Friday, December 1, 2017

Schilli NTLS Business Admin Manager Drives a Tractor with an Allison Transmission


Recently, Allison Transmission came to Schilli with a tractor that had an automatic transmission.  They wanted to show us that anyone without any experience behind the wheel of a semi and no CDL could drive it, even the Schilli NTLS Business Admin Manager, Jennifer Toomer. 

She had a total of 5 minutes of verbal training in the truck and took off.  Allison Transmission wanted to show us how easy it was to drive it. 

Jennifer was a little concerned when she was asked to drive the tractor and trailer, as she hadn’t driven a semi before.  But after the 5 minutes of training, off she went.  The gentleman from Allison asked her several times if she was sure she hadn’t driven a semi before because she did extremely well.  The truck was mostly push button, for driving and reverse, and she did not feel intimated after she began, as it was very easy to operate. 

She had a great first experience with the automatic transmission. 

I would like to put a disclaimer here – she wasn’t allowed on any state or county roads.  She drove in our company lot.

Wonder if we have to start looking for a new Business Admin Manager?