schneider national sucks
SeaBass

Lenoir City, TN

#124 May 24, 2014
Jar Head wrote:
I hear all the bad talk about Schneider and I'm not denying that its not true. But I'm wanting to get my CDL's and I see Schneider as the only way of getting them without coming out of pocket and getting 2 years worth of driving experience to boot. In my case should I continue to look at Schneider as my "foot in the door"?
If you want to learn how to drive a truck then I recommend Schneider. However I will say this, you have to be adaptable to many different situations, because everything isn't always going to go your way. So all I'm saying is expect the unexpected and you be fine. Make sure you take your time, if you're unsure pull the truck over at the nearest safest place possible and make a phone call. I would say a lot of these complaints are coming people who didn't know what they were getting into.

Feel free to ask any further questions
chrissy

Lawrence, MA

#126 Jul 19, 2014
I was in there training program i went otr with a trainer for 6 days came back and passed my other test they put me in a truck i did 4 loads n had the trailer come off but no damage was done to the truck nor trailer but they fired me and also put negative things on my dak report now i cant get a job with no other company i just got my cdl license in june. Schneider has really screwed me over big time
vet

Deltona, FL

#127 Jul 20, 2014
Any advice (company) for a retired vet looking to drive OTR. To young to be retired (miltary retirement not enough). Schnieder has a deal with the VA to use my education money as OJT, The VA will pay me an additionl 1200 a month for a year on top of my pay.... Thinking I might do it just to get in the field.... Open to advise or comments. Thanks
Mandrell Dixon

Junction City, KS

#128 Jul 22, 2014
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.
I agree with your comment,100%. I've had some of the hardiest and most physical jobs out there I've had in the past. If so,i will get my experience and move.
Mark

Saint-lambert, Canada

#129 Jul 26, 2014
I've been with Schneider for 4 years. I've had good days and bad, but for the most part they're not a bad company to work for. Definitely no worse than any other one out there. It seems to me that most of these negative posts come from people that would bring these issues with them if they worked somewhere else. I read one post that said he/she was fired after dropping a trailer. No shit. That's what happens when you don't do your job properly. Fifth wheel jaws don't open on their own for no reason. I don't feel bad for any of you guys. I work Monday to Friday, weekends if I choose them, home every night in a late model truck with a sleeper just in case I need it. Oh yeah, I made $66,500 last year. I'll stay until retirement if they'll have me. Bottom line, you get what you give.
Tyler

Saint Louis, MO

#130 Aug 1, 2014
Worst company I ever worked for! Crappy mileage pay and the most miles I ever got in the 6 months I was there which was 2200 and that was the second week. Driver managers don't care wether you got the miles . I constantly asked for more and always got the response. I'll get you more and it never happened. I moved onto Conway truckload and I couldn't be happier! Get 2500-3100 miles a week. If your looking for somewhere great to work it's here at Conway! Just don't go to Schneider!
George

Dayton, OH

#131 Aug 7, 2014
I've been with these guys for about a year as a owner. I ,make a killing and have had nothing but help from these guys it's guys like you that I run into that have nothing but hate for a company because of their inexperience. They don't know how to have the balls to say this is how it needs to be done. But the more guys like you that leave the happier I am and the more freight available to me. So THANK YOU!!!
SNL driver

United States

#132 Aug 17, 2014
Ol Owl wrote:
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.
I have been with schneider for about a month and a half now and have gotten some bogus loads and even times where I pick up an empty and move it to another location and pickup another empty there to be loaded at my next stop.
Also I have been driving big trucks for a couple of years in the military.
I started out with 6 months pay which is nice. But it hardly pays for me and my family.
On august 15 2014 I hit a pothole as I was pulling a trailer in a parking lot that I did not see because I was watching my trailer to make sure I dont hit the small car parked in the last row of car parking and it almost took my bumper off
It was around 10 at night and it was full of water so it camouflaged with the blacktop.
Now I have to go back to green bay to train again for what I dont even see as an accident.
They should have just gotten my bumper replaced and let me on my merry way so I can take care of my wife and baby boy but no its an accident and I have to retrain when I was already being slow because it was dark and I had the truck in first gear and the head lights weren't doing the best at illuminating whats in front of me.
The truck dropped a good foot and a half and almost got me stuck in it.
Now im also dealing with bitchy people who should leave attitudes at home instead of stressing me out for no reason.

My advice is dont come work here. Some drivers love it and some dont and im starting to hate it.

The best part is being able to call a dbl at any time that you need one.
new

Ballwin, MO

#133 Sep 24, 2014
If Schneider is so bad, which company do you all recommend for a new driver?
Nero

Park Ridge, IL

#134 Sep 29, 2014
I never had a problem with Schneider, & I've driven for a lot of company's in the past since 1998. I've been union & nonunion. I'm going on 3 years with them & from my experience they're a fair company. I have a direct extension to my dbl plus I get along with everyone in the office so when I call in they're all willing to help me. I'm not trying to get rich , just live comfortably with what I earn. I was an lease owner with JB hunt & got screwed ijs so now I just go to work, work smart, make friends & try to enjoy my day. I can just speak for my experiences with Schneider out of the Chicago Intermodal office. They're a great crew to work with.
Donna

United States

#135 Oct 9, 2014
I worked for the company for 2 years no proublem then I changed to IC they do not care if you starve out here. They only care about if you make ontime delieveries. I ask for a advance and was told no 2 days with out food. And I have Type 2 diabetes. SCHNEIDER SUCKS
tom

Essex Fells, NJ

#137 Oct 31, 2014
Schneider will train you and then make big profits on you while paying you less than minimum wage. If your at a shipper or customer location over 2 hours, Schneider gets $65.00 dollars an hour while you get paid by the quarter hour and only works out to $10.00 Dollars an hour. Schneider cuts the time to travel from shipper to customer so you have to drive non stop to make your appointment. If you late, their goes your bonus, travel over 60 MPH, their goes your bonus. Over idle is another bonus killer. Don'the work for Schneider. Go with Langer or Linden Bulk even Quality Carriers.
Mr bobo

Detroit, MI

#138 Nov 9, 2014
Mark wrote:
I've been with Schneider for 4 years. I've had good days and bad, but for the most part they're not a bad company to work for. Definitely no worse than any other one out there. It seems to me that most of these negative posts come from people that would bring these issues with them if they worked somewhere else. I read one post that said he/she was fired after dropping a trailer. No shit. That's what happens when you don't do your job properly. Fifth wheel jaws don't open on their own for no reason. I don't feel bad for any of you guys. I work Monday to Friday, weekends if I choose them, home every night in a late model truck with a sleeper just in case I need it. Oh yeah, I made $66,500 last year. I'll stay until retirement if they'll have me. Bottom line, you get what you give.
I agree I'm on a dedicated account for Walmart and I never have any problems. I have 6 months experience got 3k for signing on and I get .49 cents a mile. Just like any other job you get what you put in
Marine20

United States

#139 Nov 10, 2014
You can make anything work...if you try hard enough. I have read a lot of comments on here. Most of you sound young and truly don't understand the Trucking Industry at all. Now, I've only been driving for seven years, however I have been with the same company for those years. I'm currently with Crete Carrier and I'm at .48 cents a mile. I avg 2900 miles a week and once in awhile 3100 miles. I did make the right choice by coming over and staying here. It helps that my step father has been with the company for twenty years and a driver for over 40 years. This isn't something I wanted to do, after I spent twenty years in the Marine Corps. But, once I got into it and started to understand the industry has a whole...things started to make sense and at the same time easy. Yes, I understand that they're is many Trucking Companies that treat drivers like "crap!" Like one person said on here "do, something about it!" Is Crete Carrier perfect? No, not at all. But, find that right job for you and make it work! You can make money out here if you WORK HARD! get involved with the company. With OOIDA, ATA etc, etc. Know the industry. Like my step dad told me and my brother "it's a dog eat dog out here!" Even, I'm looking to do something else and have talked with Schneider about the percentage program and leasing or purchase of a truck. Drivers be safe and good luck.
The Singin Trucker

Charlotte, NC

#140 Nov 22, 2014
I don't know what you guys are talking about. I've worked for Schneider for the past 4 years in the bulk division, and have never had a problem that a quick phone call couldn't fix. I've been involved in 2 accidents (I was not at fault), broken numerous things on my tractor as well as on trailers, and have been late to more appointments that I can count on 10 hands. Still with em, and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon. Schneider respects you as a person, so there is always a real person that knows how to solve your problem on the other end of the phone. Hope this helps.
HFire

Houma, LA

#141 Nov 25, 2014
They take something that has been driving and you get there and they soon take you on a test drive like you are takimg the test for the first time and failyou! then I am to belive that on there computer test that the ones that don't know anything made all 100% on there test! And get treated like shit! And get lied to about getting paid on time.
CAPTAIN AFRO

Oceanside, CA

#142 Jan 29, 2015
Ive been with these clowns for a year and a half team driving. Apparently im the only driver capable of sitting at loading docks constantly making crappie pay because ive been through 6 drivers. Trust me..once your on their shitlist for complaining about sitting constantly things get worse. They have all but destroyed my paychecks and moral. All they can offer is another guy straight out of school. Its a great place to get your first years experience but once you get it run before they destroy your career. These guys told my friends prospective employers ....former team driver....enough craps where he couldn't get hired. Dont trust them...Captain N*****....and ive earned that name from scn from how they treat and pay me
CAPTAIN AFRO

Oceanside, CA

#143 Jan 29, 2015
Mr bobo wrote:
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I agree I'm on a dedicated account for Walmart and I never have any problems. I have 6 months experience got 3k for signing on and I get .49 cents a mile. Just like any other job you get what you put in
May i ask where you guys work out of and who your DBL's are ????? I want to work and get paid well!!! Thats all ive ever ask for from Schneider
SCHNEIDER SUCKS

Los Angeles, CA

#144 Feb 10, 2015
ALL BAD COMMENTS OF SCHNEIDER ARE TRUE OVEr WORK AND UNDER PAYED!!
IVE BEEN WITH THE. FOR 4 MONTHS BUT CANT GO ANYWHERE ELSE I JUST STARTED DRIVING :( NO ONE ELSE WANTS ME BECAUSE I DONT HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE BUT ANY DRIVER GET A CALCULATOR AND SEE WHAT THE PAY (MINIMUM WAGE) THEY ARE A JOKE OF A COMPANY
kwhartmann01

Bladensburg, MD

#145 Feb 17, 2015
I have been working for Schneider for almost a month. I have been driving for a year now. No accidents and a clean record and all dot inspections passed. I had a crooked previous employer lie about some fuel missing and say I was a labor not a driver since they didn't want dot to come in and do a inspection and look around at all the paperwork ( no track and no proof is what the company had all the drivers are considered labors it's a crook of a oil field company ) anyways Schneider parked me and we had a meeting and they decided to keep me. That being said they decide on a driver it's there investment they make the want drivers that bring a good name and reputation for them. I have not had a late load and I have been safe and still average 2800 miles a wk going 60 mph without breaking any dot regulations. They have treated me good. I take home on average 900 a wk so far. It's all about the person and the drivers personal opinion and how they act under pressure and if they are committed. All these negative stories after just 2 wks Or a yr it's honestly from my view of a over confident driver and a person who thinks he's a pro. The company I worked for to get my cdl and the guy that taught me 25 yrs driving explained it to me like this the day you say your not a rookie is the day you hang up them keys.. I believe that if you are on the ball and on your toes every second behind the wheel you will succeed but always remember you will learn something new everyday on the road. No matter how small it might be. They day you don't learn anything or consider your self a professional it would be wise to take some time off or retire. That's when mistakes are made especially when you let your ego take over. Have respect for everyone and everything and you will come out ahead in the end. When you post negative things about a employer then that reflects negatively on your professional attitude. If you got fired for a stretched air line then you must have done something else along with it. As I write this post I'm in a hotel room with a broke down truck ( yoke snapped backing into a spot to park fo the night ) Schneider said crap happens and asked if I was ok so yeah I like the company there are some flaws and draw backs but every company has them. These however are nothing compared to the good that the company has. So be professional about what you post in the future.

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