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Schneider announces new 2018 tanker driver pay increase

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Tanker drivers are already among the highest earners in Schneider’s fleet, and now Schneider is proud to announce a new pay increase to make that earning potential even higher. It’s just one more way we value great drivers like you!

Effective March 4, 2018, Schneider is increasing driver pay by up to $.04 per mile for many Tanker drivers.

  • All Over-the-Road Tanker driver pay packages are increasing $.01 per mile.
  • All Local Tanker driver pay packages are increasing $.01 - $.04 per mile, depending on location and experience level.
  • Pay increases up to $.07 per mile on select Tanker Dedicated accounts.

How much does a Tanker driver earn?

Now with the new Tanker driver pay increase, earn up to $.57 per mile, and with Tanker accessorial pay, earn up to $82,000 per year.

Many Regional Tanker drivers received a pay increase in 2017, and we review driver pay weekly to ensure we’re market competitive for all drivers. More updates coming soon!

Tanker driver pay — more than just cents per mile

In addition to the cents-per-mile rate increases, Schneider’s Tanker driver pay packages include:

  • Improved performance pay – up to $.04 per mile more, paid out weekly.
  • Accessorial pay – up to 25 percent of total pay for loading, unloading, etc.
  • Automatic increases – annually until top base pay achieved.
  • 100% hazmat endorsement reimbursement – reimbursed upon receipt.
  • Sign-on bonuses – on many Tanker positions, up to $12,000.
  • Referral bonuses – up to $3,000 for each company driver or owner-operator you refer who joins .Schneider — unlimited bonus potential.

More Tanker driver benefits

You should also be looking at the entire compensation package when choosing a carrier, which includes these benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, plus flexible spending options.
  • A leading 401(k) plan with company match.
  • Paid orientation and time off.
  • Up to $7,000 in driving school tuition reimbursement (paid at $200/month).
  • Paid CDL training program and refresher course options.
  • Credit for Military Experience program and more military benefits.
  • A nationwide facility network packed with free driver amenities.
  • More — learn about all driver benefits.

Interested in being a Tanker driver?

Search all Tanker driving jobs near you and apply today.
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Pat has been with Schneider for 36 years, and is currently Senior Transformation Partner for Driver and Owner-Operator Compensation and Hire-to-Pay Processes. He works to ensure accurate and timely compensation that is market competitive and performance based, designed to attract and retain driver associates. He has held several other roles, including Regional Operation Director, Director of Van Operations Support, Director of Pay Services and Operation Center Manager.

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