Orientation

Train thoroughly, and start earning quickly

You got a solid foundation in truck driving school, but Schneider’s orientation will make you one of the best, safest drivers on the road. We’ve earned our reputation for high-quality training and commitment to safety. See why when you find your perfect driving job, schedule an orientation start date and hit the road as a proud Schneider driver.

Inexperienced driver orientation schedule and pay

The length of orientation for inexperienced drivers depends on what kind of freight you’ll be hauling:

  • Van Truckload – 3 weeks
  • Intermodal – 3 weeks
  • Tanker – 5 weeks
  • Dedicated – based on account-specific requirements
  • LTL – 3 weeks
  • Straight Truck – 4 days

All drivers are paid for attending and completing the orientation sessions, but the amount may vary by driving opportunity. Talk to a recruiter (800-44-PRIDE or live chat) for more specifics.

How to prepare for inexperienced driver orientation

Transitioning out of driving school or another job doesn’t have to be difficult. Our recruiting, training and operations teams work together to make the process easier for you. Orientation classes start every week, so we’ll help you lock in a start date that works and help you think through what you need to do.

How to prepare for inexperienced driver orientation

What you’ll do during inexperienced driver orientation

We’ll take the skills you learned in driving school to the next level, putting them in a real-world context. We’ll review the basics, while also teaching you “The Schneider Way.” A few highlights:

  • Schneider Pre-Work Screen

    Pre-work screen

    Most positions don’t require this anymore due to equipment upgrades and customer delivery improvements, but for our more physically demanding jobs, we’ll do a quick assessment to make sure you can do the work. Learn more about what to expect during a pre-work screen.

  • Schneider Experienced Orientation Classroom Time

    Classroom training

    Learn what the day in the life of a Schneider driver is like, including how to use our tablets, log correctly within our systems, make the most of our benefits, work with maintenance and of course learn how to live out the core values and practices that set Schneider drivers apart.

  • Schneider Experienced Truck Driver Orientation In-Truck and In-Simulator

    In-truck and in-simulator time

    We’ll check and strengthen the skills you learned in CDL training, introduce a few more, practice in the yard and on local roads and highways, and make sure you’re comfortable and safe behind the wheel.

  • Schneider Training Engineer

    Training engineer

    In this over-the-road phase, you’ll actually drive the truck, do the work that you’ll be doing as a driver and learn the rhythms of day-to-day life on the road. Your training engineer will be in the passenger seat to observe, answer questions and help set you up for success by sharing what they wished they knew as a new driver.


“Schneider never rests on its laurels when it comes to providing first-class training.”

Joe & Sharon Nader, Schneider Team Drivers
Joe & Sharon Schneider Team Drivers

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