Although Drive My Way is relatively new to the trucking world, there’s one team member so immersed in the business she is considered an institution.
She’s Jamey Wozniak, Drive My Way’s chief matchmaker. If you are a driver or employer who has worked with Drive My Way, chances are you have crossed Wozniak’s path. Simply put, she personifies the brand.
“I am passionate about Drive My Way,” Wozniak says. “Probably because I’ve been with the company since the very beginning. I’ve been part of the problem solving and seen our progress. It’s amazing to see how much we have grown already.”
Making the Match
As Drive My Way’s chief matchmaker, Wozniak communicates with truck drivers and helps them clarify what they seek in a CDL trucking job. Wozniak’s conversational style puts drivers at ease. It helps that Wozniak truly enjoys what she does.
“Helping someone succeed always makes me feel great,” Wozniak says. “I help drivers work the system a little bit. I give them the tools and show them that you get out of it what you put into it. I’ve been here long enough that I can help drivers maximize their benefit.”
In addition, on the employer side, Wozniak serves as Drive My Way’s account manager. In that role, she helps onboard employers, enabling them to match with drivers and hire them through Drive My Way. Also, Wozniak revels in sharing with employers tips and tricks that help them use Drive My Way’s application to their full advantage.
“As a former employer myself, I respect what they do and how they do it, because I’ve been there,” Wozniak adds.
An Accomplished Businessperson
As the owner of Joe’s Hitch and Trailer, a company that designed and installed custom trailer hitches and truck accessories for the outdoor market, Wozniak nearly doubled the company’s business, to $1.5 million.
“Joe’s was really my baby, the place where I evolved as a business owner,” Wozniak says. “I had my own radio show. Several newspapers and magazines featured me. Overall, I represented the brand.”
Being written about in the local press was a testament to her demonstrated leadership within the industry and as a female entrepreneur. “Overall, I was a woman in a man’s world, and I realized I could do it,” Wozniak says.
The Woman She Is Today
Currently, Wozniak still serves as a woman in a man’s world, but this time it’s trucking. Her direct, friendly personality serves her well at Drive My Way, just as it did at Joe’s. A graduate of automotive school, Wozniak has an affinity for fast cars. She’s a roll-up-your-sleeves, get-down-to-business type of gal who gets her point across with a smile on her face.
Wozniak draws as much from her entrepreneurial success as she does from her background in human resources and recruiting. A former recruiter and human resources generalist at Sony and Helene Curtis, Wozniak also worked her way up to VP of HR for Schindler Elevator. Her HR experience now plays an essential role when Wozniak communicates with recruiters. “Traditional HR and recruiting processes are so cumbersome and time consuming,” says Wozniak. “It’s easy to see what a game changer Drive My Way’s technology is by comparison. Educating recruiters on how our technology can save them time and money is one of my favorite aspects of my job.”
Overall, when Wozniak puts her mind to something, there’s nothing she cannot do. “I’ve been with Drive My Way since the beginning. So, it’s in my heart, it’s part of me,” she says. “I look forward to seeing where we go from here.”
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