How long does the Schneider trucking school take to complete?


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The Schneider trucking school lasts three weeks for recent driving school graduates and new commercial drivers license holders. Driver training lasts about two and one-half days for experienced van drivers, and about two weeks for experienced tanker drivers. The type of load a driver hauls determines the training time.

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The three weeks of training for new CDL holders starts with a week at a Schneider training facility, where students practice driver simulations and receive classroom and in-truck training. During the second week students receive on-the-road training. For the third week, students return to the classroom and training facility to complete the program. Experienced drivers receive classroom training and tractor simulation training to refresh their skills. The drivers also take a skills test, including a road course of about 20 miles.

Schneider pays all drivers $80 per day for completing the training, as of 2015.

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