It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of a Schneider legend – company driver Bob Wyatt died early Sunday, June 23 after a brief illness.
Bob was the longest tenured driver in Schneider history, having just celebrated his 45th anniversary in September. Bob’s epic tenure was made more remarkable by the fact that he never had a preventable accident while driving more than five million miles.
In fact, he is the most decorated driver in Schneider history when it comes to safety
awards; his 5 Million Miles Safe and 45 Consecutive Safe Years Driving plaque on the Haul of Fame is easy to spot in shining gold.
For those lucky enough to know Bob, they can confirm that he had uncompromising integrity, he was tough as nails and his work ethic was unsurpassed.
Like a modern cowboy, he was a mix of seeming opposites: strong yet kind, hardworking yet fun loving, solitary yet social. He loved to tease and be teased; he loved to both hear and tell a good story – and he had as many of them as he had miles driven. He was filled with faith in God and love for his family.