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Your orientation schedule will depend on your experience and what kind of driving job you will be doing. Experienced Van drivers go through a two-and-a-half day orientation program. The program for experienced Tanker drivers is about two weeks long, due to the nature of the freight you’ll be hauling. All drivers will be paid $80 per day for attending and completing the orientation sessions.
Recent driving school graduates go through a more extensive orientation program. Whether you are driving Van or Tanker, you can expect to spend a few extra days in the classroom and more time on the road with a Training Engineer to make sure you are prepared to do the job. You will also be paid $80 per day for attending and completing the orientation sessions.
You are required to have a valid CDL before you begin orientation with Schneider. Check out our list of preferred driving schools if you are looking for a place to get your CDL. We offer up to $6,000 in tuition reimbursement to recent driving school graduates.
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The pre-work screen will assess whether you can safely perform the essential functions of truck driving. Upon passing the pre-work screen, you will proceed with your orientation. Download the pre-work screen video to see what is expected.
In the classroom, you’ll get an introduction to Schneider's mobile communications system, a trip planning refresher and, most importantly, a review of safety tips designed to keep you and those around you from getting hurt on the job.
Our state-of-the-art simulators give you the chance to enter a realistic, virtual environment, allowing you to safely practice maneuvering through potentially hazardous situations without risk.
After classroom learning and hands-on training, you will spend time on the road with a Training Engineer. You will actually drive the truck and do the work. Your Training Engineer will be there to observe, answer questions and help set you up for success.
You’ll go through a pre-trip inspection, coupling/uncoupling procedure and a 15-20 mile road course to make sure you feel ready to hit the road. If you pass the test safely and feel confident in your abilities, it’s time to start racking up those miles!
At Schneider, we work hard to ensure safe working conditions – not only for our truck drivers, but for the motoring public as a whole. After all, your friends and family drive alongside us every day and that’s a privilege we take very seriously. That’s why we keep safety at the forefront of every load throughout your career.
Ongoing Training Initiatives
Training doesn’t stop when orientation ends. We will work with you throughout your career to keep you sharp and focused, regardless of experience level. Schneider uses a number of training methods to help you make the most of the skills you already bring to the job.
We pride ourselves on creating tools that make drivers’ lives easier. Our latest in-cab technology allows drivers to keep both hands safely on the wheel and eyes on the road while receiving important information throughout the workday. New functionality includes text-to-voice messaging, GPS navigation, electronic logging, wireless Internet and more.
Stay Alert, Stay Alive
This Schneider-developed program is designed to address fatigue management. It includes a proactive approach to achieving proper rest.
Sleep Apnea Screening
Sleep Apnea is a growing concern for millions of people. We want to make sure you get the rest you need to be safe on the road. Schneider provides diagnostic screening, treatment (CPAP machine) and ongoing monitoring.
This series of short videos from Schneider drivers, their families and resource experts will give you the inside scoop.
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