Briefly: Schneider honors drivers with longtime safety records

Updated May 3, 2024
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Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Schneider National, Inc. recently acknowledge the safety-related career milestones of nearly 200 drivers. 

Schneider’s annual recognition program celebrates drivers who have earned Million Mile Driver Awards, Consecutive Safe Driving Awards and induction into the company’s Haul of Fame.

This year, five drivers achieved a notable milestone: four million safe driving miles. These drivers now join an exclusive group of only a dozen others who have previously reached this significant mark in the company’s history.

“Whether they’re first-time award recipients or seasoned safe driving award winners, we appreciate each driver’s dedication to our values,” said Schneider President and CEO Mark Rourke. “In particular, we commend Jon Shackleford, Michael Barnette, Daniel Dailey, Curt Fields and Wayne Iovinella, who each achieved an astounding four million safe driving miles. Drivers serve as ambassadors of both Schneider and the customers we represent, and these superstars represent excellence in action.”

The Million Mile Driver Award is earned by Schneider drivers who have transported freight over 1 million miles and remained accident free. Safe miles accumulate annually based on shipment miles driven without preventable accidents. In 2023, 92 drivers either joined the ranks or reached a new milestone, including the five who reached the impressive mark of four million safe miles.

Additionally, 82 drivers earned a Consecutive Safe Driving Award by remaining accident-free for a milestone number of years. This award recognizes drivers who have reached at least 10 consecutive years without a preventable accident, and it is given for each five-year increment thereafter.

Drivers who accumulated three million safe driving miles or 20 consecutive years of safe driving without a preventable accident earn the exclusive honor of being added to Schneider’s Haul of Fame. To permanently honor the recipients, plaques with their names are installed on the Haul of Fame wall at the Corporate Business Center in Green Bay. This year, 32 drivers met the criteria for the first time or had their plaques updated to reflect a higher-level award.

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As of the end of 2023, Schneider had nearly 1,000 active company drivers who have received either the Million Mile Driver Award or the Consecutive Safe Driving Award. 

Werner on America's Best Large Employers list

Werner Enterprises, Inc. has once again been recognized by Forbes, this time on its 2024 America's Best Large Employers list. This list highlights the company's dedication to fostering a supportive and rewarding workplace environment.

Out of 600 distinguished companies featured by Forbes, Werner came in at #10 within the Transportation and Logistics category. This esteemed accolade showcases Werner’s commitment to excellence in employee satisfaction and industry leadership.

Werner, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, has offices and terminal locations across North America, and employs nearly 14,000 combined driver and non-driver associates. 

"This recognition by Forbes reflects our steadfast dedication to prioritizing the well-being of our workforce and cultivating a fulfilling and positive environment,” said Werner’s President and Chief Legal Officer, Nathan Meisgeier.


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