Prime Inc. Hosts 2018 CDL Instructor and TNT Trainer Banquet

Prime Inc. Hosts 2018 CDL Instructor and TNT Trainer Banquet

Prime Inc, North America's most successful refrigerated, flatbed, tanker, and intermodal trucking company, hosted its annual banquet to recognize its top 15 CDL Instructors and top 15 TNT Trainers. The event was held at the Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, MO on May 17th. 

At Prime Inc., CDL Instructors are responsible for training someone to earn their Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL). TNT Trainers are responsible for training someone who has obtained their CDL. Both instructors and trainers are vital to the success and safety of Prime's growing fleet and Prime Training Program. If someone is completing the entire Prime Training Program, they will have both a CDL Instructor and TNT Trainer, sometimes the same person.


“I want to congratulate and thank the instructors and trainers who were invited to the banquet this year. Congratulations on meeting the standards to receive an invite and thank you for your service to Prime and our driver training program. Prime's service to our customers and the motoring public is exemplary due to your dedication to the new drivers, who you train, to become the best in the industry. “Driven by the best” is our motto because of your dedication,” stated Stan Kasterke, Prime Training Program Manager.

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Congratulations to our Top 15 CDL Instructors for 2017: 

Prime Driver

Fleet Manager

At Prime Since

Division

Christopher Soroka

Dominic Rogers

2015

Tanker

Randy Womack

Sally Cates

2008

Refrigerated

John Wankel

Chance Dukewits

2008

Refrigerated

Jay Jesmer

Cheryl Lane

2011

Refrigerated

Carlos Lazos

Ryan Sullivan

2015

Refrigerated

Timothy Hicks

Lance Brightshue

2011

Refrigerated

George Wolf

Derek Hausman

2009

Refrigerated

Allen Ross

James Young

2015

Refrigerated

Timothy Wiemer

Darren Rook

2009

Refrigerated

Justin Humiston

Jon Murray

2010

Flatbed

Jeff Creasy

Jon Murray

2016

Flatbed

Danny Gibbons

Zach Teisher

2008

Flatbed

Tim Taylor

Zach Teisher

2015

Flatbed

Scott Fischer

Dennis Daniels

2013

Flatbed

David Wilcox

Jon Murray

2014

Flatbed


Congratulations to the Top 15 TNT Trainers for 2017: 

Prime Driver

Fleet Manager

At Prime Since

Division

Michael Dickinson

Donald Walcher

2013

Flatbed

Curtis Gutzmer

Brian Stowell

2011

Flatbed

Brian Jeffers

Ken Auman

2012

Flatbed

Howard Triplett

Doug Adams

2011

Tanker

Timothy Ryan

Chase Darling

1998

Flatbed

Shemiah Seewald

Patricia Brewer

2014

Refrigerated

John Lewis

Jon Samples

2005

Refrigerated

Chad Hatfield

Aaron Ward

2008

Refrigerated

Sharon Bailey

BJ Higdon

2004

Refrigerated

Roger Greenlee

Chris Martin

2014

Refrigerated

David Burgess

John Greenlee

2015

Refrigerated

Jason Kendall

Connor Bacon

2005

Refrigerated

Nanayoofi Boham

Barry Pahler

2014

Refrigerated

Ray Parker

Darren Rook

2008

Refrigerated

Howard Thompson

Justin Walker

2010

Refrigerated


Congratulations to the following award recipients for 2017: 

  • Rookie of the Year: David Wilcox
  • 2nd Runner Up for Instructor of the Year: Tim Weimer
  • 1st Runner Up for Instructor of the Year: Tm Taylor
  • Instructor of the Year: Danny Gibbons
  • Flatbed Trainer of the Year: Brian Jeffers
  • Tanker Trainer of the Year: Timothy Ryan
  • Refrigerated Trainer of the Year: John Lewis

Prime would also like to take this moment to recognize former Prime Driver Barrie Nadin who was an exceptional CDL Instructor for this company and loved by many. Unfortunately, he passed away in early 2018. May he rest in peace. 


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