Our next Road Team Mentor spotlight is Allen Parker. Allen has been a Werner driver for 26 years. In 2012, he was honored for the achievement of three million safe driving miles. When not behind the wheel, you can usually find Allen behind a microphone. He recently recorded a gospel album in Nashville with his wife, Connie. Allen and his wife live in Fairbury, Nebraska.
This week’s Road Team Mentor spotlight is Tim Dean. Tim, a driver in the van network, has driven for Werner for 25 years. He has been very active in the industry over the years. He was named a captain on America’s Road Team from 2009-2010 and has been a Werner Road Team Captain since 2005, currently serving as a Road Team Mentor. In addition, he is a six-time Nebraska State Truck Driving Class Champion. Tim has also received the award for three million safe driving miles.
Tim and his family currently reside in Griswold, Iowa.
Our first Road Team Mentor spotlight is Tom Pietrzak, Jr., a 48-state one million mile driver and trainer. Tom has driven for Werner for 15 years and has been a trainer for over 10 years, training more than 100 students in his career thus far. He placed first in the Nebraska State Driving Championship in 2010 and had a third place finish at the National Driving Championships that same year. Tom started as a Road Team Captain in 2010 and served on the Maintenance Forum in 2012.
Tom lives in Lansdale, Pennsylvania with his wife, Cindy, and son, Tom III.
This week’s Road Team Captain spotlight features driver and trainer Pete Gentile. Pete has driven for Werner since October of 2009. He has received the safe driving award and the trainer of the month award. In 2012, Pete became an owner operator.
Pete and his wife of 28 years, Christie, live in Troy, Missouri, and they have two daughters, April and Sheri. They are also grandparents to four grandchildren. In his free time, Pete loves playing golf and traveling.
This week’s Road Team Captain spotlight features team driver Tony Schiavone. Tony is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, currently residing in Arizona. He is an U.S. Army veteran who previously installed glass for a living. He has been a Werner driver for four years and plans to become an owner operator with his partner, Robyn, and one day start a small fleet.
Tony resides in Arizona and is the proud father of four children. His oldest son, who is 20, currently serves in the Navy. Tony also has twin sons who are 14 and a daughter who is 9.
Our current Road Team Captain spotlight features Robyn Leinberger. Robyn is fairly new to the trucking industry. Having worked in several other industries over the years, she started driving for Werner in 2011 as a solo driver. She met her team driver and partner, Tony Schiavone, in Laredo and they have been team driving ever since with plans to become owner operators. They hope to own a small fleet and help those who want more out of life achieve their goals.
Robyn lives in Arizona. She has a twenty-nine-year-old son and a four-year-old granddaughter.
Our Road Team Captain spotlight this week features third generation Army veteran Norm Seckinger. Norm is a 48-state van driver who has driven for Werner nearly 23 years and has been a trainer for 17 years. Norm is extremely proud to have achieved two million safe driving miles but he is just as proud that two of his former student drivers have achieved one million safe driving miles. Norm is happy to make a living by doing something he enjoys so much.
Norm lives in Seabrook, South Carolina. He is the father of three daughters and a stepson as well as a grandfather to eleven grandchildren. His family is the center of his life and he admits he is at his best when he is “Grandpa Norm” or Poppa.”
Featured this week in the Road Team Captain spotlight is professional driver Kathy Powell. Powell, who is from Jackson, Georgia, has been driving for Werner for nearly two years and has been a trainer for over a year. Powell was drawn to the trucking profession as her father was a truck driver and she spent a lot of the time during her youth riding with him. After managing a truck stop for almost 10 years, she decided it was time to get behind the wheel herself.
Powell is the proud mother of a 17-year-old son who is preparing to leave for Air Force boot camp. She also assists with taking care of her brother.
This week’s Road Team Captain spotlight features professional driver Jim Collier. Collier has driven for Werner for three years and is currently a Net Ops driver. Collier received the Net Ops Driver of the Week award in May of 2012. In 2011, he was awarded the Werner Humanitarian of the Year for performing CPR and saving a fellow truck driver’s life.
Collier has served as the Chaplain with Truckers Christian Chapel Ministries at the Flying J in Davenport, Iowa, for 11 years. He also oversees the ministry and chapel office located at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa.
Our latest Road Team Captain spotlight features David Green of Hot Springs, Arkansas. He has been a Werner driver since 1991 and a trainer since 1992. He drives on the long haul van fleet and has previously driven on various dedicated accounts. Green has achieved over 2 million safe driving miles in his career with Werner.
Green, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has been married to his wife Cindy for 16 years and he has two children from a previous marriage. He has a daughter, Tabitha and a son, Christopher, who is currently serving on active duty in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marine Corps.