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Steve Prelipp


After graduating from Carroll College, Waukesha, WI Steve entered the United States Officers Training Academy.

After completing 4 years of service and being promoted to Captain Steve began work for Schneider National in Green Bay, WI.

At Schneider Steve lead driver recruiting as the fleet grew by 500 drivers. He then lead the operations department as the fleet grew by 1,300 more drivers.

He then became President of Cardinal Freight Carriers in Concord, NC. In 4 years there he created a profitable, viable carrier that grew by 200 drivers.

During his executive career Steve also was Vice President of Human Resources and Capacity Development at Heartland Express and a Vice President at Landstar.

In 1998 he founded Prelipp work with motor carriers to help them improve results on key industry issues such as driver recruiting, driver retention, employee training and other issues.

This work is ongoing and includes:

  • Working with carriers to develop strong driver recruiting and retention programs

  • Training over 300 driver recruiters to improve their sales skills

  • Developing a Fleet Manager Certification training program for the Truckload Carriers Association

  • Successful turn around work with companies in financial trouble

  • Executive coaching

  • Working with behavioral tools to help develop employee skills and conduct team building

  • Professional people management consulting using the PDP suite of system products


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"You were one of the highest rated speakers for your role in the success of the intensive workshop"

"I recommend Steve to your firm as a person that will be highly effective at helping you reach your company goals"

"Steve gave us clear, concise and useable advice that was implemented immediately. Still today I often reference back to his recommendations"

"This successful turn around has given our company and myself the confidence that we can conquer any challenge"

"If you are interested in building your team and creating lasting solutions then I cannot imagine finding anyone better suited than Steve to help you reach success"

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