Batts, Lee stepping down from Driver iQ roles, Hensley to become president

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Todd Hensley, left, will become president of DriveiQ November 1. Billie Lee, center, and Lana Batts are stepping down as co-presidents and will continue be of counsel with the company. (Courtesy: DRIVER IQ)

TULSA, Okla. — Driver iQ, a background screening company serving the trucking industry, said Lana Batts and Billie Lee, co-founders and co-presidents of Driver iQ, will be stepping down at the end of the year, but will remain of counsel.

Todd Hensley, currently serving as senior vice president of business development, has been named president, effective November 1.

“We feel Driver iQ will be in good hands, as Todd has been an integral part of our growth and client relationships since joining our management team in May of 2012,” Batts said.

Batts and Lee launched Driver iQ in early 2012 focused on providing a world-class background screening solution for carriers, with the initial phase dedicated to the largest truckload carriers. Today, the company counts 24 of the top 25 carriers as clients, plus hundreds more.

“Until Driver iQ, there was only one other option in background screening for the trucking industry,” Batts and Lee said. “We listened and got busy. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and give all the credit to the Driver iQ team.”

“Lana and Billie were the driving force behind Driver iQ — from its inception to the highly regarded company it is today. We want to thank them for their tireless efforts, enthusiasm,

knowledge, and wit.” said James Owens, president and CEO of Cisive, of which Driver iQ is a division. “Todd has some mighty big shoes to fill, but we are sure that he will succeed.”

Hensley said that from the original vision and continuing efforts of Lee and Batts, Driver iQ has risen to become the preeminent background screening business in the trucking industry.

“I look forward to continuing that institution of delivering accurate and compliant information to our clients through our team, whose industry knowledge, client focus and tireless dedication to delivering first class service is one of the things that sets us apart. We will continue to develop and deliver products and services that provide value and benefit to our clients as they navigate the changing landscape of hiring and maintaining their CDL driver fleets,” Hensley said.

“We love the trucking industry and its people,” Batts and Lee said. “We are proud to have been a part of the trucking industry and the building of Driver iQ over the past decade. The company is in the hands of a very strong and deep team. We are very confident that Driver iQ will continue to achieve its full potential.”

Hensley has over 30 years in the background screening business, extensive focus in the transportation industry. He has been with Driver iQ since 2012.

He has held senior management positions with IBM, CrossCom National, DAC Services (now a part of HireRight), Lexis/Nexis and First Advantage Corp. Hensley holds an MBA from Oklahoma City University in International Business, with graduate studies at Richmond College in London, England, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas. He currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he has been actively involved with Junior Achievement, and has served on the board of directors of Big Brothers of Oklahoma.

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