TMC announced the Driver of the First Quarter of 2021: Ricky Waters. Waters has been with TMC for more than 27 years and proved his dependability over and over again. He takes much pride in his work, being safe, and claim-free. These feats are impressive and deserve recognition.
Since Waters got out of the United States Navy in 1994, he has been driving the TMC black and chrome trucks. Waters recently logged his three millionth mile with TMC this past summer. Waters expressed high praise for TMC stating, “I love TMC; I love working for TMC.”
They really allow you to have a lot of freedom when you are on the road, they trust you with their equipment and really allow me to do my job the right way.”
“Ricky is always out there promoting TMC, whether to new customers or to new drivers. He is always willing to help other drivers on the road and answer their questions,” said Cory Jaeger, Waters’ fleet manager.
Waters understands the significance of this recognition and is very grateful for the opportunity to represent TMC as Driver of the Quarter. Among many benefits of being a part of the company, he cherishes the time he was able to spend with TMC founder Harrold Annett. Waters reminisced fondly about Annett, who passed away this past March. “Harrold was a mentor to me and throughout my time spent with him, it was clear how much he cared about each and every driver. That makes TMC what it is today.”
Waters crossed off several things from his bucket list along the way. Having hauled boats for the last six years for TMC, he experienced some amazing places. “I’ve had the opportunity to deliver boats to the Yukon Territory in northern Canada and I love it, it’s really cool there.”
Three million safe miles driven and the spectacular views he enjoys would mean a lot to any driver, but Waters is looking ahead to even more achievements in his driving career. When asked about what it means to now be eligible for TMC’s prestigious Wheel Master Award, Waters indicated that he would love to be able to cross one more thing off from his already impressive list of accomplishments.