Schneider National announces 2005 financial results

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Schneider National has reported solid financial performance for 2005, achieving consolidated revenue growth and ending the year with $3.5 billion in revenue, up from $3.2 billion in 2004. The private company says the accomplishment marks 33 consecutive years of growth.

“Amid driver capacity constraints, rising fuel prices and government regulations, we continue to bring customers the solutions that help them succeed in an increasingly global and competitive market,” says Chris Lofgren, president and chief executive officer of Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National. “We are very proud of our continuous growth over the past 33 years, and are committed to building on that strong foundation as we expand our international operations in 2006.”

In 2005, Schneider National expanded its global portfolio of services, including the acquisition of American Port Services, a U.S. provider of port transloading/deconsolidation, warehousing and distribution services, and by opening an office in Shanghai, China. In addition, the company made strides to address the tight driver capacity market by instituting the largest driver compensation package in company history, and by introducing several new work-life improvement programs for company drivers and owner-operators. Schneider also enjoyed its safest year on record and invested in its equipment to deliver the newest fleet in company history.

Schneider’s financial performance in 2005 includes a 30 percent increase in growth for Schneider Logistics, which includes supply chain management, transportation management, international services and payment services.