The Big Orange recognizes 151 drivers for miles of safe driving
GREEN BAY, Wis. (Oct. 21, 2015) – Last year, Schneider drivers drove enough safe (accident free) miles to go to the moon and back – 3,496 times. That's a pretty incredible feat considering that many motorists find it difficult to go accident free just traveling around their hometowns. Schneider, one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, certainly knows how impressive its professional drivers are and recently awarded 151 of them with Consecutive Safe Driving Years Awards.
Drivers who have achieved decades of consecutive safe driving have done so without a single accident or safety infraction. This year that includes:
- Eighty-eight drivers who have at least 10 years of consecutive safe driving at Schneider
- Forty-eight drivers who have at least 15 years of consecutive safe driving at Schneider
- Nine drivers who have at least 20 years of consecutive safe driving at Schneider
- Five drivers who have at least 25 years of consecutive safe driving at Schneider
- One driver with an incredible 30 years of consecutive safe driving at Schneider
That equates to 1,935 total years of consecutive safe driving recognized in 2014 alone.
Thirty-year Consecutive Safe Driving Years Award recipient and Schneider intermodal driver Ernest Wylds associates his impeccable driving record with making wiser driving decisions as he’s progressed throughout his career.
"The longer you drive, the more you learn and the less aggressive you become on the road," noted Wylds. “If I’m not 100 percent sure I did something correctly, like a drop and hook connection, I double check it. I’m constantly aware.”
Wylds also noted that staying with Schneider has been valuable in keeping him safe on the road. “I value my career, so I take fewer risks,” he said. “And staying with the same company for decades means I know the policies, the procedures and the equipment really well. Those who jump from job to job don’t have that expertise.”
The Consecutive Safe Driving Years Award recipients are honored at an annual banquet and receive a patch, plaque and decal to display on their tractors. Additionally, the names of those who achieve 20 consecutive safe driving years are recognized in the Schneider Haul of Fame, a prominent wall at the company’s corporate headquarters in Green Bay, Wis.
“Our Consecutive Years Safe Driving Award winners live and breathe our number one core value of ‘Safety First and Always,’” said Todd Jadin, vice president with Schneider. “The incredible number of company drivers recognized for accomplishing so many accident-free decades is a true testament to that.”
Currently 1,247 total Big Orange drivers have reached 10 or more consecutive Safe Driving Years without a preventable accident or any injury during their driving career with Schneider.
Professional drivers who are interested in joining a carrier who walks the talk about safety can learn about driving opportunities with Schneider by visiting Schneiderjobs.com.
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 http://www.SchneiderJobs.com. You can also connect with Schneider on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jobsatschneider or follow on Twitter @schneiderjobs.