Schneider National announced it recently has been recognized for outstanding transportation service by Lowe’s Companies, the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. Schneider was named an Outstanding Distribution Center Inbound Van Carrier by Lowe’s for the third consecutive year at its annual carrier conference.
Schneider National received the award for transporting Lowe’s products from their point of origin/manufacture to all 11 Lowe’s regional distribution centers throughout the United States. Specifically, the company’s transportation solution includes Schneider’s One-Way, Intermodal, Dedicated and Schneider Transportation Management services.
“Schneider National has done an outstanding job of supporting Lowe’s on a consistent basis,” says Kevin Perry, director of TL, rail and intermodal transportation for Lowe’s Companies. “They have put forth tremendous effort to better understand our business needs and have continued to develop solutions that enable us to better serve our customers with in-stock merchandise.”
In 2005, Lowe’s expanded its supply chain solution to integrate additional support from Schneider Dedicated and Schneider Logistics. This was important for creating a customized transportation solution that kept freight moving efficiently during the rebuilding efforts following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
“We greatly appreciate that Lowe’s recognizes our ability to continually rise to industry challenges and deliver consistent, year-round capacity and exceptional service,” says Dan Van Alstine, senior vice president of enterprise sales for Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National. “Lowe’s continues to experience impressive double-digit growth, and we look forward to supporting their increasing transportation needs as our relationship continues. This accomplishment is a significant one for Schneider National, and all of the Schneider associates involved in this award-winning effort should be proud.”