Schneider National Driver Training Academies Certified by the Professional Truck Driving Institute
Green Bay, Dallas Academies Join Elite Group of Accredited Schools in North America
Green Bay, Wis. - Mar. 16, 2006 - Schneider National Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and related services, today announced that its Schneider Driver Training Academies in Green Bay and Dallas have been certified by the Professional Truck Driving Institute (PTDI). PTDI certification is a voluntary process that grants public recognition for driver training that meets or exceeds established qualifications as determined through initial and periodic evaluation. Only 54 schools in the United States and Canada have been certified by PTDI.
The certification process provides professional judgment of course quality, encourages continuing course improvement and aims to increase industry use of tractor-trailer driver training courses. The goal of PTDI certification is to verify and improve driver training and assure safety advocates, governmental agencies, and the public that drivers are receiving the highest levels of training available.
"PTDI certification validates our rigorous curriculum and safety standards," said Don Osterberg, vice president of safety and training for Schneider National. "Graduates of our driver training program possess the professionalism and driving skills that our clients demand and that the motoring public deserves. We chose to have our program assessed to attract the best candidates in the industry and to help further improve safety in the industry."
Two additional Schneider National Driver Training Academies, one in Carlisle, Pa., and the other in Charlotte, N.C., have previously gone through certification.
Based in Alexandria, Va., PTDI is a national, nonprofit organization established to develop uniform industry skill, curriculum, and certification standards for entry-level truck driver training and motor carrier driver finishing programs. The organization also certifies entry-level truck driver training courses at public and private schools and driver finishing programs at carriers for compliance with PTDI standards.
About Schneider National Inc.
Schneider National Inc. is a premier provider of transportation, logistics and related services. Schneider National serves more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500® companies, offering the broadest portfolio of services in the industry. Schneider National's transportation solutions include: One-Way Van, Dedicated, Expedited, Intermodal, Brokerage, Bulk and Specialized. Schneider Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schneider National, provides supply chain management technology, managed services, engineering services and freight payment.
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has a 70-year track record of providing expert transportation and logistics solutions. For more information about Schneider National and employment opportunities, visit www.schneider.com or call (800) 558-6767.