John Nelson Credits Trainer for His CDL Success
Congratulations to John M. Nelson, our most recent Million Mile driver at Stevens Transport. We had a chance to catch up with him last week when was in Dallas. John is the kind of person that, after spending five minutes with, you feel like you’ve been lifelong friends. After trying a variety of careers, he decided to get started in the trucking industry. “My goal was to find something that I could do really well for ten whole years. And after trying several other things, I’m so glad I found Stevens Transport”.
After just a short time on the road, John was able to become a highly successful driver in our Contractor Division. We wanted to know why he was able to make the transition so quickly. “Stevens Transport taught me how to do the job right. In most careers, you fake it until you make it – or you fake it until you fail. Stevens Transport is a great training company. They left no stone unturned – they taught me how to do the job properly”.
“As a driver, there’s a lot more to just sitting in the seat. My Trainer taught me road etiquette, controlling the equipment, and being a safe operator. And just as important – he taught me how to do the paperwork correctly. Because that’s the way you get paid.”
John is 64 now and enjoying his time on the road every day. “I just wish I had learned this sooner because I would have been successful even longer!” Everyone at Stevens Transport is proud to have you on the Team.