Over-the-Road Owner-Operators

OTR Owner-Operator

Freedom to do things your way.

Choose between two profitable lease options and hit the road to success. Schneider will be right there with you.

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Reasons to be an OTR owner-operator at Schneider:

Lease Options

Schneider Over-the-Road owner-operators have access to two profitable lease options: Percentage or Mileage. Pick the lease agreement that helps you meet your business goals and enjoy the freedom of running your business your way.

Bigger Money

A lot goes into running a successful business, but at least you won’t have to worry about your revenue as a Schneider owner-operator. No matter which of our exceptional lease compensation packages you choose, you’ll have the tools to bring home rewarding settlements.

Percentage Lease

As an owner-operator on the Percentage lease, you control your revenue because you pick your freight and plan your tours. Some Schneider owner-operators average revenue of $800 to $1,000 a day.

  • 65% of line-haul revenue
  • 100% fuel surcharge
  • 100% of accessorial
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Mileage lease

As as owner-operator team on the Mileage lease, you'll enjoy the following revenue:

Mileage Rate $0.92 loaded
Fuel Surcharge    $0.255**Formulated from DOE
Total Mileage $1.325 loaded
92 cent fuel surcharge


Owner-operators may also qualify for revenue through quarterly performance premiums, regional premiums, short-haul premiums, hand loads/unloads, stop-offs, tolls, detention, and more. Schneider also helps owner-operators save on costs through discounts on maintenance, tires and fuel.

Steady Freight

Enjoy access to one of the largest freight bases in the industry. Schneider’s diverse portfolio includes more than two-thirds of America’s Fortune 500 companies.

Percentage Lease Owner Operators

Pick your own loads and plan your own tours - whatever fits your business needs.

“ With the Percentage Lease program, you can pick up heavy freight, light freight, different miles, then go home when you’re ready. If you want to go home today, pick a load for later on and go home. There’s nobody on your back. It’s the best thing ever.”


Mileage Lease Owner Operators

Schneider matches you up with the freight that will maximize your revenue potential.

"It’s good clean work, and if you want extra work, there’s extra work available. Whatever you want, Schneider will work with you. They have freight everywhere. I never sit.”


Purchase Power

Take advantage of Schneider’s buying power and boost your business’ bottom line. Through the Purchase Power Program, you’ll save thousands of dollars each year on fuel, tires, maintenance, insurance and more. We also provide free American Truck Business Services (ATBS) to you during the first six months of your lease.

No truck? No problem!

Schneider Finance offers low or no money down programs to help you purchase or upgrade your rig.

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**Weekly retail on-highway diesel prices taken from DOE website.
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