Schneider is donating 10 used, late model Freightliner Cascadia trucks to four CDL training programs at community and technical colleges throughout the U.S.
The recipients are:
- Central Tech of Drumright, Oklahoma
- Fox Valley Technical College of Appleton, Wisconsin
- Hawkeye Community College of Waterloo, Iowa
- Houston Community College of Houston, Texas.
Schneider cites the driver shortage as a reason for the donations. The fleet also said having drivers train on late model units with automated manual transmissions and advanced technologies allows for more efficient training.
“In addition to hiring many experienced drivers across the country for the many types of positions we offer, Schneider also recruits graduates from CDL driver training programs,” said Rob Reich, EVP and chief administrative officer at Schneider. “We know that many driving training programs have limited resources, and we want the next generation of professional drivers to train in the best trucks in the business as they embark on new careers.”