TMC's Best of the Best Gather for Annual Wheel Master Meeting

on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Company News


TMC’s annual Wheel Master Meeting took place this past Saturday, March 24th at TMC’s headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Wheel Master award was created as a way to recognize the best of the best at TMC. Each year a driver is honored with the Wheel Master distinction based on years of service with the company, safe driving record and overall quality performance.

The meeting brought in Wheel Masters both past and present, and also served as a platform to induct the newest Wheel Master into the prestigious order.

The recipient of the 2017 Wheel Master award was Herb House, who with 25 years of service and 2.5 million safe driving miles, humbly accepted the award before a room of his peers and TMC management.

From one of TMC’s very first recipients awarded 30 years ago, Russ Allen, to our newest inductee, Herb House, those in attendance have racked up an astounding 56,112,121 safe driving miles and 485 safe years.


Herb, center, with Fleet Manager Brent Smith, left, and Operations Manager, Lukas Rold, right.

“It is a great honor and quite unexpected to be here today,” said Herb. “I’ve just been out there doing my job the only way I know how. I am grateful to Harrold and to TMC for giving me this opportunity.”

Herb’s wife, Teri, was also in attendance to support her husband as he accepted the prestigious award.

Read more about Herb and his journey with TMC here.


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Front row, left to right: Les Bohlken, Russ Allen, Dick Wyatt, Harrold Annett, Roger Dannen, John Wheeler, Herb House, George Calore, Mike LaVigne, Larry Brown

Back row, left to right: Alan Wiegard, Kevin Dinsdale, Danny Cagle, Louis Steele, Derek Boykin, Matt Bohl, Mark Skeen, Jeff Wisgerhof, Marvin Hayes, Pat Lucash

“The Wheel Master Meeting is something I look forward to every year,” said Harrold Annett, TMC’s Founder and CEO. “This group of drivers is the epitome of our mission, ‘Destination: Excellence’. I appreciate their friendship and commitment to TMC, and I enjoy seeing the group grow with each year’s deserving inductee.”

In addition to the quality time together, the group enjoyed a great lunch and plenty of laughter. At this meeting, there are no job titles, just a group of friends who respect one another and enjoy each other’s company. Once again, congratulations to Herb for receiving the most esteemed title awarded at TMC.