Following a year of double-digit growth despite a chaotic global freight market, Shaker Logistics announced two key additions to its Transport division. Bill Quinn has been named Vice President, and John Cammarene will serve as Director of Safety and Compliance for Shaker Transport.
“We’re starting off 2022 poised for growth and success, and having Bill and John join us will help us tackle our biggest challenges and unlock opportunities for our fleet,” said Jason Smith, CEO of Shaker Logistics. “Each of them brings valuable experience to critical roles that require dynamic leaders.”
As Vice President, Quinn will provide strategy, leadership, and execution for all aspects of Shaker’s Transport division, a company-owned fleet that hauls nationwide. He’ll be responsible for optimizing customer mix and routes, overseeing equipment planning and safety, and developing driver programs. Bill has decades of experience in the transportation industry and comes to Shaker from Leroy Holding Company, where he spent many years as a vice president for the fleet equipment leasing, rental, and service company. Quinn also worked for Ryder Systems in sales and operational roles and was awarded for lifetime sales performance.
“I’m very excited to come to work for Shaker Logistics,” said Quinn. “I’ve always had a great deal of respect for both the company and staff and I look forward to strategic planning and offering guidance as the company grows,” he added.
Cammarene also has extensive logistics industry experience, primarily with Sysco, where he’s worked in safety, warehouse, and transportation roles. He also spent six years at Logistics One, and worked on several collaborative processes improvement projects. At Shaker, Cammarene will manage Shaker Transport’s entire safety program, including training, compliance, and driver assessment.
“In the first few months I’ll be learning about Shaker’s systems and developing relationships with the team so that we can all be successful designing safety programs for the department,” Cammarene said.
Both hires come at a time of constrained capacity and exploding technology in the trucking industry. A nationwide driver shortage continues to put pressure on shippers and carriers. Shaker Transport recently increased driver pay again for its over-the-road and regional truckload drivers, and rolled out a $1,000 driver referral reward program to anyone who can help recommend drivers the company ultimately hires. Additionally, Shaker completed the rollout of Samsara ELDs in its trucks, which will help the fleet operate more efficiently and safely.
“I’m so pleased that we have Bill and John on our team now to help us grow and meet these industry challenges,” said Smith. “They are key pieces of the puzzle to helping our Transport division grow and thrive, and we’re in a great position now to have a very strong year.”