Owner Operator - Class A CDL - Hopper and Pneumatic spots available depending on what area you are in

Oct 19, 2018 at 10:16 AM CST
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SCHWEND INC is hiring CLASS A CDL drivers who own their own trucks! We are in need of drivers to pull our hopper & pneumatic trailers! We are a dry bulk carrier, licensed to haul in all 48 states but staying primarily in the Southeast. Judy and Charles Schwend started our company in 1977. Our company has been growing over the last 41 years and we now have a total of 5 terminals! Due to our continuing growth we are actively searching for professional, reliable, drivers to join our family! Our drivers are typically in the truck Monday – Friday and home MOST weekends. (out of 52 weekends a year our hopper drivers MIGHT work 10-15 of those and our pneumatic drivers may work 20-25 weekends a yr)
We mostly haul dry bulk agriculture products ; minerals like salt, phosphate,calcium, and clay. feed ingredients like wheat midds, ddg, corn, soybean meal, soybeans, cotton seed, wheat, milo, rice bran, and some fertilizer.

If you wish to pull a pneumatic trailer for us you must have your own blower. We do not have a plate program, you must have your own plates. We provide your IFTA and track and pay your fuel tax quartley.

For more information call (423)-942-6859, Monday - Friday 8am-5pm est and ask for recruiting!

Driver Requirements – Owner Operators

  • Two years tractor trailer experience
  • Less than 7 points on your MVR
  • Wheel base must not be more than 260”
  • Truck with fuel and driver must weigh less than 19,000 lbs

Insurance Requirements

  • Liability Insurance - $92.00/weekly
  • Bobtail Insurance - $7.93/ weekly
  • Occupational Accident - $35.80/ weekly
  • A rider policy can be added for $81.00/year


  • Fuel Cards – Discount Program
  • You get 100% of the fuel
  • Dedicated Customers
  • Stay in Southeast Region (FL, GA, AL, MS, LA, TX, AR, MO, IL, IN, OH, PA, WV, VA, NC, SC, TN, KY)
  • No trailer rental fee


  • If your truck requires an ELD – we use the Big Road program for our Owner Operators – there is a $250.00 escrow that is collected weekly in $50.00 increments. There is a $6.00 weekly charge for the big road. The escrow is to cover any damage that may occur to the big road equipment that is in your truck.

For more information give our recruiting department a call! (423)-942-6859, Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm est.

Job Type: Full-time