Green Bay, Dallas Academies Join Elite Group of Accredited Schools in North
Green Bay, Wis. - Mar. 16, 2006 - Schneider National Inc., a premier
provider of transportation, logistics and related services, today announced
that its Schneider Driver Training Academies in Green Bay and Dallas have
been certified by the Professional Truck Driving Institute (PTDI). PTDI
certification is a voluntary process that grants public recognition for
driver training that meets or exceeds established qualifications as
determined through initial and periodic evaluation. Only 54 schools in the
United States and Canada have been certified by PTDI.
The certification process provides professional judgment of course quality,
encourages continuing course improvement and aims to increase industry use
of tractor-trailer driver training courses. The goal of PTDI certification
is to verify and improve driver training and assure safety advocates,
governmental agencies, and the public that drivers are receiving the highest
levels of training available.
"PTDI certification validates our rigorous curriculum and safety standards,"
said Don Osterberg, vice president of safety and training for Schneider
National. "Graduates of our driver training program possess the
professionalism and driving skills that our clients demand and that the
motoring public deserves. We chose to have our program assessed to attract
the best candidates in the industry and to help further improve safety in
Two additional Schneider National Driver Training Academies, one in
Carlisle, Pa., and the other in Charlotte, N.C., have previously gone
Based in Alexandria, Va., PTDI is a national, nonprofit organization
established to develop uniform industry skill, curriculum, and certification
standards for entry-level truck driver training and motor carrier driver
finishing programs. The organization also certifies entry-level truck driver
training courses at public and private schools and driver finishing programs
at carriers for compliance with PTDI standards.
About Schneider National Inc.
Schneider National Inc. is a premier provider of transportation, logistics
and related services. Schneider National serves more than two-thirds of the
FORTUNE 500? companies, offering the broadest portfolio of services in the
industry. Schneider National's transportation solutions include: One-Way
Van, Dedicated, Expedited, Intermodal, Brokerage, Bulk and Specialized.
Schneider Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schneider National,
provides supply chain management technology, managed services, engineering
services and freight payment.
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has a 70-year track
record of providing expert transportation and logistics solutions. For more
information about Schneider National and employment opportunities, visit
www.schneider.com or call (800) 558-6767.