Kevin Scott Named Top Three Finalist for the 2016 Transition Trucking: Driving For Excellence Award
TMC Transportation is proud to announce that Kevin Scott has been named as a top three finalist for the 2016 Transition Trucking: Driving For Excellence Award. Kevin was in attendance at the ESGR signing ceremony on Friday, August 26th at the Great American Trucking Show where the top ten finalists were honored and the top three were announced. The winner, who will take home the keys to a Kenworth T680, among other prizes, will be unveiled in mid-December at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
During Kevin’s time as a professional driver for TMC, he has proved himself an outstanding asset to both the company and the industry as a whole. Mr. Scott has stood out from the crowd since day one with his sense of enthusiasm and dedication to the trucking industry.
Kevin joined TMC as a professional truck driver in November of 2015, and has quickly made a name for himself. He currently ranks in the top seven percent of linehaul drivers here at TMC, thanks in part to his “can-do” attitude and intense drive to succeed. Kevin is a self-proclaimed “perfectionist” and is committed to doing the job safely and correctly.
It hasn’t always been easy for Kevin, however. Coming from a less than spectacular upbringing in Brookhaven, Mississippi, Kevin has been on his own since he was 14 and described himself as a “troubled kid” back then. Things started to change for Kevin the day he turned 17 when he joined the Army. He spent two combat tours in Iraq, and upon returning to the U.S. he became employed as a licensed offshore engineer where he worked on massive aircraft and diesel engines on an oil rig.
When his time in the oil fields came to an end due to layoffs, Kevin decided to pursue a career in the field he’d always admired: trucking. He immediately obtained his CDL and applied to only one company. “TMC is the only company I wanted to work for,” says Kevin. “I was drawn to the likeness and military values, and of course to the top-notch equipment. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”
Kevin is a true trucker through and through. He embraces the lifestyle and appreciates how it has allowed him to earn a comfortable living for himself, his wife and his 17 month old daughter.
“Choosing this career has given me a sense of pride. I enjoy the fact that when I am at work I am truly at work, but my time home is solely devoted to my family. Our goal at TMC is ‘Destination: Excellence,’ which goes hand in hand with the personal goals that I have set for myself, from my military career to my personal life.”
We are honored to have Kevin as a vital part of our fleet and admire the way he represents TMC. We know Kevin would be an outstanding candidate for this award. He is truly a well-rounded driver who continues to live our motto, “Destination: Excellence.”