GREEN BAY, Wis. – (June 28, 2018) – Operating a fleet of over 10,000 tractors that travel along the same highways and byways as the motoring public means caution needs to be exercised every minute and every mile of the way. Schneider (NYSE: SNDR), a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, follows its number-one core value of Safety First and Always in everything it does, and is proud to announce it has been awarded the National Safety Council's esteemed Green Cross for Safety Excellence Award. Schneider is the first truckload carrier to be honored with this award.
Schneider has long believed in investing in proven technology that enhances roadway safety. This award recognizes the successes of the company's collision mitigation initiatives and affirms the company emulates its safety core value. With its proven success, Schneider encourages others – original equipment manufacturers, fleets and truck owners – to add collision mitigation technology on all new trucks, making highways safer for all motorists.
"To be recognized by the National Safety Council is a tremendous honor – this is the gold standard for recognition in safety, and we are proud our focus on safety shines through in all we do," says Tom DiSalvi, Schneider’s vice president of safety and loss prevention. "It’s important to transport our customer’s materials on time, but it's even more important to do it safely. We have now operated more than 3 billion miles with our collision mitigation system, and continue to work with original equipment manufacturers and component manufacturers to make the technology even better."
In 2012, Schneider was one of the first large-scale carriers to implement a collision mitigation system on its fleet. This system reduced rear-end crash frequency by 68 percent and severity by 95 percent.
The NSC presents the Green Cross for Safety Excellence Award to organizations that show an unrelenting pursuit of exceptional, transferable safety. Organizations that uphold the best safety practices, programs, professionals, advocates and innovations advance NSC’s mission.
"Our award winners recognize that safety is a journey rather than a destination. These individuals and organizations constantly ask, 'What more can we do?' We are proud to honor the winners and to recognize all the outstanding nominees that share the council's goal of eliminating preventable deaths and injuries in our lifetime," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO, National Safety Council.
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One of the largest trucking carriers in North America, Schneider has been a top choice of safety-minded drivers for over 80 years. With over 75 percent of its drivers getting home weekly or more frequently, Schneider provides professional opportunities that meet the work-life balance needs of today’s workforce.
Schneider has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s best employers and is ranked a top-paying carrier by the National Transportation Institute. Along with accolades from customers for its drivers’ service and performance, Schneider has been nationally recognized for its support of current and former military personnel among its ranks. For more information about Schneider’s career opportunities, visit SchneiderJobs.com. You can also connect with Schneider on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jobsatschneider or follow on Twitter @schneiderjobs.
About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.