Mendenhall Receives Driver of the Fourth Quarter for 2015
TMC Transportation, the largest employee-owned flatbed carrier in the nation, recently named Lorin Mendenhall as Driver of the Fourth Quarter for 2015. Lorin will be celebrating ten years with the company this summer, and has accumulated over one million safe driving miles.
Lorin, a California native and Midwest transplant, spent nine years in the Navy prior to coming to TMC Transportation. His nine years in the Navy included two tours overseas. When looking to transition into the trucking industry, TMC immediately stuck out to Lorin because of the top of the line equipment and consistent home time. A decade later, Lorin couldn’t be happier with his career choice and making a living out on the road.
“I love being able to drive and have the flexibility and freedom to make my own decisions,” he says. “My last job in the Military was ‘driving a desk’, and that wasn’t very exciting.”
According to Lorin, being successful as a flatbed truck driver at TMC Transportation is easy - as long as you’re willing to work for it. “TMC gives you the tools to do everything, you just have to put them to use,” he explains. “They give you top notch equipment and have great people in the office that have your back. All you have to do is work hard, pay attention, and be cautious.”
“Lorin is a loyal, ‘get things done’ kind of guy and an excellent driver for TMC,” says Ritchie Thornburg, Lorin’s Fleet Manager. “I have a deep respect for him. No matter what the situation is, he handles it without a complaint and does the job right.”
Lorin currently resides in Reinbeck, Iowa with his wife of 17 years and their two children; ages six and three. He says his family's support is essential to his success as a professional driver at TMC.
Criteria for Driver of the Quarter recognition includes years of service with the company, safe driving record, excellent customer service, professionalism and overall quality performance. Once a driver is recognized as a Driver of the Quarter they are eligible to receive the prestigious Wheel Master Award.
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