Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Trucking and Logistics Group Collect Accolade for Support of Veterans

Ex Military Drivers Recruited for Almost 85 Years
Shipping News Feature

US – Trucking and logistics outfit Schneider has earned VIQTORY’s 2020 Military Friendly Employer Award, the 13th time the company has been recognised by the military personnel recruitment outfit.

VIQTORY started up in 2001 and two years later introduced the award recognising companies that set the standard for demonstrating positive employment outcomes for veterans and their families. Schneider’s commitment to the military however dates back far further, to 1935 in fact, and its founder Al Schneider, a National Guardsman who understood the exceptional level of commitment and skill military members bring to their work.

His dedication is showcased annually by the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, which in 1991 inaugurated the ‘Al Schneider Memorial Award’ to recognise an employer which demonstrates outstanding support to the enlisted men and women of the guard and Reserve. Today, Schneider demonstrates its strong support of associates with military backgrounds through its programs and practices, including:

  • Converting military experience to Schneider driving experience credit toward starting pay
  • Guaranteed home time for weekend drill and annual training - no time off required
  • Extended benefits and differential pay if deployed for up to 18 months
  • GI Bill benefits available through Department of Veteran Affairs Apprenticeship Program
Rob Reich, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Schneider and himself a US Army veteran commented on his company’s commitment to supporting those who serve, saying:

“Providing opportunities to associates with military experience has been part of our company’s DNA for nearly 85 years. We’re certainly proud to be recognised as a Military Friendly Employer for this commitment, but we are prouder that so many current and former military personnel choose to call Schneider home.”

VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, entrepreneurial and educational opportunities through its brands, including Military Friendly.

To create its 2020 employer awards list, VIQTORY evaluated both public data on more than 8,800 employers nationwide and proprietary data gathered through a survey of participating employers. Criteria considered during the evaluation process include culture and commitment, military employee support and retention, and career opportunity and advancement.