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President ’ s MESSAGE

Happy Spring ! It ’ s a time for new beginnings . The flowers are budding . The workload is blossoming , and , unfortunately , the driver shortage is in full flower .
Our Spring issue is all about recruiting and retaining the drivers you need to get the job done . In it you ’ ll find practical advice from industry pros who have found ways to build and maintain a dependable team of drivers .
Make sure you check out these stories :
• How to Recruit and Retain Top-notch Drivers in Today ’ s Ultra-competitive Market on page 12
• The Secrets of Keeping Good Drivers on page 18
• Why I Drive – Interviews with two long-time ICs on page 30
• Employee Drivers ? IC Drivers ? It All Depends on page 24
There ’ s also an engaging interview with Jennifer Haigh , Head of Specialty Products Sales at United Airlines Cargo called “ Is Getting It There by Air for Me ?” on page 48 that may just get you thinking about adding air transport to your bag of tricks .
And speaking of new beginnings , this is the first issue of the magazine that I kick off as president of the CLDA . I am excited , humbled and ready to head an association the keeps the wheels of commerce moving in North America . From blood products to tires , our members are out there every day making sure that businesses and individuals get what they need . It ’ s an energizing time to be in this industry and I ’ m eager to help each one of you shape a successful future .
I want to know what you need from this association and how we can help your organizations thrive . Answering this three-question survey will point us in the right direction and always feel free to reach out to me at president @ clda . org with your thoughts about ways we can help you meet your needs .
Let ’ s Do This , Jason G . Burns , Sr . President spring 2022 customized logistics & delivery Magazine 5