schneider facility in Fontana, CA were former Intermodal guys. And the Intermodal are generally driving "day cabs".

Hey class A, yeah i am leaning more towards intermodal right now just because home depot in this area is so new and no one seems to know anything about it... the only thing i am debating now is doing it regional or local !!!!!! I was on the JCP account on the east cost the pay was good while it was busy then died down, what account are you doing now and what are you looking to do ?

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.

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.

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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