GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- FWF’s employee spotlight highlights Jacob Hollemans, a valued team member since 2020. In his position as a Carrier Relations Representative, Hollemans provides elite service to our trusted partners with his tenacious work ethic and positive attitude. We had the opportunity to learn more about his experience and the journey that led him to FWF.
“Jake is an all-in type of guy. He has embraced the changes he has made in his career with an upbeat attitude of helping the FWF team grow.”
-Robert Dodge, Director of Carrier Relations at FWF
How did you get to where you are today?
I graduated from Davenport University in 2018 with my bachelor’s degree in business management with a dual degree in sports management. In 2020, I graduated with a master’s degree of Business Administration. During my first interview with FWF, I was drawn in by the atmosphere and energy. I was very impressed with the young leaders and the growth opportunities the company provided with hard work and dedication.
What brought you to FWF?
The people. I interviewed with FWF two different times and each time I was in the office for an interview it seemed like a huge family. The leadership team truly cares for each individual’s success.
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What FWF company value is most important to you and why?
Our management team makes FWF a career, not just a job. The leadership team truly cares for each employee’s success inside and outside of the office.
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part about my job is chasing loads and finding good carriers. I also enjoy working in the carrier corner, never a dull moment.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
“The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you.”
What advice would you give to someone interested in beginning their career in logistics and transportation?
Never get discouraged with receiving “no’s”, keep pushing forward and lean on your co-workers and teammates. Soak up as much information as possible. Logistics is an ever-changing field and I continue to learn about the ebbs and flows of the logistics and transportation industry every day.
Our employees at FWF are vital contributors and key assets to our growth. At FWF we cherish our employees and take pride in coaching our team members to advance in their roles, gain valuable skill sets, and build the foundation for long-term career success. Visit our careers page to learn more.