GREEN BAY, Wis. May 19, 2009
Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, announced today it has been named Dollar Tree’s 2008 Inbound Carrier of the Year.
Dollar Tree, the nation’s leading operator of single-price-point dollar stores, selected Schneider over 11 other carriers and recognized the transportation provider at its Green Bay, Wis., headquarters on March 19.
When selecting its Inbound Carrier of the Year, Dollar Tree used six criteria: load acceptance, on-time pickup, amount of volume carried, safety rating, billing accuracy and customer service. Dollar Tree noted the first-rate customer service and high load-acceptance rates in its selection of Schneider National.
“Dollar Tree strives to deliver exceptional service to our stores and a cost-efficient supply chain for our vendors. In order to achieve that, we need outstanding carriers to ensure products arrive to the distribution centers on time,” said Dean Jones, Dollar Tree’s vice president of transportation. “Schneider’s forethought in planning for 2008, and the actual execution of that plan, allowed the company to successfully move freight from our vendors to our nine distribution centers across the United States.”
This is Dollar Tree’s fifth year naming an Inbound Carrier of the Year and the first year Schneider earned the award. The award recognizes Schneider for the van/truckload and intermodal services it provides to the retailer.
“Efficiently and cost-effectively moving freight to distribution centers is critical to the supply chain,” said Dan Van Alstine, senior vice president and general manager van/truckload services at Schneider National. “We collaborated with Dollar Tree to fully understand its transportation needs and created capabilities to meet those needs, provide reliable capacity and deliver the kind of cost savings needed to be successful in this challenging economic environment. We’re proud that our multimodal approach delivers this kind of value. To be named Dollar Tree’s Inbound Carrier of the Year is a true highlight of our seven-year relationship.”
About Dollar Tree
Dollar Tree, a Fortune 500 Company, operated 3,667 stores in 48 states as of May 2, 2009, compared with a total of 3,474 stores in 48 states a year ago.
The Company also operates a coast-to-coast logistics network of nine distribution centers. To learn more about the Company, visit www.Dollartree.com. CONTACT: Timothy J. Reid, 757-321-5284.
About Schneider National, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc. is a premier provider of transportation and logistics services, enhancing the standard of living worldwide. The nation’s largest truckload carrier, Schneider serves more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500 companies and offers the broadest portfolio of services to small, medium and global shippers across the globe. The company’s transportation and logistics solutions include van/truckload, dedicated, expedited, bulk, regional, intermodal, transportation management, freight brokerage, air/ocean freight forwarding, customs house brokerage, transloading and distribution, supply chain management and supply chain advisory services.
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has provided expert transportation and logistics solutions for more than 70 years. A $3.7 billion company, Schneider National employs 21,400 transportation and logistics experts worldwide, including operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit schneider.com.