75th anniversary

Shaffer releases anniversary tractors

Shaffer Trucking, a national temperature-sensitive truckload carrier, released its 75th anniversary trucks to five of the company’s drivers. The trucks are International ProStars fully customized with Shaffer Trucking 75th anniversary commemorative symbols on the top and sides of each truck, as well as the individual drivers' years of service and career miles displayed on the doors. Criteria in the driver selection process included safety, mileage, longevity, attitude, appearance and the manner in which the drivers ...

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Combating cargo theft: An interview with Schneider security director Walt Fountain

When I visited Schneider National’s Green Bay, Wis., headquarters in June for the carrier’s 75th-anniversary celebration, I got an up-close look at one of many efforts the company’s put in place over the years to enhance the security of its customers’ cargo in transit and at each of its 15 domestic facilities. Gate-security ground zero in Wisconsin allows 24-hour surveillance monitors to keep tabs on the comings and goings at 15 yards around the country. ...

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My first run behind the wheel

Next time you ask if I've driven before, I can at least say "yes" before the qualifiers (well, "at 40 mph, if that," "with an automatic transmission," "no trailer on") begin. A visit to Schneider National headquarters in Green Bay, Wis., to bear witness to the truckload carrier's 75th Anniversary celebration June 10 yielded unexpected delights, let's say.  First, though, I got to try out one of the company's simulators. At the the Schneider Driver Training Center, company safety VP Don Osterberg and driver-trainer Dale ...

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