Schneider National was founded in 1935, when A.J. Schneider used the money from the sale of the family car to buy a truck. Over the following decades, the company changed with the industry, acquiring other organizations to grow and expand their strengths. With more than 75 years of experience behind them, Schneider is the recipient of many awards. In 2016, Schneider was awarded a company-best four Logistics Management 2016 Quest for Quality Awards. Multiple divisions of Schneider were honored with awards in the following categories:
According to the company’s website, Schneider does not require drivers to wear uniforms. The trucks are governed at 60 mph; Schneider offers layover and detention pay and paid vacations. Company drivers also get health, dental, a healthcare spending account, and a dependent care spending account.
Schneider does not offer CDL training school at the present time, but they do have entry-level driving opportunities for those who have successfully completed a qualifying program. If you are interested in working for Schneider after you complete your CDL training, check with the company to get a list of approved driving schools. You will have to pay for your tuition out-of-pocket, but once you start work, the company has a tuition reimbursement program. So if you take out a loan to pay for driving school, Schneider might cover your loan repayments. If you paid cash up-front, you will get bonus cash back. The company’s training program consists of a combination of classroom and hands-on time designed to give you a more solid background in company procedures and safety.
Schneider offers several different types of driving opportunities. OTR drivers handle moves and commercial customers. Team drivers work together to deliver expedited cargo with very little loading and unloading. Regional drivers stay in a specific sector of the country. Dedicated drivers service one customer and usually have predictable routes and schedules. Intermodal drivers move freight to and from rail yards, with predictable schedules and home time. Tanker drivers carry liquid chemicals in local, regional or long-haul arrangements.
According to the company’s website, Schneider’s top hiring locations are Charlotte, NC, Dallas, TX, Harrisburg, PA, Chicago, IL, and Indianapolis, IN. Schneider frequently participates in hiring events. Check their website for events near you.
Schneider has earned recognition from several groups for its efforts in hiring former military personnel. The company guarantees home time for drivers for weekend drill and annual training, and does not require you to use your vacation time for this. The company also has special benefits and differential pay programs for Guard and Reserve members who are deployed for 18 months.