Schneider National Wins Second Consecutive Environmental Excellence Award from EPA

GREEN BAY, Wis. – October 24, 2007 Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, announced today the receipt of its second consecutive Environmental Excellence Award. The award, earned by Schneider for demonstrating leadership in conserving energy and lowering greenhouse gas emissions from its transportation and freight activities, is given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Transport Partnership. Of SmartWay’s 600+ partners, Schneider is one of just 34 companies to receive this distinction.


The 2007 awards were announced Monday, Oct. 22, at the annual conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in Philadelphia, Penn. SmartWay Excellence Award recipients set and met their annual goals, achieving superior environmental performance and actively promoting the goals and benefits of the SmartWay Transport Partnership.


As an award recipient and carrier partner with SmartWay, Schneider National has pledged to integrate fuel-saving and pollution-control technologies and strategies into its fleet operations. To that end, Schneider continues to search for operating enhancements and new technologies to further improve its environmental footprint.


“Schneider’s internal programs for specifying components, operating procedures, fuel control and driver training lead the trucking industry in environmental practices, yet we’re constantly looking for new and better ways to lessen our impact on the environment,” says Dennis Damman, Schneider National’s director of engineering. “We’re extremely proud to be recognized for two years in a row.”

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Based on three-year commitments, SmartWay’s carriers, shippers, logistic companies, rail carriers and affiliate members are conserving more than 600 million gallons of diesel fuel per year, saving the trucking industry nearly $2 billion in annual costs and eliminating nearly 7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming.


“The EPA is pleased to recognize our partners with SmartWay Excellence Awards. The award winners are leading the way toward a cleaner, more efficient transportation future with strategies that reduce emissions and increase profits,” said Margo T. Oge, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality.


The EPA and a select group of 15 shipping and business leaders, including Schneider National, introduced SmartWay in 2004 as an innovative, market-based partnership to reduce fuel use, greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants. SmartWay estimates that with full industry participation, it will achieve annual fuel savings of 3.3 to 6.6 billion gallons of diesel fuel, thus eliminating 33–66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide emissions.


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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.


Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has provided expert transportation and logistics solutions for more than 70 years. A $3.7 billion company, Schneider National conducts business in more than 28 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and continues to grow its international service offerings. For more information about Schneider National, visit or call (800) 558-6767.