Schneider is focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving fuel efficiency and changing global operational policies to reduce our carbon footprint. Together we can make a difference and creating a more sustainable future for all.
Operating an energy-efficient fleet is important to us, our customers and partners. Even though our fleet is already one of the most energy-efficient fleets on the road, we’ve committed to driving even more efficiency, including:
Schneider is a longtime supporter of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), a non-profit organization dedicated to doubling the freight efficiency of the North American goods movement.
In collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency, Schneider works with the SmartWay program to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution.
We are an 11-time SmartWay Excellence Award winner – one of only four truckload and intermodal carriers to receive this honor every single year since its inception in 2005. It’s important to us to be a consistent leader in the industry, helping to reduce our environmental impact.
Every year, we save 700 million pounds of CO2 by working with railroads that can move a ton of freight up to 500 miles on a single gallon of fuel.
Intermodal transportation provides our customers shipping solutions that help limit their environmental footprint. In 2021, we celebrated 30 years of our investment in intermodal transportation as a sustainable mode of transportation and efficient use of fuel. Our network now has more than 45 ramps with major railroads connecting intermodal containers across the U.S., Mexico and Canada, and we are committed to doubling our size by 2030, thus reducing carbon emissions by an additional 700 million pounds per year.
Schneider is investing in innovative, energy-efficient technology that decreases our overall impact on the environment. Future success is linked to sustainability, and this is particularly true when you depend on a supply chain for growth.
Schneider is investing and collaborating with our supply chain partners to make that future a reality. We are testing electrified powertrains, developing strategic electric vehicle (EV) adoption plans and building relationships with key stakeholders and industry partners.
In 2020, we were selected to participate in the all-electric Freightliner Customer Experience (CX) Fleet. Schneider tested a a Freightliner a battery-electric class 8 eCascadia truck for six months in Southern California, using it for local pickup and delivery.
As a participant, we provided invaluable feedback to Freightliner and enable Schneider to further our plans for large scale deployment.
Schneider’s commitment to conserve energy is corporate-wide—from our headquarters to each of our facilities. In addition to ongoing energy audits at all facilities, we’ve implemented the following: