As a young man, I was taught that we live in the land of opportunity, that nothing is free, to work for everything I needed or wanted, to never take anything for granted and to repay those that helped you. I have lived my life with that mindset. At the age of 27, I enlisted in the United States Army. I served for 11 years, 2 days and 19 hours, which included tours in Afghanistan and Korea. I was medically retired as a Staff Sergeant in 2014 after suffering a spinal injury in an IED explosion. After 2 years of healing from both mental and physical injuries, I was ready to return to work, and began researching the trucking industry. I found the trucking industry reminded me of the camaraderie of the Army and I felt a renewed sense of service to my country. Instead of serving on the battlefield, I am serving on the interstates and commerce lanes of our great country. I found integrity working in the trucking industry. I have been able to work for, and with, companies that have the same morals instilled in me by my parents and the military. In September 2017, I was nominated by my employer to receive a truck of my own through a program called Keys To Progress. The Keys To Progress program is run by Progressive Insurance and they have given personal vehicles to military veterans in need for the last 5 years. They wanted to expand this program to their commercial side and give a truck to a military veteran that was also a truck driver. I submitted my application through the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, the non-profit Progressive had partnered with for this program to find a recipient, and was chosen to receive the truck. On April 7, 2018, I received the keys to my own 2015 Freightliner Cascadia in a moving ceremony in Houston, TX, and Spartan Direct LLC was born. Six months later I bought another truck and trailer and hired my first driver. Today, the Spartan team has 7 trucks, 2 of those being team trucks. While I was in the military, my biggest motivation was knowing that I was serving and doing something that is bigger than myself. We served with a passion. We served with a direction. We served with a goal. And that is how I run my company. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and Spartan Direct LLC. I look forward serving your trucking needs with honesty, integrity and the utmost professionalism.
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Tom and Tamara