CCJ webinar looks at recruiting and retention in a down market

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Webinar to teach you how to find and keep your best drivers

Fleets face never-ending challenges when it comes to finding and keeping good drivers even in a down market. In this webinar on July 27 at 1 p.m. Central, leading fleets weigh in on what’s working for them and how they established driver cultures that are foundational to their company’s success. This CCJ webinar is sponsored by Bestpass.

The price of fuel unseated an industry-wide driver shortage at the trucking industry's top concern, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's (ATRI) 18th annual Top Industry Issues report released late last year. 

The driver shortage took the No. 2 spot after holding the top for five consecutive years. 

Excess capacity and soft freight rates might have taken some urgency out of the need to find new drivers, but recruiting and retaining the best drivers in the industry is a never-ending challenge, even in a down market. 

CCJ, in partnership with Bestpass, will host a webinar July 27 with two top carriers sharing tips on what’s working for them, how they improve the lives of drivers on the road and how they’ve turned driver culture into a competitive advantage.

This complimentary hour-long webinar, which will include a live Q&A with the panelists, will be held Thursday, July 27 at 1 p.m. Central Time. Carriers can register here

A recorded on-demand version will be made available to all registrants so those interested in the topic but unavailable the day and time of the live webinar are still encouraged to register.

Registrants will hear from: 

Andrew Winkler, Chief Carriers

Andrew is the general manager of Chief Carriers, a leading transportation company headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. The Truckload Carriers Association and Carriers Edge named Chief Carriers one of the Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For in North America for the last three consecutive years. In 2023, Chief took the top honor of being named the Best Overall Small Fleet in North America by providing the best overall workplace experience for professional drivers. With more than 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, Andrew began his transportation and logistics career as a professional driver, dispatcher, safety director and vice president of operations with another prominent family-owned transportation company. He is widely recognized in the industry for his expertise in creating and implementing successful strategies to drive growth, profitability, and employee satisfaction. Winkler holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in leadership from Bellevue University.

Kim Daigle, PS Logistics

Kim leads recruiting, retention, orientation and marketing for PS Logistics (CCJ Top 250, No. 33), a company that encompasses 13 separate DOT numbers and 25 different brands. Kim has been a key player in leading her team to the top of their game – achieving their annual growth goals in the first nine months of the year, continuing to have some of the lowest turnover for OTR drivers in the industry, pushing boundaries with marketing campaigns and social strategies that support the 60% referrals and rehires rate of hire, and ensuring that the drivers are onboarded in such a way that promotes their future success. Kim has been with PS Logistics since 2011 when P&S Transportation, Blair Logistics, and Seller Logistics were the only three companies and there were about 450 drivers in the company. Now, with 4220 total trucks and more than 1550 other employees, Kim has been integral in the rapid growth and success of the company.