New leadership brings innovation to competitive trucking market
U.S. Xpress, a subsidiary of U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc., the nation’s fifth largest asset-based truckload carrier by revenue, today announced the hiring of Jacob Kramer as its vice president of driver recruiting. In this role, Kramer is responsible for developing the company’s overall driver recruitment strategy and overseeing the tactics to identify and source qualified professional driver candidates.
"Jacob brings an extensive and successful track record of utilizing innovation in recruitment efforts outside of the trucking industry," commented Matt Herndon, chief operating officer for U.S. Xpress. "Jacob’s past recruiting programs are not only cutting edge but also award winning. We’re excited to work with Jacob and apply his experience and technical expertise to maximize our hiring efficiency and cost effectiveness."
Eric Fuller, president and chief executive officer for U.S. Xpress, added, "We have been investing in people and technology to digitize and automate all aspects of our operations as we work to increase the velocity of our business while driving improved efficiency and profitability over time. Driver hiring and retention is a critical focus for U.S. Xpress and an area that we have been addressing through the opening of our state of the art driver training facilities over the last 18 months. Introducing technology to improve our driver recruiting is an important next step in our evolution and I am excited to have Jacob leading our efforts in this area."
Prior to joining U.S. Xpress, Kramer was the vice president of talent acquisition, training and communications at Regis Corporation, a global leader in beauty salons and cosmetology education consisting of 40 plus brands, including Supercuts, SmartStyle and Cost Cutters. Prior to joining Regis Corporation, Kramer served as senior director of talent acquisition at Alorica, a customer experience and call center outsourcing solutions provider.
While at Regis Corporation, Kramer leveraged unique recruiting artificial intelligence technology to develop the first-known and fully automated high-volume recruiting solution. The strategy went on to win the Silver Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for Best Unique or Innovative Talent Acquisition Program. Additionally, Kramer’s past recruitment strategies at Alorica were honored with a Stevie Award.
Kramer holds a degree in business management and is Six Sigma green belt certified. He’s also a 2018 Advertising Federation of Minnesota 32-under-32 honoree. Kramer and his wife have one daughter.
About U.S. Xpress:
Founded in 1985, U.S. Xpress, Inc., is a subsidiary of U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc., the nation’s fifth largest asset-based truckload carrier by revenue, providing services primarily throughout the United States. We offer customers a broad portfolio of services using our own truckload fleet and third-party carriers through our non-asset-based truck brokerage network. Our modern fleet of tractors is backed up by a team of committed professionals whose focus lies squarely on meeting the needs of our customers and our drivers.
Mary Danielson, APR