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Turnover for a single driver can cost trucking businesses up to $15,000 in replacement costs. Even worse, only 35% of new drivers make it through the first 90 days. In this episode we ask, how can trucking companies persuade new drivers to stay? What onboarding practices actually work? For answers, host Mike Freeze brings in onboarding expert Anthony Pellegrino, president and chief operations officer at Ag Energy Transport. Save your greatest assets, tune in.  

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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.

Anthony Pellegrino

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Anthony is a Certified Transportation Professional that has been involved in the transportation industry since 1990. He has held all the positions in Transportation from CDL Driver to Owner. Before joining 3rd Coast Commodities Mr. Pellegrino co-founded Greentree Logistics, Inc where he managed their Specialized Tanker Division & Brokerage before its sale in February 2018.Before Greentree, Anthony served as Vice President of Business Development for a private fund that specialized in acquiring distressed businesses. He also worked for Restaurant Technologies in the role of National Feet and Safety Manager. At RTI he received many performance awards but is most proud of being selected as “Employee of the Year” in 2005 by his peers.


DMC is a specialized underwriter of trucking insurance providing world-class risk engineering and claims solutions. We are committed to delivering the best insurance experience and results. DMC Insurance is part of the Crum & Forster® Group, a national commercial group of insurance companies wholly owned by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.

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