TMC Names Harvey Justice as September Driver Trainer of the Month
Harvey Justice has been driving a black and chrome TMC truck for the past four years, but you could say that trucking has been in his blood for a lifetime. Trucking is a passion that was passed down through his family. Even as a kid, Harvey drove around his house in Kentucky. Once a professional driver, Harvey began as a local driver. Then one day, TMC caught his eye.
After driving solo for a while, Harvey decided to help new drivers at TMC get their start by becoming a Driver Trainer. TMC recently recognized his exemplary contribution with the “Trainer of the Month” award. Recipients of this award exhibit a passion for the success of others.
Training has taught him a lot – things like being patient with family, the importance of learning, and being able to adapt to your surroundings. “Training opens your eyes to things you didn’t see before. You want people to make it, you learn to respect others, you really get to understand the training policy and why it is in place,” Harvey explains.
Harvey discussed the importance of being able to adjust his training style for each Trainee. “No two Trainees will train the same; it is important that the Trainer adapts their teaching style to suit the needs of the Trainee, not the other way around.” Harvey also mentioned “the mental side of being a Trainer and a Truck Driver is probably the most important part.”
While the money he earns is a great benefit, the ability to be home on the weekends is the most important thing to Harvey. Weekends off gives Harvey time to wind down mentally and physically. He gets to spend time with his family most weekends, catching up on anything he missed during the week.
Harvey’s advice to anyone who is considering a career at TMC Transportation is to be patient. "That is the key to being a successful driver. Trainees must be willing to learn because you don’t make money without learning.”
“Harvey does a great job as a Driver and a Trainer. He has always been willing to take on any challenge we send his way. Harvey is always positive and friendly, which goes a long way when training new Drivers. Harvey has had great success with Trainees graduating to a truck, staying with the company, and being safe.” –Jeff Geist, Training Coordinator Manager
Congratulations to Harvey Justice for being named TMC's September Driver Trainer of the Month!
Driver Trainers are vital to the TMC Training Department, and each month a Trainer is chosen who demonstrates the outstanding qualities TMC looks for in a Trainer. The Trainer of the Month recipient is chosen based on their safety record and the safety performance of their Trainees, the number of Drivers trained, and the retention percentage of those Drivers.