Tractor Trailer Driver (Current Employee) – Green Bay, WI – March 11, 2018
Great job opportunity for the experience, get to see many places and see what it is like on the road being away. Get to travel while you work. The only downside is being away from home and loved ones not enough time at home. Overall the opportunity is awesome.
Driver (Former Employee) – Green Bay – March 9, 2018
I know a lot of people have bad reviews about companies but this is one I say definitely stay away from. Rude management and staff... Scam company Despite how big it is. Stay away at all costs like the plague.
DRIVER BUSINESS LEADER (Current Employee) – Field – March 7, 2018
The job had stressful moments, but also some very enjoyable times. Coworkers become more than that, they become family. The hardest part of the job is not having enough driver capacity for the freight at times.
plenty of opportunities, benefits, plenty of support..
Leadership was little to none when needed. Issues were compounded by the lack of training/recruitment accountability. Recruiting would just hire drivers without explaining the details of their duties, leading to a lot of turnover.
Tanker Driver and Driver Trainer (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – February 28, 2018
Schneider does not follow their core values at all. Their primary value is Safety First and Always and they could care less about safety. They won't replace tires until the metal belt is literally poking through the tire and even then it is difficult to get tires changed. They care more about freight than they do about the safety of their drivers and on more than one occasion they have tried to force dispatch me to cover their mistakes. I honestly don't know how they stay in business in the bulk industry with just how unorganized they are. AT LEAST 50% of the time the trailer I need is missing or still dirty or in the shop and still in need of repair. I lose between 2-3 hours daily trying to hunt down trailers, waiting for paperwork, waiting on hold, etc. All of these hours are unpaid. They do not pay all the miles, they still go off that stupid mover miles system which isn't so bad when you are OTR but it is HORRIBLE for local drivers. ANY delivery to Houston they pay 0 miles for. I've driven as far as 35 miles and not paid a cent for miles because they consider it Houston to Houston. I am one of the lucky few that have a great dispatcher which is the only reason I have stayed this long. Getting reimbursed for stuff is a nightmare and it's very difficult to get exception pay. Even when they approve exception pay it doesn't show up on your check and you have to spend weeks reminding them and usually you just don't get it. They just wait til you quit asking about it. They have failed miserably at expanding their tanker division: First they tried to get into the energy (crudemore... oil) section of tanking and invested TONS of money in trucks and trailers that they now are trying desperately to sell because they couldn't compete in that business. Second they got a good deal on really really crummy ISO tanker trailers and bought all they could in hopes to be more prominent in the intermodal division and to get some new trailers. Needless to say that was a disaster and they didn't realize how complex intermodal is so now we are paying to store all these stupid trailers and chassis components all over the place. All while they are investing tons of money into these stupid things they won't invest money into their chemical division. Some of these trailers are 35+ years old, no that is not a typo. There is also a huge disconnect between the dispatchers and the freight. The dispatchers are in Green Bay and they have no idea what they are doing when they are planning dispatches in the Houston area. They have no understanding of traffic patterns or delivery times for certain places. Somehow after this many years in the tanker industry they still haven't figured out that it takes a long time to get in and out of a large chemical plant or refinery and do all their dispatches based on a 2 hour delivery time which is super unrealistic and causes a ton of problems.
So yea....stay away from Schneider's tanker division unless you are just trying to get experience. But even then it isn't a great place to get experience. The training is rushed and subpar (I would know, I am a trainer). They send people out on their own to do deliveries of hazardous chemicals even if they haven't received any real world experience pumping or air offloading yet. And then they sit there and wonder why they have so many spills.less
Profesional Driver (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 27, 2018
OTR driving is less then min wage if your just starting out. Schneider started me in Chicago stuck in traffic for about a month. Any money I made was spent in over parked/ over price truck stops. If you have you own semi then your good, but it still sucks.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Fontana, CA – February 20, 2018
Whether you are a new driver or a new manager, I felt that the company did a great job of making you feel at home. The training is some of the best I have seen and they really invest in their employees.