The expanded brokerage service in Canada is part of a move begun with the opening of a Schneider Logistics RLC in 2005. Since then, the company has added service centers in Atlanta, Dallas and Reno, and moved its initial RLC from Evanston, IL to Chicago. All told, Schneider Logistics has a network of more than 10,000 third-party carriers.
The business model is one that permits a Schneider RLC customer to interact with a single sales representative who then matches the shipping need to the best transportation mode. “With the addition of our new Toronto-based RLC, we expand our ability to provide the best shipping solutions for our customers while growing our relationships with independent transportation providers,” says Mitch Weckop, general manager of transportation for Schneider Logistics.
Even in the face of harsh economic conditions for carriers, Schneider Logistics is extending its reach. “We are building up our infrastructure now,” explains Weckop, “in order to provide customers with a leg up when the market turns. More relationships mean more capacity—capacity that we know our customers will need.”
A subsidiary of Schneider National, Schneider Logistics, Inc. provides comprehensive logistics services to small, medium and global shippers. Its supply chain services include transportation management, freight brokerage,air/ocean freight forwarding, customs house brokerage, transloading and distribution, supply chain management, supply chain advisory services, and freight audit and payment (Europe).