GREEN BAY, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Schneider, one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, announced today it has increased compensation for Van Truckload company drivers. Most Schneider Van Truckload company drivers are now earning an additional 8 to 13 percent in mileage and bonus pay delivering loads from the largest freight base in the transportation industry. The pay raises in the Van Truckload division are in addition to recent increases for Schneider Tanker drivers and account-by-account increases for most Dedicated account drivers.
“Our business is growing, creating tremendous opportunities for both solo and team drivers,” said Dave Geyer, senior vice president of Schneider’s Van Truckload division. “Strong customer demand is providing record miles for drivers to maximize their available hours. This, combined with increased pay rates and weekly time-at-home, provides some of the best driving jobs in the industry.”
Schneider career opportunities fit any lifestyle. From time at home to earnings options – whatever drivers place a priority on – Schneider delivers through the many types of positions to choose from. Regional drivers with Schneider get home weekly, and Team Expedited drivers are among the highest paid in the Schneider fleets. Drivers in select divisions and areas may also benefit from a sign-on bonus up to $7,500. Tuition reimbursement (up to $6,000) and the Military Apprenticeship program (up to $1,146/month) offer recent truck driving school graduates and military service members additional financial incentives to join Schneider.
"My career at Schneider allows me to be a strong provider for my family,” said Schneider Regional driver Gerald Bartholomew. “I have great benefits such as plenty of home time and excellent pay.”
Schneider’s pay, time at home options and commitment to safety are just some of the reasons drivers stay with the company. Schneider has had 4,808 drivers with a million or more consecutive miles without an accident in their career at Schneider, including 1,570 currently with the fleet. In addition, drivers’ strong connection with the company is reflected as driver referrals and rehires are the largest source of hires at Schneider.
For drivers who prefer to run their own business, there is also opportunity for advancement at Schneider. As company drivers receive mileage rate increases, Schneider owner-operators’ revenues have grown significantly as freight rates increase. Both solo and team owner-operators participating in Schneider’s Percent of Revenue Lease contract select their own loads and are compensated 65 percent of load revenue plus 100 percent of fuel surcharge and billed accessorials.
Experienced drivers, driving school graduates and owner-operators are encouraged to visit www.schneiderjobs.com to view the many different opportunities and apply online. Now compatible with mobile devices, including all smartphones and tablets, it is easier than ever to search for Schneider’s career opportunities, apply online and access the company’s latest news and information. Interested drivers can also call 800-44-PRIDE (800-447-7433).
One of the largest truckload carriers in North America, Schneider has been the top choice of safety-minded drivers for nearly 80 years. With over 75 percent of its drivers getting home weekly or better, Schneider provides professional opportunities that meet the work-life balance needs of today’s drivers and owner-operators.
Schneider is a $3.6 billion company and is ranked a top-paying carrier by the National Transportation Institute while being nationally recognized for its support of current and former military personnel. For more information about Schneider career opportunities, visit www.schneiderjobs.com. You can also connect with Schneider on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jobsatschneider or follow on Twitter: @schneiderjobs.