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July 2020 Driver Awards


Proudly Recognizing Our Drivers’ Efforts

Recognizing The Best of the Best For July 2020

Our outstanding service as a premier logistics and transportation solutions provider is backed by the dedication and hard work of our entire team, from back-office support staff to driving professionals. And the best of the best drive for Stevens Transport. The executive team of Stevens Transport is proud to announce and honor the driver award winners from the month of July 2020:

Kevin Collins

1st Place Trainer of the Month

Kevin joined Stevens in February of 2019 and graduated with his CDL from Stevens Driving Academy in Dallas, TX. Kevin enjoyed the training he received from Stevens, and has enjoyed every minute of his job! When we asked Kevin what he attributes to his success, he stated: “My success is due largely in part to my Driver Manager, Johnny Cox. He always keeps me determined to effectively complete every day, and has really helped me grow as a driver. Kevin also passed along some sound advice to our new drivers: “Never be in a rush and always take your time. It pays off to do your job right!” Outside of work, Kevin enjoys playing darts, playing cards, and relaxing.

Driver Manager: Johnny Cox


 

Robert Jacobs

Runner Up Trainer of the Month

Robert joined Stevens in March of 2019 and graduated with his CDL from Tennessee Truck Driving School in Louisville, TN. Robert enjoyed the training he received from both Tennessee Truck Driving School and Stevens, and was excited to continue his career at a great company. When we asked Robert what he attributes to his success, he explained: “My uncle has been a huge source of inspiration for me. He set the standard for how a business will succeed, and it has helped me get to where I am today!” Robert also passed along some sound advice for our new drivers: “Don’t let the little things bother you, and always push yourself to accomplish something new every day. Your hard work will pay off and will be rewarded greatly!” Outside of work, Robert enjoys pursuing outdoor activities, playing golf, and spending time with his family.

Driver Manager: Johnny Cox


 

Darryl Murray

1st Place Company Driver of the Month

Darryl joined Stevens in January of 2020 and graduated with his CDL from Tampa Truck Driving School in Tampa, FL. Darryl enjoyed the training he received from both Tampa Truck Driving School and Stevens, and was excited to continue his father’s legacy in the industry. When we asked Derrick what he attributes to his success, he replied: “I have a strong belief foundation that has helped me every day I am on the road. I also work hard every day for my mom, and to make my dad proud.” Darryl also passed along some sound advice for our new drivers: “Remember that with risk comes reward. Also, failing doesn’t mean that you failed; it just means that you need to find another way.” Outside of work, Darryl enjoys writing music, playing the guitar, and working on cars.

Driver Manager: Kenny Harwell


 

Xavier Macon

Runner Up Company Driver of the Month

Xavier joined Stevens in August of 2010 and graduated with his CDL from Stevens Driving Academy in Dallas, TX. Xavier enjoyed the training that he received from Stevens and appreciated all of the knowledge that was passed along to him from his trainers. When we asked Xavier what he attributes to his success, he answered: “I would not be where I am today without the stellar training that I received from Stevens. They truly set me up for success, and I’m excited to see what else is in store for me here!” Xavier also passed along some sound advice for our new drivers: “Always take it slow and relax. Stevens will set you up for success, so make sure to follow all of their advice and tips, and you too will be successful!” Outside of work, Xavier enjoys writing, watching different television shows, and spending time with his family.

Driver Manager: Red Sanderson


 

Ryan Coesfield

1st Place Contractor of the Month

Ryan joined Stevens in June of 2005 and graduated with his CDL from Roadmaster in Columbus, OH. His Driver Manager, Chris Nelson, describes Ryan as a devoted and hardworking individual. He is an overall professional and takes pride in having an excellent service and safety record. Ryan is a true asset to the company and does whatever he can to fulfill the service of our customers. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with family.

Driver Manager: Chris Nelson


 

Derrick Savoie

Runner-Up Contractor of the Month

Derrick joined Stevens in December of 2019 and graduated with his CDL from Diesel Driving Academy in Shreveport, LA. Derrick enjoyed the training that he received from both Diesel Driving Academy and Stevens, and was eager to pursue the opportunities that were available to him. When we asked Derrick what he attributes to his success, he responded: “My trainer, Samuel Alexander, taught me everything that I know today. He inspired me to become an Independent Contractor, and we still talk every day!” Derrick also passed along some sound advice for our new drivers: “Constantly pay attention to everything around you, because you never know what to expect. Also, remember to constantly be safe, because you’re protecting both yourself and the other cars around you.” Outside of work, Derrick enjoys playing on his PS4, doing electrical work, and spending time with his wife.

Driver Manager: Joseph Jenkins


 

Ralph Jennings

1st Place Owner Operator

Ralph joined Stevens in January of 2011 and graduated with his CDL from Roadmaster in Jacksonville, FL. Ralph enjoyed the training he received at both Roadmaster and Stevens, and was ecstatic to pursue his childhood dream. When we asked Ralph what he attributes to his success, he said: “My first trainer, William Bunkle, taught me everything I know. My Driver Manager, Joe Jenkins, and the planning team, especially Tiffany Matthews, have always had my back and been there for me whenever I needed them, and I’m very appreciative of them!” Ralph also passed along some sound advice for our new drivers: “Good things come to those who wait! So, be patient, because you have got to crawl before you can walk.” Outside of work, Ralph enjoys DJ-ing at different events and hosting parties for his family and friends.

Driver Manager: Joesph Jenkins


 

Thomas Gatherings & William Bains

1st Place Team of the Month

Thomas joined Stevens in April of 2019 and graduated with his CDL from Stevens Driving Academy in Dallas, TX. Soon after, William joined Stevens and graduated with his CDL from Swift Driving Academy in Phoenix, AZ. The pair enjoyed the training that they both received at Stevens, and became an Independent Contractor team with Stevens Transport CD, Inc. in February of 2020. When we asked Thomas what he attributes to the team’s success, he replied: “Alex Rice has been very supportive since we moved to his fleet, and we appreciate him very much! Our team dynamic is also great, and has definitely contributed to our success.” William also passed along some sound advice to our new drivers: “Don’t be afraid to ask questions, because everyone is here to help you succeed. Also, practice makes perfect, so make sure to practice your maneuvers whenever possible!” Outside of work, the team enjoys fishing, golfing, and spending time with their families.

Driver Manager: Michael Bryant


 

Darion Gutierrez Amaro

1st Place Grad Driver of the Month

Darion joined Stevens in April of 2020 and graduated with his CDL from First Class Truck Training in Tampa, FL. Darion enjoyed the training he received from both First Class Truck Training and Stevens, and looked forward to all of the experiences he would soon encounter! When we asked Darion what he attributes to his success, he responded: “I’m very thankful for everyone at Stevens, from the Recruiting department, to the dispatchers, to the planners, as they have helped me tremendously throughout my new journey. I’m also thankful for my Driver Manager, because he is my number one supporter while I’m out here on the road!” Darion also passed along some sound advice for our new drivers: “Be persistent, because this job requires hard work and dedication. Also, don’t let the small things get to you.” Outside of work, Darion enjoys going to the beach and spending time with his family.

Driver Manager: James Curley


 

Dante Jenkins

Runner Up Grad Driver of the Month

Dante joined Stevens in February of 2020 and graduated with his CDL from CDL School of Miami in Miami, FL. Dante enjoyed the training he received from both the CDL School of Miami and Stevens, and appreciated all of the knowledge that he received from all of his instructors. When we asked Dante what he attributes to his success, he answered: “I have a strong belief foundation that has helped me every day I am on the road. I am also a very persistent person who will stop at nothing to get my job done efficiently and effectively.” Dante also passed along some sound advice to our new drivers: “You will only get out what you put in, so make every day count! Also, continue to learn, because things are constantly changing in this industry!” Outside of work, Dante enjoys spending time at the beach, trying new restaurants, and spending time with his family.

Driver Manager: Owen Burns


 

Patrick Morris Jr

1st Place Dedicated Driver

Patrick joined Stevens in June of 2018 and graduated with his CDL from Craven Community College in New Bern, NC. Patrick enjoyed the training he received at both Craven Community College and Stevens, and felt well-prepared to continue his career as a solo driver. When we asked Patrick what he attributes to his success, he stated: “My trainer, David Rodgers, taught me so much about being both an Independent Contractor and being a successful driver. His advice made me the driver I am today, and I will forever be grateful for him.” Patrick also passed along some sound advice for our new drivers: “Make sure to always follow the six-second following distance rule, along with all of the other safety tips that Stevens offers you. They keep both yourself and the rest of the motoring public safe!” Outside of work, Patrick enjoys trying new restaurants and spending time with his children.

Driver Manager: Sean Hunter


 

David Lee Brown

Runner Up Dedicated Driver

David joined Stevens in October of 2002 and graduated with his CDL from Stevens Driving Academy in Dallas, TX. David enjoyed the training that he received from Stevens, and looked forward to excelling in his career at such a prestigious carrier. When we asked David what he attributes to his success, he explained: “The training program that Stevens offers their driver is what got me to where I am today. Everyone at Stevens has been very helpful and have passed along so much helpful information, which has also been very instrumental in my success!” David also passed along some sound advice for our new drivers: “Make sure to take it one step at a time! Also, continually stay focused on your goals so you can be successful as well!” Outside of work, David enjoys fishing, hunting, working on his house, and spending time with his grandkids.

Driver Manager: Wendy Jones


Congratulations, drivers!

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