TMC Announces Prestigious Wheel Master Award Recipient for 2017

by Stacey Sickmiller on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Awards & Recognition


TMC Transportation is pleased to introduce Herb House as our 2017 Wheel Master. The annual Wheel Master award is the highest driver honor given at TMC. Herb’s hard work and dedication to his Black and Chrome family over the past 25 years has earned him this notable distinction.

Yearning for adventure, Herb left his factory job in 1982 to go to truck driving school. Shortly after, he found his niche in the flatbed trucking industry. He spent some time with other carriers, but there was only one company he really wanted to work for - TMC Transportation. In 1993, Herb officially signed on with the Black & Chrome. Two and a half decades and 2.5 million safe driving miles later, Herb will be joining a small group of prestigious drivers that call themselves TMC Wheel Masters.

“I feel like I’ve grown both as a driver and as a person during my time with TMC. I’ve learned a lot about patience,” says Herb. “It is easy to work hard for a company that goes out of their way to treat you like TMC does. The top-notch equipment, pay, home time, and the people I work with are great. It doesn’t get much better.”

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Herb currently drives for TMC’s Specialized Division, one that yields some of the best and safest drivers in the fleet. ‘Safe’ is a concept Herb knows well, as he has collected nearly every safe driving award TMC has to offer. He was also named Driver of the Quarter in 2010.

“I don’t think there really is a secret to being a safe driver,” Herb explains. “Pay attention to detail and don’t be afraid to ask questions. But above all, just keep your wheels on the ground.”

Herb resides in Morrison, Illinois with his wife Teri. He is a valued asset to TMC, and we are proud to bestow this prestigious award upon him. Herb will be honored at the annual Wheel Master Meeting that will take place at TMC’s headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa in March. Each Spring, former Wheel Masters (some retired, many still active drivers) gather for a luncheon to catch up and induct the newest Wheel Master.

“Receiving this award was something I was not expecting. I have just been going about doing my job the best way I know how,” Herb explains. “I am honored and humbled.”