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Your earning potential will depend on which driving option you choose, but as a Tanker truck driver, you can expect to be among the highest paid in Schneider’s fleet. You will haul two-thirds non-hazardous loads, but because of the special handling some freight will require, you can earn up to $82,500 per year, up to $10,000 more than other driving jobs.Tanker Bonuses
Tanker drivers are also eligible for valuable benefits like medical insurance, dental and vision coverage, vacation days, 401(k) program with company match and many other perks and bonuses.
There are a variety of driving opportunities within Schneider’s Tanker division. Whether you’re looking for more miles or more home time, we have an option to fit your needs. If you want to travel the country and rack up big miles, go with an Over-the-Road or Team Tanker position. If you’re looking to drive closer to home so you can get there more often, a Regional or Local Tanker truck driving job would be a better fit.
In addition to all the traditional types of haul for Tanker, Schneider no offers an intermodal trailer to our Tanker Division. Drivers will continue to haul liquid bulk chemicals, but now using a 40-foot tank trailer that can be used on the rail and over-the-road.
At Schneider, we understand the importance of work/life balance. It’s the reason we do our best to get our drivers home as often as we can. Our Tanker drivers enjoy a unique time off schedule. It’s simple: You pick the six days you want off each month and we’ll work with you to make that happen. This system allows you to plan for vacations and home time in advance. We also have Local Tanker driving opportunities, which get drivers home daily.
“As a Schneider Tanker driver, I work really, really hard, but I also get paid to travel the country. Then, I get six consecutive days off a month to come home and relax with friends and family” - Lucas Karcher, Tanker driver
With access to one of the largest freight pools in the industry, you’ll be running reliable miles year-round. Schneider’s customer base includes several stable national accounts and we continue to grow our business. That means we’ll keep you moving, racking up the miles you need and the money you deserve.
Training is important for all Schneider drivers, but especially for our Tanker drivers. Often times, you’ll be hauling hazardous materials or other products that need special handling. We make sure you’re prepared by providing the best training in the industry. During paid orientation, you’ll learn all about what it takes to drive a Tanker so that you’re safe and comfortable when it comes time to hit the road. The training doesn’t stop after your first few days with Big Orange. We continually work with you throughout your career to keep you on top of your game.
Schneider is always looking for quality drivers, regardless of experience, and we think Tanker is a great choice for new CDL holders and recent driving school graduates. We’ll work with you and provide the training you need to be successful. We also offer tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000. Check out our list of preferred truck driving schools and begin your journey to Schneider today.
Schneider has Tanker Team positions available in some areas. Travel the country with a friend and enjoy the Tanker division’s unique time off program, which lets you pick the six days you want off each month.
Don’t have a Tanker Team partner? We’ll help you find one through our Team matching program.