The Relay

– Episode 6

What Are the Qualities of a Great Driver? With Rhaya Reynolds and Nelia Toups

This week on The Relay, Rhaya Reynolds is joined by Nelia Toups, one of our driver recruiters at Gulf Relay. In this discussion, Rhaya and Nelia talk about the recruitment department being the face of the company for drivers, the qualities they look for in a good driver, how the orientation process is different at Gulf Relay from other companies, the importance of communication with drivers, and more.
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Highlights from this week’s conversation include:
  • Nelia’s journey at Gulf Relay and her responsibilities with the company (0:21)
  • Being the face of the company to drivers (0:53)
  • The qualities of a good driver (1:21)
  • Orientation process for the drivers (4:08)
  • Requirements for drivers at Gulf Relay (5:41)
  • Communication with the drivers (8:04)
The Relay is a podcast produced by Gulf Relay. Each episode, we dive behind the scenes of our operations, teams, and industry. From the unique challenges of the job to anecdotes about life on the road, our guests will provide a window into a profession that is crucial to our economy and way of life. Let’s hit the road!

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