About Us

About Our Company

We Look Forward To Working With You

Engage Driver Solutions (EDS) begins with people that recognize the realities of recruiting, marketing, and safety in the transportation industry, because we come trucking companies.

With our combined experience we formed EDS and have been dedicating ourselves to helping great drivers find great companies ever since.

We love what we do and would love the opportunity to help your trucking companies hire top tier drivers.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help!

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Tammy

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer
Tammy

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Hi there! I’m Tammy, and along with Candice and Jay, we started Engage Driver Solutions.

I’ve spent the last 16 years in the Transportation/Logistics Industry, in Human Resources and Recruiting roles. When I started with Gantt Trucking, the first acquisition of Cold Carriers, I couldn’t believe the recruiting horror stories I heard from drivers. Getting to orientation, only to be turned away. Showing up to orientation and the recruiter had completely lied about the pay. Don’t even get me started on the Lease Purchase programs that promise drivers the world and leave you practically homeless. When Cold Carriers closed in February of 2020, I couldn’t imagine working for another Trucking Company.

I wanted to be able to give drivers options. Good options. That’s when the Engage Driver Solutions seed was planted. And who better to go along the journey with than some of the smartest people in trucking you know?! Professional Trucking is a brotherhood and sisterhood. Truck Drivers take care of each other. Truck Drivers call their friends when they land a great job, to bring you along. There is a camaraderie among truckers that is just mind blowing. And for me, there’s a mystery about it…

I remember as a little girl, my father had a trucking company in Montville, New Jersey. (DeLuca Brothers, Valentine Moving and Storage, Atlas…) I was mesmerized. Completely fascinated and petrified of these gigantic machines all at the same time. Our goal at Engage is to have great companies in our portfolio. Companies that we are PROUD to recruit for, and proud to introduce you to. We’re going to be HONEST with you. That is our foundation. If you don’t want an honest answer, for the love of Jesus and all that is holy, don’t ask me.

Our team is small, fierce, and we take pride in what we do. We aren’t perfect, but we’ll sure as hell try our best. And we get better, and better every day.

On a side note, I’m obsessed with my fur babies. Maggie Moo, Lucy Loo and Chewy Choo. Oh, and my human, Larry.

Candice

Managing Partner & Chief Operations Officer
Candice

Managing Partner & Chief Operations Officer

Where do I begin?

On May 5, 2005 I began my transportation career. I should probably play those numbers in the Lotto!

Over my 15-year career I have worn many hats. From Processing, to Safety, Driver Recruiter, to Recruiting Lead. All that lead me to this – Engage Driver Solutions.

Trucking hasn’t been an easy road. Especially when transitioning from paper logs to full scale electronic logs.

Some days we all wish we could go back to the simpler times in trucking where we were deciding which log to turn into safety and not get caught. HAHA – Come on, you know what I’m talking about.

In this industry, Recruiters are known for their exaggerated truths, or flat-out blatant lies to get a driver in a seat.  A lie can get a driver in the seat, but it will never keep them there.

In 2020, I, along with my business partner Tammy, decided to branch out on our own and try recruiting differently. For the Driver.

By doing this, we are there for you. We find the best fit in our network of companies for YOU.

If we don’t have a current fit, leave us your information, and we’ll contact you when we have what you’re looking for.  We want to be your one stop shop for your driving career.

“At EDS we pride ourselves and company on never lying to a driver.  Never have, never will.”

Jaime

Driver Recruiter
Jaime

Driver Recruiter

Hi there, I’m Jaime and reside in the Gamecock State of South Carolina.

I’m a Mom to a toddler and a Labrador. I’m a Southern girl at heart and enjoy fishing, and South Carolina Gamecock Football – Go Gamecocks!

Now, let’s get down to business, because I’m a Gemini and that’s how Gemini’s roll.

I joined EDS after working in the Safety Department at Gantt Trucking.

At Gantt, I was responsible for orientation and onboarding for all the new hires. Before working at Gantt Trucking, I was a commercial driver license instructor and tester for 8 years for the State of South Carolina.

I’m here to listen to what you’re looking for, in hopes of finding the perfect fit for you.

And I won’t lie to you either.  Trust me, I was raised the old-fashioned way. You get the switch for that!

Give me a call and let me help you find your new home.

Mike

Driver Recruiter
Mike

Driver Recruiter

Hi there, I’m Michael, most people call me Mike.

I was born in Texas, raised in Florida, still consider myself a true Texan at heart, and 100% southern gentleman. Family is important to me, as well as my fiancé, and man, I love my truck and dogs. I started my career at Central Florida Staging and Moving Furniture company where I worked as a Driver/Mover, and then manager.

I was taught early to have strong character and work ethic. That’s why I’m here, to work for you. I completely understand the hard work drivers put in every single day. There are so many regulations, rules, and E-Logs. Don’t even get me started. Add the everyday stresses of driving on congested highways and local streets. There is nothing easy about the Trucking industry. That’s why I joined EDS. I want to find good drivers, good companies. A place where you can earn a good wage and support your family. A company that I am proud to place you. A company you are proud to call home.

Give me a call to chat about trucking or let me help you make the best choice for you and your family. I look forward to talking to you soon.

If I don’t answer leave me a message, and I will call you as soon as I finish my Legends Moonshine.

Mark

Driver Recruiter
Mark

Driver Recruiter

Hey there, I’m Mark. I’m a native of Rockford, IL, but moved to Florida when I had a mullet. I’ve been here awhile. No more mullet.

Been married to my better half Dianne for 28 years. We have 2 great kids that recently made us empty nesters. We have a fur child Miley, our German Shepard. She rules the house now.

I’m the only one on the team that hasn’t officially worked for a trucking company.

I’ve owned two restaurants, and after that, I went into sales.

Driver Recruiting feels like a second career for me now. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I know you have to be comfortable talking to people…and that’s where I’m in my zone.

Fast forward to today – I look at every carrier that goes by. I went from not knowing detention pay from layover pay, and reefer? Back in the day you got arrested for that!

But, you can ask me anything now. Hey, if there’s something I don’t know, I’ll find the answer and get back to you.

Give me a jingle or drop me a line.

Kassie

AR/AP
Kassie

AR/AP

Hello! I’m Kassie.

I’m originally from New Jersey, but I moved down to “Sunny” SW Florida with my family in 2001.
I am so glad I dodged the “shoveling snow out of the driveway for my parents” bullet!

Leo the lion here, which translates to “THIS GIRL IS ON FIREEEE!”
I was raised in a tight-knit Italian family. Sunday dinners were our thing and being together was an absolute gift.
I’m married and have three awesome kiddos. My parents and children have molded me into the hard-working woman I am today.
I like to think of myself as an outgoing and adventurous gal! I’m the one that doesn’t need alcohol to be nuts at a party. The bartender usually cuts me off when I haven’t even started!
I’d rather do something adventurous, than get older and have regrets.

Currently, I cover the AR/AP for EDS, but don’t be surprised if I pick up the phone. I love jumping in the mix now and then.

I really love helping others and that’s why I wanted to be a part of the EDS team.