Employee Spotlight: Wesley Dunn, CEO

Our Employee Spotlight features the talented individuals behind TruckerBux. 

Last fall, TruckerBux brought on industry veteran, Wesley Dunn, as their chief executive officer. With over 12 years of experience in the trucking industry, Wesley brought scaling experience to the leadership position. In this blog, you’ll learn about his role and career in the industry, and even what he enjoys outside of work! 

1. What is your role at TruckerBux and what does your day to day look like? I am the CEO and currently oversee all phases of our operation and financials. My day is currently very fluid. From app development and feature planning to strategy and business development groundwork, there is no shortage of things that need to be done. 

2. How did you first learn about TruckerBux and what drew you to it? I heard about TruckerBux from one of the original co-founders. We knew each other through the industry and after hearing about the features and benefits of the mobile app, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. From my experience in the trucking industry, in nearly every capacity, I knew there was a void in technology use and overall adoption, but more importantly knew there had to be a better way to save time and money specifically during roadside repairs.

Our industry can be slow to change, but what TruckerBux offers is what every company, on both sides of the transaction, desires. More efficiency and less time spent on non-revenue producing events as well as overall cost savings for our trucking partners. For our service providers, more business opportunities competing against larger competitors while protecting their hard earned money from fraud. When we made the plan for me to come on board as CEO and be the third Co-Founder, I knew TruckerBux was where I was supposed to be.  

3. Your experience in the trucking industry started way before TruckerBux. Tell us a little bit about your present and past work experience. So funny enough, I originally came into the industry through the freight brokering side. I co-founded a freight brokerage in 2012 and an over-the-road flatbed trucking company in December of 2012. We had success with both companies and in early 2018, I founded a diesel repair shop. I have worked every role in all three of the businesses with the exception of being the truck driver or the mechanic turning the wrenches. I have learned an enormous amount from the people who do these jobs every single day. 

4. What are your hopes for the trucking industry? My hope for the trucking industry as a whole would be that it continues to build its overall image and become more impactful to our younger generations. Trucking is a strong industry of the best and hardest working people. They all deserve respect for the hard work they do, and nothing proved that more than the pandemic last year. When most businesses closed up and sent workers home, trucking continued to keep the economy alive and products on the shelves for us to consume. 

5. What are a few items on your wish list for the next three years at TruckerBux? Three years seems like an eternity at this point, but if in three years TruckerBux has helped businesses all across the country save time and money while growing business opportunities, then I will be ecstatic. We believe that TruckerBux will be the preferred and trusted way to transact in the trucking industry because we are truckers as well as service providers. We know the ups and downs of this industry and aim to provide reliability and access to everyone. 

6. What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? Professionally, I’ve learned to not get so involved with day to day activities that I lose sight of the overall vision and what my strengths really are in business. Personally, I’ve learned to live life without regrets and to not wait for the “perfect” time for anything. The “perfect” time doesn’t exist, so there is no better time than now.  

7. Any advice for those looking to get into the trucking industry? I encourage the up and coming truckers to learn from those around them. I think we all from time to time believe that we do not need help, but in this industry that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you are looking to begin a career as a professional driver, go learn somewhere that will treat you fairly for six months to a year and keep a clean record. Use that time to build your network and think about your next steps. Whether it’s becoming an owner operator, moving to a different company or even if you believe sales or dispatching may be what’s right for you, just go for it. Learn from those who have been there before, and put your head down, and work hard every single day. This industry has been around a long time, and has continued to provide opportunities for families all across this great country.   

A few questions just for fun:

 1. What are your hobbies outside of work? Outside of hanging out with my wife and kids, something we all hopefully got better at over the pandemic, I love to play golf more than anything. 

2. What is the best concert you have attended? I’ve been fortunate enough to attend quite a few great shows over the years, so it is hard to pick just one. I always look back at concerts I was able to attend before the artist became well-known. There’s something about seeing them in smaller, more intimate venues. I was able to see Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, and Luke Bryan in venues that hold just a few hundred people, which I think are pretty cool moments looking back. 

3. If you were on death row, what would your last meal be? No question it would be ribeye steak (cooked medium-rare), a baked potato with butter and cheese and a side salad. I would probably throw in some peanut butter pie or coconut pie as well.  

4. Tell us three items on your bucket list? I would love to play golf at Pebble Beach, take my wife to Greece and explore the country, and play golf at St. Andrews. 

5. If you could do another job for one day, what would it be? I can’t believe I’m going to say this, because a day wouldn’t be enough to correct the world, but I think being President for a week would be it. 

Thank you for taking the time to meet Wesley Dunn, our Chief Executive Officer. If you would like to contact Wesley, send him an email at info@truckerbux.com.