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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT JEREMY REYMER Driving Ambition


ABOUT YOU... Hometown: Long Beach, Cali.…now residing in Indianapolis, Ind.


College: Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn. and University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.


Spouse:Wendy Reymer, 10 years in October this year Children: Savannah Brooke (15 mo.) & Brooklynn Nicole (1 mo.) What was your first car? Buick Skyhawk Turbo Favorite color: Green Favorite movie: Glory Favorite ice cream flavor: Butter pecan I always... eat an apple every day. I’ve never... surfed. BlackBerry or iPhone? iPhone


What is the last thing you Googled? “How to make money in the trucking industry” (NO RESULTS)


On which reality show do you most wish to be? I don’t watch reality TV, butWipeout seems like it would be a lot of fun!


Who, living or deceased, would you most like to meet? Abraham Lincoln Which super power would you prefer to have? The ability to fly What’s the last movie you saw in theaters? Lincoln


What is the farthest you’ve been from home? Johannesburg, South Africa Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere in the Caribbean


If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza


YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE... Current Title: President & CEO


Why did you go into trucking? The opportunity to help a start-up family business in 2003 seemed like a great challenge


What is the best piece of advice you ever received? Always tell the truth; make honesty and integrity the cornerstone of what


defines you


What is your business philosophy? Take care of others and trust that you’ll be taken care of


What is the biggest challenge currently facing the trucking industry? Finding enough qualified CDL drivers


What improvements have you seen in the industry? A greater emphasis on safety and technology; drivers are becoming more educated


What are the greatest benefits of membership in the


Tennessee Tennessee Trucking Association? Networking with like-minded industry peers; sharing industry knowledge and best practices; building friendships that will last a lifetime


YOUR COMPANY...


When was it started? How long has it been in operation? Driving Ambition was started in early 2001 in Indianapolis, Ind. In 12 years, we have grown to seven branches in five states (Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee).


How many employees? 350+ professional truck drivers and approximately 24 office staff


What are the challenges facing your business today? Driver shortage and the increasing price of fuel (indirectly)


Where do you see growth coming from in the future? Improving the awareness of the benefits of using a quality driver


staffing company as a way to supplement carriers’ own recruiting departments


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TENNESSEE TRUCKING NEWS


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