Schneider National Inc.

Schneider launches used truck sales

Schneider National Inc. now offers used fleet trucks for sale. Most trucks are 2005-2007 model years and range from $20,000-$35,000.

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Schneider National driver exceeds 4 million safe miles

Schneider National Inc., company driver Mark DeSotel was honored for driving 4 million accident-free miles in his nearly 35 years with the fleet, based in Green Bay, Wis. Late last year, he became the third driver in the carrier’s history to achieve the distinction.

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Schneider National raises van owner-operator pay

Van owner-operators are eligible to earn 95 cents per mile, a 5-cent per mile increase, Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National announced today. Schneider owner-operators will earn 92 cents per mile and an additional 3 cents per mile in a quarterly performance premium. Up to $1.65 per mile with short haul premiums can be earned, the carrier said.

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PIB TIP: FINDING THE CHEAPEST FUEL. The real cost of fuel is the pump price minus the taxes. There are ways to save money on both the fuel you buy and the fuel taxes you pay. Learn what your carrier’s fuel tax policy is, and find out which states have the best diesel prices. Daily fuel prices by lane and fuel tax listing are on eTrucker.com and in motor carrier atlases such as Rand McNally’s. The Partners ...

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PIB TIP: SLOW YOUR ACCELERATION. This will consume less fuel and be easier on the mechanics of your equipment. Accelerating slowly on hills or in the mountains is especially important because doing so helps reduce effects of gravity. Rapid acceleration creates premature wear on the engine, driveline and tires, and increases fuel costs. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm, and ...

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PIB TIP: SPEC YOUR TRUCK WISELY. Your paycheck will show whether you chose a truck with a big engine and a lot of chrome versus a truck engineered to meet your business needs and help you succeed. Weight and maintenance are in sharp contrast between a wannabe show truck and an aerodynamic truck that is efficient for business. The aerodynamic truck yields greater load capacity, more comfort, less noise and higher profit. The Partners in ...

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PIB TIP: CONSIDER AN APU. A recent survey shows the average owner-operator idles more than 5 hours a day, in all weathers. That’s the equivalent of 18,000 yearly miles on the engine, says Argonne National Laboratory. Cutting that idling to zero eliminates 18,000 miles of wear, extends your oil-drain interval and saves nearly $4,500 in fuel costs with diesel at $3 a gallon. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants ...

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Team drivers offered sign-on bonus

Experienced teams hired before Sept. 30 can sign on with a $10,000 bonus, Schneider National Inc. announced. The sign-on offered by the carrier based in Green Bay, Wis., is $5,000 per team driver. Schneider team drivers can earn 6 cents per mile more than solo drivers, have priority dispatch and have 99 percent no-touch freight, said Schneider National Vice President Mike Hinz. Although ineligible for the sign-on bonus, solo drivers seeking to team drive can receive help ...

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PIB TIP: CALCULATE YOUR MPG. Calculate your mpg by tracking your mileage between fill-ups and dividing the total by the number of gallon you burned. Do this for all trips. Weather, loads, routes, traffic, terrain, road surfaces and other factors affect fuel economy, which can be somewhat controlled if monitored. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm, and is sponsored by ...

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PIB TIP: CONTROLLING FUEL COSTS. You can make the wisest business decisions about fuel when you know your fuel economy, expressed in miles per gallon, and your fuel cost per mile. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm, and is sponsored by Schneider National Inc. and Freightliner Trucks.

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