Schneider National launches short-haul South-Central service

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Schneider National announced today, Dec. 10, that it is extending its Regional service to customers in the South-Central United States, increasing the company’s regional footprint to 16 states in less than a year since it first launched the offering. The expansion includes the addition of 500 trucks and more drivers to the company’s Regional fleet.

Schneider first launched its Regional service to Western U.S. customers in January 2008, providing service to a seven-state area including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The new South-Central Regional service will add an additional nine states to that list: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.

“We have had an overwhelmingly positive response from our customers using Schneider’s Regional service in Western states,” says Marc Rogers, who is leading Schneider’s Regional offerings in both the Western and South-Central United States. “Combining a high level of service with competitive prices and the capacity of a large carrier that’s close to home is exactly what today’s customers want and need.”

Regional terminals will be located in Dallas, Houston and Memphis, Tenn., and will serve as hubs for customer service representatives and drivers who are dedicated solely to this region of the country. Regional drivers develop regular driving routes, allowing them more time at home and consistent workloads.

“In this economy, it’s even more important to provide customers with highly efficient cost-effective moves from point A to point B,” Rogers says. “That means we have to work even harder to remain competitive and flexible in the marketplace by giving our customers exceptional service and competitive pricing for both their long-haul and short-haul regional needs.”