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Schneider's Hurricane Harvey disaster response

An overhead shot of streets and houses flooded after Hurricane Harvey

How does Schneider respond in an emergency?

After things started to return to normal in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, we took a video crew to there to find out. We asked associates from Schneider’s two Houston locations to walk us through the day Hurricane Harvey hit and describe the response and recovery. Watch the video below for the full inspiring story, which we recently showcased at Schneider’s annual meeting for all associates.

Quick overview of Schneider’s response to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Relief fundraiser card proclaims "I helped Houston" alongside images of the city flooded during the storm.

1. We moved equipment, rerouted drivers and held crisis team conference calls.

“We would always start off by verifying that every single one of our associates, or even owner-operators, was accounted for.” – Carlos Mamarian

2. After we had to close our facilities due to the storm, all associates who could work remotely did, even in the midst of their own struggles.

“My drivers were still out there, so I knew I needed to be there to help them.” – Alex Vega

3. Schneider associates throughout the country banded together to raise $35,000 for their co-workers, which was matched — and then some — by the Schneider Foundation to give each affected associate $1,000.

“I just started crying, because I could really use that $1,000. It made me feel like someone cared.” – Sharon Tolliver

“The Schneider team came together in an overwhelming manner.” – Chuck Masterson

“There’s no doubt in my mind that when a disaster is going to hit, Schneider is going to be there to hold our backs.” – Beth Worachek.

Watch the full story of Schneider’s response to Hurricane Harvey

More examples of Schneider’s disaster response

We can’t control if and when a disaster occurs, but we can be ready. Schneider associates have come through in amazing fashion during several notable disasters:

Join a team that’ll be there for you during tough times.

At Schneider, we understand sometimes things don’t always go as planned – both at work and outside of work. Apply for a job with us, and we’ll be there every step of the way.

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