Truckload giant Schneider National has opened a newly remodeled “operating center” in Portland, OR—a company-owned truck stop that was relocated and expanded from its previous facility. The Portland Development Commission provided a $610,000 financing package for the operating center.
The new facility will serve as a regional hub for more than 450 drivers living in the West, including Oregon, Washington and California.
“After 20 years in our former location, it became necessary to expand operationally to better support our drivers’ needs, and the company’s hiring efforts and training programs,” said Todd Jadin, Schneider’s senior vp-operations.
He added that the goal of Schneider’s operating centers are to provide both company drivers and owner-operators with an array of amenities 24 hours a day including laundry facilities, food service, Internet access, equipment maintenance and fuel. The site also offers office space for recruiting and for training on the company’s driver simulator.
“On average, approximately 100 drivers per day will come through the facility,” Jadin said.