Green Bay, Wis. (May 24, 2010) - The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Supply Chain Security & Loss Prevention Council (SCS&LPC) presented its 2010 Excellence in Security Award to Schneider National, Inc. of Green Bay, Wis., at the Council's recent Supply Chain Security 2010 conference and exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas.
Since 2001, the annual ATA Excellence in Security Award has been given to the motor carrier best demonstrating its ability to evaluate the risk, implement the plans, apply the tools, train the personnel, and manage the systems and processes to successfully minimize theft and secure its supply chain.
"Schneider National is being recognized for its comprehensive and effective security policies, procedures, plans, programs, and training; its commitment to constantly reevaluating and controlling risk; its innovative approach to traditional and homeland security challenges; its extensive emergency response protocols and programs; its successful record of securing the supply chain; and its contributions to national transportation security," ATA Senior Vice President Warren Hoemann said.
Walter Fountain, CPP, CCSP, director, Loss Prevention and Enterprise Security at Schneider National, Inc., accepted the award for the company. "Safety has long been Schneider's number-one core value, including the safety and security of our freight and the drivers who move it," noted Fountain. "The theft activity we've seen in the last 18 months requires that we're more diligent and observant than ever. We're honored that our peers believe in the work we're doing by presenting us with this very elite award."
Schneider's security initiatives have paid off: The company realized a 76 percent drop in cargo thefts in 2009 alone. Recent Schneider security initiatives include the installation of the new Qualcomm MCP200 into all 13,000 company vehicles. The new technology enhances security by providing more reliable positioning data, on-board reference data for cross-border movements and secure locations, and rapid deployment of training materials for the associate to use during operational delays.
Schneider National has also increased training surrounding catastrophic events that could have significant impact on supply chain activity. Topics range from the loss of computer technology, pandemics and hurricanes to active shooter scenarios.
For more information about Schneider National's commitment to freight security, please visit www.schneider.com/truckload/Security. For a free copy of the white paper "A 360? Approach to Freight Security," which details best practices for keeping cargo safe in transit, visit http://www.schneider.com/truckload/Expedited/index.htm.
About the American Trucking Associations
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The Supply Chain Security & Loss Prevention Council of American Trucking Associations is an organization of transportation security, freight claims and loss prevention professionals representing motor carriers and interested organizations. It serves, promotes and creates value for members and the industry through research, education, training and peer interaction.
About Schneider National, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc. is a premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services. Serving more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500 companies, Schneider National offers the broadest portfolio of services in the industry. The company's transportation and logistics solutions include Van Truckload, Dedicated, Regional, Bulk, Intermodal, Transportation Management, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and International Logistics services.
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has provided expert transportation and logistics solutions for 75 years. A $2.9 billion company, Schneider National conducts business in more than 28 countries worldwide. For more information about Schneider National, visit www.schneider.com.