Schwend, Inc.


Schwend, Inc. is a quality driven company specializing in serving the transportation related needs of customers who share the value of high quality service, continuous improvement, and employee support and development. 

Located 35 miles North of Tampa, FL, near Dade City, Schwend became a part of the transportation industry in 1977 offering service to the agricultural industry through the use of hopper-bottom grain trailers and pneumatic trailers. Then the company continued expansion in operations to provide more options for the clients.

Schwend, Inc. transports mainly across the Southeast, but the company is divided out for the contiguous 48 states and Canada and together with a network of carriers they can provide the services of a full logistics company and satisfy customers’ conditions.

A fleet of both new and late model power units and trailers that are unsurpassed by any other company in quality and dependability is one of the company’s greatest assets. Schwend also contracts lease equipment to pull the hopper and pneumatic trailers.  These leased tractors are selected for their dependability and have to be maintained in such a manner as to hold up to the high integrity that is only required by Schwend, Inc.  Service is provided through a dedicated logistics department and dependable, safe drivers that are part of a family called Schwend, Inc.

Schwend, Inc. offers the complete and professional service of a full-line trucking company, yet retains the personal, we-care philosophy not often found in business today.

PRODUCTS from Schwend Inc

Pneumatics:
Tanks range from 1000 to 1600 cubic feet capacity:
8" product valves to allow for a variety of products
4" product lines and a variety of fittings and adapters to meet most needs
Trailers carry a minimum of 30 feet of 4" hose
Gravity tees to enable bottom-dropping of loads
Vibrators for aeration of product

Hoppers:
Hoppers have 1820 cubic feet capacity:
 24" x 36" door openings
Vibrators for unloading ease
2 speed gear boxes for hopper doors
Roll tarps

Schwend is about OPPORTUNITIES!

Owner Operators:
All Drivers are generally out during the week and home on the weekends, with an occasion to be out over the weekend. Pneumatic drivers are most likely to be out over the weekend than hopper drivers. Those selecting longer periods out may be accommodated. Owner operators are also hired to work locally in the state of Florida.

Pay Schedule - Local and OTR

Hopper Bottom
Schwend pays 75% of the gross to pull the company’s trailer and 90% to pull own trailer
Pneumatic
Schwend pays 72% of the gross to pull company’s trailer

Owner Operator Requirements:
· Two years tractor trailer experience
· Less than seven points on your MVR
· Late model equipment

Insurance requirements:
· Liability insurance- 5% of your gross
· Occupational accident insurance- $33.46/wk
· Bobtail insurance $7.84 per week

DRIVERS
All Drivers are generally out during the week and home on the weekends, with an occasion to be out over the weekend. As with Owner Operators, pneumatic drivers are more likely to be out over the weekend than hopper drivers. Those selecting longer periods out may be accommodated.

Pay schedule:

Hopper Bottom
Start at 23% of the gross and work up to 25% of the gross. Company also pays $.25 cents per mile after 50 miles of dead head per load.

Pneumatic
Schwend pays 22% of the gross and $1.50 per ton to off load. If hauling local loads, the pay is a rate of 30% of the gross. Also, Schwend pays $.22 cents per mile after 100 miles of dead head per load.

Rate per mile will never fall below $.32 cents per mile

Driver Requirements:
· Two years tractor trailer experience
· Less than seven points on your MVR

Benefits:
· Health insurance furnished after probationary period
· Life, A & D insurance after probationary period
· Sign on bonus
· Fuel bonus one year after probationary period
· Safety bonus one year after probationary period
· Uniforms after probationary period
· Vacation pay after probationary period
· Overnight pay
· Lay-over pay
· Late model, well maintained equipment
· Simple IRA retirement plan after probationary period
· Holiday Pay (six days per year)
· Sick Pay (1/2 day per month)

Probationary period is three months!!