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Schneider offers an in-depth orientation to make sure you and your business are ready to roll.Search and Apply Owner-Operators
If you are new to the company, you will be compensated for successfully completing Schneider’s owner-operator orientation before you hit the road. We will arrange and pay for your shared lodging during orientation.
Your orientation schedule depends on what kind of business you will be running. Schedules range from about three days for Van Truckload owner-operators to twelve days for Bulk owner-operators.
During orientation, we’ll walk you through the things that matter to you and your business. Then we’ll hand you the reins and let you run your business your way.
You’ll be required to pass a DOT drug screen and physical prior to orientation. You’ll also need to fill out some processing forms. Ask your recruiter which forms apply to you.
During orientation, you will typically meet your independent contractor advisor. Your advisor will be there to support you while you're out on the road, assisting with issues concerning dispatch, compensation or anything else that may come up. He/she is your go-to person, no matter where you are.
In the classroom, you’ll get an introduction to Schneider's easy-to-use mobile communications system, a trip planning refresher and, most importantly, a review of safety tips. We’ll also provide you information about Operating Center procedures and anything else you’ll need to know as an owner-operator with Schneider.
While you are completing orientation, your truck will have a maintenance appointment. It will go through an inspection (including DOT standards and regulations) to help protect your Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) rating. We will also install the mobile communication equipment and the base plate (if taken through Schneider National).
After your truck passes inspection, you’ll be asked to take it out on the road for a skills qualification test. The test includes a pre-trip inspection, coupling/uncoupling procedures and a road course.
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