Driving Force | Smart Hiring Practices | American Bus Association

Driving Force | Smart Hiring Practices

GoToWebinar | March 24 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET

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This webinar brought to you by the Driving Force will focus on changes to the hiring process as a result of the pandemic.  Patrick Slater of DATTCO and Greg Hendricks from Salt Lake Express will share their experiences and tips that have led to successful driver recruitment during the nationwide driving shortage.  Learn about impactful changes you should make that do not need to come at a great financial cost to your company.

Please send any questions you have for our participants or the Driving Force to drivingforce@buses.org .


Patrick Slater

Patrick Slater is a talent acquisition and recruiting professional with over 20 years of broad functional and industry experience. He currently leads the talent acquisition function for DATTCO, Inc. and Thermo King Northeast.  DATTCO is the largest private passenger transportation company in New England and Thermo King is the world leader in transport temperature control systems for trucks, trailers, buses, rail cars and shipboard containers.  Previously, Mr. Slater served as Partner at DHR International, a top five global executive search firm.  Prior to DHR, he established, built and managed a multi-million dollar recruiting firm.  Mr. Slater’s early career experience was in sales, marketing and management in the information technology industry.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Gregory S. Hendricks

Currently, I am the Vice President of Compliance & Operations for Salt Lake Express. I oversee over 150 drivers located in 8 different markets and 115 vehicles maintained through 4 company shops. I work with many different departments to ensure we stay an industry leader in safety and performance.
I have worked in the transportation industry for a little over 11 years. I started driving bus for Idaho State University transporting college students from Idaho Falls, ID to Pocatello, ID. I instantly fell in love being behind the wheel, and quickly took an opportunity to drive for Greyhound Lines.
I drove for Greyhound Lines for several years, staying on their extra board. In 2013 I accepted the position of Operations Supervisor out of Seattle for Greyhound Lines. As an Operations Supervisor in Seattle, I worked with both drivers and customer service agents.

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