Upgrade to independence.

As an owner-operator with Schneider, you’ll have the freedom of running your own business, plus the backing of large, stable company. Take advantage of Schneider’s abundant freight base and leverage our buying power to boost your bottom line.

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Two lease options - choose the one that works for you


Pick your freight and plan your tours


Rack up miles -- we’ll handle the rest

Business options - run your business your way


Access to Schneider's booming freight base


Great weekly miles with long lengths of haul


Consistent lanes and delivery locations


Steady freight from one primary customer

Port Dray

Predictable scheduling and home time


Minimal-touch freight and weekly home time


Stable customers and a reliable freight base


More reasons owner-operators choose Schneider:

Make 40% more profit with ATBS

Business Consulting Services

At Schneider, we make it our business to help your business succeed. That’s why we provide business consulting services through ATBS. They’ll help with taxes, accounting, bookkeeping and more. These services are free to Van Truckload and Tanker owner-operators for the first six months of your lease.

Maximum Purchase Power

Save on operating expenses with Schneider’s Purchase Power Program. In fuel alone, you can save up to $.10 per gallon at the pump through negotiated truck stop chains, in addition to our fuel surcharge program. You’ll also get discounts on tractors, tires, insurance, maintenance and more.

Steady Freight

Schneider owner-operators have exclusive access to one of the largest freight bases in the industry. For those on the Percentage Lease, it means you have plenty of options to choose from so you can make the decisions that are best for your business. For those on the Mileage Lease, it means we will keep you moving, ensuring optimum utilization.

CSA-Compliant Carrier

Protect your livelihood and save DOT inspection time by leasing with a CSA-compliant carrier. We will conduct a free inspection of your tractor before you start, followed by quarterly inspections to help prevent violations and ensure your equipment stays in safe condition.

Reliable Financing

In this tight credit environment, Schneider Finance offers low or no money down programs to help you lease or purchase a truck spec'd for both Van and Tanker. Our Smart Start program will help you realize your dream of becoming an owner-operator and running your own business.

Requirements of Owner-Operators

  • At least three months of recent Class A driving experience
  • Valid commercial driver's license (CDL) issued by your state of residence
  • Proven safety record
  • Solid work history

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