Remembering 9/11: Schneider hauled supplies to Ground Zero
“The strangest thing was it was nearly completely silent. Television, newspaper and radio stations were on hand. Most of the people had tears in their eyes as they handed their items to me, shook my hand and wished me well on the journey.”
“We opened the trailer doors and swarms of firemen and FBI agents came to get fresh supplies. The boots they were wearing had the soles burned right off of them. The gloves were shredded by the jagged steel. We fashioned covers for the rescue dogs out of donated gloves and blankets as the dogs’ paws were in very poor condition.”
“The scene was horrific, but the gratitude of the people of New York was as overwhelming as the generosity of regular everyday people who made it happen.”
The importance of giving back
Learn more about how Schneider acknowledges the importance of helping the community through the efforts of the Schneider Foundation.
About the author
Bob has been with Schneider since 1995, and is a million-mile driver with a 10-year Consecutive Safe Driving Award. He has driven Van, Dedicated, Intermodal and Reefers, and has been both a solo driver and team driver with his wife Patty. He has also been a Training Engineer (TE), Operations Support Representative (OSR), classroom instructor and is now a Team Driver Advisor.