Professional Truck Driver Instructors

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Jason Surface

Professional Truck Driver Instructor

jason.surface@alextech.edu
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.

Education:

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

Affiliations:

  • 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
Andy Grieve, Diesel Mechanics and Professional Truck Driver Instructor

Andy Grieve

Diesel Mechanics Instructor

andyg@alextech.edu
320-762-4456 | Bio

Andy is a 1994 graduate of Alexandria Technical & Community College's Diesel program who has over 20 years of experience in diesel mechanics and is a fully certified Cummins technician. His expertise is in recreational vehicles, heavy equipment, medium duty trucks, and heavy Duty trucks. Much of his experience comes from working for a regionally well-known company with a three-state presence.

Andy has also been working for an area excavation company since 2002. This experience includes heavy equipment operation, dump truck/end dump driving, heavy equipment transportation including load securement, and over dimensional loads both inter- (single) and intra- (multiple) -state.

Andy is a member of the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department, but his favorite past-time is camping. He enjoys camping at the North Shore, Harmony (touring with the Amish), and Ely. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Holly and 5 children: Evan, Marnie, Ellie, Bria, and Oliver.