Big Orange turns 75

Truckload carrier Schneider National has now been in business for 75 years dating its start in the trucking business back to 1935 when founder Al Schneider sold the family's car to purchase his first truck. In 1935, Schneider consisted of one truck. Today we have more than 11,000 on the road, said Chris Lofgren, the carrier's president & CEO, in a ceremony at the company's Green Bay, WI, headquarters

Truckload carrier Schneider National has now been in business for 75 years — dating its start in the trucking business back to 1935 when founder Al Schneider sold the family's car to purchase his first truck.

“In 1935, Schneider consisted of one truck. Today we have more than 11,000 on the road,” said Chris Lofgren, the carrier's president & CEO, in a ceremony at the company's Green Bay, WI, headquarters last month. “Back then this industry was highly regulated, with most trucks delivering freight only within state lines. Today we deliver freight across North America and around the world, logging 926 million mi. a year while delivering goods to the factories and store shelves in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and China.”

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