E-Commerce growth fuels new team and solo LTL driving jobs

By Steven Hatten Apr 23, 2018

Have you ever bought furniture, carpeting, exercise equipment or appliances online? A new generation of consumers is, but good luck finding a parcel company that can execute that delivery.

These new e-commerce buying habits are fueling new types of Straight Truck and LTL driving jobs, and Schneider is ahead of the curve — particularly after acquiring established e-commerce carrier Watkins & Shepard in 2016.

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New Straight Truck and Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Driving Jobs

With the acquisition and growth since then, Schneider now has 28 terminals as part of our first-to-final-mile delivery network. Launch into a bright future, and join a trendsetter with one of these new driving jobs hauling home furnishings and over-dimensional goods:

Featured Job: Team LTL Driving Jobs

This is as good as it gets for Team drivers.

LTL typically implies multi-stop, hands-on freight, but not for Schneider’s LTL Teams.

Rather, a Team LTL driver with Schneider is more like a Full Truckload (FTL) experience, hauling 53-foot trailers filled with LTL freight, typically terminal to terminal or lane to lane, where local drivers handle the final-mile portion.

It’s the ultimate Team option: premium lanes, highest earning potential and almost never touching freight or talking to customers.

More perks:

  • Big money – up to $0.58 per mile — paid on all routed Team miles
  • Big miles – typically 5,000-6,000 miles per week, with many closed-loop configurations with very little wait time
  • No-touch freight – most of it drop-and-hook over-dimensional freight
  • Newest equipment – 98 percent automated transmissions; a new Team truck spec designed around driver comfort
  • Home time – typically out 3-4 weeks, but lane-to-lane setup may allow 34-hour resets at home several times during tour
  • Facility network – in addition to 28 LTL terminals, get access to Schneider’s nationwide operating center facility network with added driver amenities

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Solo LTL Driving Jobs – not your typical LTL

Schneider’s solo LTL opportunities are unique within the industry as well, hauling over-dimensional freight to and from our LTL terminals and customer or home locations. Highlights:

  • Over-the-Road – dedicated lanes, averaging 2,500-3,000 miles a week
  • Regional – out and back, home weekly, high stop-off pay
  • Short Line – home multiple times per week, higher accessorial and stop-off pay
  • Local – home daily, stay within 250 miles of terminal, hourly pay plus overtime

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Straight Truck Driving Jobs – No CDL needed

Home delivery options offer a great alternative to drivers who don’t have a Class A CDL and/or want to engage in more of a direct customer service role. What you can expect:

  • Home every day and no CDL required
  • High hourly pay with overtime potential
  • Haul multi-stop, over-dimensional freight directly to a customer’s home or business
  • Drive a box truck, then unload, unpackage and install the product

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If You’re an LTL Driver, This is Just the Beginning

Consumer demand for home delivery of over-dimensional products continues to grow at a rate of about 7 percent per year (A.T. Kearney and Statistica), and while other companies build an infrastructure from scratch, Schneider is ready now — with a new breed of jobs for drivers and a new service offering for customers.

Interested in applying?

Ride the e-commerce wave now. Search LTL driving jobs near you.

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Do you have any questions about Straight Truck or LTL driving jobs? Have your online shopping habits changed to include ordering larger products? Comment below.

About the Author

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Steven Hatten is an Operations Manager with Schneider’s Over-the-Road fleet in the First to Final Mile division. He has been with Schneider and Watkins & Shepard (acquired by Schneider in 2016) since 2005 and has held roles in customer service, dispatch and operations. Hatten has a master’s degree in Public Administration, and he’s excited to participate in the limitless potential of First to Final Mile operations at Schneider.

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