GREEN BAY, Wis. — In simplest terms, successfully transporting a load means getting it from point A to point B undamaged and on time. But the most important thing is that it gets to Point B, period.
When it came to getting to Point B, Schneider had an A+ year in 2016. The carrier recently announced it moved more than 3 million loads throughout the course of last year, of which they were 99.9999 percent theft-free.
Another way of putting it, that’s one theft per million loads.
In announcing their 2016 performance, Schneider explained the company takes a diligent, layered approach to security, with carriers and shippers working together from beginning to end for truckload and intermodal moves. The company uses multiple technologies, procedures and training that provides a multilayered effect throughout the supply chain, so cargo is protected at every phase.
Dave Geyer, senior vice president and general manager of van truckload for Schneider, said as tight as the system is, it’s the people working it that matter.
“While we employ various technologies and processes to keep freight safe, our best assets are our careful and observant drivers behind the wheel of every load,” Geyer said. “Schneider drivers’ skill sets are kept sharp through thorough theft-prevention training, both during drivers’ onboarding and in quarterly training sessions. We also keep our drivers updated on the locations and types of thefts that are occurring industrywide.”
Data from cargo theft prevention and recovery company CargoNet indicates that a 99.9999 percent rate of theft-free loads is a great accomplishment.
“It’s clear that Schneider places a strong emphasis on security, and they continue to lead by example with their approach,” noted Anthony Canale, general manager at theft prevention and recovery company CargoNet. “Schneider's dependable reputation and its extensive understanding of the importance of putting in layers to ensure a 360-degree approach is a sign of its commitment to securing its customers’ freight. We are honored to be a part of Schneider’s continued success.”
According to CargoNet’s annual theft trend analysis, the value of loads lost increased in 2016. Last year, 864 cargo theft incidents across the industry, averaging $203,913 per lost load.
Food and beverage items were once again the most stolen commodity, equaling 26 percent of all incidents. Alcohol was the most commonly stolen cargo in this category. The next highest category, electronics, accounted for 15 percent of stolen items, up from 13 percent in 2015, and was also the costliest category, with lost loads averaging $298,936 in value.
Thefts most often occurred on Fridays and Saturdays and were most likely to be reported on Mondays.
For more information about Schneider’s commitment to keeping freight as safe and secure as possible, visit schneider.com/our-services/high-value-time-sensitive.