First-Ever American Sleep Apnea Association Award Given to Nation's
Largest Truckload Carrier
GREEN BAY, WIS., October 29 /CNW/ - As the premier provider of
transportation, logistics, and intermodal services, Schneider National
continually looks for ways to improve the lives of their drivers. Most
recently, the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) presented Schneider with
a prestigious American Sleep Apnea Award. This award commends Schneider for
the implementation of its detection and treatment program aimed at drivers who
suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
"We wanted to ensure this inaugural award was presented to a company who
has gone above and beyond to provide treatment and support to the health and
safety of its workforce," said Edward Grandi, executive director of ASAA. "The
program Schneider implemented was innovative and proactive and has been
successful in many ways. We feel it will serve as the example by which all
other award recipients will be measured from this point forward."
The ASAA is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the
public about sleep apnea and to serving people with the disorder. The
organization is committed to reducing injury, disability and death from sleep
apnea. Schneider's internal program has generated awareness within the
trucking industry and educated drivers about the disorder, which is why the
ASAA chose Schneider National as the first recipient of the award.
"Because the symptoms of sleep apnea are dangerous and potentially
deadly, we felt it was imperative to create a program aimed at improving the
health and safety of our drivers," said Don Osterberg, vice president of
safety and training for Schneider National. "The drivers we determined to be
'high risk', based upon a prescreen questionnaire, were provided with a
treatment program. This approach has greatly improved the overall health of
these drivers, reduced our healthcare benefits costs and delivered a 30
percent reduction in accident frequency due to driver fatigue."
Schneider National accepted the ASAA award at the American Trucking
Association's Safety and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in
Pittsburgh, Penn., on September 21, 2007.
About Schneider National, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc. is a premier provider of truckload, logistics
and intermodal services. Serving more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500
companies, Schneider National offers the broadest portfolio of services in the
industry. The company's transportation and logistics solutions include
One-Way, Intermodal, Transportation Management, Dedicated, Bulk, Supply Chain
Management, Warehousing and International Logistics services.
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has provided expert
transportation and logistics solutions for more than 70 years. A $3.7 billion
company, Schneider National conducts business in more than 28 countries in
North America, Europe and Asia and continues to grow its international service
offerings. For more information about Schneider National visit
www.schneider.com or call (800) 558-6767.
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