Schneider Trucking is a $3.9 billion company that servers all of North America and China. Started over 80 years ago, the company’s headquarters is in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Trucking jobs are plentiful in the company, with the company offering everything from van truckloads to port logistic services.
Schneider National offers a promising career for truckers all over the country that have their CDL.
Regardless of the driver position, employees for the company will have numerous benefits given to them. The benefits can be broken down into the following categories:
Schneider offers health care, dental and vision insurance. Employees are able to choose health care plans that fit into their family’s needs. Employees can also set up a dependent care account for their family.
A tiered system is used for vacation or personal time. The company’s vacation policy is as follows:
1 week of paid vacation after a year working with the company.
2 weeks of paid vacation after 2 years of employment.
3 weeks of paid vacation after 7 years of employment.
4 weeks of paid vacation after being with the company for 15 years.
Drivers that are with the company for 5 or more years join the company’s advantage club. This exclusive club allows employees to attend certain sporting events, such as NFL games, with the company paying for food, transport and lodging.
Anyone called into duty will get time off, and the company will pay you for your time (minus bonus pay) for up to 18 months.
No one wants to work forever. The company offers 401k plans where Schneider will match your contributions of up to 6% of your pay. Schneider will also pay $0.50 per dollar a person invests in retirement when only putting 1% – 4% of their earnings in a 401k account.
Anyone that attended the Schneider Trucking School or another school for their CDL to work for the company will be eligible for a $6,000 reimbursement.
Want to bring a friend or loved one with you on the road? Anyone over the age of 18 and family members over the age of 10 can accompany you in the truck.
There are also several perks for working with the company, such as discount plans and discounts on insurance premiums. The company also helps with financial planning and debt management for their employees.
Schneider Trucking Pay Scale
Basic Pay Scale
Most company drivers will fall under the basic pay scale criteria. This is what a person can expect to earn based on the salary of others working in the company. There are some exceptions, depending on the position, that we will discuss shortly.
2017 Update: We are awaiting a response from Schneider National on their 2017 pay per mile averages.
Most drivers are paid the following (2014 rates):
Starting pay of 28 cents per mile.
After 6 months, pay is increased to 31 cents per mile.
After 1 year on the road, you will earn 34 cents per mile.
This is on par or over the average rate. Drivers will also earn a flat salary of $460 per week. These salaries listed above are based on Schneider’s OTR positions.
Drivers working in OTR can expect 5 days of home time for every 28-days. Drivers can earn up to $73,000 in this position. Performance bonuses are given, and 95% of haul is no-touch freight. The average haul is 600 miles.
Earning over $70,000 a year, teams will be on the road for up to 6,000 miles a week. In this position, 98% of freight is no-touch, and there are team matching and training programs. Experienced drivers will earn the following:
$15,000 bonus (van teams)
Up to 49 cents per mile.
People who have just obtained their CDL can expect the following:
$5,000 sign-on bonus.
Up to 34 cents a mile (first 6 months).
Up to 49 cents a mile (after 6 months).
Experience and location dictate the pay of a regional driver. Regional drivers earn between $48,000 and $65,000 per year. Steady freight is available, and truckers are guaranteed weekly home time.
Continual training is offered to drivers.
Drivers that are able to land a dedicated route will be driving to the same retail outlets every week.
The major benefit is a steady paycheck that isn’t going to change weekly. Truckers that have a dedicated route earn between $45,000 and $70,000 a year.
Home time is often the same every week, so drivers with families will benefit from a dedicated route.
Anyone that is able to land a job with the Intermodal division will work directly with Schneider logistics to haul freight to and from rail yards. Daily or weekly home time is offered with salaries of $47,000 – $65,000 per year.
Tanker Truck Driving
Schneider handles 2/3 of all liquid leads in the country (non-hazardous). Truckers that driver a tanker will have regional, local, and over-the-road opportunities. Salary as a tanker driver is up to $77,500 a year with a pay increase of up to $.05 per mile.
Schneider Owner Operators
Schneider Trucking also offers owner-operator positions in the form of 3 or 6 month contracts.
Pay will vary based on location, but the company states that owner-operators can earn up to $215,000 per full year working with the company.
There is also financial and tax assistance available as well as a fueling program offered through Schneider.
All drivers that work for the company will gain access to Schneider Crossroads.
Crossroads is an online app and portal that allows drivers to easily see their pay and information about their job.
The portal serves as a way to get further training and safety tips as well as connect with family through a consistent portal interface.
Mobile apps are available for smartphones and tablets.
Schneider Trucking is one of the biggest trucking companies in the country. Being in business for over 80+ years, the Schneider brand is known for reliability and a caring workforce.
Any truck driver with a clean driving record and a CDL that is over the age of 21 can apply for a job with the company.
Real Driver Review:
Hardest part of this job is being away from home. Planned time off seemed to be a fight. The good things are management was great, benefits phenomenal and pay fair.
A typical day is waking up pre-trip start routing and drive. I learned a lot just being out on the road because it was things that they already have taught me. Hardest part of the job is driving in snow but it was fun seeing new places.