GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider National’s security initiatives have paid off.
As well as a 76 percent drop in cargo thefts in 2009, the carrier was recently recognized by the American Trucking Associations’ Supply Chain Security & Loss Prevention Council.
The council presented the Green Bay, Wis.-based carrier with the 2010 Excellence in Security Award at the council’s recent Supply Chain Security 2010 conference and exhibition in Fort Worth, Tex.
Since 2001, the annual ATA Excellence in Security Award has been given to the motor carrier best demonstrating its ability to evaluate the risk, implement the plans, apply the tools, train the personnel, and manage the systems and processes to successfully minimize theft and secure its supply chain.
“Schneider National is being recognized for its comprehensive and effective security policies, procedures, plans, programs, and training; its commitment to constantly re-evaluating and controlling risk; its innovative approach to traditional and homeland security challenges; its extensive emergency response protocols and programs; its successful record of securing the supply chain; and its contributions to national transportation security,” ATA senior vice-president Warren Hoemann said.
Recent Schneider security initiatives include the installation of the new Qualcomm MCP200 into all 13,000 company vehicles. The new technology enhances security by providing more reliable positioning data, on-board reference data for cross-border movements and secure locations, and rapid deployment of training materials for the associate to use during operational delays.
Schneider has also increased training surrounding catastrophic events that could have significant impact on supply chain activity. Topics range from the loss of computer technology, pandemics and hurricanes to active shooter scenarios.
The carrier also has a white paper – A 360° Approach to Freight Security – available on its website, which details best practices for keeping cargo safe in transit.
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