A lot has changed in 82 years, but one thing that hasn’t: Schneider’s role as a leader in the trucking industry.
Today we celebrate Al Schneider’s “leap of faith” to sell his family car to buy his first truck and the amazing company history that has transpired — from one truck in 1935 to 10,120 company driver trucks in 2017.
To put it in perspective, here are a few things that happened in 1935:
- The Great Depression continued, with unemployment still surpassing 20%
- The U.S. Social Security Act was signed into law
- The Hoover Dam (then Boulder Dam) was completed
- Amelia Earhart flew solo across the Pacific Ocean.
- The first technicolor Mickey Mouse short film was released
- Babe Ruth hit his final home run — No. 714.
Even crazier, here’s a comparison of the cost of living between 1935 and 2017:
|A new house||$3,450||$360,900|
|A new car||$625||$33,560|
|Average annual salary||$1,500||$48,000|
|A gallon of gas||$0.10||$2.30|
|A loaf of bread||$0.08||$2.31|
|A postage stamp||$0.03||$0.49|
*or most recent data available
We’ve come a long way in 82 years. We’d love to have you be part of the 83rd year and beyond. Do you have any questions about Schneider’s driving opportunities near you?