Frequently Asked Warehouse Career Questions

Q. Why would I want to work for a transportation and logistics company?
A. We know trucking may not seem like the most glamorous industry. But it's 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 16,900 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. 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. We are the best because we hire the best.
    You'll be surrounded by motivated people who come to work ready to make a difference each day.
  2. We genuinely care about and respect our associates.
    If you have an idea on how to make something better, we want to hear it and put it into action.
  3. We are a big, stable company with a family-like feel.
    You'll have access to opportunities across the U.S., while enjoying a competitive pay and benefits package.
  4. We promise you won't be bored.
    In this dynamic industry, you'll face plenty of new challenges. When you tackle them, we'll celebrate your success.
  5. We'll help you advance your career if that's what you want to do.
    As you develop professionally, you can customize your career path — moving into different positions throughout the business.

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 30,000 trailers and 14,000 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 — Schneider has an obligation to our associates and the motoring public to operate safely. Nothing we do is worth hurting ourselves or others.
  • Integrity in every action — Schneider conducts business with the highest ethical standards. Truth and honesty are essential to the way we operate.
  • Respect for all — Schneider seeks and values diversity of perspective, experience, and background as the foundation of the enterprise. We treat all stakeholders with dignity and respect.
  • Excellence in all we do — Schneider strives to provide the highest quality services to our customers. We have a relentless passion for innovation and improvement.

Q. What kind of people do you hire?
A. Naturally, certain roles require certain expertise. But in general, we are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and hardworking individuals who are ready to take on challenges. We want people who are willing to contribute their ideas and continually help Schneider become a better organization.

Q. Do I need to have prior forklift experience?
A. Prior forklift driving experience is preferred for our general warehouse positions, as you may be responsible for driving equipment.

Q. How much will I be required to lift in the warehouse?
A. Safety is our number core value. Associates must always check the weight of the box before proceeding to lift the freight. The weight of boxes varies. Proper lifting procedures must be followed. You'll be expected to ask for assistance if needed for boxes weighing over 50 lbs.

Q. Do warehouse positions offer health benefits?
A. Yes, health benefits will be available to eligible associates.

Q. How often will I be paid?
A. Our warehouse associates are paid on a bi-weekly schedule.

Q. How does your interview process work?
A. We want your interviewing experience with us to be dynamic, comfortable and informative. We ask that you first complete an online application. If we choose to move forward with your application, you will receive a phone call inviting you to join us for an interview. If you are found successful during the interview and pass the counting test, you will be required to pass a drug screen and background check prior to starting work.

Q. What if I'm having trouble applying for a job in iRecruitment?
A. Email recruiting@schneider.com or use the contact us form. Please provide as much of the following information as you can:

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Q. How can I stay up-to-date on job openings at Schneider?
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Have a question that we didn't answer?
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