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Schneider offering Tanker Choice program for small fleet owners hauling tankers


Thursday, February 23, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

With Tanker Choice, owner-operators can choose the freight, available 24/7, that best meets their business revenue needs and operating characteristics, a Schneider official said. (Courtesy: SCHNEIDER)
With Tanker Choice, owner-operators can choose the freight, available 24/7, that best meets their business revenue needs and operating characteristics, a Schneider official said. (Courtesy: SCHNEIDER)

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Tanker owner-operators who are ready to bulk up their business can now enjoy the freedom of picking their loads and running business their way.

Modeled similarly to Schneider’s popular Van Choice program, the company’s new Tanker Choice program is available for small business owners hauling tankers.

Tanker Choice provides owner-operators with more flexibility, control, ease of use and freight when they contract their business with Schneider, a carrier that has made an investment in easy-to-use self-dispatch technology and reliable tanker equipment.

With Tanker Choice, owner-operators can choose the freight, available 24/7, that best meets their business revenue needs and operating characteristics, according to John Bozec, senior vice president and general manager of Schneider’s Tanker division.

“The Tanker Choice option gives owner-operators the ability to choose what’s best for their business … when and where they want to haul, and when they want to get home,” Bozec said. “The program gives owner-operators the opportunity to have that valuable balance between home life and running their own business.”

Owner-operators participating in Schneider’s Tanker Choice are in charge of their freight selection, meaning no brokers or dispatch is needed to call for loads; they can simply pick, click and go.

Bozec listed other advantages to Schneider’s Tanker Choice offering:

  • Access to more tanker loads: Schneider is one of the largest tanker carriers in the U.S. with more than 40 years of safe and successful experience. Its focus on safety and on-time service has allowed Schneider to build strong relationships with chemical manufacturers. With loads coming from a premier freight base, owner-operators have the potential to rack up more than $210,000 in annual re

Clear visibility to freight and per-load revenue: For every shipment, owner-operators can immediately see the total revenue for the load—no need to negotiate rates with a broker. Unlike some tanker carriers, Schneider does not adjust for any balance between shipment invoice and actual customer payment or shuttles, pre-loads, spots, specialty equipment or added value insurance.

  • Weekly settlement of completed shipments on Fridays: Schneider understands the importance of consistent cash flow for an owner-operator’s business. If the shipments are completed by Monday, it’s on the owner-operator’s Friday settlement.
  • A load board designed for tanker loads and the owner-operator’s business: Hauling specialty chemical and liquid tanker loads is a complex operation, but Schneider’s load board has been designed to meet every nuance. The Tanker Choice program considers details such as multiple trailer types, prior product and endorsement requirements—putting owner-operators’ minds at

For more information about Schneider’s pick-your-freight model, Tanker Choice, visit www.schneiderowneroperators.com.

 

 

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