Leap of Faith documents the company’s journey from one-man trucking operation to industry icon
GREEN BAY, Wis. – (Feb. 5, 2015) – There is no elevator to success – just a long and winding road. Schneider, the premier provider of truckload, intermodal and logistics services, knows that well: It has built its industry-leading brand by delivering for customers every day since Al Schneider purchased his first truck in 1935. Now, Schneider has documented the milestones along the journey in the book, Leap of Faith: The Story of Schneider. The company’s first-ever history is being released just in time to commemorate the company’s 80th anniversary in 2015.
“We are incredibly proud to share these rich stories with our associates, retirees, families, friends and the community,” said Chris Lofgren, Schneider’s President and CEO. “Leap of Faith takes readers through Schneider’s eight-decade transformation – from our roots in hauling paper and beer, navigating industry deregulation, putting technology in every truck and weathering the latest recession. For those who have been a part of our history and those watching from the sidelines, it’s a fascinating story.”
Lofgren acknowledged that while much about the world has changed since 1935, the entrepreneurial spirit and passion of Schneider’s associates have remained constant over the last 80 years.
Schneider worked with Essex Publishing and author Jim Smith to capture Schneider’s history in the full-color, 144-page, hardcover coffee table–style book. Interviews with members of the Schneider family and dozens of current and former associates, community members and those in the trucking industry helped paint an accurate and colorful picture of the company’s past, present and future, while recounting the leaps of faith that the Schneider family and the business took to make the company what it is today.
Leap of Faith debuted at Schneider’s annual meeting in late January. The book is available for $15 and can be bought online at www.sni-store.com/. (In the Green Bay area, the book is also available at the company store located within Schneider’s Corporate Business Center at 3101 S. Packerland Drive). All proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to charity.
Schneider is the premier provider of truckload, intermodal and logistics services. Offering the broadest portfolio in the industry, Schneider’s solutions include Regional, Long-Haul, Expedited, Dedicated, Bulk, Intermodal, Brokerage, Cross-Dock Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Port Logistics.
A $3.9 billion company, Schneider has been delivering superior customer experiences and safely getting it done for nearly 80 years. For more information about Schneider, visit www.schneider.com or follow on Twitter: @WeAreSchneider.