January 2018 Owner Operator of The Month: Terrie Teal

February 15, 2018

January 2018 Owner Operator of The Month: Terrie Teal

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Terrie Teal has been named TSH Owner Operator of the Month for January 2018!

When he’s not on the road he likes to enjoy time at the home with his kids who play all different sports.  In the summertime you’ll find him on the lake with his family on wave runners and their boat!

What do you value most about being at TSH?

“The freedom that you can run a truck like you want to. Run it as hard as you want to.  Don’t have someone over you demanding you to do this or that.  Go home when you want to.  Make as much money as you want to.  Nobody telling you what you can do.”

What was your most memorable load that you hauled with us?

“I arrived at my destination in Buffalo, NY and had to wait until the next morning for it to open up. Overnight it snowed over 10 feet – it was the worst storm they had ever had up there! I only had a ¼ tank of fuel and not much food in the truck because I didn’t expect to be stranded. The weather didn’t show that it was going to be that bad.  It was the scariest time of my life in trucking.  Luckily, there was another truck driver that owned a shop nearby.  This stranger let me stay at his house for the next 3-4 days and I dug my truck out a little each day until it was finally free and I could be on my way. We became friends on Facebook and still keep in touch that way.  I’ll never forget that experience!”


What’s your advice to other OO’s?

“Make sure you keep your family in mind.  Don’t lose track of your family while you’re out on the road.  You’re so occupied with your work that you can lose track of them.”

What has helped you be successful?
“Paying attention and having good people skills.  Being dependable.  If you do your job and the agents know they can count on you then they look out for you, keep track of you, and take care of you.  You take care of them they take care of you!”
Please join us in congratulating Terrie on being named January Owner Operator of the Month!

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