On Oct. 24, 2023, the National Safety Council (NSC) presented transportation company Schneider with the prestigious Green Cross for Safety ® award for its partnership with the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Program.
Schneider was chosen out of several finalists for the Safety Advocate Award category, which was announced at NSC’s 24th annual Green Cross Celebration.
In 2021, Schneider became the first truckload carrier to conduct a trial deployment of DADSS’ life-saving alcohol detection technology. This deployment is helping refine the technology by increasing the stress that the system is put under on the road, exponentially increasing the number of miles driven, and exposing the system to new drivers and a wider range of environmental conditions – all key to the DADSS Program’s mission to commercialize fully passive vehicle-integrated breath technology for vehicles of the future.
Through Nov. 2, 2023, Schneider trucks have driven more than 323,737 miles and produced a total of 149.818 samples in 58,928 total sensor operation hours.
“NSC is proud to recognize these organizations for advocating, excelling and innovating to keep workers safe,” said Lorraine Martin, NSC president and CEO. “The commitment to safety amongst this year’s group is unparalleled, and it is a great honor to celebrate their efforts and accomplishments with them. Thank you and congratulations to this year’s Green Cross for Safety award finalists and winners.”
An industry leader and innovator in truck safety technology, Schneider implemented speed limiters in the 1980s and has continued to be an early adopter of other safety technology such as stability control systems, electronic logging devices, collision mitigation systems and forward- and side-mounted video cameras.
The collaboration was originally established through the Driven to Protect Initiative with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for 110 years. As a mission-based organization, we work to eliminate the leading causes of preventable death and injury, focusing our efforts on the workplace and roadways. We create a culture of safety to not only keep people safer at work, but also beyond the workplace so they can live their fullest lives.
Schneider is a premier provider of transportation and logistics services. Offering one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, Schneider’s solutions include Regional and Long-Haul Truckload, Expedited, Dedicated, Bulk, Intermodal, Brokerage, Warehousing, Supply Chain Management, Port Logistics and Logistics Consulting.
With nearly $4.6 billion in annual revenue, Schneider has been safely delivering superior customer experiences and investing in innovation for over 85 years. The company’s digital marketplace, Schneider FreightPower®, is revolutionizing the industry, giving shippers access to an expanded, highly flexible capacity network and provides carriers with unmatched access to quality drop-and-hook freight – Always Delivering, Always Ahead.
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