Schneider Fully Transitioned to Union Pacific for Western Rail Service
One of the global multimodal providers of transportation, intermodal, and logistics services, Schneider, recently concluded the transition of its western railway service to the Union Pacific Railroad. This made it the world’s largest company to drive a dray fleet on the railway network. The collaboration between the two companies sprang up last year and has been seamlessly executed without hampering or hindering the customers’ experience. With the fruitful completion of this venture, Scheider now has access to more rail lanes and direct connections, thus helping it to venture into newer locations for better growth and profitability.
Jim Filter, Schneider Executive Vice President and Group President of Transportation and Logistics, commented on this by saying “We believe the move in the West means we can offer our customers a distinct differentiator in the market. The combination of more coast-to-coast connections and being the first fully asset-based carrier with company drivers, company-owned containers, and company-owned chassis to operate on the railroad will result in more consistent service and less time in transit. We see huge benefits from working with Union Pacific to successfully deliver a positive service experience for our customers and drivers.”
He added, “In addition to offering our customers more possibilities, the transition to Union Pacific is a crucial piece in furthering our sustainability goals.”
When asked by Union Pacific, their Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Kenny Rocker, said, “This is the beginning of a partnership built on a shared commitment to provide more sustainable intermodal services and reduce our carbon footprints. We look forward to future growth as we leverage Union Pacific’s extensive network and Schneider’s innovative logistics offerings to provide unparalleled customer service.”