Career paths

A truck driver career path for every stage of your life

No matter what driving job you start with, what you want to do in your career or where you want to go in life, Schneider has an opportunity to fit. From seeking your CDL to settling into retirement, we’ve got you covered.

Driving options that grow with you

Schneider has the widest variety of truck driving opportunities in the industry. We understand that life changes and so do your career needs, so we offer lots of opportunities to advance your career in truck driving.

  • Grow in your career path
    Grow in your current job

    We’ll reward your loyalty through anniversary reviews, pay increase opportunities, entrance into the Advantage Club after five years, additional paid time off and more.

  • Switch to a new job within Schneider
    Switch to a new job within Schneider

    Need more home time, a bigger paycheck, a change of scenery or just a new challenge? No need to leave the company. Talk to your driver leader and make the move.


“Schneider offers job security while still providing room for growth within the company. I was able to make a career move without leaving the company.”

Perry, Schneider driver
Perry Schneider driver

Training and mentoring opportunities

As you become a more experienced truck driver, you’ll know first-hand what it takes to succeed on the road. After you’ve been here six months, Schneider offers several opportunities to share your experience with new drivers — and get rewarded for it:

Training engineer (TE) – Run for about a week with a driver during his/her final stage of training, providing a positive first exposure to life on the road. Enjoy additional daily pay and bonus opportunities. Train full-time or part-time and earn up to $10,000 more than an average solo driver.

Instructor or training manager – As you prove yourself as a TE, you’ll have additional opportunities to move into instructor or other training roles.

Schneider Truck Driver Career Paths

“I'm very proud to be a training engineer, helping the new drivers learn the Schneider way, learn how to drive a truck and do it safely and work in the rail yard safely.”

Christine, Training Engineer
Christine Training Engineer

 Switching to a non-driving career

Schneider is a driver-friendly company because many of our Office, Diesel Mechanic and Warehouse associates used to be drivers. You know what drivers want, so your perspective from the road can help inform every decision you make off it.

“It was time for a change, and Schneider offered me the opportunity to work in the office. I really liked learning this side of the business, and the transition was seamless. The opportunities are definitely there for drivers.”

Jeff Intermodal Network Manager

Start now. Grow fast.