I started driving 22 years ago and have 2.5 million safe miles driven without a preventable accident in my entire driving career. I pulled vans for three years where I was also a driver trainer. I pulled doubles for seven years. I was an owner operator for 9 years pulling heavy haul and specialized equipment. I then moved into safety at a company where I was promoted to VP of Safety and Maintenance. I am glad to be at JLE now and I am excited about our company and where it is headed. Some Accomplishments. In 1998, I was a Tennessee State Truck Driving Champion in the 4 axle Division, I went to Nationals and placed 1st. In 1999, I tried to defend my title and got second place. I have received a certification for safety from NATMI in 2017. My goal with JLE is to help get our safety scores down and JLE be recognized as the safest fleet in PA and the Nation.
Started my career 32 years ago as a heavy hauler, quickly advanced to specialized hauling as an Independent Contractor O/O. Approximately 2.5 million miles with 1.6 million accident free. Became a caterpillar engine mechanic and fuel systems specialist. Peterbilt technician for electronics and drive trains for Paccar chassis. Managed 2 maintenance shops, one dealership. Attended Pennsylvania State University to earn a BA / BS. University of Wisconsin for environmental processing. Certified as a CDS Through Soyltis management in safety management. Hold a Pennsylvania State inspection license. Honorary customer service awards. Sit on the council for the highway coalition and the Industry Council. Found my way to JLE to join the wolf pack.
I was born into a trucking family, first riding with my Father, and then logging over 3 million miles in my own driving career covering 48 states. I love working for JLE, a company that promotes a safe and legal culture for drivers. That’s Winning!!
I started at JLE in 2015 attending their first trucking orientation. I am a certified Driver Trainer through NATMI and also a certified instructor in Smith Driver Training. I continue to instruct JLE’s new drivers to use the safest methods of load securement and proper, legal hours of service logging, using the latest PeopleNet computer systems.
The highlights of my 35 years of driving experience consist of team driving with my Father, hauling heavy off-road equipment and open deck freight, hauling general freight and produce, and my stint on a 100-ton rock truck building Toll Road 43. I also was an owner-operator for a period of time. I worked driving dump trucks, later water and tanker trucks in the Gas fields and I instructed and supervised CDL classes prior to JLE.
I pride myself on all the safe driving awards I have received over the years and the fact I have never submitted a cargo damage claim. I intend to continue to assist JLE Industries reach for the stars and become the premier open deck carrier in the nation! That’s Winning!!