Equipment & Technology

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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.

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Equipment — average fleet age is less than 3 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.

“The equipment is top of the line — going down the road is comfortable and our truck is equipped to the gills.”

Tractor specification highlights

  • All new tractors come with automated transmissions and power inverters
  • Most Schneider tractors are Freightliner® conventionals including Freightliner® 2019 Cascadia, 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

New specs for many 2018 trucks include:

  • Factory-installed refrigerators
  • New 8-inch memory foam mattresses
  • Built-in SiriusXM radio, with subscription - Team drivers exclusive!
  • APUs - better sleep, better use of amenities - Solo drivers exclusive!
  • All new trucks and most of fleet have automated transmissions & power inverters

Drivers agree - automated transmissions are better

More importantly, even veteran drivers familiar with manuals love the new automateds. Over two-thirds 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.”

Jim Czachor, Schneider driver

Safety First and Always

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.

Allan Freestone, Schneider Driver

“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.”

Allan Freestone, Schneider driver

In-cab truck technology — mobile communications platform

Electronic Logging

Over 25 years ago, we installed the industry’s first satellite system, connecting a nationwide network of drivers and equipment. Today, our new and improved mobile communications platform is leading the industry into the future once again.

The device features a color touch screen and pull-out keypad, web browsing, text-to-voice truck route GPS navigation/directions and electronic logging. The Electronic Logging Device mandate took effect Dec. 18, 2017 - choose a company that's efficiently used ELDs since 2010.

Driver mobile apps — everything you need at your fingertips

Find a Trailer App Images

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.

ELD Mandate Compliant

Schneider implemented an electronic logging device back in 2010 and has worked through all the kinks. Our drivers are as productive and compliant as Hours of Service (HOS) rules allow. We also offer 24/7 support to our drivers.

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