GREEN BAY, Wis. - January 14, 2019
Schneider (NYSE: SüdR) isn't just one of the largest trucking carriers in North America - it is the leader in utilizing new technology to improve driver experiences. Since it became the first company to incorporate two-way satellite communication systems in cabs in 1988, Schneider has been an early adopter of many technology developments. Most recently, the company began rolling out Samsung Galaxy tablet devices to its drivers to make their lives easier both in and out of the truck.
Since the tablet is assigned to the driver and not the truck, every Schneider driver has everything they need - from apps to news to delivery information and bonus pay statements - at their fingertips.
"I like that I don't have to write everything down - like pick up numbers and customer info. It's all right there for me, so I don't have to go to a truck stop to do that paperwork," said Schneider driver Shawn Calloway. "I'll admit, I was hesitant at first, but it's been a great portable tool that lets me streamline my work so I can get back on the road."
Tablets also lay the foundation for future capabilities such as electronic signatures and transfer of documents. As the technology evolves, Schneider is committed to the enhancement of the driver experience and will quickly accommodate additions and changes to the suite of new system tools.
"We have upgraded the in-cab communication system and provided new capabilities outside of the truck for drivers," said Mark Rourke, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Schneider. "We've listened and heard from drivers on how tablets are difference makers in making their lives easier. Putting technology in the palm of a driver's hand is one of many ways we're enhancing their experience."
Testing of tablet-based solutions began in early 2015 with a pilot group of Schneider drivers who trialed the tablets alongside the current in-cab system. The resulting feedback noted their improved experience and elimination of the irritants of the previous processes, namely paperwork.
"It's like an electronic Swiss army knife," Rourke said. "All the tools and apps like MyPilot, Weigh My Truck, and Schneider's Compass are in one easy-to-use place for drivers."
Drivers are also using the tablets to:
- Track work
- Get customer information
- Complete training without a facility stop
- Look up bonus info
- Weather and road conditions
- Turn-by-turn GPS directions
- Read new, messages, videos and more
Those interested in learning more about Schneider's easy-to-use tablets and finding jobs with a company focused on improving the driver experience can visit www.schneiderjobs.com.
One of the largest trucking carriers in North America, Schneider has been a top choice of safety-minded drivers for over 80 years. With over 75 percent of its drivers getting home weekly or more frequently, Schneider provides professional opportunities that meet the work-life balance needs of today's workforce.
Schneider has been listed by Forbes as one of America's best employers and is ranked a top-paying carrier by the National Transportation Institute. Along with accolades from customers for its drivers' service and performance, Schneider has been nationally recognized for its support of current and former military personnel among its ranks.
For more information about Schneider's career opportunities, visit SchneiderJobs.com. Follow Schneider on Twitter @schneiderjobs and @WeAreSchneider. You can also connect with Schneider on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jobsatschneider or www.facebook.com/SchneiderNationalCareers