Tilford Sereal Named Top 10 Finalist for Transition Trucking: Driving For Excellence Award

on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in Company News


TMC is proud to present Tilford Sereal as a top ten finalist for the Transition Trucking: Driving For Excellence award program! Tilford has been a professional driver with TMC since September of 2017, and during his time here he has proved himself an outstanding asset to both the company and the industry as a whole. Tilford has stood out from the crowd since day one with his sense of enthusiasm and dedication to the trucking industry. 

Tilford is a 20-year Navy veteran who's pride is evident in everything he does. During his time in the Navy, he was the lead culinary specialist on several submarines, providing meals for the crewmembers and managing the quarterly food budget.

Transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce can often be challenging for veterans. Tilford had always admired truck drivers and their dedication to the lifestyle, so upon his honorable retirement from the Navy, he jumped at the chance to get behind the wheel of a big rig. He attended Coastal Truck Driving School in Calhoun, Louisiana, then signed on to start training at TMC in July 2017. Tilford thrives on overcoming adversity, and couldn’t wait to begin the challenge of over-the-road flatbed truck driving.

As soon as Tilford was assigned his own black and chrome Peterbilt, he began to make a name for himself at TMC. He consistently earns a top spot on his Fleet Manager’s board, and his safety record is spotless. Looking at his performance history, one would assume they were reviewing that of a tenured TMC driver. It is clear that the work ethic and values instilled in Tilford during his time in the Navy have translated to his chosen profession as a professional truck driver. 

Above all, Tilford is an excellent advocate for the trucking industry. His drive and perseverance shows others that they can do anything they set their mind do. He even has decided to become a TMC driver trainer so he can further his impact on the industry by helping to put safe drivers on the highways of the country he loves. 

We are honored to have Tilford as a vital part of our fleet and admire his service to our country as well as the way he represents TMC. He is truly a well-rounded driver who continues to live our motto, “Destination: Excellence.”



Good luck, Tilford!