34 episodes

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/

The Road Home John Piper

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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/

    Top 10 driver issues with Rebecca Brewster, President & COO of ATRI

    Top 10 driver issues with Rebecca Brewster, President & COO of ATRI

    On this show, we are breaking down the top ten issues that are important to drivers.

    I’m joined by Rebecca Brewster from ATRI. The extensive research was a result of over 2,500 individuals from drivers, law enforcement, fleet employees, and other stakeholders in the trucking industry.

    The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has been engaged in critical transportation studies and operational tests since 1954.

    ATRI provides all of its research free of charge on its website at www.TruckingResearch.org.
    Additionally, you can follow ATRI on Twitter @ Truck_Research.

    The Truckers Service Association serves over 12,000 independent contractors

    For more information

    https://tsatruck.org/

    For comments or suggestions for show guests and topics that concern the professional driver drop a note to john@pipertransportation.com

    We'll see you down the road!

    • 42 min
    Doug Kelley, burned out on corporate America, age 58 starts a new career in trucking

    Doug Kelley, burned out on corporate America, age 58 starts a new career in trucking

    On this month's show, I have a candid conversation with Doug Kelley from Friona, TX that took a leap of faith to get into business at age 58. He always enjoyed the open road and now is making his living after starting his own trucking company with one truck and he and his daughter Robin are driving.

    Show links:

    Just Truckin YouTube channel

    https://www.youtube.com/user/azcat8899

    Women in Trucking Organization

    http://www.womenintrucking.org/

    The Truckers Service Association serves over 12,000 independent contractors

    For more information

    https://tsatruck.org/

    For comments or suggestions for show guests and topics that concern the professional driver drop a note to john@pipertransportation.com

    We'll see you down the road!

    • 34 min
    What to prepare for ahead of the CVSA International Roadcheck May 17-19 2022

    What to prepare for ahead of the CVSA International Roadcheck May 17-19 2022

    This month John sits down with Jennifer Smith of JIT Truck parts to talk about equipment safety, the importance of keeping your equipment maintained, and what you can expect during CVSA roadside inspections May 17-19

    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced this year’s International Roadcheck dates as May 17-19 with a focus on wheel ends.

    International Roadcheck is a 72-hour high-visibility, high-volume commercial motor vehicle inspection, and enforcement initiative. Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. will conduct North American Standard Inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh and inspection stations, on roving patrols, and at temporary inspection sites.

    Each year, CVSA focuses on a specific aspect of a roadside inspection. This year, the focus will be on wheel ends. Wheel end components support the heavy loads carried by commercial motor vehicles, maintain stability and control, and are critical for braking. Violations involving wheel end components historically account for about one quarter of the vehicle out-of-service violations discovered during International Roadcheck, and past International Roadcheck data routinely identified wheel end components as a top 10 vehicle violation.

    During International Roadcheck, commercial motor vehicle inspectors examine large trucks and motorcoaches and the driver’s documentation and credentials using CVSA’s North American Standard Inspection Program procedures which are the uniform inspection steps, processes and standards established to ensure consistency in compliance, inspections and enforcement. Using the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, also established by CVSA, inspectors identify critical out-of-service violations that if found, require the inspector to restrict the driver or vehicle from travel until those violations or conditions are addressed.

    Vehicles that successfully pass a North American Standard Level I or Level V Inspection without any critical vehicle inspection item violations may receive a CVSA decal. In general, a vehicle with a valid CVSA decal will not be re-inspected during the three months while the decal is valid. Instead, inspectors will focus their efforts on vehicles without a valid CVSA decal.

    “We want every vehicle on our roadways to be in proper working order for the safety of the driver operating that vehicle and everyone traveling on our roadways,” said CVSA President Capt. John Broers with the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

    In consideration of COVID-19 and the health and safety of commercial motor vehicle inspectors and drivers, law enforcement personnel will conduct inspections following their departments’ health and safety protocols during International Roadcheck.

    International Roadcheck is a CVSA program with participation by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and Mexico’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transportation.

    for more information https://www.cvsa.org/news/2022-roadcheck/

    The Truckers Service Association serves over 12,000 independent contractors

    For more information

    https://tsatruck.org/

    For comments or suggestions for show guests and topics that concern the professional driver drop a note to john@pipertransportation.com

    We'll see you down the road!

    For additional information about JIT Truck Parts

    About JIT Truck Parts

    Who We are

    JIT Truck Parts is a national aftermarket truck parts distributor directly servicing national, regional, and local fleets. We know truck and trailer...

    • 14 min
    What Independent Contractors need to know about Insurance renewals and risk

    What Independent Contractors need to know about Insurance renewals and risk

    Our guests are trucking insurance and risk professionals from the TrueNorth

    Jacob Pipkin (Senior VP of Operations) and Tyler Menusen (Contractor Risk Advisor) from TrueNorth Companies

    Smart independent contractors should keep abreast of recent insurance trends. Know the factors that impact your premiums, what happens if you lease on with a large fleet, and how technology changes like cameras, ELDs, mobile tablets for video-based training, and a solid safety program can affect your rates and coverage.

    The Truckers Service Association serves over 12,000 independent contractors

    For more information

    https://tsatruck.org/

    For comments or suggestions for show guests and topics that concern the professional driver drop a note to john@pipertransportation.com

    We'll see you down the road!

    • 18 min
    Tax strategies for Independent Contractors with Todd Amen, ATBS

    Tax strategies for Independent Contractors with Todd Amen, ATBS

    It's tax time and I hope you have your house in order. I sit down with Todd Amen, President and founder of ATBS. His firm is focused on business consulting and tax strategies for over 15,000 Independent truck drivers nationwide.
    This show is sponsored by the Truckers Service Association with over 12,000 members for more information

    For more information get in touch with ATBS about your 2021 tax return
    https://www.atbs.com/our-team

    www.atbs.com
    888-640-4829
    www.atbs.com/mobile-app

    https://tsatruck.org/

    For comments or suggestions for show guests and topics that concern the professional driver drop a note to john@pipertransportation.com

    • 24 min
    Nick Kuhle a new year, a new you with a healthy plan & the supply chain impact on tractor and trailer orders in 2022

    Nick Kuhle a new year, a new you with a healthy plan & the supply chain impact on tractor and trailer orders in 2022

    On this show, we are talking about health and wellness! It’s a new year and maybe time for a new you!

    We get some simple tips on how to get back on track from returning contributor Nick Kuhle, a Holistic wellness coach with a passion for helping professional drivers and the rest of us become a better version of ourselves. To contact Nick www.KuhleFit.com and email KuhleFit@gmail.com


    Are you tired of hearing the word “supply chain” well it's not going away anytime soon? The good news is many will continue into 2022 with record revenues, spot market freight continuing to climb however the bad news is the wait for new equipment and the prices for used equipment are challenging. I break down what the industry is saying about truck and trailer OEM’s and what you can expect this year.

    Nick Kuhle Interview also available via:

    LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nAijNY

    YouTube: https://bit.ly/3rqN1Kt

    Facebook: https://bit.ly/34Oyv7A

    This show is sponsored by the Truckers Service Association with over 12,000 members for more information

    https://tsatruck.org/

    For comments or suggestions for show guests and topics that concern the professional driver drop a note to john@pipertransportation.com

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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Kevinh67 ,

Great discussion of a short trip to Ky!

The guest, Eric Gregory, brought many ideas for how the audience can take a short, affordable trip to beautiful KY and John did a great job in getting him to describe our beautiful state with its many offerings for visitors. The Bourbon Trail offers something for nearly everyone. You don’t even have to like bourbon to enjoy it because the distilleries, seeing the bourbon making process and all the farms/ locations you can see make it a worthwhile trip. It’s a great way to spend a few days and slow down for some peaceful time!

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