The Tanker division at Schneider National, Schneider National Bulk Carriers, is increasing owner-operator compensation by $.05 per mile. The new rate increases owner-operator compensation to $1.05 per mile, plus fuel surcharge, for loaded and unloaded miles. Schneider says its Tanker owner-operators average 125,000 miles a year and, with the increase for this group taking effect on Dec. 5, could see an extra $6,250 per year in revenue with the new mileage rate.
“We have had double-digit growth in 2010 and are expecting the same in 2011,” says George Grossardt, vice president and general manager for Schneider National Bulk Carriers. “Our customers need long-haul chemical carriers who are committed to this market and drivers who have a strong regard for operating safely and with the highest levels of service. Owner-operators are savvy businesspeople and know that aligning with the right carrier is crucial for success. Schneider’s Tanker Division offers owner-operators a business relationship with a financially stable company that has a 75-year track record of providing good opportunities for drivers.”
Schneider National Bulk Carriers will be adding experienced tanker owner-operators and also will provide training to assist owner-operators considering a transition into the chemical-hauling industry. The company provides drivers with their individual Comprehensive Safety Analysis performance data and works with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration if the data are incorrect. In addition Schneider Finance features truck-leasing/purchasing options for drivers looking to start their own business as an owner-operator.