Schneider National, Inc., a provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, announced it has been named Carrier of the Year by FedEx Ground, a division of the world’s largest express transportation company, FedEx. FedEx Ground specializes in business-to-business and residential small package delivery. Additionally, Schneider National’s flawless record for on-time delivery during the 2007 fiscal year has been recognized with the FedEx Smart Post 100 Percent Service Award. This line of the FedEx business offers delivery service for companies looking to distribute high volumes of materials to consumers.

‘We’re very proud that FedEx turns to Schneider National to help keep their strong reputation for delivering packages that absolutely, positively have to get there overnight,’ said Dan Van Alstine, senior vice president and general manager of van/truckload at Schneider. ‘Shippers need a transportation provider who can ebb and flow with their business and can respond quickly to their rapidly changing needs. That’s the forte of Schneider’s expedited service.’

Serving delivery hubs in Chicago, Dallas, California and throughout the southeastern United States, Schneider Expedited helps FedEx move its 3.3 million packages each day. Schneider National is the shipping giant’s primary truckload transportation provider, creating an integral link between FedEx distribution centers while supporting FedEx’s ability to provide exemplary service and on-time delivery.

With the largest fleet of team drivers in North America, Schneider’s expedited service has the capability to be flexible, offering surge capacity during critical, high-volume times for FedEx’which is especially important when time is tight. Through enhanced communication and the implementation of daily load targets, Schneider expedited builds strong relationships with its customers and provides consistent service. Available throughout North America, Schneider has been providing expedited service since 2000. The fleet is made up of highly experienced team drivers and uses built-in tracking devices for added visibility.

The FedEx Carrier of the Year award is based on on-time delivery service, capacity availability and safety. This year’s awards represent the second and third FedEx wins for Schneider National.