Fast paced and exciting company to work for with good diver facilities.
Pros: everyday was different and had a chance to meet many good people from different back rounds.
Cons: the balance of work and life was very bad. sometimes communications would break down, resulting in scheduling conflicts.
I worked both during the day and night, driving loads to different states. I would arrive at my destination, usually ahead of schedule drop off my load and have another load ready to take to another company, from state to state. I learned how to manage my time and finish well ahead of the given deadline. I was responsible for keeping my vehicle running with minor repairs and vigilant with the safety of fellow road travelers being paramount. Driving a tractor trailer was like running my own little business, making sure the paperwork was correct, maintaining communication with my dispatcher and the company I was delivering to, and keeping everyone in the loop up to date. Management was good they were attentive to their drivers and made sure to keep you on the road making money. The hardest part of being a driver associate was the grueling time schedule of working different shifts for as much as 14 to 16 hours a day and being constantly aware of my surroundings. The most enjoyable part of working for Schneider was that everyday was something different, running into different issues and resolving them, and meeting new people from different walks of life. I felt that my destiny was in my hands, the harder and smarter I worked the more money I made but just as important Schneider recognized my contribution to the company.