Prime Inc. Hosts 2018 CDL Instructor and TNT Trainer Banquet

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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.

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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