No Schneider National employees were injured when a tornado ripped through its Dallas operating center Tuesday afternoon, sending trailers flying.
Schneider, the nation’s second-largest truckload carrier, said it is working with customers to transfer and redirect loads and freight affected by the storm.
“We are proud of our associates’ response to yesterday’s tornado: They received alerts of the storm and followed protocol by taking shelter,” the company said.
“The storm’s impact to freight, our customers and our operations overall appear to be minimal — a remarkable outcome in light of the force of the storm.
“While there was no damage to our buildings at this location, there was extensive damage to our trucks and trailers located in the yard area,” the company said.
Approximately 100 pieces of equipment were damaged, the truckload carrier said Wednesday, but its office workers, mechanics and drivers escaped injury.
About 200 to 300 drivers use the facility each day. About 65 office workers and mechanics work at the center, located south of Dallas near I-20 and I-35E.