Schneider National’s Percentage Lease Option Now Available to Western Owner-Operators
Lease enables owner-operators to select and manage loads; provides total control of business and bottom line results
GREEN BAY, Wis. – (Aug. 28, 2013) – Schneider National, Inc., one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers and home to over 2,000 owner-operators, is now offering its popular Percentage Lease option to owner-operators in the Western states. The Percentage Lease provides Schneider owner-operators exclusive access to select loads from one of the largest freight bases in the industry. By self-dispatching and selecting their own loads, Schneider’s owner-operators decide when and where they want to run, thereby providing unmatched flexibility and maximum control of their business.
Previously offered primarily in states east of Texas, Schneider’s Percentage Lease is now also available to owner-operators in most areas, to include nine Western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
“The Schneider Percentage Lease provides owner-operators maximum control to manage their business and bottom line,” said Mike Bethea, director of independent contractor operations, Schneider National. “There is no dispatcher, no agent and no stress; owner-operators have complete visibility to available freight and select the loads that best suit their business or operating needs.”
According to Bethea, one of the prime benefits of Schneider’s Percentage Lease is the easy-to-use technology. “It’s as easy as pick, click and go. Owner-operators can view loads days in advance and pre-assign the loads they want. Most set up regular tours, which provides consistency in revenues, areas of operation and home time.” An online demo of the Percentage Lease system is available within the owner-operator section on www.schneiderjobs.com.
Schneider Percentage Lease owner-operators earn 65 percent of line-haul revenue and 100 percent of fuel surcharge and accessorials. Owner-operators can average revenue of $800 per day, depending on how they want to run their business. Some Schneider owner-operators gross up to $1,000 per day. Schneider is also currently offering a $7,500 Lease-On Incentive to help owner-operators move their business to Schneider.
“The lease model has given me complete freedom and control over assigning freight, trip planning, revenue earning and home time,” said Greg Parker, a Schneider owner-operator. “Within the Schneider freight base, there are many regional, consistent customers to choose from, allowing me to plan a week out. All I have to do is report through the Schneider online system when I’m loading and not loading, along with my estimated time of arrival. I’m my very own dispatcher. Schneider makes it simple to manage and ensure my business is running successfully.”
The Percentage Lease is one of two leasing options Schneider makes available to its owner-operators. Schneider also offers a Mileage Lease option to solo or team owner-operators.
The Mileage Lease provides owner-operators the freedom to focus on driving, while Schneider handles the load assignments. Mileage Lease owner-operators earn $.92 per mile with a $.15 per mile Performance Premium and 100 percent fuel surcharge and accessorials. In addition to its $7,500 Lease-On Incentive for solo owner-operators, Schneider is offering a $10,000 incentive to help team owner-operators move their business to Schneider.
With Mileage Lease, owner-operators have multiple driving opportunities to choose from at Schneider, including Over-the-Road, Team, Regional, Dedicated, Port Dray, Intermodal and Tanker.
In addition to lease compensation, Schneider owner-operators have the opportunity to take part in the Purchase Power Program, which saves them thousands of dollars each year on fuel, tires, equipment, insurance, maintenance and more.
Owner-operators interested in business opportunities with Schneider can apply or learn more by visiting www.schneiderjobs.com or by calling 800-28-LEASE (800-285-3273).
About Schneider National, Inc.
Schneider National has exceptional career paths for professional drivers and truck school graduates. Opportunities exist for company drivers and owner-operators in Schneider’s Regional, Over the Road, Dedicated, Tanker, Team Expedited, Intermodal, Oil Field Transportation and Port Dray divisions.
A $3.5 billion company and one of the largest truckload carriers in North America, Schneider has been a top choice for drivers for more than 77 years. Schneider provides drivers great weekly miles, steady freight and the comfort of knowing that “safety first and always” is the cornerstone of the company’s philosophy. Schneider is ranked a top-paying carrier by the National Transportation Institute and has been nationally recognized for its support of veterans, Reservists and National Guard members. For more information about Schneider National career opportunities, visit www.schneiderjobs.com. You can also connect with Schneider on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jobsatschneider and Twitter at www.twitter.com/schneiderjobs.