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Schneider National Adds Three New Orientation Sites for Experienced Drivers

2008-06-19 14:56:54

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GREEN BAY, Wis.—Experienced truck drivers interested in joining Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, now have several new places to turn as they begin their career with the nation’s largest truckload carrier. In June, Schneider began offering its award-winning orientation program at three new sites—the Schneider National Operating Centers in Indianapolis (7238 Western Select Drive), West Memphis, Ark. (800 N. Airport Road), and Atlanta (3300 International Park Drive). This move, combined with an addition of three sites at the beginning of the year, expands the network of Schneider’s nationwide orientation sites from six to 12.

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 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 communities—communities 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.”

Other locations offering experienced driver orientation programs include Green Bay, Wis.; Dallas, Texas; Carlisle, Pa.; Charlotte, N.C.; Fontana, Calif.; and Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Sites added at the beginning of 2008 include Portland, Ore.; French Camp, Calif.; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

For more information on Schneider National’s orientation program for experienced drivers or jobs available at Schneider National, please visit www.schneiderjobs.com or call 1-800-44-PRIDE.

About Schneider National, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc. is a premier provider of transportation and logistics services enhancing the standard of living worldwide. The nation's largest truckload carrier, Schneider serves more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500 companies and offers the broadest portfolio of services to small, medium and global shippers across the globe. The company’s transportation and logistics solutions include one-way, dedicated, expedited, bulk, western regional, intermodal, transportation management, freight brokerage, air/ocean freight forwarding, customs house brokerage, transloading and distribution, supply chain management, supply chain advisory services, and freight audit and payment (Europe).

Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has provided expert transportation and logistics solutions for more than 70 years. A $3.4 billion company, Schneider National employs 21,400 transportation and logistics experts worldwide, including operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit schneider.com.