Equipment & Technology
We’re investing in your best experience.
The equipment you drive impacts your livelihood and technology impacts your productivity and comfort. Our fleet is one of the newest, and we’ll continue evaluating and investing in new equipment and technology.Search and Apply Company Drivers
Equipment — average fleet age is less than 2.5 years
Newer equipment means fewer repairs, giving you more time to get behind the wheel and do the job you love. If you do need a repair, we boast an extensive shop network with over 600 technicians trained on our specific equipment.
Tractor specification highlights
- All new tractors come with automated transmissions and power inverters
- Most Schneider tractors are Freightliner® conventionals, with some Kenworths and Volvos
- High torque DD13 and DD15 engines
- Premium interior and inner-spring mattress
- AM/FM radio with Weather Band, SD card slot, USB and Aux ports
- Espar engine off heaters
- Top safety equipment, such as roll-stability and anti-collision radar systems
- 20 industry-leading, fuel-efficient investments to maximize MPG
- High-reserve-capacity batteries for improved off-engine electrical capacity
Drivers agree - automated transmissions are better
We've tested versions of automatic and automated manual transmissions for over 10 years. Early versions broke down often. Today's versions have proven reliable after more than 450 million miles of testing and use.Watch the video
More importantly, even veteran drivers familiar with manuals love the new automateds. Over 50% of our fleet is now automated, and all tractors we purchase moving forward will be automated — we now even offer driving jobs for drivers with an auto-only restriction on their CDL.
“I was kind of nervous because I did drive one of the old automatics. I asked my dispatcher if I absolutely can’t stand this, could I have my 10-speed manual back? Well, long story short, there’s no way I’d ever go back to a manual transmission.”
Safety First and Always
Each new tractor unit includes a collision mitigation system, which uses radar sensors to monitor vehicles in front of you on the road. If a potential rear-end collision is developing, the system alerts the driver to take necessary action and can even start to slow down the truck.Watch the video
New Schneider trucks are also equipped with stability control, forward-facing cameras (only front facing and do not record audio) and a wide variety of other driver safety features.
More investment = more miles
Schneider’s fleet consists of approximately 37,900 Van trailers, 18,100 Intermodal containers (plus currently transitioning to company-owned Intermodal chassis fleet) and 1,600 Tanker trailers. With so many units available, we are equipped to keep you moving and earning.
Truck Technology — Trendsetting tech to improve the driver experience
Schneider is consistently the first in the industry to implement the newest state-of-the-art technology. Whether you’re in the tractor or out of it, you’ll be astounded by ways we’re using technology to improve the driver experience.
“The technology is just growing by leaps and bounds here. I don’t think any other company has what we have and a lot of it is designed to help us do our jobs better.”
The device features a color touch screen and pull-out keypad, web browsing, text-to-voice truck route GPS navigation/directions and electronic logging. Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) will be required by law soon — choose a company that’s efficiently used ELDs since 2010.
Driver mobile apps — everything you need at your fingertips
Schneider is on the cutting edge with development of our custom Compass mobile app, giving drivers new tools to make your lives easier and respect your time, including GPS trailer tracking and the ability to rate customer locations. Driver feedback about customer locations ensures your time is not wasted at pick-up and delivery locations.
Container- and trailer-tracking technology
Schneider’s Van trailers and Intermodal containers now have tracking technology installed — the only Intermodal provider in North America with 100% fleet coverage — which provides continuous, real-time information regarding the location and load status of each trailer and container. Integration with our mobile app allows drivers to pinpoint the real-time location of units.
More innovations are coming soon! We’re committed to creating the future, and we want you to be a part of it.
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