When Josh Karpilo first came to Stevens Driving Academy in 2013, his intentions were to complete his one year commitment and then return home to run local driving jobs. He always wanted to drive a truck, but he wasn’t sure about being an over-the-road driver.
It was after spending time on his trainer’s truck for those few months that he began to see how successful the program could make him. Josh’s trainer taught him how to be a successful driver with freedom to enjoy life and your career – which led to his decision to stay.
With the superior training Josh gained, he was able to run over 3,000 miles in his first 6 days as a solo driver and was encouraged to share his experience with others! After leasing a truck for a year, he decided to give back to the transportation industry and became a trainer. It makes Josh proud to know that he is passing on tips for success to the drivers of tomorrow. As for Josh’s experience as a driver trainer, he states:
Being a trainer not only makes you MORE money – it also makes you a BETTER driver!
– JOSH KARPILO
Now that Josh is an Owner Operator, he is just a few weeks away from making his last truck payment and owning his own truck! He is thankful for a career that allows him to step outside of the usual nine to five work environment and instead experience the various cultures present around our country.
In truck driving today, it’s not just a 9 to 5 job but a lifestyle. It comes with its sacrifices and commitments. It’s what you do with those that determine the direction you’re going and how successful you become.
– JOSH KARPILO