History of Schneider chronicled in new book

In 1935, Al Schneider purchased his first truck, and today his namesake company is one of the nation’s largest providers of truckload, intermodal and logistics services.

Schneider at 80 years old

To capture and commemorate its history over the past eight decades, the company has released “Leap of Faith: The Story of Schneider,” a full-color 144-page hardcover coffee table-style history book.

Schneider worked with Essex Publishing and author Jim Smith to gather interviews with members of the Schneider family and dozens of current and former associates, community members and those in the trucking industry who helped paint an accurate and colorful picture of the company’s past, present and future, while recounting the leaps of faith that the Schneider family and the business took to make the company what it is today.

“Leap of Faith” debuted at Schneider’s annual meeting in late January. The book is available for $15 and can be purchased online.

In the Green Bay area, the book also is available at the company store located within Schneider’s Corporate Business Center at 3101 S. Packerland Drive. All proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to charity.