First-Ever American Sleep Apnea Association Award Given to Nation’s Largest Truckload Carrier
“We wanted to ensure this inaugural award was presented to a company who has gone above and beyond to provide treatment and support to the health and safety of its workforce,” said Edward Grandi, executive director of ASAA. “The program Schneider implemented was innovative and proactive and has been successful in many ways. We feel it will serve as the example by which all other award recipients will be measured from this point forward.”
The ASAA is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about sleep apnea and to serving people with the disorder. The organization is committed to reducing injury, disability and death from sleep apnea. Schneider’s internal program has generated awareness within the trucking industry and educated drivers about the disorder, which is why the ASAA chose Schneider National as the first recipient of the award.
“Because the symptoms of sleep apnea are dangerous and potentially deadly, we felt it was imperative to create a program aimed at improving the health and safety of our drivers,” said Don Osterberg, vice president of safety and training for Schneider National. “The drivers we determined to be ‘high risk’, based upon a prescreen questionnaire, were provided with a treatment program. This approach has greatly improved the overall health of these drivers, reduced our healthcare benefits costs and delivered a 30 percent reduction in accident frequency due to driver fatigue.”
Schneider National accepted the ASAA award at the American Trucking Association’s Safety and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in
About Schneider National, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc. is a premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services. Serving more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500 companies, Schneider National offers the broadest portfolio of services in the industry. The company’s transportation and logistics solutions include One-Way, Intermodal, Transportation Management, Dedicated, Bulk, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and International Logistics services.