Schneider Extending Brokerage Network

Aims to open 10 new offices in 2005, adding capacity and increasing regional presence

Aims to open 10 new offices in 2005, adding capacity and increasing regional presence

Green Bay, WI — January 26, 2005 — Transportation and logistics company Schneider National plans to add 10 new regional brokerage offices in 2005, expanding its third-party carrier network in the United States and Mexico and offering shippers much needed capacity in those markets.

The new offices will be located in Indianapolis; Seattle; Tulsa, Okla.; Charlotte, N.C.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Detroit; New Orleans; Boston; St. Louis; and Monterrey, Mexico. The new sites increase Schneider's network to 27 offices,

"Our regional presence will increase by nearly 60 percent in 2005," said Mark Rourke, vice president and general manager of Schneider Brokerage. Rourke said that with the company's expanded footprint, Schneider will be able to offer customers the benefits of working with local carriers who know their markets.

Schneider said that throughout 2005 the company will be seeking brokers and office managers at the new locations.

Schneider said that its brokerage unit increases capacity available to customers by providing shippers with convenient, centralized access to additional logistics services, as well as flexible modes of transportation with carriers who have been pre-qualified. Schneider Brokerage and its carrier network match available freight to available capacity through its Web-enabled carrier portal.

For more information on the latest trends in the logistics space, see the article "The Analyst Corner: Fulfillment & Logistics" in the October/November 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.