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Investor conference highlights bullish truckload market; intermodal demand returns

Article written by Todd Maiden U.S. Xpress sees 10%-plus rate increases in 2021 Tight capacity and rising demand have carriers encouraged about the future. This dynamic was echoed by several transportation providers appearing virtually at Cowen’s 13th annual Global Transportation & Sustainable Mobility Conference on Wednesday. Carriers struggle to keep up with rising demand Schneider […]

Schneider to test electric trucks as part of industry initiative

Schneider National (SNDR +0.6%) says it was selected to participate in the all-electric Freightliner Customer Experience Fleet. The CX Fleet is a part of Daimler Trucks North America’s (OTCPK:DDAIF) ongoing initiative that engages customers in the commercial electric vehicle development process by deploying trucks in real-world applications. For its part, Schneider will test the eCascadia Class 8 tractor to […]

Schneider, Navistar and Volvo Trucks announce electric vehicle initiatives

Article written by Brian Straight Carrier announces a test of DTNA’s eCascadia; truck makers ink deals to expand charging opportunities  Schneider has announced it will test Daimler Trucks’ eCascadia electric truck. (Photo: Daimler Trucks North America) Fully electric Freightliner eCascadia for the heavy duty segment. Electric vehicle news came quickly on Wednesday, with three major […]

Schneider National’s second-quarter report reflects impact of COVID-19; company looks forward to recovery in second half of 2020

Schneider National Inc. released it’s second-quarter report in late July, reporting revenue drops due to the impact of COVID-19. (Courtesy: Schneider National) GREEN BAY, Wisc. — Schneider National Inc. released results for the second quarter of 2020 in late July, reporting drops in both operating revenue and income compared to 2019. The company’s operating revenues for April-June […]

Fleets talk safety and initiatives that work

Article written by Erica Schueller FMCSA fleet panel provides real-world feedback on spec’d safety technology, driver health initiatives, and the importance of communication and a defined safety culture. Vehicle and driver safety tops the priority list for many fleets. There are several methods fleets have employed to ensure safety of drivers, cargo and the motoring […]

Five good things that happened in trucking this week – Aug. 7

Article written by Catharine Conway Trucking continues to find the good in the world as well as its community. With the first full week of August – almost – behind us, it’s been nothing short of eventful with Hurricane Isaias hitting our shores and tornados in the Northeast leading to widespread flooding and power outages […]

Schneider eyes deployment of growing cash balance

Article written by Todd Maiden TL volumes and rates expected to turn positive On its second-quarter earnings call with analysts, members of truckload (TL) carrier Schneider National’s (NYSE: SNDR) management team said they expect TL volumes to be higher year-over-year in the third quarter. Prior to the market open on Thursday, the Green Bay, Wisconsin-based […]

Schneider invests in Coyote founder Jeff Silver’s TMS startup

Trucking giant also implements Mastery Logistics’ software into its brokerage division. Trucking and logistics provider Schneider will invest an unspecified amount of money in Mastery Logistics Systems, the cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) software startup created by former Coyote Logistics LLC CEO and co-founder Jeff Silver, the firms said today. Terms of the deal were not […]

Schneider’s pursuit of innovation lands it on 2020 FreightTech 25 list

Schneider’s annual $100 million investment in data science and technology initiatives earns the No. 16 spot on the FreightTech 25 list of the most innovative and disruptive companies.  Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves From its humble beginnings with just one truck back in 1935, Schneider has grown to become one of the top providers of transportation and […]