Frequently Asked Questions by Diesel Mechanics

Q. Why would I want to work for a trucking company?
A. Transportation is an industry that always has been and always will be needed. Schneider moves more than 10,000 loads each day for businesses across the U.S., so it's safe to say that our 17,000 associates directly affect the economy. We are the quiet force behind the movement of goods across the world. You could be part of that — which is pretty cool when you think about it. If you want a job where you can be passionate about what you do and make your mark on something huge, you'll fit in perfectly at Schneider.

Q. There are lots of transportation companies. Why should I work for Schneider?
A. There are many reasons to work for us, but for this FAQ page, we'll limit ourselves to the top five:

  1. Schneider is a pioneer in the transportation industry. We use state-of-the-art technology and the best tools to stay one step ahead of the pack. We'll pay you to get trained on all that equipment.
  2. Working for a large, stable company means you'll enjoy competitive pay and benefits. Plus you'll have access to job opportunities throughout the country.
  3. Schneider mechanics work 10 hour shifts, 4 days per week, making for a better work-life balance.
  4. Whether you want to be a top-notch mechanic or have plans to move into a leadership role, you can customize your career path. We'll provide the training to get you where you want to be.
  5. Two words: big trucks. How many of your mechanic friends can say they help keep a 10,000-truck fleet in motion?

Q. Is safety really THAT important to you?
A. YES. Our number one core value is Safety First and Always. We take that very seriously to ensure that you enjoy a safe work environment in the shop. We have an outstanding reputation as an industry leader in safety out on the road, too. We attribute a large piece of that reputation to the skilled mechanics who keep our trucks well-maintained and out on the road. If safety isn't important to you, Schneider is not the place for you.

Q. What makes Schneider a transportation industry leader?
A. Schneider was founded in 1935 with one truck. It's been growing ever since and is now one of the largest truckload carriers in North America. We are a pioneer in the industry — paving the way with innovative associates and the latest technology. With nearly 10,000 trucks, more than 31,000 trailers and 16,850 Intermodal containers in the fleet, we have the capacity to move a lot of freight. Our customers include more than two-thirds of the Fortune 500 companies. We are proud to be among the top 100 privately-held organizations in the nation.

Q. What are Schneider's core values?
A. The core values are the bedrock of everything we do. They're not just words on a page to us — we live them every day.

  • Safety first and always – We have a responsibility to our associates, customer and the community to operate safely. Nothing we do is worth harming ourselves or others.
  • Integrity in every action – We do what we say. We conduct our business with the highest ethical standards.
  • Respect for all – We treat everyone with dignity and respect. We embrace diversity of thought, experience and background.
  • Excellence in all we do – We do not stop until we’ve delivered a superior experience. We have a relentless passion for innovation and improvement.

Q. What type of work do you do in your shop?
A. We provide a wide range of services to our fleet equipment and our owner-operators' equipment. This includes diagnosing and repairing engines and component parts, performing preventive maintenance and doing quick repair services — including tire changes, light electrical work and minor body work in our Express Bays.

Q. Do I have to pay for my uniform?
A. Schneider supplies uniforms, prescription safety glasses and a safety shoe discount.

Q. Do I need to have my own tools?
A. Schneider provides many of the specialty tools needed to work on diesel trucks, but there are some tools you will be required to bring based on the role. This will be discussed during the interview process.

Q. Do you have a location near me?
A. We have facilities located all over the United States and one in Canada. To find a mechanic job in your area, view the map.

Q. Does Schneider provide training?
A. Schneider provides extensive paid training for all mechanic associates. We know how important it is to stay current on the latest technology and equipment. Our technical training sets you up for success within your assigned role. We also encourage additional company paid training to help you reach your career goals.

Q. What if I'm having trouble applying for a job?
A. Email recruiting@schneider.com and provide as much of the following information as you can:

  • Specific details about the problems you're running into. Screenshots are helpful, too.
  • What position/opening/vacancy were you applying to? Please include the vacancy name.
  • What brought you to schneiderjobs.com? Was it on a job board?
  • Do you receive an error message? If so, what was the message?
  • What type of Internet connection do you have?
  • What Internet browser and version are you using?
  • What time of day were you using the system?

Q. How can I stay up-to-date on job openings at Schneider?
A. Schneider is on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Instagram. Connect with us today for up-to-date job postings, industry news, interviewing tips, resume advice and much more.

Have a question that we didn't answer?
For additional information or to ask any questions that you didn't see here, feel free to email us at recruiting@schneider.com.