Phil Steinkamp, lead instructor for the program, has over 31 years of experience behind the wheel of a semi and has logged over 2 million miles. Phil has air brake, double/triple, tanker, and hazardous materials endorsements. He worked six years as a dispatcher and regional planner. Phil served ten years on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools, two of which he served as President. He also was on the Board of Directors for Commercial Vehicle Training Association for one year. Phil holds the following certifications – Driver Finisher/Train the Trainer from Des Moines Area Community College; Skid Pad and Train the Trainer from Central Tech in Drumright, Oklahoma; Tractor/Trailer Jackknife Avoidance and Decision Driving Techniques from Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin; First Observer Training and Supervisor Substance Abuse and Compliance Certification. Phil is also a certified instructor of the National Safety Council Defensive Driving.

Larry Daggs has driven more than three million miles in his 31 years as a truck driver. He holds certifications in Reasonable Suspicion Testing and Hazardous Materials. Larry enjoys the things he has seen as a truck driver and the paycheck.

Carroll Harms, with over 39 years of Class A CDL driving experience, has more than 3 million miles behind the wheel. Carroll has Train the Trainer and Skid Pad certifications from Drumright, Oklahoma. He also is certified in Reasonable Suspicion Testing and First Observer. Carroll has received National Safety Council Defensive Driving training. He has driven flat bed trailers, tanker trucks, and reefers, and has experience with hauling hazardous materials. Carroll’s favorite things about trucking are the paycheck, the scenery, instructing students, and his twenty-one years as an operations night dispatcher.

Donny Roush has been driving a semi for over 30 years. Donny has hauled grain, livestock, dry bulk, and liquids, with experience driving dump trucks, low boys, flat beds, and drop decks. Donny’s favorite thing about trucking is meeting different people.