A doctor, scientist, teacher or lawyer. All common answers when a child is asked what they dream of being when they grow up. But if you were to ask young Ralph Jennings the same question, he would have said a truck driver.
“This job was always a childhood dream of mine,” Ralph said. With two uncles and a few cousins that were truck drivers while Ralph was growing up, he was always around the profession. “I wanted a career that would let me travel and see the scenery that the country has to offer, and truck driving fit that description perfectly.”
Ralph achieved his childhood dream once he received his CDL from Roadmaster in Dallas, TX. From there, Ralph continued his truck driver dream at Stevens. After only 90 days of solo driving, Ralph decided that he was going to open his own trucking business with the help of our Alliance Contractor Division. In 2018, he purchased his first truck with Stevens and ever since has had continued success in his childhood dream. Today, Ralph has completed more than one million safe miles, joining a group of prestigious individuals at Stevens.
I would not be where I am today without the help of everyone at Stevens Transport.
“I would not be where I am today without the help of everyone at Stevens,” Ralph said. “My first trainer, William Duncan taught me everything I know. My Driver Manager, Joe Jenkins, has always had my back and been there for me whenever I needed him. Also, the planners, especially Tiffany Matthews, have always been nothing but great to me.”
Ralph has also pinpointed a few spots in the country that he always visits while he’s driving. “I have been to all 48 states while driving,” Ralph said. “I love Los Angeles, and I love Las Vegas because of all of the all you can eat buffets. Tennessee also has some of my favorite places to eat, so I also love going there.”
While he is not driving, Ralph enjoys DJ-ing at events or at a radio station in Florida. “I will call my old boss and I will ask if I can take some of his old shifts. If I’m not there, I love hosting parties for my families and friends and DJ-ing there.”