Meet 2020 Driver of the 1st Quarter: Charles Locklear

by Stephanie Jenks on Monday, July 20, 2020 in Awards & Recognition


Charles Locklear has been selected to represent Driver of the Quarter. Since starting his driving career with TMC back in 2000, he has proven himself to be a quality professional driver.

Weekend home time was the initial reason Charles became interested in TMC. Since then, Charles has grown accustomed to the trucking lifestyle and enjoys being with TMC. Since joining the Black and Chrome Team, he has grown to really appreciate the people here.  “I enjoy working with the drivers on this team. I enjoy working with Jason, my fleet manager, and the guys on this account.”

The most important part of the job, Charles says, is safety. “Being safe and doing my job gets me from one day to the next,” he explains. Charles believes that his success largely comes from always being ready to learn. “If I’m watching you do something, I’m not trying to see if you’re doing something wrong or if you’re going to make a mistake. I’m just trying to learn. I’m constantly trying to learn.”

In Charles’ travel around the country, his favorite place is Washington. Living in Shannon, North Carolina, Charles says he really enjoys the opportunity to go out west and thinks it’s beautiful.

“It’s like a vacation. It’s something where I’ve seen a lot of places in the United States that I thought I’d never get to see. It’s traveling and meeting people.”

Charles Locklear

Congratulations, Charles! We are pleased to recognize your dedication to excellence.

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Criteria for Driver of the Quarter recognition includes years of service with the company, safe driving record, excellent customer service, professionalism and overall quality performance. Once a driver is recognized as a Driver of the Quarter they are eligible to receive the prestigious Wheel Master Award.