Van Truckload owner-operator hauling Schneider freight down a highway


“The feeling that you own and run a business, plus the money you’re making, that’s what makes it the best.”

Noel BegneSchneider owner-operator
An owner-operator calls to take advantage of Schneider's 24/7 support.

Resources that go the extra mile.

A lot goes into running a successful trucking business. Access to a wide variety of freight and the freedom to choose the loads you haul are critical, but Schneider’s resources don’t stop there. When you lease-on as an owner-operator or fleet owner with Schneider, you gain access to a collection of cost-saving business tools and programs.

Save big on your business

  • Predictable weekly settlements

    Receive prompt weekly settlements to keep your business running smoothly and view pending settlements before they’re deposited. Bills must be received by Monday at 7 p.m. CST to be paid the following Friday.

  • Business support

    Your business has access to 24/7 support from Schneider’s Operations, Customer Service and Maintenance departments.

    As part of the DOT-mandated review process, employee-drivers of fleet owners operating under Schneider’s motor carrier authority are screened in multiple ways, including driver background checks, drug screens and physicals. You can speak with an expert on how to lease your fleet vehicles to Schneider by calling our fleet owner hotline at 844-4-FLEETS.

  • Technology

    Schneider will set your business up with the latest mobile communications platform, for example a Samsung Galaxy tablet. The platform puts all the most important information in your line of sight so you can better focus on the road ahead. Available features may include:

    • TRANSFLO in-cab document scanning and billing.
    • Electronic logs.
    • GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions.
    • Text-to-voice messaging.
    • Wireless internet.
    • Personal email access.

    Schneider provides you free use of TRANSFLO paperwork scanning. With TRANSFLO, you get paid faster because there are no mailing delays.

  • Base plates

    Enjoy a discount on your base plates and permits ($35 per week), with a $50 per year administration fee. You can use your own plates if apportioned for all 48 contiguous states. PrePass is also available through Schneider for $15.50 per month.

  • Safety apparel

    Schneider provides safety vests and access to discounted prices on safety footwear. This includes work boots as well as ice cleats.

  • Schneider facility locations

    Take advantage of Schneider’s facilities located across the country. Many facilities are fully equipped with:

    • Free parking.
    • Free private showers.
    • Free laundry facilities.
    • Workout rooms.
    • Lounges with TVs.
    • Cafeterias.
    • Free Wi-Fi.
    • Discounted fuel and maintenance.
  • Insurance

    Save money on insurance without sacrificing any of the coverage you need to protect your business and your livelihood. Schneider’s relationships with third-party insurance companies give owner-operators access to competitively priced options for insurance coverage plans for medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, critical illness, accident, home, auto and more.

  • Paid orientation

    All Schneider owner-operators go through paid orientation before hitting the road. Owner-operator orientation schedules can range from two to 12 days, depending on what kind of freight you’ll be hauling. Schneider will arrange and pay for your lodging.