Purchase Power Program

Owner-Operartor Purchase Power Program

Our buying power is your advantage.

As a Schneider owner-operator, you get more than loads and the ability to control your future. You also have the buying power of a large, stable trucking company in your corner. With the Purchase Power Program, you’ll lower your business costs and increase your profit margin.

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Your Truck

New and Used Truck Financing

Schneider Finance specializes in setting up owner-operators with the equipment and financing they need to be successful. Whether you are looking to lease or purchase, you’ll have access to a wide range of new and gently used trucks, along with a variety of financing packages designed to fit almost every credit situation.

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Required Truck Insurance

Your truck is a big investment that needs to be protected. So, while under contract with Schneider, there is required insurance. Schneider's Purchase Power gets you the best overall price and coverage in the industry, with premiums deducted from your settlements on a schedule spread over the month.

  • Non-Trucking Auto Liability (Bobtail Insurance)
    Covers property damage or bodily injury you may inflict on another party when you are not under your motor carrier's direction, control or dispatch
  • Occupational Accident
    Provides coverage for medical expenses, disability, accidental death and dismemberment for work-related and non-work-related injuries sustained while under contract
  • Passenger Accident Insurance
    Insures each authorized passenger for accidental medical and dental expense coverage, as well as accidental death and dismemberment

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Schneider Maintenance System

We provide service at Schneider facilities as capacity and parts availability allow, especially if you are under load and the requested maintenance is critical to successful delivery of the load. If we cannot assist you, we will provide a list of trusted vendors who offer competitive pricing and fast service.

MHC Kenworth

MHC Kenworth provides special offers to Schneider owner-operators, including:

  • Discounts on posted door rates
  • Significant savings on standardized parts
  • Guaranteed priority scheduling

Rush Peterbilt

Rush Peterbilt provides special offers to Schneider owner-operators, including:

  • A two-hour commitment to start service
  • 10% off service labor rates
  • 15% off body shop labor rates
  • Discounted pricing on parts

Speedco Trucklube and Tires

Advantages with Speedco include $10 off standard PM service and fast, quality service in approximately 30 minutes.

Peterbilt Truckcare

Peterbilt TruckCare is a free service available to all owner-operators under lease with Schneider. Services are available at more than 700 Peterbilt and Kenworth shops, as well as more than 25,000 OEM and independent maintenance facilities nationwide. Peterbilt TruckCare can assist with coordinating roadside assistance, towing and recovery, jumps or pull starts, out-of-fuel situations, preventive maintenance appointments and tire repair or replacement.

Free Roadside Assistance Program

This service gets you to a safe place so you can arrange further repairs.

Annual DOT-Standard Truck Inspection

Receive your annual DOT-standard truck inspection at no cost when performed at a Schneider Maintenance facility or any Speedco location.

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Schneider offers owner-operators all the advantages we have as one of the largest trucking companies in North America.

  • Fuel Surcharge Program

    Mileage: The fuel surcharge is calculated by using the pickup date on the load to determine the weekly Department of Energy (DOE) price for the geographical area in which most of the freight is hauled. The fuel surcharge is paid when the load pays out on the settlement.

    Percentage: Receive 100% of what the customer is billed at the time the load is selected

  • Fuel Discounts

    Schneider Operating Centers: Take advantage of discounted rates that are competitive with the fleet discounts at the large truck stop chains.  View the current fuel prices.

    Schneider owner-operators also save thousands in cost each year using Schneider's truck stop network with at-the-pump discounts.

    • $.315/gallon discount at Pilot and Flying J
    • $.055/gallon discount at Petro, Love's and Travel Centers of America

      In addition, to increase cash flow when operating in the West, Schneider provides a supplemental $.10 discount on fuel purchased in California, Oregon, Arizona and Washington.
  • Schneider-Issued Fuel Card

    This card helps you manage your cash flow to suit your business needs. You can use it to buy fuel and take the cost out of your settlement, rather than out of your pocket. You can also elect to receive cash advances at over 600,000 ATMs throughout the U.S. and Canada.

  • Fuel Optimizer

    Save money on your trips with a free, comprehensive fuel optimizer system that provides you the best location for fuel along your route. Use our fuel optimizer tool to determine the best route and lowest-price fuel on your way to your next location.

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Tire Discounts

Enjoy lower prices on top tire brands like Goodyear, Dunlop, Bridgestone, Yokohama and Michelin. No cash or credit cards needed at time of purchase — they’ll be charged through your settlement account. Save even more if you purchase in states where Schneider has tax-exempt status for sales tax.


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Quality Chain Program

Schneider has worked with Quality Chain Corporation to provide owner-operators with a great deal on chains for your winter traction needs. You get discounts on chains, shipping and handling (shipping available to any location in the U.S.). Some pricing examples include:

  • Cable Chain Truck – Cam Type: $92.50 singles; $179.50 duals
  • Link Chain Truck – Cam Type: $99.50 singles; $197.50 duals

Glass Discount Program

Our glass discount program through Safelite Glass offers all Schneider owner-operators discounts on glass repairs and replacements. For your convenience and cash flow management, the cost is charged back through your settlement statement.

Thermo King TriPac

Receive exclusive pricing on the Thermo King TriPac auxiliary heating and cooling temperature management system (financing is also available).

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Onsite Ergonomic Adjustments

Many Schneider Operating Centers have trained physical therapists who can provide a free ergonomic adjustment to the seating in your cab. That means more safety, more comfort and better performance.

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Your Business

Paid Orientation

All Schneider owner-operators go through paid orientation before hitting the road. Van orientation is four days. Tanker orientation is five days. Schneider will arrange and pay for your lodging.

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Receive prompt weekly settlements to keep your business running smoothly.

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Business Support

Participate in ongoing business facilitation events to further develop your professional skills.

Business/Accounting Services

Van Truckload and Tanker owner-operators who lease a truck with Schneider Finance will receive American Truck Business Services (ATBS) at no cost for the first six months of your lease.

The Introductory Business Cents program helps put your business on the road to profitability.

  • Specializes in accounting, bookkeeping and tax services for the transportation industry
  • Helps you control and reduce your operating costs by tracking your expenses
  • Provides quarterly P&L statements and advisory
  • Calculates year-end taxes
  • Assists with IRS Tax Resolution

You can choose whether to use this or any other service. However, we strongly encourage you to employ solid business and accounting practices to help ensure your success as an owner-operator.

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In-Cab Technology

Schneider will set you up with the latest mobile communications platform. We’ll cover the equipment installation ($3,500 value) and monthly fees ($25 per month value). Increase your productivity with the following features:

  • GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions
  • Text-to-voice messaging
  • Wireless Internet
  • Personal email access

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Get a free PrePass/E-ZPass transponder that keeps you running while other trucks sit idle in toll booths. You’ll be reimbursed for all authorized tolls and enjoy a discounted rate ($12.99 per month).

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Schneider provides you free use of TRANSFLO paperwork scanning. With TRANSFLO, you get paid faster because there are no mailing delays.

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Base Plates

Enjoy a discount on your base plates and permits ($33 per week), with a $50 per year administration fee. You can use your own plates if apportioned for all 48 contiguous states.

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Safety Footwear

Purchase safety footwear at Schneider's cost — a significant savings from retail prices. This includes work footwear as well as ice cleats

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Schneider owner-operators receive special pricing at select motels near Schneider Facilities.

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Schneider Facility Locations

Most facilities are fully equipped with:

  • Free private showers and towels
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Workout rooms
  • Lounges with TVs
  • Low-cost cafeterias
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Low-cost fuel and maintenance
  • Ample parking

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Your Life

Medical Insurance

With the TrueChoices program, you choose only the options you want and still get great Purchase Power rates and scheduled settlement deductions. These options include coverage for outpatient visits, wellness visits, diagnostic tests – including X-ray and lab, in-hospital benefits to cover room and board and intensive care stays, surgical and anesthesia, as well as term life, critical illness and a prescription drug card.

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Dental Insurance

Enjoy access to a plan that covers diagnostic and preventive care (100%), basic restorative services (80%), and if you have the High option, major restorative services (50%).

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Vision Insurance

Save on eye expenses with a plan that covers your eye exam and lenses once every 12 months and frames once every 24 months, with a small co-pay.

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Life Insurance

This plan includes a conditional guarantee issue of up to $180,000 and the option to cover your spouse and dependent children.

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Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance

These plans provide income while you are unable to work due to a sickness or non-occupational related accident. The short-term benefit is tax-free, guaranteed issue and provides up to $3,000 a month for six months. When you have exhausted your short-term benefit, the long-term plan will provide $3,000 a month for up to two years tax-free.

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Critical Illness Insurance

Protect yourself in case of a critical illness. This plan provides a lump sum benefit upon diagnosis of a covered illness such as: heart attack, stroke, major organ transplant, cancer, etc.

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Accident Insurance

Take advantage of 24/7 coverage for unexpected accidents or injuries that happen at work, in the home, at school or anywhere else.

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Home, Auto and Other Insurance

Through our MetPay Program, you can get special group rates and hassle-free payment options on insurance options that include auto, homeowners, renters, condominium, mobile home, excess liability, boat owners, recreational vehicles, fire and landlord's rental dwelling.

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