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COMPETITION WATCH: Schneider National’s bulk division introduces local and regional service

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Schneider National is leveraging its 40-year history in the longhaul bulk business by expanding ...


GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider National is leveraging its 40-year history in the longhaul bulk business by expanding into the local and regional bulk hauling arenas. Within the last year, Schneider introduced shorter length of haul capabilities to shippers in four US markets, with expansion into additional markets planned for later this year.

Schneider Bulk’s local and regional service operates out of Schneider National operating centres/terminals in the South, Midwest and Eastern US. In 2007, Schneider first began offering the service to the Houston, New Orleans and Chicago markets. This past April, Schneider opened a new terminal in Pittsburgh and simultaneously launched the service in that market.

According to Schneider, response to the regional offering is going well, which has prompted additional expansion. With a new terminal scheduled to open this summer in Keasbey, N.J., shippers in that market can expect bulk local and regional service for their area before the end of 2008. Other markets throughout the US will continue to be added over the next few years, leveraging existing Schneider locations.

“Today’s bulk customer has a mix of long and shorthaul needs,” said George Grossardt, vice-president and general manager of Schneider National Bulk. “Providing local and regional bulk service gives customers a single-source bulk solution that capitalizes on Schneider’s history of safety and service.”

Today, Schneider National offers three bulk solutions for shippers: longhaul, local/regional and fuel hauling (which premiered in March).


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