How to Get Free CDL Training in Grand Rapids, Lansing MI

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How does free CDL training sound? Nope, it’s not a scam. If you live in the Grand Rapids or Lansing areas, this could be your lucky day! During the summer months at Sneller Snow Systems, we focus on reviewing our snow removal systems and training staff. We have many employees that have been with us for years, but as we continue to grow we’re always on the lookout for people with integrity interested in commercial snow removal to expand our team.

One great perk we offer is free Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training.

That’s right, if you are located in the Lansing or Grand Rapids area and you have a clean and safe driving record, we’ll pay you good wages AND help you get your CDL for free.

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What is a CDL?

A CDL is a driver’s license required in the United States to operate vehicles weighing 26,001 or more pounds or 10,001+ pounds when combined with any type of trailer being towed. Holding a CDL demonstrates that you are a certified and competent professional truck driver. And without proper training, the test itself can be extremely difficult to pass. The state of Michigan is able to issue a CDL license only after a written and driving test has been given by the state or approved testing facility.

Snow plow driver positions and salt truck driver positions are weather dependent, and hours are available when it snows. This is a great fit for people who get laid off seasonally in the winter, or who just want to add additional hours on top of their existing job. We can work with your schedule, we have morning, daytime, evening, and overnight positions available.

If you are interested, explore our current employment opportunities or sign up for job alerts online today! And if you have questions, feel free to contact us anytime.


Focusing on Grand Rapids Snow Removal All Summer Too

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Now that spring is here (maybe!) you might think that a Grand Rapids snow removal company would be kicking back. Many snow removal companies are really landscaping companies who make use of their labor and equipment to do snow removal in the off-season. Sneller Snow Systems is just the opposite. We provide some landscaping services during the warmer months, but we keep planning and improving our systems for snow removal throughout the year.

How serious are we? Sneller Snow Systems was the 12th snow removal service in the world to earn ISO 9001 and SN 9001 certification, which is a system of quality management that is specific to the snow removal industry.

Why is this important to you, as a business owner?

  • Our record keeping system provides the necessary paper trail to reduce your exposure to litigation in slip and fall accidents. Without the proper documentation that ISO certified processes are required to maintain, tens of thousands of slip and fall cases are lost or settled by property owners each year.
  • We evaluate and improve our processes constantly based on performance in the field.
  • A third party regularly audits our processes and their improvement.
  • It takes snow removal off your hands and puts it in the hands of certified experts who focus on that job.
  • It keeps your employees doing what they need to do for your business and decreases risk of employee injury and workman’s compensation claims.

So what are we doing here at Sneller Snow Systems to plan for winter 2017?

Here are a few of the things we’re looking at:

  • Several of us are traveling the country this summer to various training and networking events. We regularly network with other leaders in the snow industry to learn from each other on how to raise the bar even more.
  • We are always evaluating what goes great, and where we can improve for our clients and our team. Summer is a great time to improve our processes to implement these improvements as we plan and grow for next winter.
  • Planning and improving for growth. As we continue to serve more clients, we need to look down the road to anticipate where growth pains could arise. We identify those concerns before they become problems, and implement structural improvements to avoid them, making life easier for our clients and ourselves.

As a business owner, you don’t want to assume unnecessary levels of risk. There’s plenty of risk inherent in any business venture. Don’t let snow and ice be one of them. Contact us for a customized plan that meets your Lansing or Grand Rapids snow removal and ice management needs.

What We’re Thankful For As A Grand Rapids Snow Removal Company

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As we prepare for Thanksgiving tomorrow, we can’t help but send a message about how thankful we are for the many blessings we experience every day at Sneller Snow Systems. We prayerfully hope you see some new blessings upon your life through this humble blog post.

We are thankful for God’s blessings on our business.

We strive to be a blessing to our customers, but it’s only by the grace of God that we have been able to service Grand Rapids and Lansing Michigan businesses since 1984. We strive to conduct ourselves with integrity and bring honor and glory to Him in all we do. Thank you, Lord, for blessing our business.

We are thankful for our employees.

We feel richly blessed with skilled and passionate employees at Sneller Snow Systems who truly care about the work they do. We are thankful for each employee and their family’s support as well. As you can imagine, with a Michigan snow removal company, many of our employees work at all hours day and night. We wouldn’t be here without their commitment and hard work. Thank you for all you do to make us the best snow removal company in Michigan!

We are thankful for our families.

It goes without saying, but it still should be said – we are abundantly blessed with our own amazing and supportive families. We work crazy hours, but never forget why we are doing it. We love our wives and husbands, children, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with God, family is who we need, love and appreciate beyond measure. Thank you for being there for us and supporting us through the years.

We are thankful for our freedom.

There is one quick way to blow a great mood – read the news. Our world is in a ferocious battle with sin. Innocent people are being killed daily, terror runs rampant and our liberties are being threatened. Yet in America we can still speak freely, worship Jesus without imminent persecution, hold democratic elections, bear arms, pursue dreams and live with basic freedoms. Thank you to God’s blessings and brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to keep us free.

What are you thankful for?

There are many more things we could list here. Please comment below if you’d like to chime in. We’d love to hear from you! Learn more about our mission and core principles here. As we celebrate our blessings and focus on thankfulness this week, we pray you will do the same. We pray you have a heart of gratitude and that God blesses you richly!

Join the Sneller Snow Systems Team! Now Hiring in Grand Rapids and Lansing areas!

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If you or someone you know is looking for a job with a growing West Michigan company where integrity, enthusiasm and hard work are rewarded, consider Sneller Snow Systems! We provide snow removal services for the Grand Rapids and Lansing areas and we are currently hiring for a variety of administrative, maintenance, driver, and equipment owner/operator positions!

See all current job listings here:

At Sneller Snow Systems, we value our team. We want to provide advancement to those who work for it, promote those who earn it, and compensate according to individual performance. We work to achieve a healthy profit to continue to provide for growth and opportunity. We provide an environment of respect, and a community of coworkers who value hard work, high standards, and integrity. We believe family is a priority. We value time off to spend with family, to serve others, and for R&R. We pull together when it snows, we provide for days off when it doesn’t.

This all results in a team whose enthusiasm and dedication to excellence is noticed and appreciated by our clients.

Sneller Snow Systems is located in Byron Center, Michigan near Grand Rapids and Lansing. Since 1984, Sneller has provided Michigan businesses with reliable commercial snow removal and professional landscaping services.

Sneller offers customized solutions to snow and ice management tailored to client needs so our team benefits from an interesting variety of work, regardless of the position. We are equipped to provide a higher level of service than most snow contractors, so you can rest assured that you will work for a company that has the tools you need to be successful and provide services that customers appreciate. Recently Sneller became the 12th snow contractor in the WORLD to receive ISO 9001 and SN 9001 Certification, which reflects our commitment to excellence.

Learn more about Sneller by visiting our website at, check job listings here, or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+.

Sneller Launches New Website, New Name!

Sneller's Landscaping is dba Sneller Snow Systems

Sneller’s Landscaping, LLC will now be operating under the DBA of Sneller Snow Systems for our winter-related services. Landscape-related activities will continue to operate under the slightly revised name of Sneller Landscaping.

Why are we now Sneller Snow Systems?

“Why?” you might ask. While most companies that offer snowplowing and deicing prefer to focus primarily on landscape related services, and offer some snow-related services in the “off season”, we have turned that model around. As odd as it may sound, we love snow, and we have been making it an increasing portion of our business. For the past several years, snow has been our core business and our year round focus. As such, the new DBA of Sneller Snow Systems more accurately reflects this.

Our new name says it all:

Sneller: We’ve built a strong reputation of operating with integrity and enthusiasm since 1984. We’re still family owned, and servicing the Grand Rapids and Lansing, Michigan regions with efficiency and Christian principles.

Snow: While we will continue to offer award-winning landscaping services, our year round focus is on snow removal system development and improvement. We review and improve our snow and ice management operations year round.

Systems: We took our commitment to well documented systems and continual improvement to the next level recently by becoming the 11th Snow & Ice Management Company in the world to receive ISO 9001 and SN 9001 Certification! Learn how this benefits you and read more here!

What does this news mean for you?

We’re pumping things up with our new website! We’re focused on helping customers and part of that is sharing Michigan weather news, winter preparation tips, and other helpful information and resources to enable our clients to be better prepared for winter. We’re also sharing these tips on Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions or comments on our new look, please drop us a line. We’d LOVE to hear from you!