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Evan Newman is the Vice President of Business Development with the Ohio Trucking Association. Evan joins the Recruit and Retain: Trucking Edition podcast to discuss the critical role trucking associations play in helping address industry-wide problems, raise public awareness, and lift up the industry at large.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:
  • What frustrations the trucking industry at large is facing that groups like the Ohio Trucking Association is trying to solve
  • Why technology is creating a disparity between younger drivers who may want more in-cab tech, and older drivers who do not
  • Why setting expectations for home time during the hiring process is critically important for retention
  • Why it is important to control the narrative and maintain a level of professionalism to promote a more professional environment
  • Why the driver shortage and diesel technician shortage are of vital concern for the Ohio Trucking Association
  • What initiatives and programs the Ohio Trucking Association is using to promote the industry to the general public
  • How the Ohio Trucking Association is working on rolling out a training and finishing program with a local partner
  • What benefits members can get from joining their states’ trucking associations beyond just the annual conference
  • Why the Ohio Trucking Association wants to create a worthwhile value proposition and a good return on investment for its members
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