39 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

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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/

    What's keeping truck drivers up at night? Top 5 concerns from Drivers

    What's keeping truck drivers up at night? Top 5 concerns from Drivers

    Professional drivers keep freight moving. They may be one of the most important assets to our economy. In this episode, John breaks down the top 5 concerns from approximately 2,000 drivers surveyed by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

    https://truckingresearch.org/

    With 12,000+ members, Truckers Service Association (TSA) knows what truckers need. Founded in 1995, TSA is a non-profit association dedicated to improving the profitability of owner-operators and Motor Carriers. Insurance marketing is provided by TrueNorth Companies.


    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 you can also leave a voicemail for the show at (214) 702-8745

    We'll see you down the road!

    • 16 min
    Women in Trucking - Rose Rojo, an independent contractor from John Christner Trucking tells her story

    Women in Trucking - Rose Rojo, an independent contractor from John Christner Trucking tells her story

    The focus is on driver appreciation as I sit down with Rose Rojo, a female independent contractor leased on with John Christner Trucking. Rose shares her experience, life on the road, and small business insight. She was awarded driver of the year in Oklahoma 2022

    She also talks about what needs to happen to get more women behind the wheel.
    Our primary purpose of this podcast is to connect and help professional drivers out on the road, especially independent contractors.

    With 12,000+ members, Truckers Service Association (TSA) knows what truckers need. Founded in 1995, TSA is a non-profit association dedicated to improving the profitability of owner-operators and Motor Carriers. Insurance marketing is provided by TrueNorth Companies.


    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!

    • 32 min
    What does California AB5 mean to Independent contractors?

    What does California AB5 mean to Independent contractors?

    One of the great business models and true independence is being the proud owner of your own truck. The freedom to call your shots, create business opportunities for your family, and build a great business. We are started to see challenges to how contractors are recognized or not recognized as employees.

    Shannon Newton, President of the Arkansas Trucking Association

    Link to Shannon's appearance on the show: https://apple.co/3hEhhO7

    https://www.arkansastrucking.com/articlearchive/872-up-front-vital-role-at-risk

    Article reference from ATBS: https://www.atbs.com/post/the-quick-guide-to-ab5-for-truck-drivers

    Our primary purpose of this podcast is to connect and help professional drivers out on the road, especially independent contractors.

    With 12,000+ members, Truckers Service Association (TSA) knows what truckers need. Founded in 1995, TSA is a non-profit association dedicated to improving the profitability of owner-operators and Motor Carriers. Insurance marketing is provided by TrueNorth Companies.


    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!

    • 14 min
    A truck driver's daughter, Callie Overton shares her story.

    A truck driver's daughter, Callie Overton shares her story.

    Our primary purpose of this podcast is to connect and help professional drivers out on the road, especially independent contractors.

    This month you are in for a real treat as we feature the daughter of David Overton, an independent contractor from south Texas that has been leased on with Warren Transport for 17 years.

    Since 2017 the Truckers Service Association has awarded 55 scholarships totaling approximately $100,000

    Callie Overton is a 2022 TSA scholarship recipient. She will share her story of being a trucker's daughter, the dedication and sacrifices her dad has made on the road, and the financial impact the scholarship had on her as she works toward her degree in nursing.

    With 12,000+ members, Truckers Service Association (TSA) knows what truckers need. Founded in 1995, TSA is a non-profit association dedicated to improving the profitability of owner-operators and Motor Carriers. Insurance marketing is provided by TrueNorth Companies.


    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!

    • 14 min
    Does the cost of diesel fuel have you concerned?

    Does the cost of diesel fuel have you concerned?

    Welcome Friends….. Thanks for tuning in to “The Road Home” powered by the Truckers Service Association.

    This is John Piper

    Does the cost of Diesel Fuel have you concerned? That is our focus on this podcast.

    A couple of tips that can be put into place immediately to help reduce your fuel spend are:

    Minimize your cruise speed, also find your “sweet spot” with your cruise RPM
    Plan your trip in advance, use navigation, and look for the lowest-cost stations
    Take the shortest route…
    When you do make a stop to refuel and replenish your body make the best use of your stop to avoid unnecessary stops en route

    John Kingston - Freightwaves

    In this segment, I’m pleased to be joined by John Kingston, Editor at Large at Freightwaves.com

    With over 40 years of experience in news and media related specifically to the energy sector, he created the Dated Brent benchmark, now the world’s most important crude oil marker. He brings a wealth of knowledge and is also the host of the drilling deep podcast

    Be safe and enjoy this month's show!
    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!

    • 22 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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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