David Isaac Named TMC's Trainer of the Month for September 2019
David started at TMC on Valentine’s Day in 2014, and has felt the love with the Black and Chrome ever since. He spent eight years in the military and transitioned into his job at TMC while he was still enlisted. “TMC was the only flatbed company that stood out to me, especially the company being employee-owned,” David says.
After driving on his own for a year and a half, David decided to give driver training a try. “The instruction aspect of the job was interesting to me,” he says. “There are multiple ways to do one job, but I wanted to make sure that the end result is what is required of our company standards.”
When it comes to his training style, David takes a supervising role. “I try to let my trainees do as much as they can on their own, but I keep a close eye on them so I can correct them as needed,” he says. “I feel like this is the best way for them to get a feel of what it will be like once they have their own truck.”
David’s favorite part of training is meeting other drivers and helping to be a part of their success. “It’s great to see new guys do well,” he says. David also adds that it’s great for the company and himself as a driver. “You can learn even while you’re teaching, whether it be a load you wouldn’t normally or discovering a more efficient way to do things.”
Overall, David is grateful for the opportunities he’s had while driving for TMC. From the discipline it take to do the job to the relationships he has built with his peers, he wouldn’t trade it for anything else.
Driver trainers are vital to the TMC training department, and each month a trainer is chosen who demonstrates the outstanding qualities TMC looks for in a trainer. The Trainer of the Month recipient is chosen based on their safety record and the safety performance of their trainees, the number of drivers trained and the retention percentage of those drivers. Congratulations to our September 2019 Trainer of the Month, David Isaac!