schneider national sucks

schneider national sucks

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oldmikey

Mount Juliet, TN

#1 Jun 4, 2010
A word to the wise, if you are even thinking about Schneider National as employment, do yourself a favor and stop! Going to work for Schneider was the worst move I ever made. After about 8 years of building a good driving record, in 14 months, Schneider ruined that to the point that I am now having trouble getting hired by anyone. They falsely accused me of falsifying my application for employment. They put a chargable accident on my DAK because I stretched, not broke, a set of air hoses, then they fired me, put me on a Grayhound in Gary Indiana, and posted all their lies on DAK. They refuse to even talk about removing any of it, and I am now in the dispute process with DAK trying to clear my name. Schneider will take a driver with a good industry record, chew them up, spit them out, and blackball him on DAK. Fair warning, STAY AWAY!

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Driver

Kenton, OH

#2 Feb 15, 2011
Not sure what really happened, but seems like you had some problems.

National Safety Council research shows that Professional Drivers that have at least 5 years experience but less than 10 account for 80% of all commercial vehicle accidents.

Just saying, you fit the demographic. Good luck with cleaning up your record.
copperhead

Glen Burnie, MD

#3 Apr 9, 2011
I find it hard to imagine they fired you for a set of stretched hoses. Why would you report it anyway, just replace them if you have to and move on.
scheider national QUIT

Glen Cove, NY

#4 Oct 29, 2011
qutting schnieder national crooks
scheider national CROOKS

Glen Cove, NY

#5 Oct 29, 2011
SCHEDIER NATIONAL is the worst company to work for they over work you and under pay you... orietation is a joke.. old people that can't drive and love to tell you what to do... don't work for them

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Since: Nov 11

Cypress, TX

#6 Nov 11, 2011
I work for Schneider National for about 2 weeks.
What a complete waste of time. After just 3 days of driving I took out my calculator and realize I was close to making minimum wage (very long hours and sleeping on a truck). To make a long story short I lasted there 2 weeks. If you're thinking about driving for them do yourself a favor by stopping at your nearest truck stop and talk to a couple of Schneider drivers, tell them you are thinking about driving for them (see what they say).

btw...I had 13 years experience driving big trucks local thou. I got layoff and decided to give it a try. Never again
chicagotrucker

Chicago, IL

#7 Dec 6, 2011
Schneider will overwork and underpay. I currently work at schneider and the worst driving job i ever had. I hope find a new job soon.
Ol Owl

Carl Junction, MO

#9 Mar 25, 2012
I have found there is always another side of the story. It costs a company quite a bit to hire a driver, advertising costs and so on. It doesn't make sense to keep a driver for only a short time, ruin their record and then kick them to the curb. A company engaging in this practice wouldn't be successful.
I am not going to suggest that all of the accusations are completely without basis but I believe there is often a communications problem which results in an incorrect interpretation by the driver who is already upset about the situation.
One way to vent is to post on sites like this and my site at conwaydrivers.com but when challenged the driver usually goes away. Again, I am no saying this is what happened here but it has been my experience.
Devildawg89

San Jose, CA

#10 Jul 4, 2012
oldmikey wrote:
A word to the wise, if you are even thinking about Schneider National as employment, do yourself a favor and stop! Going to work for Schneider was the worst move I ever made. After about 8 years of building a good driving record, in 14 months, Schneider ruined that to the point that I am now having trouble getting hired by anyone. They falsely accused me of falsifying my application for employment. They put a chargable accident on my DAK because I stretched, not broke, a set of air hoses, then they fired me, put me on a Grayhound in Gary Indiana, and posted all their lies on DAK. They refuse to even talk about removing any of it, and I am now in the dispute process with DAK trying to clear my name. Schneider will take a driver with a good industry record, chew them up, spit them out, and blackball him on DAK. Fair warning, STAY AWAY!
You are not alone. I too was a victim of SNC's mayhem, but you know something. SNC had karma coming back to them when the tornado came through Dallas. The only thing, I prayed for was that the drivers weren't affected, and they were safe. The companies assets during this time was affected. When you do bad things to people, just like what SNC did to me, and to you. Retribution was to follow, and I knew that, and I knew that from a higher power. God punishes those who do wrong, and SNC was no exception to God's wrath. Best of luck to you, it does get better. Take it from me, it has got better for me.
Low Paid Driver slaves

Encinitas, CA

#11 Jul 5, 2012
Well they must be stealing from the Drivers to make Don a BILLIONAIRE?? He is dead dead now..butt
he mst have been a Serious RIPP OFF ARTIST...where else would he have gotten all that Loot?? Transporting Dope maybe?? He was listed as one of Americas Richest on Forbes billionaire list.
Damn Sure the drivers weren't getting RICH.
crowbarr

Hamburg, PA

#12 Aug 24, 2012
Low Paid Driver slaves wrote:
Well they must be stealing from the Drivers to make Don a BILLIONAIRE?? He is dead dead now..butt
he mst have been a Serious RIPP OFF ARTIST...where else would he have gotten all that Loot?? Transporting Dope maybe?? He was listed as one of Americas Richest on Forbes billionaire list.
Damn Sure the drivers weren't getting RICH.
too many chiefs in this company. they got someone to answer any question but. they make there money by your work.
crowbarr

Hamburg, PA

#13 Aug 24, 2012
too many people on there payroll.i work so those fat asses could sit behind a desk and go home every day. they proably make more money than me. 14 hr days for me then they want me to trip plan so there lazy asses can have it easy.f.u schneider
Ron

Brantford, Canada

#15 Aug 29, 2012
Say what you want, Schneider's is one of the few companies willing to take on green horns. My trade of 40 years has gone down the crapper, I'm too young for pension, and too old to get a ticket in any other skilled trade. Truck driving has one of the shortest training periods, and one of the highest pay returns for relatively new people in the business. I hear time and time again that if you can work for Schneider for a year, you can work for anyone.
Just breaking into the industry is a huge step, and doing it safely. This company must be doing something right for being the size they are. There is no such thing as the perfect job, so I am willing to stick it out, see where things go, and most of all... get the experience.
wolf

Warrensburg, MO

#16 Oct 24, 2012
Ron wrote:
Say what you want, Schneider's is one of the few companies willing to take on green horns. My trade of 40 years has gone down the crapper, I'm too young for pension, and too old to get a ticket in any other skilled trade. Truck driving has one of the shortest training periods, and one of the highest pay returns for relatively new people in the business. I hear time and time again that if you can work for Schneider for a year, you can work for anyone.
Just breaking into the industry is a huge step, and doing it safely. This company must be doing something right for being the size they are. There is no such thing as the perfect job, so I am willing to stick it out, see where things go, and most of all... get the experience.
the only reason they take on green horns is fedral money and they destroy them within 6 months through bull cap dac look at the driver in il killed himself because they hung him out to dry after he was injured, they rip off drivers detention pay and alter inspec tion logs and no forced dispatch my but try refusing a load you cant the moment its sent its assumed you seen it seeing its considerd excepting it. they turn drivers into slaves you dont get home you dont get a clear veiw of your pay its all slide of hand and there equipment is the unsafest they refuse to repair it properly throwing sand on brakes that are glazed yeah ask any driver .
ripped off drivers

Encinitas, CA

#17 Oct 24, 2012
Ron wrote:
Say what you want, Schneider's is one of the few companies willing to take on green horns. My trade of 40 years has gone down the crapper, I'm too young for pension, and too old to get a ticket in any other skilled trade. Truck driving has one of the shortest training periods, and one of the highest pay returns for relatively new people in the business. I hear time and time again that if you can work for Schneider for a year, you can work for anyone.
Just breaking into the industry is a huge step, and doing it safely. This company must be doing something right for being the size they are. There is no such thing as the perfect job, so I am willing to stick it out, see where things go, and most of all... get the experience.
Ur Right Ron...all these companies are similar for the NEW GUYS....You WILL need 1YEAR..at least to get a Driving Job anywhere...some of these other companies are WORSE if you can believe it! Keep a CLEAN driving record if possible and you should be able to shop around after 1 year..BUT dont go get involved with a crappy company after the 1 year...you do have to study and ask other drivers to get INFORMED.
Prior Schneider

Kansas City, MO

#18 Oct 28, 2012
They have a department for everything and you will never at any time of the day or night not have to wait on hold for any department you call. We're talking 30 min- 1hr+ hold times. I used to joke that 'I spend more time on hold than I do driving.' Schneider is a large company with assembly line departments that divide one job into two or three smaller jobs with less responsibility. That raises the likelihood that you'll be on hold for two to three embeciles. They don't communicate so you have to wait on hold for the Right Hand to give you info so you can wait on hold to inform the Left Hand what the Right is thinking, because they're both with too lazy or stupid or both to take care of the issue efficiently. That is a common theme throughout the company. Then there's the fact that OO's won't move empty trailers inner city so the company drivers have to move an empty at every single fucking drop, I kid you not. And if the empty isn't going outside the city (even if it takes half the day to get across Houston, or Dallas or even NY or Chicago) you don't get paid for those inner city miles. Not that it would change the fact that you don't get a decent number of miles anyway with that goddamned Workflow software! Fuck Schneider. Damn glad that's behind me now.
Prior Schneider

Kansas City, MO

#19 Oct 28, 2012
The reason Schneider is still around is because they have good business sense when it comes to keeping the budget. That isn't necessarily good for drivers. In orientation they discourage just short of threatening you to not join the Union, because they fear spending outside what the top brass tells them they can spend.
Just look at Dallas OC still trashed with thrown trucks from a tornado years ago. Just look at all the old trucks and really cheap new ones that keep breaking down. One only has to go so far as to see that the only New tires at Schneider are are New trucks (always refit with retreads) to realize that Schneider is either very stingy with their expenses or they're barely staying afloat on a tight budget, neither of which have been good for drivers in the past.
They say "stick with Schneider for a year and you can work anywhere." Which should be followed by,"because if you make it that long you're a slow cautious and near perfect driver, or just plain lucky." The Company will start looking to can your ass after your first "bump" as they call it. Even if it happens in the OC with an empty tractor parked outside of the bobtail lot, where it fucking belongs.
After that you are "on the radar" without notice. So, yeah, they're still making bank. So is the Government, but you won't see me reup any time soon!
Liberty Valance

Toronto, Canada

#20 Dec 29, 2012
Schneider is horrible to the drivers. It feeds at the government teat and needs to have over half of it's work force quit, that way new recruits can keep coming.

Too many evil Overlords and not enough remember what it was like to be new.

Shoddy equipment and don't dare tell them it's in disrepair. They'll make you fix it on your time for no compensation.

This company is rotting from the inside out.
Bill

Chicago, IL

#21 Dec 30, 2012
If Schneider national is SUCH A GOOD company to work for, why is the turnover over 300 %??????
Bill

Chicago, IL

#22 Dec 30, 2012
In the last 3 years Schneider has decreased the pay for drivers . Gone are the days where yo get bonus pay ... You get absolutely no extra pay for holidays including Christmas. Your breakdown pay used to be $ 100.00 every 24 hours.. Now you get $ 65.00 ever 24 hours.. If you are br oke down for 20 hours they will try to stick a rusty pipe up your ass ! Your truck will not idel anymore. You will either burn up or freeze on your 10 hour break.... ALSO..... good luck on getting Schneider to pay for a motel on a 34 hour restart... Schneider also had a dymbass attack when they put in a auto brake system so your truck can slam on its brakes while you drive down the road.. good luck this winter!!

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