Orientation for Experienced Drivers

Experienced Driver Orientation Schedule and Pay

The length of orientation for experienced drivers depends on what kind of freight you’ll be hauling. Van Truckload driver orientation lasts four days, Intermodal five days and Tanker 12 days.  Dedicated driver orientation length will depend on the Dedicated account-specific requirements.  All drivers will be paid for attending and completing the orientation sessions, but the amount may vary by driving opportunity.  Talk to a recruiter (800-44-PRIDE) from more specifics.

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What You’ll Do During Experienced Driver Orientation

Pre-work screen

The pre-work screen will assess whether you can safely perform the essential functions of truck driving with one of the best trucking companies for experienced drivers. Upon passing the pre-work screen, you will proceed with your Schneider trucking orientation.

Download the pre-work screen video to see what is expected

Classroom training

In the classroom, you’ll get an introduction to Schneider's mobile communications platform, a trip planning refresher and a review of safety tips designed to keep you and those around you from getting hurt on the job.

Tractor simulators

Schneider's state-of-the-art simulators give you the chance to brush up on the skills you’ve learned out on the road. This technology allows you to enter a realistic, virtual environment where you can safely practice maneuvering through potentially hazardous situations without risk.

Skills test

At the end of Schneider trucking orientation for experienced driver you’ll be required to take a skills qualification test to verify your driving skills. The test includes a pre-trip inspection, coupling/uncoupling procedure and a 15-20-mile road course. After you pass the test, it’s time to start racking up the miles with Schneider.

Ongoing Training Initiatives

Being one of the best trucking companies for experienced driver means that at Schneider, training doesn't stop when orientation ends. We will work with you throughout your career to keep you sharp and focused, regardless of your experience level. All drivers, including those who have been on the road for 30 years, go through continual training to refresh their skills.

“I am required to participate in ongoing trainings, and I welcome this. These trainings challenge me and help me remain engaged as a driver. Schneider also has an amazing network of support – you are out there driving by yourself but never feel like you are on your own. I wouldn't drive anywhere else.”

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