Episode 74: Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks, with Rob Wayne

Rob Wayne is the director of safety and recruiting at GetGo Transportation. Rob talks with host, Chad Hendricks about how his experience as a driver has helped his recruitment and retention efforts, and why speaking the drivers’ language can be a tremendous asset.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Rob decided to get his CDL and become a driver to help him better understand the industry
  • Why Rob made the transition from driver to management, and how knowledge gained as a driver helped with his new position
  • How Rob was able to promote a focus on safety and get drivers on board with the changes
  • How onboard camera systems and financial incentives have been key components in encouraging safe driving
  • How Rob is working to integrate his safe driving initiatives into his driver training process
  • Why Rob is wanting to create a “Driver of the Year” award and prize linked to the safety metrics he tracks
  • How Rob generates recruiting leads, and what retention efforts have been most successful for GetGo
  • How Rob is preparing for his older driver force to begin retiring, and why he’s looking toward recruiting younger drivers
  • Why “home daily” routes aren’t always everything they appear to be, and why longer routes can actually be less exhausting

How to contact Rob Wayne:

  • Website: www.getgotransportation.com

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