Michael Guillory of Delta Steel – Houston, TX has been nominated for the International Drivers Excellence Award (IDEA).
A Career In Driving
Michael has spent the last 18 of his total 33 years driving trucks in several different roles with both Metal Supply Company and Delta Steel Inc. He has held positions such as crew leader, lead man, project manager, truck driver and driver trainer. When he started in his career in August of 2004 at MSC, he had already been working for another carrier partner, thus was aware of their routes and operating procedures. Additionally, he gained further training by completing a course in Superior Training and Truck Driving.
His journey to and through Delta Steel started with MSC which eventually became what is now Delta Steel, Inc. Both companies are very similar in that they all hold a standard of excellence in service and safety, while demonstrating the importance and value of a family culture. Both MSC and Delta Steel are service centers and supplied various metals the marketplace which made the transition between the two seamless for Michael.
Michaels day to day role as a truck driver includes not only delivering materials to the customer on-time but to do it in a safe, professional, smart, and highly productive manner. Hauling loads of steel on 53′ foot trailers weighing in at 45,000 lbs requires awareness of the road and his surroundings to ensure he arrives at each destination safely and without incident.
“I love driving and listening to gospel music and being able to praise God as I go about my work day. I also love it when I’m challenged with a difficult task.”
Over Michaels career with the Delta Steel, he notes that management has become more involved and supportive of it’s employees and truly enjoys the camaraderie established with his colleagues. His goal is to one day become a supervisor or lead driver before he retires.
“All things happen for a reason.”