I received the note below just now from the folks at Schneider National. Luckily, none of the company’s personnel at their Dallas-area facility were injured or killed when yesterday’s tornadoes tore through, as has been reported elsewhere — and buildings on the property sustained no damage; personnel are back to work to day picking up the pieces, though — many trucks and trailers in the yard sustained damage, as we’ve reported. I thought I’d share the company’s note in full here:
We are thankful and relieved to report that all Schneider associates who were at our Dallas Operating Center when Tuesday’s tornado touched down are safe, accounted for and are back at work today. We are proud of our associates’ response to yesterday’s tornado: They received alerts of the storm and followed protocol by taking shelter.
While there was no damage to our buildings at this location, there was extensive damage to our trucks and trailers located in the yard area. Approximately 100 pieces of equipment were damaged in the storm. Recovery efforts began Tuesday night and clean-up is proceeding quickly. Our Dallas associates are working hard to restore the facility to working order and to get back to doing what they do best: hauling freight for our customers.
We are working with customers to transfer and redirect loads and freight impacted by the storm. The storm’s impact to freight, our customers and our operations overall appear to be minimal – a remarkable outcome in light of the force of the storm.
Schneider National is grateful for the support and concern for our associates who work in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Equipment and products can be replaced, people cannot.
Here here… Stay safe out there, drivers.
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