Schneider's Most-Read Blog Posts of 2018

By The Schneider Guy Dec 28, 2018

Thank you for helping to make “Slice of Orange” one of the most read trucking industry and career blogs on the web — with nearly half a million readers in 2018!

After publishing about two posts per week, written by 35 different authors, with the goal of answering your questions and giving you behind-the-scenes access, we’ve curated our most-read blog posts of the year — in each of our five categories:

Driver | Diesel Technician | Office | Warehouse| Culture

Driver careers – top 5 blog posts of 2018

1.  2018 Truck Driver Per Diem Pay: Advantages and Tax Plan Impacts

Schneider is proud to offer a driver per diem pay program, but with tax reform taking effect, drivers had questions, so we provided answers. It’s ultimately your choice, and we recommend consulting a tax professional. We’ll keep addressing timely issues affecting drivers.

2.  2018 Schneider Trucks Features APUs, Fridges, Better Mattresses

We rolled out a new driver-friendly truck spec packed with new and improved features — as requested by drivers. We described the different Team and Solo truck specs, showcased the exterior and interior, and answered frequently asked questions from drivers.

3.  How Much Does it Cost to Get a CDL?

You need a job to make money, but it seems like you need money to get a job. It can be a tough dilemma for drivers starting out, but you have options. This post described the cost variables and driving school payment options..

4.  Top ELD Mandate and E-Log Questions Answered by Schneider Experts

The Electronic Logging Device Rule went into effect late 2017, with the ripple effects felt throughout 2018. Schneider has used e-logs since 2010, and our regulatory experts tackled top driver questions on the often-confusing topic.

5.  Schneider Raises Van Truckload and Tanker Driver Pay Again

Driver pay is always a hot topic, so certainly when we announced a second round of pay increases in 2018, drivers took notice. This post of course outlined the mileage rate increases, but also the earning potential available beyond mileage pay.

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Diesel technician careers – top 2 blog posts of 2018

More Diesel Technician Resources:

1.  1. Dallas Shop Offers Unique Culture, Diesel Mechanic Jobs in Texas

Our Dallas, Texas, shop is one of our largest, and its mix of long-tenured mechanics and new associates creates a dynamic shop culture. Learn what it’s like on the shop floor from 12 associates who work there.

2.  2. What a Schneider Diesel Mechanic Should Expect in the First 90 Days

It’s important to know what to expect when you start a new job, and it’s one of the most frequent conversations our recruiters have. Here’s a week-by-week breakdown of your first month and a closer look at the rest of your mentorship and training.

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Office careers – top 2 blog posts of 2018

1.  Driver Recruiting Assistant Jobs Offer Big Impact, Career Growth

Schneider’s Driver Recruiting team continues to grow as the need for drivers continues to grow, and this first-hand account of the impact and career progression has inspired others on to a similar career journey.

2.  New Videos Show Schneider Career Opportunities and Unique Culture

We launched two new videos that showcased why you should consider a career in transportation and logistics generally and Schneider specifically, including a close look at our work environment, benefits package and community involvement, as described by Schneider associates.

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Warehouse careers – top 2 blog posts of 2018

1.  Schneider Warehouse Jobs: How Will You Grow?

Schneider has a culture of career progression and growth, and our training and development programs help our warehouse associates advance quickly. Here are several examples, and how you can get started with your success story.

2.  Schneider Supports Georgia Tech Logistics Education Program

One of the ways we support career development is to invest in people before they even begin their warehouse careers. Our partnership with the Georgia Tech LEAP program is one example, helping more than 100 people get the education and career jump-start they need.

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Culture at Schneider – top 2 blog posts of 2018

More Culture Resources:

1.  New 2018 Ride of Pride Driver, Same Award-Winning Truck Results

Air Force veteran David Buck took over the keys of our latest Ride of Pride military tribute truck, and he guided “The American” to another prize-winning performance in a truck competition. Meet David, and check out the truck.

2.  Drivers Top of Mind at Corporate with Replica Tractor-Trailer

A 600-pound replica truck welcomes people to our Corporate Business Center in Green Bay, Wis., and it’s a visual reminder to associates and visitors alike that drivers are ultimately the lifeblood of the company.

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Thanks again for reading, and Happy New Year! What was your favorite Schneider blog post of 2018? What would you like to see us feature more in 2019? Comment below.

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