Professional Truck Driver Instructors


Jason Surface

Professional Truck Driver Instructor
320-762-4452 | Bio

Jason Surface has spent more than two decades behind the wheel, and has logged more than 3,000,000 accident-free miles. He pulled a variety of freight as a company driver and as an owner-operator from 1998 to 2015 including flatbed, tanker, lowboy, and dry van in the lower 48 states and Canada.

Jason was named Truck Driving Program Director at Hibbing Community College in 2015 and joined the team at ATCC in 2020.

In his free time, Jason enjoys spending time with his son, and dirt track sprint car racing.


  • Professional Truck Driving, Des Moines Area Community College, 1998
  • Bachelor’s in Business, Ferris University, 2018


  • American Truck Historical Society, member
  • Minnesota Trucking Association, member
  • National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools, member

Industry Experience:

  • Army heavy wheel vehicle mechanic 1996-1998
  • Truck driver 1998-2003 (Flatbed Freight)
  • Army National Guard deployed to Kosovo and Iraq, 2003-2004, 2005-2007 respectively
  • Owner/operator 2007-2010 (Flatbed Freight)
  • Truck driver 2013-2015 (Oil Tanker)
  • Truck Driver Program Director, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, MN, 2015-2019
Tom Weller

Tom Weller

Professional Truck Driver Instructor

Tom Weller has logged approximately 500k miles in 4 years of driving tractor trailer. He got his start at a local company in Osakis, Minnesota, where he transported a variety of freight, mostly refrigerated food grade products, as well as dry freight, to and from distribution centers, warehouses, and processors. As a local driver, he covered Minnesota and all of the surrounding states, dropping and hooking up to 30 trailers per week.

Tom graduated the Professional Truck Driver program at Alexandria College, in fall 2017, where he received the Outstanding Student award and was named on the Dean’s list. He became part of the program’s advisory committee and was added to the substitute teacher roster.

In his free time, Tom enjoys hosting and administering gaming servers, NHRA drag racing, and spending time with his family and his two dogs Ruby & Angus.


  • Professional Truck Driving, Alexandria Technical & Community College, 2017

Industry Experience:

  • Tractor trailer tire & wheel fleet service 1986 - 1989
  • Shipping & receiving manager - Macy’s 1991 - 1996
  • Service manager - Peterbilt 2007 - 2009