When Schneider National went looking for a special driver to pilot its 2011 “Ride of Pride” truck, the carrier didn't need to search long. Jeff Edwards, a nearly 13-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran who has worked for Schneider since 2006, readily volunteered to take on the job. And he did so despite suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of his wartime experience with the 2nd Marine Division in Iraq.
“I didn't think twice about driving this truck,” the 6-foot-2, 250-lb. former TOW missile operator told Fleet Owner. “I usually don't like talking in public or being in crowded spaces. But when it comes to the military and paying tribute to the fallen, it's easy to talk. Having the opportunity to do this makes me even prouder of my company.”