Schneider boosts owner-operator compensation

March 28, 2011
TL carrier Schneider National is boosting compensation for its contracted owner-operators hauling dry van trailers by five cents per mile

TL carrier Schneider National is boosting compensation for its contracted owner-operators hauling dry van trailers by five cents per mile.

Altogether, as a result of this 5-cent boost to its base pay package, Schneider said its owner-operators will earn a total of 95 cents per mile (92 cents per mile plus an additional 3 cents per mile from a quarterly performance premium) on up to $1.65/mile with short-haul premiums, plus fuel surcharge.

The carrier added that it plans to continue offering owner-operators two choices in terms of how they get paid: by percent of revenue or via a mileage-based package.

Owner-operators with a percent-of-revenue lease select loads directly from Schneider’s freight pool, with no agents involved and 24/7 access – viewing available freight days in advance for pre-assigning loads to gain better trip planning capability.

“One of the keys to our success for the last 75 years has been the safe, reliable service owner-operators provide,” said Marc Rogers, vice president and general manager for Schneider’s Van Truckload division. “Owner-operators are savvy businesspeople and know that teaming up with the right carrier is crucial for success.”

Rogers added that compensation for Schneider’s tanker owner-operators was increased in December last year and will remain at $1.05/mile, with the carrier providing training

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