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Transportation Market Update

Schneider publishes this regular transportation market update to keep you informed of freight market conditions, supply and demand influencers, and disruptions that may impact your supply chain. 

This report is developed by leveraging data and analytics from multiple transportation industry resources.

National Driver Appreciation Days -- See a recap and video slideshow of images from Schneider's Driver Appreciation Days, Sept. 14-16. It was a large, nationwide celebration to recognize the hard work and dedication our professional drivers have demonstrated throughout the last year. It was filled with food, giveaways, gifts, and more!

Weather advisory page -- For the latest information on hurricane season and the impacts on supply chains, please see our weather-advisory page.


Sept 17, 2021 - Transportation Market Report

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Compared to the Outbound Tender Volume Index levels during this time in the previous two years, the current OTVI is 1.66% higher than 2020 and 30.46% higher than 2019.

As the market continues to evolve, we are here to help. Contact a logistics expert today and read the full Sept. 17, 2021 transportation market update report here:

In the news: Remembering September 11, 2001

9/11 relief supplies haul: A look back 20 years later

Like many Americans, Schneider professional driver Bob Siedl recalls precisely where he was and what he was doing on September 11, 2001. Seidl was teaching a HazMat course at Schneider's Training Center in Green Bay when he heard the news that planes had crashed into the World Trade Center towers. That same day, he offered to drive relief supplies to New York.​ ​ 

Seidl said he was just doing the job of a truck driver – delivering supplies to people in need.​  ​

"We take care of America as truck drivers," Seidl said. "It's what we do. The country needs it, so we get it done, and following 9/11 was no different. Those people needed relief, supplies and help and we provided that."​

In the news: Ida causes catastrophic destruction and transportation network disruption​

The FMCSA has issued a Regional Emergency Declaration, Effective 8/29 - 9/28/21. This Declaration addresses the emergency conditions creating a need for immediate transportation of supplies, goods, equipment, fuel, and persons and provides necessary relief. Affected States included in this Emergency Declaration are Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

Stay up to date and bookmark our weather advisory page.

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Emergency Declaration

The Emergency Declaration was issued following the declaration of a national emergency by the President in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Regulatory relief is provided for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance in support of emergency relief efforts related to COVID-19. 

The Emergency Declaration has been extended multiple times. The February update shall remain in effect until November 30, or until the revocation of the Presidentially declared COVID-19 national emergency, whichever is sooner. 

The Emergency Declaration is limited to transportation of: 

  1. Livestock and livestock feed. 
  2. Medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. 
  3. Vaccines, constituent products, and medical supplies and equipment including ancillary supplies/kits for the administration of vaccines, related to the prevention of COVID-19. 
  4. Supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, sanitation, and prevention of community transmission of COVID-19 such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants. 
  5. Food, paper products and other groceries for emergency restocking of distribution centers or stores. 

Direct assistance does not include routine commercial deliveries, including mixed loads with a nominal quantity of qualifying emergency relief added to obtain the benefits of this emergency declaration. 

See the full Emergency Declaration, Restrictions, and Limitations on the FMCSA website. 

Schneider is committed to following the FMCSA Emergency Declaration while maintaining our #1 Core Value of safety among our drivers and associates.

COVID-19 – Actions to maintain safety among drivers and customers

We continue to closely monitor information related to the COVID-19 outbreak and – as always – our priority is to protect the health and safety of our associates, our drivers, our customers, and the general public. Our crisis management team is continually monitoring the situation and is taking steps to ensure the wellness and safety of our associates.

Recognizing that our drivers are the backbone of our business, we are in regular communication through our driver support teams to ensure that they are well informed as to the environment they are operating in. Their safety and wellness are a top priority.

Your business is very important to us and we are happy to answer more questions related to specific worksites or regions should you have them.

For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.

Our associates and transportation experts are available to help with supply chain strategy and shipping needs to respond to the pandemic. You can count on Schneider to provide your business with the same exceptional service and timely support we’ve provided shippers for 85+ years.

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Published September 2021

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