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TMC Names Trainer of the Year for 2016

posted by on Thursday, February 02, 2017

Congratulations to Andrew Theobald, TMC’s Trainer of the Year for 2016! Andy has been a professional truck driver with TMC for nearly seven years, six of which he has been training new TMC drivers.

Andy enjoys being a driver trainer and helping to groom and build upon the future of TMC. “It is rewarding to watch my trainees get better and progress,” he says. “It is a fast paced process and they’re growing and changing every day. I feel like my hard work is paying off.”

With perseverance and dedication, the earning potential at TMC is tremendous. This is a philosophy that Andy instills in his drivers. He advocates that driving your truck and securing your loads is only half of the business. Being safe, vigilant and making good use of your time is essential to being successful in the trucking industry.

When a new driver gets in his truck to begin their training period, Andy takes a personalized approach. “I think it is important to cater to the individual needs of each trainee,” he explains. “Every one is different. I like to get on a personal level and relate to them so they feel comfortable in my truck. It makes it easier for them to focus on the task at hand.”

“Andy does a great job for TMC as a driver and a trainer,” says Jeff Geist, Training Coordinator Manager. “He is level headed and thorough in his training. His success shows his dedication to doing things right and making sure his drivers are prepared for the job.”

Andy lives in Michigan where he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. Congratulations to Andy on this astounding accomplishment. We are proud to call him a part of the TMC Family. 


Andy Theobald (center) with Jeff Wisgerhof, VP Driver Training (left) and Jeff Geist, Training Coordinator Manager (right)