Schneider Offers Best Practices for Protecting Freight from Mother Nature


 Best Practices for Protecting Freight

Shippers need to control, plan for conditions as temperatures fall and rise

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Jan. 13, 2016) – As winter’s grip once again stretches across North America, shippers need to be on top of their game when it comes to temperature protection. Schneider, North America’s premier provider of truckload, intermodal and logistics services, offers its expertise and best practices to help shippers protect their freight from extreme cold on rail and road this winter.

After successfully navigating extreme temperatures for over 80 years, including the memorable winter of the Polar Vortex, Schneider, along with other industry experts compiled best practices to help shippers protect freight from freezing, or in the cases of extreme heat, thawing and spoiling. Schneider’s 5 Ways to Protect Your Freight from Extreme Heat and Cold on Rail or Road includes quick-read proven methods every shipper can use to protect freight from extreme temperatures and is a handy guide for mitigating the impact of temperature swings. A more in-depth white paper is also available.

“When it comes to temperature protection, Schneider is well equipped to handle the varying climates of North America at any point in the year,” said Craig Paulsen, vice president of sales and marketing for Schneider’s Intermodal division. “Our goal in creating these best practices is to coach shippers on the steps and methods they can put into practice immediately to protect their freight from extreme temperatures.”

Shippers who faced off with Mother Nature during the Polar Vortex note that being proactive, adding control into processes and planning for what you can are essential. They also recommend developing a plan today for reacting to extreme temperatures tomorrow. While there are ample low-tech strategies, exploring high-tech solutions (including the use of predictive software) might be worth it based on the company’s tolerance for risk.

About Schneider

Schneider is the premier provider of truckload, intermodal and logistics services. Offering the broadest portfolio in the industry, Schneider’s solutions include Regional, Long-Haul, Expedited, Dedicated, Bulk, Intermodal, Brokerage, Cross-Dock Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Port Logistics.

A $3.9 billion company, 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.