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Schneider Offers Owner-Operators Business Consulting Services

February 26, 2013

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Making the transition from professional truck driver to successful business owner is often very difficult. From longtime drivers who have dreamed of becoming their own boss to established owner-operators looking to improve their business performance, back office business support is an often-overlooked key to success.

To help owner-operators in today’s fast-paced world of transportation, Schneider National is providing each new owner-operator who leases on with its Van Truckload division in 2013 with six free months of business consulting services from ATBS.

ATBS is an owner-operator business services provider in the United States. Business services for owner-operators provided by ATBS include: a personalized profit plan, monthly bookkeeping, monthly profit and loss statements, benchmarking, tax preparation and unlimited business and tax consulting.

When an owner-operator leases on with Schneider, they will be connected with one of ATBS’s personal business consultants, who serves as a mentor and coach. The consultant will first help the owner-operator design a profit plan based on his/her personal situation and business goals. Settlement statements are automatically sent weekly from Schneider to ATBS; other business information can be transmitted to ATBS in the manner most convenient for the owner-operator (e.g., email, cell phone photos, postal mail).

This data is then used to create a monthly profit and loss statement that benchmarks the owner-operator against their database of 40,000 clients. This process highlights precisely where the owner-operator is performing well and where changes can be made to maximize profitability.

In addition, ATBS serves as the owner-operator’s bookkeeper and processes all of his/her paperwork. ATBS also produces quarterly tax estimates and performs year-end tax services.

Owner-operators and drivers interested in business or career opportunities with Schneider National can visit www.schneiderjobs.com.


  1. 1. Rich Kruml [ February 27, 2013 @ 10:38AM ]

    You are an OWNED operator as long as any company has their tracking garbage in your truck.
    As long as they regulate your truck speeds, your hours of service and they buy the base plate all you are is the fool that foots the bill for delivering their freight.

  2. 2. Maxwell Wilson [ March 17, 2014 @ 10:42AM ]

    Going on your own and being your own boss can definately be challenging and a bit scary especially if you've never done it before. I like what Schneider is doing for the drivers who wants to venture off on their own. For the drivers it should give them more confidence knowing for the first 6 months they have free business consultants working with them.


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