The national driver shortage has carriers offering huge incentives to new drivers.
This week, Schneider National announced it will offer a $6,000 tuition reimbursement program. In a press release, Schneider acknowledged that getting into the trucking industry can be costly.
Schneider National’s tuition reimbursement program helps students overcome a big hurdle in starting a driving career “ the cost of attending an accredited truck driving school, said Mike Hinz, Schneider vice president. Safety “ the heart of our core values and the cornerstone of our commitment to drivers “ starts with proper professional training.
According to the press release, “To qualify for the tuition reimbursement program, drivers must be hired by Schneider National within 60 days of graduation. Reimbursement payments of $150 are made monthly, up to $6,000 total. Truck driving school curriculum focuses on developing the foundational skills necessary to earn a CDL and is typically completed in four to eight weeks.”
Schneider National said they are offering the program in hopes of recruiting the best driving school graduates.
Training doesn’t end once a driver is hired by Schneider, remarked Hinz. We build on the truck driving school program to ensure that drivers are safe and comfortable before going out on their own or with their team partner.
This is not the only incentive Schneider has offered to recruit new drivers. This spring, Schneider offered U.S. military veterans huge incentives, as well. Additionally, they offered sign-on bonuses for team drivers.
“Schneider offers current and former military members a VA-approved Apprenticeship Program. The program pays up to $1,069 per month in a new driver’s first year, in addition to Schneider paychecks.”
For additional information about the tuition reimbursement program and career opportunities with Schneider National, visit www.schneiderjobs.com or call 1-800-44-PRIDE (1-800-447-7433).