22 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
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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/

    Nick Kuhle shares trucking tips while on the road for a better you and "Trucker Talk"

    Nick Kuhle shares trucking tips while on the road for a better you and "Trucker Talk"

    This month I sat down with Nick Kuhle, a health and wellness coach as we break down some simple ideas to feel good by eating cleaner and getting more rest on the road, sound good?

    I visited Ana Diaz, a woman in trucking with 7 yrs of experience as a team driver, and Jose Roman an Independent contractor. They share their lives from the road in another installment of “Trucker Talk” we keep it raw and real

    If you like what you hear please share this podcast with a fellow trucker, be safe and enjoy this month's show!

    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

    • 41 min
    Let the good times roll! Independent Contractor net income at record highs, taxes, fuel surcharges, and more with Todd Amen, President ATBS

    Let the good times roll! Independent Contractor net income at record highs, taxes, fuel surcharges, and more with Todd Amen, President ATBS

    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 ticket.

    Todd Amen is the Founder, President, and CEO of ATBS. Prior to ATBS, Mr. Amen was Co-President of Trans-Western Express, LTD. (TWX), family-owned trucking 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 is also on the Board of Directors of the Truckload Carriers Association. Mr. Amen is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing.
    https://www.atbs.com/about-us

    For more information about the Trucker's Service Association:

    https://tsatruck.org/

    If you have suggestions for topics or guests for the podcast you can contact john@pipertransportation.com

    Thanks for tuning in!

    • 38 min
    John Esparza, President & CEO of Texas Trucking Association and a bonus segment, "Trucker Talk"

    John Esparza, President & CEO of Texas Trucking Association and a bonus segment, "Trucker Talk"

    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 the driver called "Trucker Talk"

    to connect with the show or submit guest ideas send to john@pipertransportation.com


    TXTA Homepage: https://www.texastrucking.com/

    TXTA Lawsuit Reform Initiative Webpage: https://www.texastrucking.com/lawsuit-reform-initiative/

    This page has links to one-pagers and how to contact lawmakers

    Keep Texas Trucking Coalition Website: https://keeptexastrucking.com/

    Keep Texas Trucking Coalition Videos: https://keeptexastrucking.com/videos/

    Keep Texas Trucking Coalition About the Legislation: https://keeptexastrucking.com/legislation/

    Keep Texas Trucking Coalition One-Pagers: https://keeptexastrucking.com/handouts/

    John D. Esparza, a graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock and a sixth-generation native of West Texas, serves as president and CEO of Texas Trucking Association (TXTA) and Executive Director of Southwest Movers Association (SMA). TXTA, one of the largest trucking associations in the nation, was established in 1932 in Austin, while SMA got its start in 1917.

    Prior to becoming TXTA president, Esparza worked for both Gov. Rick Perry and Gov. George W. Bush administrations. He has served on the Texas Energy Task Force, the Texas Panama Canal Stakeholder Work Group and the Texas Proposition 1 Special Committee on Transportation Funding. Esparza continues to serve on the Texas Transportation Commission’s State Freight Advisory Committee and the Texas Border Infrastructure Planning Committee.

    Esparza serves on the executive committee as the immediate past chairman of the PrePass Safety Alliance, an Arizona-based premier non-for-profit, public-private partnership whose mission is to improve highway safety and efficiency through technology. He was appointed by the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to the Household Goods Advisory Group.

    He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Texas Tech University Research Park in Lubbock and a former member of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents. He and his wife Leah reside in Austin and have three sons; Jacob Pecos, a junior at Texas Tech University, Joshua Brazos, a freshman at Texas Tech University and Jack Sabine, a high school junior attending St. Michaels Catholic Academy in west Austin.


    For more information about the Trucker's Service Association:

    https://tsatruck.org/

    If you have suggestions for topics or guests for the podcast you can contact john@pipertransportation.com

    Thanks for tuning in!

    • 50 min
    Will the trucking boom last and what is going on with fuel prices? John Larkin with Clarendon Capital and John Kingston with Freighwaves

    Will the trucking boom last and what is going on with fuel prices? John Larkin with Clarendon Capital and John Kingston with Freighwaves

    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@clarendongrp.com
    www.clarendongrp.com


    John Kingston, host of the "Drilling Deep" podcast from freightwaves.com joins the show as well to discuss diesel pricing and what you can expect at the pump for the balance of this year

    John has an almost 40-year career covering commodities, most of the time at S&P Global Platts. He created the Dated Brent benchmark, now the world’s most important crude oil marker. He was Director of Oil, Director of News, the editor in chief of Platts Oilgram News, and the “talking head” for Platts on numerous media outlets, including CNBC, Fox Business, and Canada’s BNN. He covered metals before joining Platts and then spent a year running Platts’ metals business as well. He was awarded the International Association of Energy Economics Award for Excellence in Written Journalism in 2015. In 2010, he won two Corporate Achievement Awards from McGraw-Hill, an extremely rare accomplishment, one for steering coverage of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and the other for the launch of a public affairs television show, Platts Energy Week.

    You can reach John Kingston on Twitter @johnhkingston check out upcoming events https://live.freightwaves.com/

    Thanks to the Truckers Service Association for bringing you this episode

    For more information https://tsatruck.org/

    To be considered as a guest on this show or if you have comments please send us an email at john@pipertransportation.com

    Thanks for sharing the podcast with your fellow truckers!

    • 51 min
    2021 Reset focus on your business, your health, and a trip to San Antonio Texas

    2021 Reset focus on your business, your health, and a trip to San Antonio Texas

    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 the podcast, share it with a fellow driver, and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!

    To learn more about the Truckers Service Association and member benefits check out:

    https://tsatruck.org/

    To be considered as a guest on an upcoming show or if you have comments, suggestions, or ideas on what you would like us to cover on a future segment you can email john@pipertransportation.com

    • 39 min
    Top issues facing the trucking industry with Rebecca Brewster, President ATRI and a trip to the Carribean with Nevein Jeff

    Top issues facing the trucking industry with Rebecca Brewster, President ATRI and a trip to the Carribean with Nevein Jeff

    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:

    https://truckingresearch.org/2020/10/27/critical-issues-in-the-trucking-industry-2020/

    Nevein Jeff, The concierge Travel

    Phone (757)319-9354

    www.theconciergetravel.com

    Follow on:

    Facebook https://facebook.com/theconciergetravelco

    If you like what we are doing I would appreciate it if you would subscribe to the podcast, share it with a fellow driver, and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!

    To learn more about the Truckers Service Association and member benefits check out:

    https://tsatruck.org/

    To be considered as a guest on an upcoming show or if you have comments, suggestions, or ideas on what you would like us to cover on a future segment you can email john@pipertransportation.com

    • 43 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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