Marlena joined the RTR team in 2019 after working as a recruiting and communications manager for a family of trucking companies in Alabama. Her favorite part about being a recruiter is having the opportunity to have conversations with so many different people. She grew up with a dad in the military, so meeting and talking to strangers (who become friends!) is something she loves. Marlena treats every driver the way she’d want her husband, son or sister treated and spoken to, with respect. The respect and kindness she gives drivers creates long-standing relationships and her drivers often call her months after helping them find a job, just to check in on how she is doing. She wants to do more than find a job for a driver, she wants to ensure the new job will fit their lifestyle and family’s needs. When Marlena isn’t working at RTR, she does freelance writing, hosts a podcast, remodels homes for resale with her husband and eats lots of Italian food!