“Trucking is definitely the life source to how we live and interact with each other.”
Director of Learning & Development and Organizational Effectiveness, FedEx Freight
How did you get involved in the trucking industry?
I began my career in transportation as a sales representative for FedEx. Now, as the Director of Learning & Development and Organizational Effectiveness, I work to enhance talent and skill capabilities by offering development and engagement experiences to our employees, which includes new hire onboarding, regulatory compliance training, leadership development and technical and systems training. I also work on the creation of HR models for employee engagement surveys, succession planning, performance management, and employee selection to help hiring managers select candidates. Our work supports just under 50k team members.
What do you enjoy most about working in the trucking industry?
The servant-oriented nature of trucking. Until recently, trucking or, “the art of trucking” I believe was taken for granted by those not in the industry. It is truly the foundation of how society gets to enjoy all the comforts and amenities in life. Food, clothing, shelter, supplies: at some point, had to be on a truck to be delivered. Trucking is definitely the life source to how we live and interact with each other.
What would you tell others who are considering a job in the trucking industry?
Trucking doesn’t always seem glamorous but it’s definitely necessary. And, at the end of the day, glamour is fleeting, necessary is always in style!