Title: Driver Trainer
Company: Swift Transportation
Location: Harrisonville, Missouri, United States
Herb Diaz, Driver Trainer at Swift Transportation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in driver education.
For more than three decades, Mr. Diaz has been teaching new truck drivers how to safely operate their vehicles and navigate the country. A Vietnam War veteran, Mr. Diaz completed paralegal coursework before entering the shipping and transportation industry, completing national training in 1978. After several years of unsuccessfully trying to enter the field, Mr. Diaz began his first truck driving job with JB Hunt in 1992, and he has driven more than four million miles since then. He considers his role as a teacher a part of his responsibility to keep his students and other drivers safe, and has never had a student fail their driving test. Mr. Diaz’ commitment to his students has been recognized with numerous company awards from both JB Hunt and Swift Transportation. In addition to training drivers for carriers JB Hunt and Swift Transportation, Mr. Diaz has brought his leadership skills and focus on safety to Walmart as a staff trainer.
Before becoming a truck driver and driving instructor, Mr. Diaz found success in the performing arts and media industries. A talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who began playing violin at the age of five, Mr. Diaz has written songs for and toured with musicians including Willie Nelson, Kenny Vance, Tom Jones, and Molly Hatchet. He also provided his musical talents to The Drifters, performing on such hits as “This Magic Moment,” “Stand by Me”, “Under the Boardwalk” and many more. He continues to play charity concerts benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network, the Make a Wish Foundation, and St. Jude’s Hospital, and hopes to be able to partner with the Remington Heart Foundation later this year. He is a former administrative producer for the television show “Fast Track To Fame,” covering eleven Western states from Texas to California.
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