Schneider has been selected to receive Freightliner’s Ride of Pride truck and has chosen David Price, a Navy Reserve veteran who completed tours in Kuwait and Afghanistan, to drive the military-themed vehicle.
Freightliner’s Ride of Pride tradition began more than 15 years ago when Ed Keeter, Freightliner shift manager, and Vietnam War veteran, proposed the project as a way to honor current and prior members of the U.S. military. Schneider has been presented with U.S. Ride of Pride trucks in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, as well as two Canadian Ride of Pride trucks in 2011 and 2015.
“Schneider is grateful Freightliner has selected us to receive the Ride of Pride for the 11th time,” said Rob Reich, Schneider senior vice president of equipment, maintenance and driver recruiting, and U.S. Army veteran. “We couldn’t be more proud to have David Price and this year’s beautifully decorated Ride of Pride to showcase Schneider’s military support and our commitment to hiring those with military experience.”
Price entered the military in 2003 and during his 14 years in the Navy Reserves, he was deployed to Kuwait for one year and Afghanistan for 15 months as a member of the Seabees, a construction battalion of the Navy that goes out in advance of other operations to build sites. Price, who joined Schneider in 2012, has been both an Intermodal driver and training engineer in his five years with the company.
“I feel so honored to drive this impressive truck, which is detailed with memorials such as the Vietnam Memorial, World War II Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, and 13 other monuments,” said Price. “I look forward to meeting all my other brothers and sisters from the military and their families throughout the year and sharing this special truck with them.”
Price will spend the next 12 months traveling the U.S. to various military-themed events as well as hauling freight, which provides Schneider’s customers an opportunity to see the truck, too. Schneider has been recognized as a military-friendly employer in the trucking industry with more than 28% of its driver workforce being veterans or actively serving, according to the company.
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