Schneider National

Leaving long-haul: Operators migrate to oil/gas

I talked to a pair of recently former team owner-operators late last week who, like owner-operator Mike Mace, leased to Reed Trucking, have truly rediscovered their old love of trucking -- in this case as company drivers in service operations surrounding new natural gas wells enabled by hydraulic fracturing technology. The strong demand for capacity in oil and gas services is bringing in competition to local markets as large as, you guessed it, Schneider National. The truckload ...

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Patriotic trucks honor POWs

Freightliner's celebrating 10 years of the Rolling Thunder Ride of Pride by giving putting two ROP trucks on the road.

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Schneider plans fleet upgrade

By January, Schneider National will have replaced a third of its fleet with 3,000 new trucks.

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LogBook

The Arrow Truck Sales 2012 Back on the Road winner is named, the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is required, a woman's rescuer is named Goodyear's Highway Hero, cargo theft increases and other industry news items are featured.

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Beyond Anti-Idling

Save thousands of dollars a year on fuel by careful use of your right foot — and your head. Don’t ignore driving habits and other strategies to supplement the benefits of minimal idling.

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A note from Schneider on their Dallas facility

  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 ...

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Dallas trucking facilities hit by tornado

Dallas-area tornadoes delivered significant damage to Schneider National’s Dallas-based operating center and minor damage to two Pilot Flying J locations.

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Pulse

One key distinction regarding free speech within trucking is that company drivers are employees.

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The Apnea Hurdle

Coming regulations would force reckoning with a condition common to truckers. And that’s not all that could make passing the medical exam even harder.

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Trucking salute to appear during the Idaho Potato Bowl on ESPN today

If it so happens you're watching the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl college football matchup this afternoon between MAC and WAC conference standouts the Ohio University Bobcats and the Utah State Aggies, respectively, you'll get a treat in a 30-second commercial promoting women in the trucking industry, says the Women in Trucking Association. The association, with the support of Frito-Lay North America and Walmart, sponsored this year’s ad to honor women behind the wheel. The commercial was also ...

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