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Welcome to the Taking the Hire Road Podcast, a DriverReach and FreightWaves production. On this weekly show, airing every Thursday, host Jeremy Reymer, Founder and CEO of DriverReach, interviews industry experts and thought leaders who bring their insight to the driver lifecycle as they discuss the industry’s greatest challenges: driver recruiting and retention.

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Episode 17 | Predicting Your Future Workforce

Featuring Mark Tinney, President & CEO of JOBehaviors


Episode 16 | Celebrating the Crossroads of Data & Research

Featuring Rebecca Brewster, President & COO of the American Transportation Research Institute

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Episode 15 | Light at the end of the tunnel

Featuring Dave Chesterman, Director of Recruiting for Carter Express

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Episode 14 | Training the Next Generation in Trucking

Featuring Lindsey Trent, the Founder of The Next Generation in Trucking Association

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Episode 13 | Engaging tomorrow’s leaders in trucking

Featuring Jenny Abernathy, vice president of enterprise capacity development and driver recruiting at CRST International

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Episode 12 | Retention through a culture of safety

Featuring Brian Fielkow, CEO, Jetco Delivery/Executive VP, The GTI Group

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Episode 11 | Inspiring Leadership Towards a Greater Future

Featuring Chris Spear, president and CEO of American Trucking Associations (ATA)

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Episode 10 | Steering more women to the trucking industry

Featuring Ellen Voie, president, CEO and founder of the Women in Trucking Association

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Episode 9 | A driver ambassador’s perspective

Featuring John Lex, driver ambassador with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and professional over-the-road driver with Walmart

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Episode 8 | Driver Training & Engagement with Luma

Featuring Gina Anderson, chief executive officer of Luma Brighter Learning

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Episode 7 | Recruit and retain with Brand Outcomes

Featuring Chad Hendricks, president of Brand Outcomes Inc.

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Episode 6 | Innovative Driver Recruiting -The Maverick Way

Featuring Brad Vaughn, VP of Recruitment for Maverick Transportation

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Episode 5 | Methods for recruiting success with NFI

Featuring Lance Christensen, Director of Recruiting and I/C Capacity for NFI

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Episode 4 | How the right pay, benefits and incentives attract drivers

Featuring Leah Shaver, President & CEO of The National Transportation Institute

Episode 3 | The Importance of Safety and Compliance for Driver Retention

Featuring Idelic founder and CEO Hayden Cardiff

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Episode 2 | Utilizing Drivers as Recruiting Assets on the Road

Featuring RocketCDL Co-Founders James Robinson & Nate Tellis

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Episode 1 | Addressing the challenges of driver hiring and retention

Featuring Max Farrell, co-founder and CEO, at WorkHound

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As Founder and CEO of DriverReach, Jeremy is passionate and innovative in addressing today’s challenges with recruiting CDL drivers. Jeremy brings nearly 20 years of experience in the trucking industry as both a carrier and a vendor, having led a small truckload operation as well as a regional CDL driver staffing company. As a member of ATA’s Workforce Development Committee and ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee, Jeremy is devoted to solving the industry’s greatest issues. In 2016, Jeremy founded DriverReach, a modern driver recruiting and compliance management solution, to address the ongoing challenges with recruiting, qualifying, and hiring CDL drivers. Jeremy is excited to partner with FreightWaves to bring thought leadership and innovation to these topics on Taking the Hire Road Podcast, a DriverReach and FreightWaves production.


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