Dylan Steyer, a seasoned logistics and operations professional who most recently served as a manager at TOMRA Recycling, will join the Shaker team on May 5 as truckload services manager. He’ll oversee a team responsible for the safety, quality, productivity, efficiency, and service of Shaker Transport’s northeast regional and over-the-road fleet of 40+ tractors.
“Dylan’s experience and outside perspective will bring fresh ideas and great energy to our truckload services department,” said Zach Pappas, chief operating officer. “He has a really strong background motivating and leading teams, but he’s also skilled at diving deep on operational analytics to find areas for improvement.”
Previously, as logistics manager at TOMRA Recycling, Steyer coordinated multiple teams to deliver service for thousands of customers in New York and New England. He worked directly with drivers to improve efficiency and safety by analyzing driver and equipment data, and was often on the front lines with customers solving issues or proactively identifying opportunities. He also led multiple software implementations to improve company efficiency and performance.
“I’m excited to bring my can-do attitude and passion for improvement to a growing company,” said Steyer. “Shaker’s ambitious goals for growth shows that they are not afraid to think out of the box and be creative.”
Steyer will be tasked with developing and tracking key performance indicators for Shaker’s truckload fleet, and will identify opportunities to improve productivity through better processes or tools. And, as the country continues to contend with a nationwide shortage of CDL drivers, Steyer will also work on ambitious driver recruiting programs to attract regional and over-the-road truck drivers to join Shaker.
“Dylan will be a huge asset to our business,” said Jason Smith, president. “Our business is at a pivotal point as we navigate rapid growth and challenging freight market conditions, and we can’t wait to have him dive in and get to know our team and help us achieve our goals.”