Our Story

1935 A.J. "Al" Schneider used the proceeds from the sale of the family car to buy his first truck.
1938 Bought Bins Transfer & Storage, incorporated the company (June 6) and changed the name to Schneider Transport & Storage. Moved offices to a building once used as a stable.
1944 Schneider discontinued storing household goods, although "Storage" wasn't dropped from the name until the 1960s.
1958 Schneider was granted its first interstate authority by the ICC. The first shipment was for Procter & Gamble (P&G) from its plant in Green Bay, Wis., to another P&G facility in Cheboygan, Mich.
1961 Don Schneider, Al's oldest son, joined the company as manager, bringing the office staff to five.
1962 Schneider Transport logo adopted.
1964 Schneider Transport merged with Packer City Transport.
1968 Garrison Transport merged into Schneider Transport Inc. and was added to Schneider's operating authority.
1969 Purchased Kampo Transit, a 50-truck regional milk and fuel oil hauler.
1970 Milestone grant of authority from the ICC to haul paper and paper products. Paper remains a significant part of the Schneider portfolio.
1971 Purchased TransNational Truck (TNT) of Amarillo, Texas. Departing from previous practice of incorporating all acquisitions into Schneider Transport, TNT remained a separate business unit.
1974 Purchased National Refrigerated Transport (NRT) of Tulsa, Okla.
1975 Installed a state-of-the-art computerized control system. Move was light-years ahead of system employed by the competition. Employed the first field sales representative.
1976 Don Schneider named president of the company.
1976 Teamsters called a "wildcat" strike on Schneider Transport.
1976 Purchased National Bulk Transport and changed the name to Schneider Bulk Carriers. The acquisition expanded the company's portfolio to include national tanker service.
1976 The holding company, Schneider National, Inc., formed.
1977 The first bulk fuel site was installed at the Wise Garage in Dayton, Ohio. Christensen Oil was purchased to provide sufficient fuel of the appropriate quality.
1979 The second OPEC fuel crisis caused gas rationing and fuel shortages. Schneider Transport responded with a national miles-per-gallon campaign through the Schneider Fuel School, teaching 2,000 drivers to drive 55 miles per hour to conserve fuel.
1980 Congress passed the Motor Carrier Act of 1980, which provided for sweeping deregulation of the trucking industry.
1981 ICC granted Schneider 48-state authority to carry all commodities except explosives and bulk.
1982 To leverage the long-distance network needed for the growing number of drivers, Schneider formed Schneider Communications to provide long-distance telephone service to customers in the Midwest.
1982 Schneider National established its charitable arm, the Schneider National Foundation, to create a positive force for change in the communities where its associates live and work.
1983 Schneider Family Fitness Event initiated in Green Bay, Wis.
1983 Founder Al Schneider died.
1984 Purchased International Transport, Inc. of Rochester, Minn., the largest flatbed and heavy-haul products company in the United States.
1985 Schneider National Carriers (SNC) formed by joining all of the separate business units purchased through the 70s and 80s. SNC is non-union, but Schneider Transport remained a union carrier under agreement with the Teamsters.
1986 Schneider became the first carrier to install two-way satellite communication systems in all 6,000 over-the-road trucks. Introduced EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) transactions.
1988 Schneider Moving & Storage sold.
1989 Schneider National Carriers obtained authority to haul in the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.
1990 Opened Canadian office.
1990 International Transport's name changed to Schneider Specialized Carriers.
1991  Schneider National launches intermodal service offering.
1992 Company achieved $1 billion in annual revenue for the first time. Corporate headquarters moved to the Customer Service and Corporate Business Center at 3101 South Packerland Drive in Green Bay, Wis.
1992 Opened Mexico office. 
1993 Schneider Logistics, Inc. created.
1994 Schneider Logistics awarded the General Motors Service Parts Operation contract. This is the largest logistics industry contract ever awarded.
1995 Schneider Communications sold to Frontier Communications.
1995 Schneider Dedicated conducted largest-ever private fleet conversion for Kimberly-Clark.
1996 Schneider National surpassed $2 billion in annual revenue.
1997 Opened office in Venlo, the Netherlands.
1998 Purchased Highway Carrier Corporation, Builders Transport and Landstar Poole.
1998 Schneider National earned first ISO certification (ISO 9002:1994)
2000 Purchased Tranzact Payment Service.
2002 Christopher Lofgren named president and CEO on August 2, 2002, succeeding Don Schneider.
2004 Schneider National surpassed $3 billion in annual revenue.
2005 Schneider Logistics acquired American Port Services and Powers Transportation Services.
2006 Schneider Logistics opened office in Shanghai, China and began offering supply chain consulting services.
2006 Schneider Logistics acquired American Overseas Air Freight to become the first truckload carrier to offer door-to-door international logistics services.
2006 Schneider Payment Services sold to US Bank.
2006 Schneider Specialized sold to Maverick USA.
2006 Schneider introduced dedicated intermodal service.
2006 Schneider introduced Mexico Express Intermodal service, providing unprecedented access to Mexico's prime industrial center. 
2006 Schneider National earned its first Environmental Excellence Award from the EPA. The award, earned by Schneider for demonstrating leadership in conserving energy and for lowering greenhouse gas emissions from its transportation and freight activities, is given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Transport Partnership.
2007 Schneider National granted authority to operate as a domestic carrier and logistics services provider in the People's Republic of China, making Schneider the first North American truckload provider to establish a domestic business in China.
2007 Schneider National welcomes its first Ride of Pride, military-themed truck into the fleet.
2007 Schneider Logistics acquired the key operating assets of Bayoun Logistics in the People's Republic of China.
2007 Schneider National earned its second consecutive Environmental Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency.
2007 Schneider National Foundation reached charitable milestone, donating $1 million in cash, equipment, in-kind transportation services and other contributions internationally.
2008 Schneider began rollout of new Regional service offering.
2008 Schneider National Bulk launches fuel hauling service.
2008 Schneider National becomes most energy-efficient fleet in the industry when it reduces its fleet of 10,600 company drivers to 60 mph.
2008  American Chemistry Council named Schneider Logistics a Responsible Care Partner.  This voluntary global initiative is practiced in 53 countries with the goal of more efficiently managing and communicating environmental, health, safety and security issues beyond what is required by the government.
2008 United States Environmental Protection Agency recognizes Schneider Logistics as a SmartWay Transport Partner.
2008 Schneider National won its third consecutive Environmental Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Schneider was one of 27 companies to receive the award in 2008 and one of only three entities to win the award three years in a row.
2009 Schneider Logistics, Inc. divested its Olomouc, Czech Republic operation to ExlService Holdings, Inc.
2009 Schneider National wons an unprecedented fourth consecutive Environmental Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 
2009 Schneider completed conversion of intermodal fleet to a container-only fleet.
2009 Schneider National drivers deliver the company’s safest year in company history.
2009  Schneider National recognized with the Daniel H. Wagner Award for Excellence in Operations Research for the development of a tactical planning simulator, an innovative planning tool that allows Schneider to study the impact of policy, network and driving hiring strategies.
2010 Schneider National realized its most award-winning year. The Enterprise collected 43 awards for its strong customer service, solutions and commitment to the environment from shippers, government organizations and industry media.
2010 Schneider Logistics' launced Inland Logistics Service, providing domestic and international supply chain synchronization. 
2010 Twenty years after making in-cab satellite technology an industry standard, the nation’s largest truckload carrier upgrades its mobile communications to improve truck driver safety, productivity and quality of life.
2010 Fleetowner magazine names Schneider National its Green Fleet of the Year.
2010  Schneider National completed Regional service rollout; short-haul services available nationwide. 
2010  American Trucking Associations presented Schneider National with a Excellence in Security Award.
2010 Schneider National celebrated 75 years as a premier provider of transportation and logistics services enhancing the standard of living worldwide.
2010 Schneider National driver Mark DeSotel achieved safe driving milestone: 4 million consecutive miles driven, accident free. Mark is only the 3rd driver in company history to reach this milestone.
2010 Schneider Logistics sold its freight forwarding and customs house brokerage business in the United States and China to Norbert Dentressangle.
2011 Schneider launched Energy Transportation Services.
2011 Schneider Logistics launched Integrated Delivery Fleet.
2011 Schneider launched Intermodal Canadian Broker Crossing service for North American shippers.
2012 Donald (Don) J. Schneider, chairman emeritus and former president and CEO of Schneider National, Inc., died on Jan. 13th.
2012 Company commemorated 20th Anniversary of Schneider’s Formal Military Recruitment Program.
2012 Company driver Gary Lautenslager retired as the company’s longest tenured driver after a 44-year career behind the wheel.