Mental Health and Driver Retention: A Panel Discussion

How to start the conversation at your logistics or trucking company

Mental Wellness Matters

There’s no doubt about it: Professional drivers face some challenging and stressful circumstances, both of which impact driver mental health. Most days, they’re on the road, battling traffic, handling complex safety issues, and, in many cases, going it alone.

This causes burnout and exacerbates seasonal affective disorder, both of which contribute to loss in productivity and turnover.

On this webinar, discover:

  • How to identify the signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Why it's important to talk about it
  • Advice from experts and other professionals who working hard to figure it out

If you aren't able to attend, register anyway and be the first to receive the annual driver feedback trends report.

Who Should Attend?

  • HR, Recruiting, and Retention Professionals
  • Trucking company leaders


  • Wednesday - January 12
  • 2 pm EST | 1 pm CST | 11 a.m. PT
  • Duration: 1 hour


Max Farrell
WorkHound, CEO & Co-Founder
Max Farrell is co-founder and CEO of WorkHound, a real-time feedback software platform built to give frontline workers a voice within their companies. WorkHound drives retention strategy and results in high-turnover industries like trucking. WorkHound gives more than 70,000 workers a voice daily so that their companies can proactively address their issues. Before WorkHound, Max founded an innovation consulting firm where he created employee engagement initiatives for startups, nonprofits, and Fortune 1000 companies. In his spare time he's an avid sportsman and sound hip-hop artist.
Dr. Kirleen Neely
Co-Founder & CEO at Neely Counseling Center
Dr. Kirleen Neely has worked in the mental health field for over twenty-five years and is currently the chief executive officer of Neely EAP, a service provided by Neely Counseling Center. The company specializes in creating programs to improve the mental health of workers in the transportation industry. Dr. Neely’s passion for making a difference has allowed her to serve in various roles throughout her career, including educator, psychotherapist, and sought-after public speaker. She recently co-authored her second book titled “Mental Health 101” to address the challenges adolescents face during the COVID-19 epidemic. She is licensed by the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors and obtained her doctoral degree in Counselor Education from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Neely is supported by her husband and two teenage daughters.
Ian Rosmiarek
Director of Talent Acquisition and Employee Engagement at USA Truck
Ian brings a wealth of diversity and success across multiple verticals; Operations, HR, Org & Assoc Development, Project Management, and Sales & Account Management, supporting global organizations. He is a strategic thinker with a proven record of results-based execution and energetic leadership. Ian is an outstanding relationship builder and has demonstrated the ability to create powerful teams that deliver solutions to support organization-wide success.
Ian completed his MBA at the University of Washington. He received his BA in English from the University of Puget Sound.
Nate Kennedy
Human Resources Director at Hogan Transportation

An experienced human resources generalist with a demonstrated history of working in several industry settings including manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, and construction. He is a strategic human resources professional skilled at partnering with all levels of the organization, driving business results through strong and engaging leadership. Nate has a history of aligning the human resources strategy with the business strategy to achieve stated long-term and short business goals. He has a demonstrated history of project management, employee relations, coaching, counseling, and creating high-performing teams.

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"WorkHound has helped us get to know the drivers who aren’t the loud ones — the ones who are more quiet and simply get their work done." - Harman Cheema


We want to make sure you and your team come away from this discussion equipped with new tools to help retain more drivers at your company.


Our goal is to inspire retention leaders like you to think differently. The status quo is the greatest obstacle to overcoming industry-wide driver turnover.

Conversation Starters

Although driver feedback isn't always easy to hear, it's necessary for your company's retention strategy. Our webinars serve as a launchpad to start the conversation.