GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider National has added three new sites to its award-winning orientation program for experienced drivers. The latest Schneider National Operating Centers, in Indianapolis, West Memphis, Ark., and Atlanta, were added this month, bumping the total number of sites from nine to 12. Included that group is one Canadian orientation site in Guelph, Ont.
As with every Schneider National orientation program site, the sessions held at the new locations are open to drivers who have gained professional truck driving experience either as an owner/operator or company driver. This is a paid orientation program, with lodging and meal expenses covered by Schneider; drivers who must travel more than 100 miles to an orientation site will be compensated for their transportation expenses. Orientations are offered on a weekly basis.
During the three-day orientation program, attendees receive an overview of pay, benefits and other Schneider offerings. They also learn operating tips to best utilize the driver’s time and to better serve Schneider customers. Because safety is one of Schneider’s core values, orientation leaders (who are former Schneider drivers themselves) focus on best practices for keeping the driver and the motoring public safe on the road.
“The opening of our new orientation sites is definitely a win/win situation for experienced drivers and for Schneider National,” said Rob Reich, Schneider National’s vice-president of driver recruiting. “Drivers get the advantage of joining a company that, even in this challenging economy, has the freight and miles drivers need at the pay rate they deserve. Now that we’re offering even more site options, we’re able to get our experienced new drivers in the door and then back out on the road much more quickly.
“The advantage for Schneider,” Reich continues, “is that we continue building our team of great, experienced drivers near these communitiescommunities where we’re gaining new business every day. This new business is driving our ongoing commitment to grow our truckload service; orientation sites like the ones we’ve just opened in Indianapolis, West Memphis and Atlanta will help us meet the needs of our customers throughout North America.”
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