Truck Driver Pay & Benefits

CDL Truck Driver Pay & Benefits

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At Schneider, we respect and appreciate the safe, quality service that truck drivers provide. After all, you are the backbone of our business. One way we show our appreciation is with exceptional pay and benefits.

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Schneider’s compensation highlights

  • We offer an overall compensation package — combining driver pay, benefits and many other perks — that is continually reviewed to ensure it is highly competitive
  • We offer a pay-for-performance plan to attract and retain the best drivers in the industry
  • We value drivers at all experience levels and reward drivers based on performance
  • We recognize longevity through exclusive membership into our Advantage Club
  • We provide drivers with access to a consumer-driven medical plan with a range of coverage options and a complete Benefits package
  • We offer a wide range of other perks, such as tuition reimbursement, group discounts and a facility network offering low-cost meals and complementary services while drivers are away from home

Driver Pay

Schneider pays truck drivers based on performance and rewards drivers who deliver the highest level of achievement. Exact pay rates vary by type of work and geography; for specific information, speak with a Schneider recruiter.

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All drivers are able to earn bonuses by meeting or exceeding a variety of key performance metrics. You will be updated with weekly metrics, and your scorecard is available to you at any time. Some examples of those metrics are:

  • Service
  • Fuel Management
  • Safety

New Class A CDL holders and truck driving school graduates are able to receive up to three automatic pay increases within the first year (depending on the type of driving job). Anniversary reviews and quarterly/monthly bonuses provide additional pay increase opportunities for all drivers.

“I never had benefits anywhere before. The incentives are great. I especially like the quarterly bonus program.”

Complete Benefits — Insurance, 401(k) and more

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Health Care

Health care doesn't have to be complicated. Schneider offers a consumer-driven medical plan, as well as dental and vision insurance. You can also set up health care and dependent care spending accounts. Choose the coverage that works for you and your family.

Personal Time

At Schneider, work-life balance matters. Enjoy paid time off based on your years of service:

  • 1 year of service = 1 week paid time off
  • 2 years of service = 2 weeks paid time off
  • 7 years of service = 3 weeks paid time off
  • 15 years of service = 4 weeks paid time off

Advantage Club

After five years of service with Schneider, driver associates are admitted into the Advantage Club. This club recognizes you for your hard work and loyalty.

As a club member, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a variety of sporting events, such as NFL games or NASCAR races, dinners and many other unique opportunities all paid by Schneider to include travel, hotel and food. In 2013, a selected group of club members took a ride in a blimp and toured Goodyear’s production plant in Akron.

Military Leave

You’ll have guaranteed time off for military training and service — no vacation time required. If you are ever involuntarily called for active duty in a national emergency, Schneider will continue your pay (minus any military pay) and many benefits for up to 18 months.


Set yourself up for success when your time with Schneider comes to an end. Full and part-time truck drivers can take advantage of our pre-tax and Roth 401(k) savings program with company match. Schneider will match your contributions up to 6% of your eligible pay. When you contribute 1%–4% of your pay, Schneider will match $.50 on each dollar. On the 5th and 6th percent, Schneider matches dollar for dollar.

Tuition Reimbursement

After you go to driving school and get your CDL, Schneider will help foot the bill — up to $6,000 for driving school graduates. Check out our program for truck driving school graduates and get ready to hit the road.

Passenger Program

Take a loved one out on the open road with you. Eligible passengers include friends over the age of 18 and immediate family members over the age of 10.

Discount Program

Schneider drivers and associates enjoy year-round discounts and special offers from hundreds of national and local companies. The program includes everything from cellphones and vehicles to restaurants and movie tickets.

Financial, Legal, Adoption and Insurance Benefits

Other Schneider benefits include financial planning and debt management service, access to family legal and CDL protector plans, adoption assistance and discounts on home, auto and personal accident insurance.

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