D’Andre Binns has made huge strides in the truck driving industry since joining Stevens as a driver only a year and a half ago. On July 17, 2019, D’Andre completed the lease on his truck and secured the keys to his very own 2020 Kenworth. He has now joined the ranks with other Owner-Operators at Stevens.
“I’m very excited to venture on this journey with Stevens,” D’Andre said. “I am finally seeing the fruits of my labor come into effect, and I am eager to see where this journey will take me.”
D’Andre’s truck driving career began at Careers World Wide in Keenesburg, CO in January of 2018. Even though, he was in school on his birthday, D’Anre enjoyed spending the time with his classmates learning everything he could about an industry he was passionate about. A month later, D’Andre graduated with his CDL. He headed to Stevens Transport’s headquarters in Dallas, TX for orientation, and to complete his over-the-road (OTR) training with a Stevens trainer.
“My first trainer, Patrick Brown, really taught me everything about this industry, this job, and the opportunities that I could explore at Stevens,” D’Andre said. “I was so glad to have him as a trainer, and I’m still in contact with him today.”
Patrick was a Lease Operator at Stevens and his second trainer was an Owner Operator with a fleet of three trucks. Seeing the success that both of these trainers were experiencing, D’Andre signed his lease when he came back to the yard. It was only a few months later when D’Andre decided It was his turn to make an impact on new drivers and became a trainer.
D’Andre is an amazing trainer and I have heard nothing but positive comments about him from his students.
D’Andre’s Driver Manager
“D’Andre is an amazing trainer and I have heard nothing but positive comments about him from his students,” Sean Hunter, D’Andre’s Driver Manager, said. “D’Andre is someone who will go out of his way to help anyone and I am lucky to have a driver like him on my fleet.”
D’Andre is also one of the many drivers who are a part of a dedicated fleet. This fleet allows drivers the opportunity to deliver goods to a variety of customers in a 3-to-5 state region. “I have been fortunate to be a part of both the Kraft and Perdue dedicated fleets, and I’ve loved both of them,” D’Andre said. “The teams around these fleets are terrific, and they always keep me rolling.” This route passes right through D’Andre’s hometown, so he is always able to stop and see his children, which he loves!
As for his future, D’Andre stated that he has a goal of owning a fleet with 10-20 trucks and he has no plans deviate from his goal. “I know that I can achieve this goal, and I know I will have the support from everyone at Stevens to help me along the way,” D’Andre said.
When D’Andre is not driving, you can find him spending time with his children, watching football (especially his favorite team, the Chicago Bears), or playing video games.