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Reasons to be a Tanker truck driver at Schneider:
Bigger Money, Better Benefits
Your earning potential will depend on which driving option you choose, but as a Tanker truck driver, you can expect to be among the highest paid in Schneider’s fleet. You will haul 2/3 non-hazardous loads, and earning up to $0.57 per mile with a performance pay up to $0.04 per mile. Because of the special handling some freight will require, up to 25% of your pay will come from accessorials, meaning you can earn up to $82,000 per year — up to $10,000 more than other driving jobs.
Tanker drivers are also eligible for valuable benefits like medical insurance, dental and vision coverage, vacation days, 401(k) program with company match and many other perks and bonuses. We will also reimburse you for getting your hazmat endorsement with receipt.
More Options, More Freight
With one of the largest year-round freight bases in the industry, Schneider offers a wide variety of Tanker driving opportunities. Whether you’re looking for more miles or more home time, we have an option to fit your needs. If you want to travel the country and rack up the biggest miles and money, go with an Over-the-Road or Team Tanker position. Schneider can help you find a Team partner. If you’re looking to get home more often, a Regional or Local Tanker truck driving job would be a better fit.
In addition to all the traditional types of haul for Tanker, Schneider now offers an intermodal trailer in our Tanker Division. Drivers haul liquid bulk chemicals, but now using a 40-foot tank trailer that can be used on the rail and over-the-road. We also offer a unique Jet-Set configuration with paid flights for those who live outside a typical Tanker freight area.
At Schneider, we understand the importance of work-life balance. It’s the reason we do our best to get our drivers home as often as we can. With our Regional configuration, drivers can get home one to two times per week. Our Over-the-Road and Team Tanker drivers enjoy a unique time off schedule with six preferred days off per month. This system allows you to plan for vacations and home time in advance. We also have Local Tanker driving opportunities, which get drivers home daily.
Equipment and Technology
From the tractors and trailers, to the pumps and hoses, to the tech at your fingertips, Tanker drivers interact constantly with equipment and technology. Schneider is aggressively upgrading our Tanker fleet. Our average Tanker tractor age is 2 years old or newer with 51% automated transmissions, and we’re replacing and refurbishing more trailing units than ever.
In-cab communications deliver everything you need from truck route GPS to work assignments, while our new mobile apps extend your access anywhere. Power inverters offer a new level of driver comfort options.
Training is important for all Schneider drivers, but especially for our Tanker drivers. Occasionally, you’ll be hauling hazardous materials or other products that need special handling. We make sure you’re prepared by providing the best training in the industry. During paid orientation, you’ll learn all about what it takes to drive a tanker so that you’re safe and comfortable when it comes time to hit the road. The training doesn't stop after your first few days with Big Orange. We continually work with you throughout your career to keep you on top of your game.
Schneider is always looking for quality drivers, regardless of experience, and Tanker is a great choice for new CDL holders and recent driving school graduates. We’ll work with you and provide the training you need to be successful. We also offer driving school and refresher course tuition reimbursement of up to $7,000. Check out our list of preferred truck driving schools and begin your journey to Schneider today.
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