TMC's Driver of the 3rd Quarter Awarded to Josh Deeds
Josh Deeds has been named as TMC’s Driver of the Third Quarter for 2017. Josh has been a professional truck driver with the company for over eight years and recently achieved one million safe driving miles.
For Josh, the freedom he has out on the road and the capability to be his own boss is the biggest draw to the trucking industry. He also loves having the opportunity to travel for a living, having been to all lower 48 states and Canada.
The Alabama native found TMC to be a great fit from the beginning. “Great pay, great equipment, and the benefits of being an employee-owned company is really what keeps me at TMC,” he says. “I like the fact that doing my job right on a daily basis affects the success of the company, and it is the employees that earn the rewards that come with that.”
Being a successful truck driver doesn’t always come easy. According to Josh, there are a few simple actions that can make a big difference. “It is important to always be aware of your surroundings, get out and look when backing, practice safe following distances, and make time management a priority.”
“Josh is a very hard worker, very reliable, and is always willing to help others,” says Glenda Miller, Josh’s Fleet Manager. “He does a great job of being safe out on the road and is a great asset to TMC.”
Josh also enjoys taking part in shaping the future of TMC drivers. He often visits driving schools and talks to prospective drivers about the career TMC has to offer, while also sharing his journey driving a TMC truck with them.
Josh has also been a driver trainer on and off during his time with TMC. “I enjoy teaching. It is very rewarding seeing my trainees succeed and provide for their families.”
Josh resides in Alabama with his wife and enjoys attending NASCAR races. He looks forward to continuing his career with TMC and hopes to one day be named as a Wheel Master.
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. Congratulations to our 2017 Driver of the Third Quarter, Josh Deeds!