Timothy Ashby always dreamed of becoming a truck driver ever since he was a young boy. After working in the same factory for most of his adult life, Timothy decided that it was time to act upon that dream.
Timothy obtained his CDL by attending truck driving school at the Truck Driving Institute in Indianapolis, IN and joined Stevens in April of 2017. Timothy enjoyed the training he received from both Stevens Transport and the Truck Driving Institute and believed left for his over-the-road (OTR) training with his trainer feeling very well prepared for any obstacle he was going to face.
A month into his OTR training, Timothy made the decision to join the Contractor Division at Stevens Transport. When asked why he joined the Contractor Division, Timothy said “My trainer was very instrumental in helping me make that decision. He was an Owner Operator and passed along very insightful information about the program during my training. I decided to give Will [Byrd], the Alliance Business Recruiter, a call and the rest is history.”
The support that I have received from everyone else at Stevens has been amazing and I could not picture myself anywhere else!
Stevens Contractor Division Driver
Two years later, Timothy achieved a huge milestone by completing his lease. “None of the success I have achieved today would have been possible without my trainer, the Driver Managers I have had, and Mike [Sommer], my Business Counselor,” Timothy said. “The support that I have received from everyone else at Stevens has been amazing and I could not picture myself anywhere else!”
As for his future plans, Timothy plans to lease another truck, more specifically a 2020 Peterbilt. Timothy also advises new drivers to have patience and to tackle every obstacle head-on because “there will be gold at the end of the rainbow”!