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Schneider National, Inc. Class A CDL - Driver Instructor II – Classroom, Tanker in Chicago, Illinois

Coach, mentor and onboard both experienced and inexperienced tanker truck driver candidates during the in-classroom phase of the Entry Level Driver Training Program as a Classroom Driver Instructor for Schneider’s Tanker Division. Enjoy daily home time as you work locally out of the Gary facility and prepare new drivers for a rewarding career with Schneider.

Gary Tanker Classroom Driver Instructor job overview

  • Responsible for onboarding new driver associates, ensure all necessary paperwork is complete and provide them with proper safety equipment (safety footwear, vests, logbooks, trip sheets, etc.).

  • Facilitate classroom training to cover all required content (HOS, workflow, trip-planning, tablet, policies/procedures, etc.) as well as adhere to meal and rest breaks.

  • Present training material in a manner consistent with Schneider values, standards and specifications.

  • Administer computer-based training and check for learning. Assess results and provide additional training as needed.

  • Partner with Safety and Training Leadership to help resolve problems or issues that may impede the new driver associate from being successful and make recommendations on next steps.

  • Responsible for facilitating a smooth transition/handoff when new driver associates have completed the classroom portion of training.

  • Thoroughly complete a training evaluation for each driver attending training.

  • Maintain a work area that is clean, serviceable and reflects the professional standards of the Training Academy.

  • Attend and actively participate in team meetings.

  • Successfully complete the annual instructor recertification process.

  • Adhere to Schneider, Training Academy and local work area policies.

  • Required to haul freight as needed.

  • Coordinate transportation of new drivers to and from the training center (if applicable).

  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and timeliness.

  • Exhibit behavior in alignment with our core values at all times.

  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned, and the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.

  • *Based on CDL driver experience, performance and location

Gary Tanker Classroom Driver Instructor qualifications

  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and DOT physical card.

  • Minimum 12 months of Class A driving experience and six months of verifiable instructor/training experience or minimum five years of recent Class A driving experience.

  • Live within 60 miles of Gary, IN.

  • Tanker endorsement required at time of hire.

  • HazMat endorsement required after starting — Schneider’s self-paced online certification training will help you secure it.

  • Meet minimum driving qualifications for Schneider’s CDL drivers and have a knowledge of and adherence to policies.

  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements with minimal logging or Hours of Service violations.

  • Ability to identify, analyze and correct unsafe or aggressive driving habits.

  • Demonstrate a positive, professional attitude and the ability and willingness to accept change.

  • Strong leadership qualities.

Additional Driver Instructor job benefits

  • Annual profit-sharing bonuses available.

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, plus flexible spending options and company-paid life insurance.

  • 401(k) savings plan with company match plus a company-paid retirement plan.

  • Unlimited referral bonus potential.

  • Credit for Military Experience and Military Apprenticeship programs, plus more military benefits. (

  • Leading equipment and technology specs ( designed for driver comfort.

  • Many more — see full driver benefit package. (

More reasons to choose Schneider in Gary

  • Resilient, values-based culture that drives safety first and always, integrity in every action, respect for all and excellence in all we do.

  • Individual development opportunities through company-paid training, active leadership involvement and more than 170 online personal development courses.

  • Position based out of Schneider’s Gary Facility.

  • Learn more about Schneider’s culture ( for Driver Instructors.

Want even more information?

The best option is to apply, and we can customize our advice to your situation, but if you want to dig deep:

  • Experienced ( or inexperienced ( driver insights – expectations at your career stage.

  • Schneider company overview ( – what makes Schneider one of the top trucking companies.

  • Slice of Orange blog ( – answers to top driver career questions.

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