Schneider’s trailer tracking tech honored by IT industry

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider National was one of 12 companies selected by IDG’s Computerworld for the Premier 100 IT “Best in Class” award for demonstrating “striking business value from a leading-edge technology project.”

Paul Mueller, vice-president of technology services for Schneider, was also recognized as a Premier 100 IT Leader. Recipients were honored at a black-tie ceremony at Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, held March 5-7, 2006 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, Calif.

Schneider National’s trailer tracking technology which leverages wireless communications, GPS technology and sensors to pinpoint the precise location of a freight trailer, its loaded or empty condition and its transit status was named “Best in Class” for “delivering a dramatic increase in the utilization of its trucks, trailers and drivers while saving the company millions of dollars in reduced expenses.”

Mueller was selected as a Premier 100 IT Leader from nearly 600 nominees who were measured against Computerworld’s IT Leadership Index and evaluated by the editors and by an external panel of judges. The Index weighs a set of characteristics that describes executives who guide the effective use of IT in their organizations.

“A number of challenges ranging from business continuity to security and outsourcing have redefined the traditional IT executive’s role,” said Don Tennant, editor in chief, Computerworld. “What’s most unique to the 2006 class, however, has been their ability to remain flexible as the role of the IT executive evolves and changes.”

Schneider operates a Canadian division in Kitchener, Ont.

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