The Schneider Evolution with CCO Erin Van Zeeland
Episode Transcript

On this episode of Everything is Logistics, host Blythe Brumleve interviews Erin Van Zeeland, the chief commercial officer, SVP and GM of logistics at Schneider about the evolution of the logistics industry and the company. 

Erin shares her story of how Schneider recruited her from Penn State and introduced her to the world of logistics. They also discuss the value of staying with a company long-term, despite the common belief that employees should constantly be seeking new opportunities. As someone who has spent over 30 years at Schneider, Erin  provides insights into the benefits of longevity and building a career within a company. 



00:05:02 Schneider: Top two transportation provider.
00:10:48 Tech for real customer value.
00:15:09 Relationships create better experiences.
00:17:12 Women can achieve leadership roles.
00:25:50 Trust employees to succeed.
00:30:09 AI improves efficiency and service.
00:37:38 Invest in technology platforms.
00:42:50 Stay curious and learn.
00:44:09 Stay updated on logistics news.



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Blythe Brumleve
Blythe Brumleve
Creative entrepreneur in freight. Founder of Digital Dispatch and host of Everything is Logistics. Co-Founder at Jax Podcasters Unite. Board member of Transportation Marketing and Sales Association. Freightwaves on-air personality. Annoying Jaguars fan.

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