Ray Haight

Ray Haight inherited the small trucking company his dad built. He logged over one million accident free miles as an owner-operator.  Over the course of 16 years, he grew the company to a fleet of 50 trucks, primarily focused on refrigerated freight.  He then found himself with a unique opportunity to merge with another company.  After the merger, he became the President and COO of a fleet of 300.  And like many trucking companies across the nation, the fleet faced a growing epidemic … driver turnover!

As the President and COO of that company, he recognized that contrary to popular beliefs in the industry, driver turnover is not systemic to the occupation of driving a truck.  He believed it was the result of poor company wide human relation policies and until those were fixed, all of the Band-Aid type solutions the company was implementing weren’t going to alleviate the driver turnover problem … which for his company was sitting at 120%.

Sitting in a boardroom, surrounded by a team of leaders, he asked one question, “What’s it going to take to reduce our driver turnover by 50% in the next 12 months?”  That question kicked off a two year project where the leaders of the organization did deep dive self-examinations of their departments. This lead to creating and implementing real strategies that made drivers not only want to come and work for them, but also made those drivers want to stay long term.   Within 2 years, they’d reduced their driver turnover to 20%.

After selling his trucking company, Ray Haight went on to serve as:

  • Chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association
  • Chairman of the Professional Truck Drivers Institute
  • Chairman of the North American Training & Management Institute
  • Chairman of the Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities
  • Co-Founder of TCA inGuage

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