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 trucking and music.
Highly regarded in his industry, Mr. Diaz has been teaching students tractor trailer driving for more than 30 years. He has served as a driver trainer for Swift Transportation and as a trainer for Walmart, driving close to four million miles. Following his own studies at driver school, he got his first break in the industry through JB Hunt in 1992. The youngest member of the staff, he has fond memories of his coworkers calling him “The Kid.” Showing great prowess in the field, Mr. Diaz has received Intercompany Awards from JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. and Swift Transportation. He attributes his success to his desire to keeping people safe on the road through proper training and education. Among his plethora of achievements, he is most proud of his service in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.
Outside of his primary work, Mr. Diaz is a singer, songwriter and musician who has played numerous circuit venues professionally. Growing up, he learned to play guitar, cello, piano, violin, drums and bass guitar, allowing him to begin his music career through performances at small, local venues. Since then, he has gone on tour with notable artists such as Kenny Vance, Molly Hatchet, Willie Nelson, Tom Jones and Greg Allman. Likewise, he was an administrative producer for the show “Fast Track To Fame.” Looking ahead, Mr. Diaz hopes to play concerts for various charity organizations, including the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Remington’s Heart Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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