Schneider is half-way to an automated fleet
GREEN BAY, WI - Shifting gears will soon be a thing of the past for Schneider. In an attempt to attract younger drivers, and make it easier for potential employees to consider a job in trucking, the company is more than half-way to its goal of creating an entire fleet made up of trucks with automated transmissions.
Tech is your co-pilot. What’s changed?
SCHAUMBURG, IL - Advanced driver assistance systems like the ones that sound an alarm if you're tailgating -- or even apply vehicle brakes automatically -- are proving themselves to be more than a novelty. Schneider has already equipped 12,000 of its trucks with autonomous emergency braking systems that will act if a crash seems imminent. Related collisions have now dropped by 69% and their severity has plunged 95%, says Thomas DiSalvi, the fleet's vice president - safety and loss prevention. "This is ready for prime time." The underlying technologies have clearly come a long way, according to participants in a roundtable hosted this week by the U.S. National Safety Council.
Schneider begins trading, driver to ring opening bell
GREEN BAY, WI - Schneider, one of North America's largest for-hire fleets, begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange today under the ticker symbol SNDR. Driver Bob Wyatt, who has been with the company for 44 years and logged more than 5 million accident-free miles, earned the honor of ringing the ceremonial bell that marks the opening of the day's trading on the stock exchange. The opening price will be US$19 per share.
Schneider doesn’t sleep on retention strategies
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A former U.S. Army officer, Don Osterberg, VP of safety and training at Schneider National, compares the task of retaining truck drivers to a saying used in the Armed Forces: "We recruit soldiers in the military, but we retain families."