GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider National today plans to grow its regional driving fleet to 2,500 this year, offering experienced drivers across the country an opportunity to enjoy the stability of a large carrier with weekly time at home or better, the company y says.
“Work-life balance is more important than ever to today’s professional truck driver,” said Mike Hinz, vice president, Schneider National. “Schneider’s regional driving opportunities are a perfect fit for those drivers who want to make a good living with a company that will be here tomorrow, and at the same time, enjoy more time at home with their families.”
Schneider now offers regional driving opportunities across the U.S. with operations offices in the West, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions. Strong reception of the service by customers and drivers, alike, has accelerated Schneider’s regional expansion plans, the company said. Hiring will continue throughout the year and all 2,500 drivers will be in place by December.
According to Hinz, Schneider’s rapid expansion is due to a growing freight base within each of its five regions.
“The customer demand for our regional service has exceeded our expectations and created enough freight density to get drivers home weekly.”
Schneider driver Gerald Bartholomew, who’s been moving freight within the Midwest region for the past three months, agreed that regional freight is there for the taking.
“From my experience, there’s a lot of regional freight out there,” Bartholomew noted. “Since I’ve been running regional, I haven’t had to sit and wait for freight. That means a lot.”
Having consistent, predictable time at home also means a lot and is something Schneider says its regional driving opportunities deliver.
“Regional driving has provided me the most consistent time-at-home schedule I’ve ever had,” added Bartholomew, who’s been a professional driver for 13 years. “As a Schneider regional driver, you can actually make personal plans and keep them. You don’t have to disappoint your family at the last minute and tell them you’re not going to make it. That’s the most important thing.”
In addition to the new regional driving opportunities, Schneider will continue to provide long-haul service for customers.
“Consistent with our recent selection as a TCA Best Fleet to Drive For, Schneider National remains committed to providing opportunities that fit all lifestyles,” Hinz noted. “Regional and Dedicated opportunities get drivers home weekly or better and we still have OTR positions for drivers who enjoy being out on the open road for longer periods.”
For more information or to apply online for a regional driving position with Schneider National, visit schneiderjobs.com.
Schneider National Inc. provides truckload, logistics and intermodal services. The company’s transportation and logistics solutions include Van Truckload, Dedicated, Regional, Bulk, Intermodal, Transportation Management, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and International Logistics services.
A $3.7 billion company, Schneider National conducts business in more than 28 countries worldwide.
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