Entries by Jeff Barker-Driver/Trainer

August 2019 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all of the drivers below for being selected driver of the month for their respective terminal. Many elements are considered by the individual fleet managers in their selection for Driver of the Month. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a […]

Don’t Take Your Mess To The Shop!

As we all know, our trucks—just like any other vehicle—need periodic preventive maintenance and repairs. As drivers, we can take a few simple steps to help the process. A shop technician usually just needs to move the truck from the yard to the bay before doing most of the work under the hood and along the […]

Time to prepare for winter

Winter is approaching. Parts of the mountain west region even had snow this week! Now is a great time to get prepared for the inevitable season of snow, ice, wind and cold. As I write this it is still warm outside. Of course at some point we will need to dig out our winter gear […]

Training: Keep an Open Mind!

Whether a driver is just beginning a career or has limited experience, spending time on the road with a veteran driver/trainer has its benefits. Given the fact that none of us were born with full knowledge of any trade or occupation it’s obvious that we need to take time to learn from a seasoned veteran—a […]

July 2019 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all of the drivers below for being selected driver of the month for their respective terminal. Many elements are considered by the individual fleet managers in their selection for Driver of the Month. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a […]

June 2019 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all of the drivers below for being selected driver of the month for their respective terminal. Many elements are considered by the individual fleet managers in their selection for Driver of the Month. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a […]

May 2019 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all of the drivers below for being selected driver of the month for their respective terminal. Many elements are considered by the individual fleet managers in their selection for Driver of the Month. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a […]

Enjoy the View—and Everything Else

There’s a beautiful world out there to take in! As we travel to many different areas around the country it begs the question: Do we give ourselves enough opportunities to enjoy what certain places have to offer? To most of us it becomes monotonous after a while—we find ourselves in a comfort zone as we […]