I would like to say Schneider's a good company, but then again we're former employees. Hell, they're no different then any other major trucking company. Each one has their likes and dislikes, It's just a matter of which one's bullshit are you willing to put up with.
I was content while i was there. Don't get me wrong, I hated being out on the road. But my DBL and my dispatcher were both really good and they actually did care about the drivers. And they did their best to keep me close to dallas so I could have the chance to stop in dallas for the night and go home for the night at least twice a week.
What caused me to ultimately leave was back in late september a Costco dedicated account opened up, and I tried to get onto it. But Green Bay stepped over all the drivers and handed the jobs to the Dallas Instructors that were being forced back out on the road. And then I tried to go work behind the fuel desk there at the Dallas OC, but they gave the job to someone else. I ended up leaving in late october for a local job driving for Pepsi in mesquite, but got laid off from that one a few weeks after I started it.
The other thing that had always irritated me was absolutely no APU's on the trucks and knowing that they would never install any just for the sake of "driver comfort".
They started getting really really anal about idling, and they bitched at me several times about it. But after a 3 day stretch in Laredo in late august and idling the truck for 82hrs straight... (They bitched me out pretty badly for that one), but I told them, either put me in a hotel, give me an APU or get me the hell out of the south texas wasteland. And that the truck and the air conditioner would be running until they did one of the 3.
So, like anyone, I had my gripes, but they never screwed up my pay, they always got me decent miles, I collected about $2000 in breakdown pay until they decided to give me a new truck. I also collected close to $2200 in layover the whole time I was there.
But like everyone else, I had to start somewhere, and I went into the job knowing that this is one of those thing that I would have to do in order to eventually get a good paying local driving job.