TMC Transportation driver and war veteran, Kyle Lee, received the honor of recently being named Trucking’s Top Rookie at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Lee, 25, of Ottawa, Kan., was chosen out of 10 finalists from five different fleets to win the third annual contest.
Lee’s prize package included $25,000 in cash and prizes including a $10,000 check from Randall-Reilly; $1,000 cash and 100,000 MyReward points from Pilot Flying J; a custom plaque; a year’s supply of 5-Hour Energy; a CB radio and GPS unit from Cobra electronics; an American Trucking Associations “Good Stuff Brings It” package; and a Rand McNally Motor Carrier Road Atlas.
Accompanied by his family, Lee became TMC’s first driver to win the award. TMC is the largest privately-held flatbed trucking company in the U.S. and employs over 2,750 employees. Since 1972, TMC has employed quality drivers that strive to be the best at everything. With the help of its advanced training program, TMC provides drivers with the opportunity to succeed.
Like many of TMC’s drivers, Lee has military service under his belt, with four years in the U.S. Army and current enlistment in the National Guard. While serving time overseas, he learned how to drive heavy machinery, which ultimately helped start his trucking career. After returning stateside, Lee attended MTC Truck Driving Training in St. Louis before he started with TMC.
TMC is proud to offer opportunities to current and former military personnel in every job category available. Currently, TMC’s world-class fleet contains 30 percent military veterans. Having recently pledged to hire 500 veterans by 2014 through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hiring Our Heroes” program, veterans will have no problem finding a trucking job at TMC.
If you’re a veteran, TMC is happy to offer the chance to enroll in its VA approved OJT program today. To find out more on how to join the TMC team, visit the TMC Transportation trucking jobs page by clicking here.