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Nearly 150 Schneider drivers recognized for going the distance with the Big Orange

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Oct. 7, 2015) – Try to imagine what a million miles looks like. Tough, right? It‘s equivalent to driving from Maine to California and back again – 143 times. An elite group of Schneider drivers has traveled this great distance – some four times over! What’s even more impressive is that they’ve traveled every single one of those miles safely and accident free. Schneider, one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, recently recognized 149 drivers with Million Mile awards to celebrate their remarkable accomplishments.

The Million Mile Award recognizes Schneider drivers who have reached one million safe driving miles. This year that includes:

  • Ninety-seven drivers with one million miles
  • Forty-one drivers with two million
  • Ten drivers with three million
  • One driver reaching an incredible milestone of four million miles

Over-the-road driver Rodney Owen from McLeansboro, Ill., joined four other company drivers in Schneider history with at least four million safe driving miles under their seat belts.

"It's taken me nearly 28 years to reach four million miles, and I’ve learned something new to make me a safer, more efficient driver each and every day along the way," said Owen. "I constantly pay attention and anticipate what other drivers are going to do so I can adjust accordingly en route. Every minute and every hour brings something different."

Each safe Million Mile Award recipient is honored at an annual banquet and receives a patch, plaque and decal to display on their tractors.

Additionally, the names of those who achieve three million safe driving miles are recognized in the Schneider Haul of Fame, a prominent wall at the company’s corporate headquarters in Green Bay, Wis.

"It's astounding to have such a large number of Schneider drivers accomplish this many accident-free miles," said Todd Jadin, vice president with Schneider. "It's a testament to their unwavering commitment to our number one core value of ‘Safety First and Always.'"

Since 1983, almost 5,000 Schneider company drivers have been recognized for driving more than one million consecutive miles safely.

Professional drivers who are interested in achieving – and then surpassing – their next million-mile milestone with a carrier who walks the talk about safety can learn about driving opportunities with Schneider by visiting

About Schneider

One of the largest truckload carriers in North America, Schneider has been the top choice of safety-minded drivers for 80 years. With over 75 percent of its drivers getting home weekly or better, Schneider provides professional opportunities that meet the work-life balance needs of today’s drivers and owner-operators. Schneider is a $3.9 billion company and is ranked a top-paying carrier by the National Transportation Institute. It has been nationally recognized for its support of current and former military personnel. For more information about Schneider career opportunities, visit You can also connect with Schneider on Facebook at or follow on Twitter @schneiderjobs.