Welcome to The Transportation Guys
Jack Whatley, President
Enabling The Trucking Industry Since 2001
The Transportation Guys is not like any other recruiting and staffing agency you’ve ever worked with. We don’t farm out our folks to low-level jobs just to make a buck. We only connect great drivers to great jobs. That’s why we’ve been so successful and continue to be the #1 source for truck drivers.
And we understand that the companies we recruit for aren’t just looking for a truck driver. They’re looking for a long-term part of their team, someone they can depend on to be the face of their company.
We understand that you’re not “just a truck driver.” You’re a professional who wants a driving career you can be proud of, that provides for your family, and where you feel respected and appreciated.
Those are two important points that most staffing agencies miss. We don’t.
We only work with great companies that provide their truck drivers with top pay and benefits, plenty of time at home with their families, overtime opportunities, and a great workplace environment. In fact, we turn away 98% of the companies that want to work with us because they don’t meet these requirements.
Our Driver DNA Hiring System makes sure we match the right truck drivers with the right companies. This way, both parties are happy, and we keep our reputation as a stellar asset to truckers and companies.
We’re proud to be part of your American success story.
Our Founder – Jack Whatley
The Transportation Guys CEO and Founder Jack Whatley has been a successful entrepreneur for nearly two decades.
He started his career at AT&T in advertising sales, and he immediately won several awards and was ranked in the top 10% of sales. He had a knack for finding out what people need and then connecting them to it – a lot like what The Transportation Guys does today.
Using his effective sales and marketing processes, Jack then opened a successful staffing agency for clerical, light industrial, and truck driving jobs. Sales doubled in the company’s first year. But he didn’t stop there.
Jack went on to found a job board for truck drivers, and that’s where he developed two innovative systems we still use today - The Driver DNA Hiring System and an online software that reduces trucking companies’ expenses while still providing highly qualified applicants.
Jack first used this system with the truck drivers from his own board, and it worked. These drivers became even more attractive to top companies looking for reliable, high-quality drivers. They got great jobs, and quickly. He knew he was onto something.
At the urging of his clients, Jack founded The Transportation Guys in 2012. Using the online software and Driver DNA Hiring System that he has been perfecting for more than 14 years, Jack and The Transportation Guys have become the #1 source for the local-route, high-end truck driving jobs drivers want.
Our Awards an Associations
- Golden Gate Award for Safety from Cal OSHA
- Jack was one of the first 100 people in California to become a Certified Workers Compensation Specialist
- American Staffing Association – Member
- Society for Human Resource Management – Member
- California Trucking Association – Winner Circle Club Partner
Interview Jack Whatley For Your Publication, Book, Podcast or Web Site
"Jack and The Transportation Guys provide what we need when we need it. I’m not sure how you improve that."
Bob Waterman, Vice-President, Material Transport Treasurer, California Trucking Association
Some of The Companies We Work With
Aci Distribution Auto Glass • Interstate Oil Company • United Natural Foods • Vitro America, Inc. • Tecon Enterprises • Southwest Traders • Service Partners • Universal Recovery Corporation • Tony’s Fine Foods, Inc. Sierra Northern Railway • Kh Johnson & Associations • Java City • Leer West • Synergy Events • Scp Distributors Llc • Us Green Fiber, Llc • Simonton Windows • Southern Wine & Spirits Of America Inc. • Rh Dick Product Sign Supplies • Plastic Package, Inc. • Sacramento Wire Rope & Supply • Truck Accessories Group, Llc • Liberty Safes Of Sacramento • Pacific Paper Tube Inc • Pacific Housing, Inc. • United Cerebral Palsy Association • Omni Duct Systems • Glasscraft • Fence Supply Company • Hartung Glass • Cadco Rigging Products • Mast Hydrostatic Testing, Inc. • Phantom Fireworks • Uc Davis Medical Center • City Drayage • Adams Pool Specialties • Interstate Oil Company • Harding Glass • Ray Cammack “Shows Inc” • General Truss • Cts Advantage • Adams, Evens & Ross • Boales Investments, Inc. • Ibf Group • Hanswanger Mirror • Mobile Storage Group, Inc. • American Poly-Foam Co, Inc. • Northern Distribution Llc • Car Wash Technology • Kh Johnson & Associations Hanswanger Glass • Angel Warehouse, Inc. • Cal-Steam A Wolseley Company • Advanced Disposal • Nor-Cal Produce Inc • Hfs North America, Llc