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Schneider Adds Improved Wheel Covers to Its Fleet

Updated Deflecktor cover enhances energy efficiency, continues company’s sustainability focus


Schneider’s (NYSE: SNDR) commitment to sustainability continues as it moves to implement the next generation of Deflecktor aerodynamic wheel covers. These newly updated wheel covers will continue to improve energy efficiency while making equipment inspection easier for drivers.

“Sustainability is a strong company focus, so we are always looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of our operations,” said Rob Reich, Schneider’s senior vice president of equipment, maintenance and driver development. “That’s what led us to initially adopt the Deflecktor wheel covers in 2010, and why the new, enhanced version will be installed on new tractors added to our fleet.”

Schneider’s safety standards require drivers to complete a thorough inspection of their trucks before transporting goods. These new wheel covers make accessing the rim for inspection easier.

As one of the most energy-efficient fleets in the country, Schneider has improved fuel efficiency 12.5 percent since 2008 and decreased fuel consumption by 500,000 gallons between 2016 and 2017.

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About Schneider

One of the largest trucking carriers in North America, Schneider has been a top choice of safety-minded drivers for over 80 years. With over 75 percent of its drivers getting home weekly or more frequently, Schneider provides professional opportunities that meet the work-life balance needs of today’s workforce.

Schneider has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s best employers and is ranked a top-paying carrier by the National Transportation Institute. Along with accolades from customers for its drivers’ service and performance, Schneider has been nationally recognized for its support of current and former military personnel among its ranks. 

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