Schneider’s Bulk Division Hits Half-Century Milestone
Company is celebrating 50 years as an industry leader in safety, service and technology throughout 2019
GREEN BAY, Wis. – (March 21, 2019) – After countless miles traveled, Schneider (NYSE: SNDR), a premier provider of trucking, intermodal and logistics services, has arrived at an impressive milestone in the bulk shipping sector. In 2019, Schneider’s Bulk division and its customers celebrate 50 years of excellence in transportation of specialty chemical and liquid bulk freight.
Schneider broke into the bulk freight industry in 1969 with the acquisition of Kampo Transit. Renamed Schneider Tank Lines, the company got its start by hauling milk and fuel oil on routes throughout Wisconsin. The ensuing decades brought ventures into the energy and food sectors, among others. Today, Schneider has a strong presence in the chemical freight market, as well as a growing number of agrichemical customers.
“Achieving 50 years in bulk transportation is a significant accomplishment, and we’re very proud to be one of only a few carriers to hit that mark,” said Jason Howe, senior vice president and general manager of Schneider’s Bulk division. “Of course, we owe so much of our success and longevity to the customers who trust us to move their product and the incredible drivers who deliver it safely, time after time.”
Schneider is also the only carrier in the industry offering long-haul, local, regional, cross-border, dedicated and intermodal bulk services. A rarity in bulk transport, Schneider’s Intermodal capability is especially valuable as it frees up drivers and allows greater capacity throughout the supply chain. Customers value Schneider’s safety performance, reliability and range of options it offers in the bulk transport space.
Schneider’s steadfast commitment to safety has been its hallmark throughout the history of the company. It has implemented a variety of safety technology measures in its fleet, including electronic stability systems and collision mitigation technology. Bulk transport of chemicals is especially stringent in safety requirements, and Schneider consistently meets and exceeds all with driver training that is second to none.
“Schneider’s culture of ‘Safety First and Always’ plays a significant role in its enduring success,” said Lori Pavlish of the Dow Chemical Transportation Safety and Security Team. “Schneider Bulk displays a relentless commitment to safe transportation, and we look forward to continuing to work together to drive safety home.”
Schneider Bulk has made significant investments in equipment and technologies over the years. Early equipment such as aluminum trailers and vacuum trucks gave way to more cutting-edge technologies. Schneider currently operates stainless-steel trailers with both rear and belly unloads, rubber lining and varying compartment numbers, as well as intermodal bulk containers. Its Dedicated service offering also allows for the operation of metered trailers and other specialty equipment, with properly trained drivers based on each customer’s unique requirements.
Efficiency is maximized with the Schneider Planning Accelerator, which optimizes orders on the basis of timing, equipment and safety measures. These investments have been integral in allowing Schneider to meet increasing and varying customer capacity needs.
Throughout its history, Schneider has been recognized for excellence in bulk transport and has been distinguished as a Responsible Care® partner by the American Chemistry Council since 2007, one of the first carriers to receive the certification for a commitment to safety and sustainability.
Schneider Bulk is still growing, adding both owner-operators and company drivers, continues to develop lasting relationships with both new and longtime customers.
“We’ve always admired how Schneider is constantly seeking better ways to operate,” said John F. Cannon, vice president of regulatory and industry affairs for Wabash National. “Together, we look forward to building on this commitment of continuous improvement for another 50 years and beyond.”
For more information about Schneider Bulk and Schneider’s other service offerings, visit www.schneider.com.
Schneider is a premier provider of transportation and logistics services. Offering one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, Schneider’s solutions include Regional and Long-Haul Truckload, Expedited, Dedicated, Bulk, Intermodal, Final Mile, LTL, Brokerage, Warehousing, Supply Chain Management and Port Logistics.
A $5 billion company (2018 revenue), Schneider has been delivering superior customer experiences and safely getting it done for over 80 years. For more information about Schneider, visit www.schneider.com or follow on Twitter: @WeAreSchneider.