Sustainability isn’t a new fad for us. We’ve been leading the charge for more than 30 years.
Schneider National has been conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner long before it was en vogue to be a green business. Throughout our Enterprise, Schneider National is aggressively pursuing a sustainable future.
We’re doing the following to reduce our carbon footprint:
Today, our approach to truckload, intermodal and logistcs operations make us the most energy-efficient fleet and transportation provider in the industry. We also work with the most energy-efficient railroads and third-party carriers.
As a charter member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, (a voluntary collaboration between the EPA and the freight industry to increase energy efficiency while striving to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution), Schneider National has been recognized by the EPA with the SmartWay Award of Excellence every year since the awards inception in 2005.
SmartWay has also recognized Schneider’s Enterprise-wide commitment to the environment. All three of Schneider’s business sectors (Truckload, Intermodal and Logistics) are SmartWay Transport members.
"Based on your leadership and the commitment of your management and staff, Schneider National, Inc. was awarded a 2009 SmartWay Excellence Award in October, and I want you to know how much your efforts are appreciated."
Schneider has long held a leadership role in increasing the industry’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The company is active at the state, national and international level through participation in key environmental sustainability-focused initiatives, associations and task forces. Many of our efforts are focused on three major initiatives we believe have the potential to create the greatest lasting impact to our industry and the global environment:
- EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership
- American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Sustainability Task Force
- Carbon Disclosure Project
A snapshot of the results of our environmental sustainability efforts demonstrates our commitment:
1.2 Billion Pounds
48.8 Million Gallons
Boldly leading the industry for more than 30 years.
||Engineers specify equipment to run as efficiently as technology allows
||Pioneered driver incentives for idle reduction and fuel management
||Employed on-site team of engineers dedicated to equipment performance and efficiency
||Schneider National added Intermodal capacity
||Schneider National became Responsible Care Partner
||Intermodal reached 200,000-load milestone
||First major truckload carrier to outfit company trucks with no-idle heaters significantly reducing emissions;
Intermodal reaches 350,000 loads/year milestone
||Became charter member and first truckload carrier of the SmartWay Transport Partnership;
Achieved lowest emissions scores of any carrier in the industry
||Received the SmartWay Excellence Award for leadership in energy conservation and emissions reduction practices
||Schneider National Bulk received Responsible Care certification
||Voluntarily reduced speed of solo drivers to 60 mph, reducing CO2 emissions by and additional 83.25 million pounds each year;
Received unprecedented fourth consecutive SmartWay Award of Excellence;
Schneider Logistics achieved partner status with SmartWay and Responsible Care
||Converted Intermodal fleet to container-only fleet, saving more than 79 million gallons of fuel
||100% Phase I compliant, CARB regulations;
Wheel covers and 2010 clean diesel trucks transitioned into fleet
||Continuous emission improvements; fuel conservation innovation