Safety comes first at Schneider throughout our enterprise. Always has, always will. We believe in going above and beyond industry standards, simply because it’s the right thing to do. Not only does that protect your freight, it helps protect your business’ reputation from unnecessary accidents.
Our Responsible Care® Policy ensures the safety of our associates as well as the public. We are committed to complying with all the legal and Responsible Care® related requirements. In addition, we work with all stakeholders to continually improve technologies and processes that foster environmental health, safety and security concerns.
Schneider teaches and reinforces safe operations for everyone – from drivers and diesel technicians to office and warehouse associates. We employ a three-pronged approach to training (classroom, simulator and behind-the-wheel), proven to prepare new drivers. Recertification is also required of all drivers. And for those who’d like to brush up on their skills, we’ll even create individualized plans.
We’ve built smart systems into all aspects of the business. From proper load securement to sleep apnea screening and more, our processes are designed to protect your freight along with drivers, diesel technicians, office and warehouse associates. We even use real-time event notifications as training opportunities to intervene quickly. Schneider is always looking for ways to improve our processes and ensure compliance for the safety of all.
We understand that technology enables safe operations, which is why we were the first to install in-cab communication devices that help drivers plan the safest routes. Schneider successfully outfitted all company trucks with active collision mitigation technology which reduced rear-end accidents by 68 percent and lower rear-end claim costs by 95 percent.