A Driver’s Take on Coaching with Coach of the Year Herschel Evans

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Today we have a special guest uniquely positioned to offer both a perspective on driving and on coaching — Herschel Evans, Safety Trainer and Driver for Yellow Corporation. Herschel was recently awarded Lytx’s 2021 Coach of the Year and was the first-place winner in the For-hire Trucking category. Among countless impressive accomplishments, he has maintained a flawless driving record with over 3 million accident-free miles.

Today, Herschel explains how he got his start as a trucker 33 years ago, why he fell in love with the industry, and how his role has evolved from driver to coach. He tells us his philosophy on coaching, what he looks for when he conducts road tests, and why 3 decades later he still values being on the road more than anything else. Plus, he shares some of the craziest things he’s seen behind the wheel and why safety is always top of mind.

His personal story will give you first-hand insight into the driver’s world and what it takes to recruit and retain drivers for your fleet operations.

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