Meet a Redwooder: Redwood Logistics Private Fleet Team
Meet some of the faces behind Redwood Logistics. Redwood is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds that share a common goal - to deliver our customer's business. Let’s meet some of the faces behind Redwood’s Private Fleet team. The Private Fleet team matches backhaul lanes with freight to give shippers reliable, safe, and low cost capacity.
Jared is the Private Fleet Coordinator for the Private Fleet Procurement team. He joined Redwood in 2012 and migrated to Austin from Arizona. Outside of the office, Jared likes checking out breweries with his fiancé and cheering on the Houston Texans with his dog, Austin Pawers.
What brought you to Redwood?
I was looking for a fast-growing company in the logistics industry that could provide opportunities for growth. I wanted to work somewhere that had a fun, laid back culture. My father was in logistics, so I was exposed to it as a kid. When I went to college at Arizona State, I did a 7 month co-op in demand planning, so I had logistics experience when I graduated. I also wanted to be in sales, so finding a sales position in a logistics company allowed me to play to my strengths.
What kinds of qualities does someone need to have to be a Redwood employee?
At Redwood, you really need to be a team player. There are so many variables in the logistics industry, so employees also need to want to learn all aspects of the business and be willing to help whenever possible.
What’s your favorite thing about working for R?
I enjoy the work hard, play hard culture Redwood has developed through the years.
How do you make your customers’ lives easier?
I provide dedicated backhaul solutions with superior service. I can usually help customers lower their freight spend. Customers can spend their time and energy focusing on their core business because they know their freight is in good hands.