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The lack of technicians and drivers is forcing industry recruiters to think outside of the box —  using new, different trucking tech to attract the younger generation. In this episode, host Michael Freeze asks, how do we get this generation in cabs and maintenance bays? What new, actionable plans are in place to grab hold of this age group? To get recruitment solutions, he sits down with Technology and Maintenance Council Chairman, Randy Obermeyer and Brenda Neville, President & CEO of the Iowa Motor Truck Association.  

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Randy is the Vice President of Safety and Maintenance at Online Transport Inc. He serves as the General Chairman and Treasurer of the Technology and Maintenance Council. He serviced as the Vice Chairman and Chairman of Meetings from 2020 to 2022, and as a Director at Large from 2017 to 2020. He was the S.2 study group chairman from 2013 until 2017 where he has heavily promoted the use of Lean Problem-Solving Principles though technical sessions and initiation of a Lean RP. During his 15+ years at TMC he has moderated and participated as a panelist for several technical sessions and served as a skills station chairman for the SuperTech competition.

Brenda Neville

Randy Obermeyer

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Brenda Neville, CAE is the president and CEO of the Iowa Motor Truck Association (IMTA), the voice of Iowa’s trucking industry since 1942.  IMTA represents over 600 trucking companies and suppliers as well as several divisions affiliated with trucking, towing and transportation in general. Brenda has been with the association for 35 years and works closely with an engaged and active board comprised of CEOs representing some of the largest trucking companies in Iowa to operations consisting of one truck. IMTA is committed to strengthening and supporting a pro-trucking, pro-business environment in Iowa.


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