The tanker division at Schneider National, Schneider National Bulk Carriers, is increasing owner-operator compensation by 5 cents a mile.
The new rate increases owner-operator compensation to $1.05 a 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 a year in revenue with the new mileage rate.
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.