July 11, 2011 10:00 AM, EDT

Schneider Hiring 300 Drivers in South-Central U.S.

Truckload carrier Schneider National said Monday it is hiring 300 truck drivers in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico for its growing dedicated and bulk tanker divisions.

The company said its growth in the region is fueled by new business with energy companies in the oil industry.

Schneider is hiring in the Alice, Laredo, Victoria, Midland and San Antonio areas in Texas; the Elk City and El Reno areas in Oklahoma; and the Hobbs, N.M. area.

Schneider National, headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., is ranked No. 9 on the Transport Topics 100 listing of U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.