Jordan Head Named Trainer of the Month For April 2016
Jordan Head made his dream of becoming a truck driver a reality when he joined TMC in October 2013. Jordan grew up around trucks and had always admired his great grandfather’s trucking awards.
Jordan’s trainer Steven Crabb had passed on valuable knowledge as a fellow trucker and a friend, which gave Jordan the confidence to pursue becoming a driver trainer. “Mr. Head is a very hardworking person that is dedicated to doing things correctly at TMC. He was great to work with when I was training with him. We need more drivers like Jordan,” says Steven.
Jordan describes driver training as a prideful experience. “It’s like watching a kid grow up – you feel proud,” he says. “I have the chance to bring someone into this industry and turn them into quality drivers.”
When it comes to training drivers, Jordan strives to teach efficiency. “Every second out in the field counts and learning proper securement will save you a lot of time, so pay very close attention,” Jordan says.
“Jordan has trained over nine guys over the course of last year and has produced drivers that are safe and productive at their job. He also feels rewarded helping other new drivers be successful,” says Training Coordinator Manager, Jeff Geist.
Jordan lets his trainees know that even if they are out of his truck, they can always give him a call. “I still keep in contact with my former trainer and all my former trainees because it’s good to know you have somebody out there,” says Jordan.
Above all, Jordan sees his drivers as lifelong partners in the trucking industry. “At the end of the day, they will be the ones building TMC’s reputation and our ESOP as well,” he explains.
Jordan has enjoyed his journey so far with TMC, stating that his plan is to retire with the company and continue to help drivers have a chance of success.
Jordan (left) with Jeff Wisgerhof, VP Driver Training
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 April 2016 Trainer of the Month, Jordan Head!