Lowe's Honors Schneider National as Outstanding Inbound Van Carrier

Retailer recognizes logistics provider for consistent capacity and exceptional service for third consecutive year

Retailer recognizes logistics provider for consistent capacity and exceptional service for third consecutive year

Green Bay, WI — March 28, 2006 — Home improvement retailer Lowe's has named logistics services provider Schneider National Outstanding Distribution Center Inbound Van Carrier for the third consecutive year, Schneider has announced.

Schneider received the award for transporting Lowe's products from their point of origin/manufacture to all 11 Lowe's regional distribution centers throughout the United States. Specifically, the company's transportation solution includes Schneider's One-Way, Intermodal, Dedicated and Schneider Transportation Management services.

"Schneider National has done an outstanding job of supporting Lowe's on a consistent basis," said Kevin Perry, director for truckload, rail and intermodal transportation for Lowe's Companies. "They have put forth tremendous effort to better understand our business needs and have continued to develop solutions that enable us to better serve our customers with in-stock merchandise."

"We greatly appreciate that Lowe's recognizes our ability to continually rise to industry challenges and deliver consistent, year-round capacity and exceptional service," said Dan Van Alstine, senior vice president for enterprise sales for Schneider National. "Lowe's continues to experience impressive double-digit growth and we look forward to supporting their increasing transportation needs as our relationship continues."

In 2005, Lowe's expanded its supply chain solution to integrate additional support from Schneider Dedicated and Schneider Logistics. This was important for creating a customized transportation solution that kept freight moving efficiently during the rebuilding efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, according to Schneider.

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