Jafi Roskey, Fleet Manager, Werner Enterprises
Military Service: Staff Sergeant, Air Force (2004-2012)
Specialty Code: Aircrew Flight Equipment (1T171)
What do you do?
I manage drivers by relaying load assignment information using the AS400 system, Omnitracs satellite system, face-to-face communication and phone conversation. I ensure they are getting paid, getting miles and getting routed home.
How’d you get that job?
I attended a job fair and gave my résumé to Werner. A couple months later, I got a phone call from Werner. I visited their global headquarters, shadowed a fleet manager, interviewed for the job and was hired the next day. My skills managing aircraft, life-saving equipment and subordinates helped me obtain a position managing drivers.
Coolest thing about your job?
I enjoy communicating and interacting with drivers, getting to know them and finding out about their backgrounds.
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