Drive My Way announced that Kailee Danoski and Erin Lynch have joined their team as Customer Success Associates. In their roles, Kailee and Erin will work with Drive My Way customers to identify their CDL driver hiring processes, pain points, job requirements, market differentiators and measures of success.  

Kailee Danoski brings with her extensive experience in the transportation industry. Her role for the past 7 years was as a Qualifications Specialist with an industry-leading logistics company. This role saw her working with customers to qualify drivers for over 40 assigned locations and training customers throughout the sign-on process, ensuring all required documents are DOT and company compliant. 

“I’m very excited to be starting this new chapter with Drive My Way. My experience building and maintaining relationships with customers and understanding the driver sign on process from both a customer and driver perspective will be invaluable in my new role as customer success associate.”  

Kailee graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business focused in Management and Marketing. She resides in northeast Pennsylvania with her fiancé Matt and her two rescue animals, a dog Buddy and a cat, Pearl. 

Erin Lynch has over 15 years of experience engaging with customers through technology. Her diverse background ranges from marketing design, analysis, and growth initiatives to talent management strategies within software as a services (SaaS) implementation. 

“Drive My Way is the sweet spot I’ve been looking for in my career, combining the transportation and talent industry. Along with providing our clients with focused marketing efforts, I get to work with them to find the truck drivers they need by matching them with interested drivers who are part of the Drive My Way community.”

Erin has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude as well as a Master’s Degree in Organizational & Industrial Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She currently lives in Houston, Texas with her two children and two dogs, Bella and Chuli. 

Beth Potratz

Beth Potratz, CEO of Drive My Way

Beth Potratz, Drive My Way President and CEO had this to say about Kailee and Erin joining the team, 

“We are thrilled to have Kailee and Erin join Drive My Way. Their wealth of experience in both the trucking industry and customer success are exactly what we’ve been looking for. We’re beyond excited to see where we can go with them on our team.” 

About Drive My Way 

Drive My Way is disrupting truck driver recruiting by treating the driver as a consumer in the employment relationship. Using patented and proprietary software, Drive My Way matches CDL truck drivers and owner operators with jobs based on their professional qualifications and personal lifestyle preferences. 

Employers partner with Drive My Way to start recruiting for retention. 

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Drive My Way announced that Elijah Cramer has joined their team as a Sales Account Executive. Drive My Way matches CDL truck drivers and owner operators with jobs based on their professional qualifications and personal lifestyle preferences. 

Elijah has over six years of experience in the driver recruiting/retention sector of the trucking industry. During his time, he’s helped industry leaders formulate best practices that focus on improving the relationship and onboarding process between drivers and carriers.

Lance Pshigoda, Vice President of Sales with Drive My Way had this to say about the hiring,

“Everyone here at Drive My Way is beyond excited to have Elijah join the team. His unique understanding of our industry and his passion for helping carriers recruit for retention fits perfectly with our values.” 

Starting in the industry in 2016, Elijah has leveraged his connections with social media outlets, background check providers, leading applicant tracking systems and now Drive My Way to help multiple carriers’ level up their driver recruiting teams.

Beth Potratz, Drive My Way President and CEO

“We are thrilled to have Elijah join our team at Drive My Way. He is an industry expert who brings a refreshing passion for driver recruiting and helps companies solve their challenges in new innovative ways,” said Beth Potratz, President and CEO of Drive My Way.

About Drive My Way

Drive My Way is disrupting truck driver recruiting by treating the driver as a consumer in the employment relationship. Drive My Way is a next-generation recruiting marketplace powered by a patented and proprietary platform that matches CDL truck drivers and owner operators with jobs based on their qualifications and personal preferences.

Drive My Way’s driver-centric technology lets both the driver and hiring manager know how well they match to each job before entering the hiring process. Drive My Way is making truck driver recruiting personal again by creating meaningful connections for employers to turn into lasting relationships. Employers partner with Drive My Way to start recruiting for retention.

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hours of service proposed rule

You may have heard of the recent hours of service proposed rule by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). On Aug 14, the agency issued a long-awaited proposal intended to put more power back in the hands of drivers to make decisions about safety. The FMCSA has been working on the new HOS proposed rules since August 2018. Since then, it received more than 5,200 comments- mostly from truck drivers and carriers asking for more flexibility from the strict regulations which could force them to drive while tired. The agency has extended the comment period until October 21, so you can still chime in with your thoughts. Here’s what’s you need to know:

What Are the Proposed Rules?

  • Flexibility for the 30-Minute Break Rule:

    The new proposal aims to increase safety and flexibility for the 30-minute break rule by tying the break requirement to eight hours of driving time without an interruption of at least 30 minutes and allowing the break to be satisfied by a driver using on-duty, not driving status, rather than off-duty status.

  • Modifying the Sleeper-Berth Exception:

    Modifying the sleeper berth exception will allow drivers to split their required 10 hours off-duty into two periods: One period of at least seven consecutive hours in the sleeper berth and the other period of not less than two consecutive hours, either off-duty or in the sleeper berth. Neither of these would count against the driver’s 14-hour driving window.

  • Allowing One Off-Duty Break of at Least 30 Minutes:

    The new rule would allow one off-duty break of at least 30 minutes, but not more than three hours. It would pause a truck driver’s 14-hour driving window, provided the driver takes 10 consecutive hours off-duty at the end of the work shift.

  • Modifying the Adverse Driving Conditions Exception:

    This change would to the adverse driving conditions exception extends the allowable driving window. An additional two hours will be added to the maximum window during which driving is permitted. This allows drivers greater flexibility.

  • Changing to the Short-Haul Exception:

    The new rule would change the short-haul exception available to certain commercial drivers. It lengthens the drivers’ maximum on-duty period from 12 to 14 hours. In addition, it extends the distance limit within which the driver may operate from 100 air miles to 150 air miles.

What Stays the Same?

  • The proposed rules would NOT increase driving time
  • They would continue to prevent commercial motor vehicle operators from driving for more than eight consecutive hours without at least a 30-minute change in duty status

What Now?

The hours of service proposed rule was greeted well by industry groups, including the American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. The comment period has been extended until October 21, with a possibility of being extended past that. Truck drivers and carriers can make their voices heard before the rules become finalized.

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