Thursday, May 3, 2012

Michael Finney - Prime Driver Profile

Meet Michael Finney.  Michael grew up in Baltimore, MD then moved to Atlanta, GA at the age of 12.  That's where his life was shaped.  Michael's Grandpa was a truck driver that did dedicated runs up to Chicago and back.  Michael would often times ride with him on the truck during the summers.  A star basketball player (all county) on his High School team, Michael's life changed in his last game of the season.  A serious ankle injury all but shattered his dreams of playing in college.  The recovery time of the injury turned out to be longer than anticipated.  He woke up one day trying to figure out what to do next.  His Grandpa told him that he better figure it out!  That's when it hit him..."I want to drive a truck." 

Michael says that he learned a lot from playing sports and none more important than paying attention to details.  Hard work and dedication can get you far in this life.  Michael Finney is living proof of that.  He has been driving a truck for nine years and is currently a Driver/Trainer for Prime Inc.  When asked why Prime?...Michael says that it's in the equipment.  Prime pays attention to details from the cleanliness and quality of their equipment to the way they treat their drivers.  Michael's hard work and dedication fits well into Prime's business model and in return he has the opportunity to make more money.  Michael is in control of his own destiny at Prime and he takes it seriously.

When asked why he isn't on the basketball court every time he comes into the Prime Terminal in Springfield, MO - his response was a testament to why he is so successful.  "I love to play basketball and want to play every chance I get.  The only times I won't play is when I have a student on the driving pad.  That student is my responsibility.  They deserve my 100% attention and I am 100% focused on their success. I can't give that if I'm out playing ball."

An avid collector of hats (200+) and shoes (20+), Michael stays true to the things he enjoys.  His three favorite sports teams are ironically..."the teams everyone enjoys to hate - Lakers, Cowboys & Yankees," Michael said with a smile.  He plans to get a Koby Bryant decal on his LA Lakers themed Prime Truck.

Michael Finney has been driving and training with Prime for over a year and a half.  If you see Michael in any one of our terminals, introduce yourself.  Just don't volunteer to guard him on the basketball court! :)

1 comment:

  1. Good article Mike! Proud to have you on the team. Have fun at the beach on your time off!