The Road Home

The Road Home

The Road Home is a podcast for the Truckers Service Association members and partners. With more than 12,000 independent professional truck drivers our goal is to reach each member with information, education and resources to improve their life on the road wherever the road may take them. We will leverage this podcast to update members on new services and benefits. For more information https://tsatruck.org/about/

Episodes

May 5, 2021 38 min
John Piper visits with Todd Amen to talk about the state of the union for Independent Contractors. Record earnings averaging $68,000 for 2020 and the trend line is continuing up for 2021.

Special guests, professional drivers Shelly, a 21 year veteran of the road and former nurse along with Oral Walker with 34 yrs experience still going strong at 70 years young. Mr. Walker has over 6M miles under his belt and never had a speeding ...
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This month I sit down with John Esparza, President and CEO of TXTA. He's a 15 year veteran of the Texas Trucking Association. One of the largest trucking associations in the country to talk about key legislative issues facing trucking companies doing business in Texas. He's a 6th generation Texas with deep roots in the industry.

I traveled out and sit down with several professional drivers to get a perspective from th...
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In this episode, I sit down with John Larkin, 40 yr veteran of the trucking industry with tremendous insight on where the industry is headed in the balance of 2021.

The Dallas TX-based operating partner with Clarendon Capital, a transportation investment firm with over a century of combined experience.

John G. Larkin, CFA
Operating Partner
Clarendon Capital, LLC
2525 North Pearl St., Unit 2003
Dallas, TX 75201
jlarkin@clarendongr...
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On this episode, John Piper reveals some reminders for your business and your personal productivity along with special guest Dee Dee Poteet from "Visit San Antonio" that provides some great ideas for a trip to the Texas Hill country and the San Antonio River Walk

For information to plan your visit to San Antonio: https://www.visitsanantonio.com/

If you like what we are doing I would appreciate it if you would subscribe to ...
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In this episode we get some great research insights from Rebecca Brewster, President and COO of The American Transportation Research Institute, and some travel insight from Nevein Jeff

ATRI website link: https://truckingresearch.org/

ATRI Description: https://truckingresearch.org/2012/08/20/about-atri/



Rebecca Brewster Bio: https://truckingresearch.org/about-atri/atri-staff/



For a free download of the 2020 Top Industry Issues Report...
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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday and if you were out delivering some freight during the break, we certainly appreciate you!

On this months podcast we hear from member, Jezebel Sannino a professional driver out of Northern Arizona that shares some insight from the road,

I talk with Steve Wilhelms, who shares with us how to potentially avoid a $2,500 fine if you don’t log into the Drug and Alcohol clearing house ...
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This month we talk about electric vehicles (EV) specifically the Tesla Semi. Have you dreamed of never stopping for Diesel fuel again? The dream will be a reality in a few short years.

For details and more information about the Tesla Semi https://www.tesla.com/semi

2. Have you struggled with your health? Would you like to lose 15, 20, or 50 lbs or more? It all starts with a plan and working on the plan one day at a time....
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John Piper talks with Steve Wilhelms, CEO of NextRisk about the HOS changes and what you can expect. With over 25 years of fleet safety experience, Steve's conversational approach will help you understand what to expect and how to manage the changes.

Steve Wilhelms
President & CEO
NextRisk, LLC

469.338.3301
stevew@next-risk.com

TSA Members you now have access to a new partner, Advantage Tracking Systems. They are focuse...
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John Piper sits down with Bryan Martin of 4 State Trucks and The Chrome Shop Mafia to talk about their 3rd generation family business serving the trucking industry. The virtual truck show they are hosting and producing on Friday, September 25th, and a whole lot more.

You can tune in live on their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/4statetrucks/

Or on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd_YnexKuRemO8PBFFW-gWw

Friday, Se...
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On this months episode I sit down with Kevin Hamilton, head of service for the Bruckner's Mack Volvo family of dealerships based in Amarillo, TX. Kevin has 30 years of experience in helping truckers keep their big rigs moving. Great tips on how to keep your tractor running to factory condition and lower costs.

I have James Garner, a sleep apnea expert and owner of Active Medical break down the causes of sleep apnea and ...
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In this episode we get a return visit from Todd Amen, President of ATBS. He has his pulse on the Independent contractor community and the business ahead. He talks about what we can expect the balance of 2020 and how to navigate on the business side of trucking.
https://www.atbs.com/


Susan Dold from Truckers Against Trafficking provides a candid look inside this issue and how you can help fight this battle of human trafficing....
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Sleep is a problem that effects 1 in 3 truckers. How would you like to reverse sleep apnea and have more energy?

Nick Kuhle is a health and wellness expert focused on changing lives.

Justgetflux.com is where individuals can download the app for computers to block out bluelight at night.

www.kuhlefit.com/ryv is where people can go to find more information and sign up for the 12-week group health course.

Bonus tip, If you want...
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This month we sit down with executive director, Bill Webb to discuss the TSA scholarship program and how you can apply. The growth of TSA and how as a group we can accomplish so much more.

For more information or questions about TSA you can contact Bill at: bwebb@legacyfem.com

to submit for a scholarship you must be a current TSA member and complete the entry but June 26th applications can be found here https://tsatruck.o...
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In our lifestyle segment I visit with Eric Gregory, lifetime Kentuckian and President of the Kentuck Distillers Association to talk the ultimate 4 day weekend in Kentucky. A trip through the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Horse Farm Tours, Fishing and more....

The association has donated 125,000 Gallons of hand sanitizer for Covid-19 relief efforts

https://kybourbon.com/kentucky-distillers-association-members-donate-nearly-125000-gallo...
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Shortly after the Corona virus stimulus package was sent to congress for approval John Piper had a chance to get some insight from one of the leading experts focused on trucking finance and taxes, Todd Amen President of ATBS.

The trucking industry is front and center in the country right now and so many positive stories coming out on professional drivers making a difference. We say "Thank You" be safe as always and ...
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This podcast is presented by The Truckers Service Association For more information https://tsatruck.org/

This month John Piper sits down with Jessie Blackwell, 20 year veteran of the equipment Finance industry with Peak Trailer Group he shares insight into financing both tractors and trailers and strategies on improving your credit score

http://peaktrailergroup.com/

Ken Holladay, former truck driver turned travel professional disc...
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On this episode John Piper sits down with a tire expert from Yokahoma Tire, A cruise specialist to discuss planning your dream cruise and the CEO of the California Trucking Association to talk about California AB5 and the challenges with the Independent Contractor model.

Yokohama Truck Tire website

https://www.yokohamatruck.com/



Yokohama Truck Tire inflation Tool

https://www.yokohamatruck.com/commercial/tire-tools/inflation-pressure...
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The January show is full is great information to get your new year started right and prepare you for success. Each guest spends about 22 minutes with me so sit back and tune in while on the road, waiting to get loaded, or while your on a brisk walk or on the treadmill.

There is a new monthly segment focused on travel destinations. Its tough to plan time off for vacations. I encourage you to get something scheduled well in advanc...
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On this segment John Piper sits down with Corey Norman a former mortgage professional that got downsized during the mortgage meltdown of 2008 and decided to train to become a professional driver. He has put his 3 daughters through school and the TSA Scholarship program has been key to helping his 3 girls achieve their dreams!

For more information on the TSA Scholarship program

https://tsatruck.org/benefits/tsa-scholarship/
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September 20, 2019 47 min
John Piper sits down with several guests during the Great American Truck Show 2019 (GATS) in Dallas https://www.truckshow.com/

Todd Amen is the Founder, President and CEO of ATBS. Prior to ATBS, Mr. Amen was Co-President of Trans-Western Express, LTD. (TWX), a family-owned truckline operating in the contiguous 48 states and Canada. In addition to his work with ATBS, Mr. Amen is a recognized leader in transportation and finance and ...
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