Tim Spratling is Stevens Transport’s 2016 Trainer Driver of the Year award winner. There are many factors that go into this nomination. The most prominent being the number of trainees that successfully complete their training and continue toward a fulfilling driving career with Stevens. Tim has a 100% success rate.
Since Tim is a very personable, understanding and experienced driver, trainees love driving with him and request to stay with him for the duration of their training. He enjoys talking to people and has a way of making drivers feel comfortable and relaxed with him.
Tim also enjoys sharing his success as an Independent Contractor with the Alliance Lease Program. He has obtained a wealth of knowledge about the ins and outs of running a transportation business. He learned tips and tricks from Stevens Contractor Division, but also has some of his own secrets of success. He will share these during the long drives across the country so that his trainees can have the same opportunities for success as an Independent Contractor.
Although making an extra $15k-$20k as a trainer is a plus, he says what he enjoys most about being a trainer is passing on the knowledge taught to him through training or interacting with other drivers. Tim says, “I have a lot to offer, and I feel like it would be selfish of me to not share what others have shared with me.” He also enjoys the company of another driver. Instead of staring at the road for ten hours, he has what he considers a “little brother” to hang out with and impart knowledge to.
When Tim came to Stevens after graduating from Truck Driver Institute in Alabama, he had sixty bucks in his pocket. Now he has an apartment downtown Dallas, a nice car and he credits his success to Stevens Transport. He is happy with his career and plans to stay with Stevens Transport for the long haul.