Thursday, May 6, 2010

Schneider National Joins New Towing Group

First Major Carrier to Join Network
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USA – Schneider National has joined a new, national towing group aimed at bringing greater collaboration and fairer pricing to the towing services available to motor carriers. One of the United States largest truckload providers and a premier supplier of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, Schneider is the biggest member to date to join The Towing Network.

Starting last month, and with 20,000 members, The Towing Network is a full-service, national heavy-duty towing and road service dispatch organisation, providing towing services to motor carriers large and small.

The organisation is dedicated to bridging the gap that often exists between towing companies and motor carriers, offering fair and consistent pricing and giving motor carriers a one-call-does-it-all towing solution to meet their needs.

“We are a company made up of towers supporting towers,” said the Networks President, Jeff St. Pierre, a member of the towing industry for more than 12 years.

“At the same time, we know that to be successful, towers need to build positive, lasting relationships with customers. We’re going to do just that by providing a quality service for a fair price, sharing a like-minded approach to conducting business and promoting a professional image for the towing community.”

According to St. Pierre, the Towing Network’s rates are established by a board of towing experts with an average of 25 years of towing industry experience. The group’s model to make rates more predictable and improve service should provide welcome news to the motor carrier community, as fair and consistent pricing allows motor carriers to better plan for, and budget, their emergency and breakdown needs.

“Standardizing the quality of service and the rates charged is long overdue in the towing community,” said Rob Reich, vice president, Maintenance Operations, Schneider National.

“We applaud the Towing Network for their efforts to raise the bar. Our drivers deserve top-notch service when there’s an accident or disabled equipment. The Towing Network allows us to better support drivers when they need it most.”

The Towing Network is currently actively looking for partner towing companies with a solid reputation and the ability to serve large motor carrier customers with heavy-duty towing, recovery and road service services.

Anyone interested should see their website here.