Lucky #7, Luck of the Irish, Lucky Asmark
Seven years ago, on March 17th (St. Patrick's Day), Asmark struck gold as Tia Rusher became part of the Asmark team. Like other employees at Asmark, Tia fulfills several roles throughout her day, but her primary responsibility is handling all New Hires/Re-Hires as they are entered through the website portal for background checks, drug testing and FMCSA Clearinghouse queries. During peak busy season, Tia processes over 150 hires a day - 1,000 per week - where they are touched coming in and/or going out. Tia leaves no stone unturned, as she works diligently to get them processed and headed to the facilities as quickly as possible.
In addition to her New Hire/Rehire responsibilities, she also maintains our filing vaults, setting up new files, maintaining client account files, license agreements, and updating information as needed. She also handles producing and posting Security Vulnerability Assessments (SVAs) as they are submitted on the website. During the Annual Compliance Season, Tia helps with printing the 14,000+ HandiPlans that are ordered through the Compliance Wizard. During the summer months when New Hires have slowed down, she is also the lead converter on the Safety Data Sheets conversion team, where newly revised Safety Data Sheets are updated and placed into a three-column format to be included in the next year's SDS Manual. When she has any extra down time, you might also find her assisting the Driver File Department as needed.
Tia holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has a passion for weightlifting, frequently working out on her lunch hour, where you might find her deadlifting around 300 lbs. In 2017, Tia and her husband Tony were married in a small ceremony and then headed to Ireland to celebrate their honeymoon, so there is no doubt a touch of the Irish is always with her. They have a two-year old daughter, Savannah, and two dogs, Rufus and Xander, who round out their family. Someone once said, "Luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it," and Asmark has been very fortunate that Tia came along when she did and became part of the Asmark family. We wish her a very Happy "7 Year" Anniversary!