Weeks 5-7 — Paid Schneider orientation
Once you’ve chosen Schneider as your company of choice (you can even do that before or during driving school!), graduated from driving school and received your CDL, you’ll lock in an orientation start date. Schneider has classes starting weekly. Gear up with a combination of classroom and in-truck training, plus over-the-road time with a training engineer.
More on this elsewhere too: Inexperienced truck driver orientation
Week 8 — Your first truck and your first independent load
You’ll get the keys to your truck on the last day of orientation, head home for a couple days to unwind and then return for day one on your own or with your team partner. It’ll be a little nerve-racking, but you’ll be ready. Your training engineer won’t be in the seat next to you anymore, but you’ll have trained for this moment. Do your pre-trip, double check your trip plan, trust your preparation, stay focused and start earning!
Handy resources/refreshers for peace of mind: