It’s not easy for a driver to accomplish one million safe miles, let alone three million. However. Over-the-road driver Jesus Ortega has beat those odds. Jesus attended CDL training at Stevens Driving Academy in 1994, then transitioned into a trainer role, and stayed as a company driver ever since, driving all around the great United States. When Jesus first came to Stevens, he only had intentions to stay until he had enough money for college. But after having some amazing experiences driving, Jesus decided to make a career out of trucking.
When asked to describe Jesus, Vice President of Driver Relations and Administration Angela Aaron Horowitz said,
Jesus is a very tenacious, smart, and hardworking businessman. It takes a very unique person to make it as a professional driver, and Jesus fits that mold with precision and perfection.”
Angela Aaron Horowitz
VP, Driver Relations & Administration
Other coworkers described Jesus as dedicated, on the go, and a family man.
Speaking of his family, when Jesus isn’t delivering his loads, he loves spending time with his wife, 24-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter. When asked about his favorite part of the job, Jesus said that “you get to take time off anywhere you want”. Because of this, Jesus has been able to take his family on the road with him and explore his favorite places, which include New York City and Washington, D.C. When asked if any of his family was planning on following in his footsteps, Jesus said no, but that “he works hard so they don’t have to”.