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Schneider has announced a new facility in Phoenix, Ariz., responding to industry demand by investing in the Southwest region of the U.S.

The new facility will accommodate Schneider’s Van Truckload, Teams, Intermodal, and Specialty Dedicated offerings and bring more driving opportunities to the area. The new facility will bring benefits to drivers in the Phoenix area. In addition to offering more local resources for Phoenix-based drivers, the facility will provide operational infrastructure to handle an increased driver fleet in the region.

The facility will include parking for more than 180 trailers, personal vehicle parking, a maintenance facility with eight service bays, high-security parking, showers, break rooms, and a laundry facility, vending machines, on-site driver business leaders, an occupational therapy room, and access to company cars.  

The Phoenix facility will also include Idle Air to heat or cool trucks without idling. Schneider also has plans to develop five acres of the property into a training facility for drivers.

“Opening the Phoenix facility is like moving from a 300-square-foot apartment to a 2,400-square-foot apartment,” said Nuno Gomes, regional vice president for Schneider. “Not only is it in a great location with access to a highway leading directly to Los Angeles, but it enables us to bring good, well-paying jobs to the Phoenix area while keeping drivers close to their families.”

There will be over 100 driving opportunities and six diesel technician positions open at the Phoenix facility, with the possibility for more positions going forward. Schneider also expects to add three management roles and seven administration roles in the near future. Because the facility will have a division recruiter on-site, interested driver candidates can stop in to visit and learn about the benefits that Schneider offers.