Schneider Intermodal Training

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CT Trucker 's Comment
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Experience Intermodal training LA

Day 1

So started off at 7am by doing work screen which they have the video on the website. Once we passed our works screens we were handed a duffle bag with hat, shirts, gloves and locks very nice !!!!!

From there while the others did their screening filled out a ton of paperwork...once the paperwork was done we did some CBT (computer base training) did that to about 2pm which then we did Qualcomm training and went over the hours of service rules and paperloging. That was day 1 we wrapped up about 415 and back to the hotel. Very good first day happy to be back with Schneider!!!

Come back for day 2

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

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.

CT Trucker 's Comment
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Day 2 So day 2 we went out to the yard and learn how to tie down a intermodal trailer, then we went over Schneiders pre trip and there drop and hook procedures. After all that was complete we watch some videos and then worked on some more CBT's. Did some map reading and went over there permit books and how to look things up !!!!

Then we had a guest speakers who went over safety and talked about the company. After he left we went over benefits, then was time to go home

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

CT Trucker 's Comment
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Day 3

Today we met our TE's (training engineers),they started by going over our log books making sure we've been doing them right ... Went outside did a pre trip on the tractor, then we went over the Qualcomm to find out our daily assignment ,went to the railyard to get registered after all that was done headed back to the yard for lunch ..

After lunch they wanted us to do more CBT's or some of the people went back out with the TE to work on backing or taking a drive. That was day 3 in a nut shell

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Spencer Hastings's Comment
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Day 3

Today we met our TE's (training engineers),they started by going over our log books making sure we've been doing them right ... Went outside did a pre trip on the tractor, then we went over the Qualcomm to find out our daily assignment ,went to the railyard to get registered after all that was done headed back to the yard for lunch ..

After lunch they wanted us to do more CBT's or some of the people went back out with the TE to work on backing or taking a drive. That was day 3 in a nut shell

Thanks as you know weve been talking a little wile now this is gery helpful as im about to head out to chicago for schnieder 3 week taining for intermodal good luck keep in touch im sure i will see you out there real soon

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

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.

Driver58's Comment
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Thanks for the update Hack. Hey Spencer when are you going to Chicago? I'm leaving on Sunday for the 3 week intermodal

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.

Ryan L.'s Comment
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How is the training going so far? Any new updates?

Paul B.'s Comment
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Experience Intermodal training LA

Day 1

So started off at 7am by doing work screen which they have the video on the website. Once we passed our works screens we were handed a duffle bag with hat, shirts, gloves and locks very nice !!!!!

From there while the others did their screening filled out a ton of paperwork...once the paperwork was done we did some CBT (computer base training) did that to about 2pm which then we did Qualcomm training and went over the hours of service rules and paperloging. That was day 1 we wrapped up about 415 and back to the hotel. Very good first day happy to be back with Schneider!!!

Come back for day 2

So, you are an experienced driver. Where is the training? I am an older candidate, only CDL was school bus. So, I'm starting from scratch. I live in CT, as well. What is this "Learner's Permit?" I've been on the DMV site and its confusing. It seems that it's based on me taking some paper tests. Is that correct? If it's ok with you, I have more questions.

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.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

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.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Driver58's Comment
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I just got back from the Intermodal Orientation. I had to go through the 3 week program due to not driving for 7 years. I must say they have a pretty good program and are serious about driver safety. They also seem to take care of the Intermodal Drivers more than the other divisions. They supply you with everything you need to be successful. and for drivers that are not used to city driving. You get used to it very fast. They make you drive through the city streets of Chicago. At first I was a little nervous but by the 3rd day you just expected cars to cut you off, people to walk right in front of you, the tight turns with obstacles. Its was like the game grand theft auto lol

Paul, I would suggest you either contacting a recruiter and see if they will pay for schooling here in CT or just go pay for a school and have them reimburse you. Where in CT do you live? Its definitely a great company. I spoke to many drivers while in Chicago and all seemed to like it. If you have any questions PM me

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.

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