ALL EPISODES

EP102: Fast Track to Retirement through Driveaway with Scott Lay

We’re back with another live interview from the Mid-America Truck Show! We caught up with a man who’s new to driveaway but not to trucking. Scott Lay has trucking in his DNA. From a family of truckers, Scott has been around this industry his entire life. Yet, his recent discovery of driveaway has brought a new challenge to this familiar world and has opened a fast track to retirement through driveaway trucking. That said, an early retirement might come for Scott through a much different channel. This driver is about to be a published author! Once again, we’re breaking stereotypes and hyping the best industry in America on this special edition of the Six Figure Trucker on location at the Mid-America Truck Show!

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EP101: The Passion of Big E at the Truck Show

We’re live at the Mid-America Truck Show with Big E, Eric Ryan! Eric drove 650 miles to Louisville to take in all the Trucking eye candy and join us for this live recording. We certainly appreciate that because chatting with Big E is always a treat. He’s a man who loves all things trucking and combines that with a fire that burns for progress and success. There’s no question that Big E has “that dog” in him. In this episode, Eric gets personal as he talks about his fitness journey and the joy of sharing his passion for trucks with his boy. Prepare to be inspired as we grab twenty minutes with an SFT favorite, Eric Ryan, on this special edition on the road at the Mid-America Truck Show!

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EP100: On The Road at the Mid-America Truck Show with Dewey Church

We’re coming to you live from the Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, KY! Dewey Church was kind enough to stop by for a conversation. Dewey is a seasoned driver who brings his military and mechanic experience to the open roads. As a result, he is always on time and prepared for pretty much anything. Additionally, as a tow-behind guy, Dewey has mastered the art of load planning to maximize his profits over the road in driveaway. There’s a lot to glean from this conversation as you join us on the road at the Mid-America Truck show on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker

Bonus Episode: Drivers of the Year: Mark and Michele Schleier

In an inspiring episode of the #SixFigureTrucker, we talk to Mark and Michele Schleier. This dynamic husband-wife duo has taken the driveaway industry by storm, and we are proud to recognize them as Norton Transport drivers of the year for 2023. Want to know the secret behind their success and synergy? Check out their full story and get ready to be moved by their dedication, both on and off the road.

Bonus Episode: Drivers of the Year: Antoine Johnson

In this episode of the Six Figure Trucker, we celebrate the incredible achievements of Antoine Johnson, one of Norton Transport’s esteemed 2023 Drivers of the Year. Antoine’s story is one of dedication, resilience, and the powerful impact of family and professional support on the road to success. With pride from his grandmother, inspiration from his father, and unwavering support from his dispatcher, Antoine has risen to become a beacon of excellence within the driveaway community.

Bonus Episode: Drivers of the Year: Lorenzo Mumphrey

This bonus episode of the Six Figure Trucker spotlights Lorenzo Mumphrey, distinguished as one of the 2023 Norton Transport Drivers of the Year. Lorenzo’s journey in trucking is a testament to his exceptional dedication, stellar performance, and unwavering enthusiasm.

Bonus Episode: Drivers of the Year: Timothy Henderson

In this inspiring bonus episode of the Six Figure Trucker, we shine the spotlight on Timothy Henderson, who was honored as one of Norton Transport’s Drivers of the Year for 2023. Timothy’s story is of commitment, unparalleled professionalism, and a deep passion for driveaway trucking.

EP99: Part 2 with Rodney Clay: Dedication to Service

Most weeks here on the Six Figure Trucker, we talk to guests about the ins and outs of driving trucks for a living. And as all of our drivers would tell you, a good living can be made out on the open roads…a damn good living. But, long before today’s guest began living his best life through driveaway, he was driving to keep living. As one of the few and the proud, Rodney Clay drove vehicles for the Marines through Two Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the aim of protecting and advancing the cause of Freedom. He served with distinction for over 30 years. Wow, we’re truly honored to have him back as our guest today, and as John will put it in today’s conversation, “Rodney, we thank you for your service and Semper Fi!”.

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Bonus Episode: Drivers of the Year: Jarrieal Scott

In this special bonus episode, we celebrate Jarrieal Scott, a standout Norton Transport driver who has earned the prestigious title of one of our 2023 Drivers of the Year. Dive into Jarrieal’s journey of dedication, efficiency, and passion for the road that set him apart. Discover how his love for driveaway trucking, remarkable check-in and completion rates, and genuine love for the industry have made him a model of excellence at Norton Transport. Join us in honoring Jarrieal Scott, a true embodiment of commitment and excellence in driveaway trucking.

EP98: Part 1: Rolling with Rodney Clay – Driveaway to the High Life

With a fine cigar in his hand and his fine wife by his side, our guest today overlooks the backyard oasis of his brand-new home in South Florida. Friends, Rodney Clay is living his best life in Tampa Bay, thanks in part to Driveaway. Rodney knows how to relax because he knows how to roll. This consistent top-5 performer carries a 91% check-in rate and an 82% completion rate while driving a whopping 8,000 miles per month! Still, he can find ample time to join his wife in the hot tub or stroll the streets of Ybor City in Tampa Bay. Tune in today to hear some of Rodney’s story and glean his secrets on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP97: Honor & Service: Tracy Jackson’s Trucking Masterclass Part 2

Tracy Jackson is back with us for part 2 of our conversation! Last week, this 30-year veteran of trucking talked about how the virtue of humility has shaped his life toward success over the road. Tracy is also a veteran of the Navy, and as we hear today, his experience serving our country instilled additional virtues that have made a direct impact on his life behind the wheel. Values like discipline, attention to detail, and a self-starting work ethic are so crucial to the business of trucking…and your bottom line. But this episode isn’t all business. We’re pleased to kick back with Tracy to hear about some fond memories from his navy days and his adventures through the air and on the waves with hobbies like skydiving and jet skiing. All this and more on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP96: Humility on the Highway: Tracy Jackson’s Trucking Masterclass Part 1

After 30+ years behind the wheel, there’s no doubt that Tracy Jackson carries an almost encyclopedic knowledge of trucking. But he doesn’t act like a know-it-all. In fact, if you followed Tracy around and heard him interact with other drivers, you might initially think he was a newbie. You’d see him listening intently, asking questions, and soaking up wisdom like a sponge. Eventually, you’d realize that humility is his secret weapon…and one of the reasons why we believe Tracy Jackson is one of the best drivers out on the road. We’ve got plenty to learn from him, and we’re pleased to have him as our guest today and next week. Join us as Tracy shares his journey in Trucking, his life as a Steelers Super Fan, his love for Skydiving, and much more in this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP95: Like Father, Like Son: Tony and Larry Altice

Having tasted the freedom of Driveaway, Tony and Larry Altice say that they will never work for somebody else again. And that’s not the only thing they won’t do. They also won’t run without a tow-behind car. In today’s episode, you’ll hear how this Father/Son duo has leveraged their tow-behind system to maximize their earnings and enjoyment over the road. There’s no doubt that these boys from Virginia have got some things figured out, and their system just might work for you. Don’t miss this insightful episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP94: Surviving Sub-Zero: Smart Trucking Strategies for Extreme Cold

Last week brought brutal temperatures for much of the country. We’re talking about bone-chilling cold with temps dropping to minus 40 degrees in some places. This kind of next-level cold can mess with everything, including battery charge, tire pressure, fuel consumption, and even station availability. So, we’re taking the time today to provide some helpful tips that may help save you time, money, and sanity if Old Man Winter returns. Tune in as our host, John Madewell, breaks down some expert advice to beat the cold on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP93: Motivation and Maintenance: Henry Clement Jr.’s Driveaway Journey

Henry Clement Jr. shares insights from his life as a truck driver on the Six Figure Trucker this week. He discusses the therapeutic nature of driving alone, the freedom it offers, and the importance of staying motivated on the road. Henry also reflects on the significance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and how it has impacted society. Additionally, he recounts a harrowing experience of handling his truck during a winter storm and emphasizes the importance of vehicle maintenance and safety. The hosts commend Henry for his dedication and work ethic as an independent contractor in the trucking industry.

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EP92: Behind the Wheel with Jarrieal Scott: Secrets of a Driveaway Pro

When asked how he wanted to celebrate his 10th anniversary in trucking, Jarrieal Scott said, “I just want to drive more loads”! This guy truly loves the wheel and the open roads, and we’re thrilled to have him as our guest on the show today. In fact, Jarrieal joins us in studio for this fabulous conversation about his Driveaway life. His no-panic, stress-free, and well-planned approach has made him one of our most efficient and dependable drivers. In fact, for the last quarter, Jarrieal posted 95% check-in and 100% completion rates, respectively. He shares his secrets with us today, along with some great stories and insights. But, perhaps his most valuable secret is his genuine love for the game…and by game, we mean Driveaway Trucking! Join us for today’s conversation on this edition of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP91: Driveaway 101: An Introduction to Driveaway Trucking with John Madewell

Are you looking for a brief introduction to Driveaway Trucking? Look no further than this podcast and today’s instructive episode. At the outset of this new year, our host, John Madewell, takes the opportunity to offer a simple explanation of the Driveaway industry and all its facets. He also provides a glimpse of the Norton Transport backstory in the process. Give this brief episode a listen and get to know the industry that has changed the landscape of the Trucking industry. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show to get ready access to a whole new year of weekly interviews and insights into the world of Driveaway Trucking.

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Re-Air: Back with Barry Benesch

We’re revisiting one of our favorite guests today as we’re back with Barry Benesch. Barry’s a businessman with a long history using Driveaway. In fact, his company was one of Norton Transport’s first clients. A bus seller by trade, Barry Benesch, will tell you that the driveaway business is crucial to his bottom line. We get a unique look at our industry today as we catch up with an old friend over a cigar around his firepit. We’re burning one with Barry Benesch as we re-light this great conversation from the vault of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP90: Merry Christmas from Six-Figure Trucker

In this special holiday edition of the Six Figure Trucker, we highlight one of our favorite stories of the year that we discovered on this podcast. In the spirit of Christmas, it’s a heartwarming glimpse into the life of one of our drivers who makes an incredible impact on some particular children in the Atlanta area. This driveaway specialist/Good Samaritan is an example to us all. She’s also an example of the drivers we highlight on this show every week. We seek to elevate and celebrate the American Truck Drivers because, quite frankly, they deserve it, and we’re honored to bring their stories to light. So, to every truck driver tuning in, thank you. Thank you for the miles you cover and the sacrifices you make to ensure our holiday seasons are full of cheer and our tables are full of yuletide feasts. All of us at the Six Figure Trucker and Norton Transport wish you a Merry Christmas and a season filled with joy, peace, and prosperity. May your roads be clear, your spirits high, and your hearts full. Merry Christmas, and keep on trucking! #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP89: Part 2: Dynamic Husband/Wife Driveaway Duo: The Schleiers’ Adventures

We’re pleased to welcome back the Dynamic Duo of Driveaway for part two of our conversation. Last week, we learned about all their adventures together with their tow car out on the open roads of Driveaway. But the adventures of Mark and Michelle Schleier only pick up speed when they return home. You’ll be amazed at where they hang their hat and inspired by how their dreams have taken flight. They don’t wear capes, but on today’s episode, you’ll hear how this Dynamic Duo soars! #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP88: Part 1: Dynamic Husband/Wife Driveaway Duo: The Schleiers’ Adventures

When she met and fell in love with her husband, Michelle Schleier could never have dreamed what else she’d fall in love with. But the more Mark talked about the freedom, beauty, and financial promise of the open roads of Driveaway, the more her ears perked. Then she shocked her world. Michelle’s family and friends simply couldn’t believe that the person they knew refused to drive in the snow and was now driving in all kinds of elements all over North America! She’s off to the races and shows no signs of slowing down. Together with her husband, Mark, the Schleiers are like the Dynamic Duo of Driveaway! We’re pleased to have them as our guests for the next two weeks as they share their fascinating stories and drop some serious nuggets of wisdom along the way. Don’t miss this special episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP87: On Time, Every Time: How Amanda Edgecombe Masters Punctuality

Customer satisfaction is crucial to the success of any business. So, when you have teammates who demonstrate genuine care and reliability to customers, you want to express gratitude for what they do and dig a little deeper into how they do it. That’s exactly what we do in today’s episode as we welcome one of our drivers, Amanda Edgecombe. She’s a driver who lives by the golden rule and applies it in numerous ways. One of those ways is her commitment to punctuality. Just the thought of being late stresses her out, so she takes the necessary precautions to ensure that she is always on time. Her punctuality provides peace of mind for her, but she’s not the only beneficiary. Her on-time stats have also produced a lot of happy customers! We’re pleased to have her on our team here at Norton and as our guest today on the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP86: A Special Thanksgiving Tribute to Truck Drivers with Calvin Norton

We’re on a mission here at the Six Figure Trucker to elevate and celebrate drivers on this podcast…and frankly, it’s not difficult to do. In fact, we’re increasingly convinced that the men and women of trucking – and especially our drivers here at Norton Transport – are some of the most impressive, fascinating, and accomplished people in America. So today, we just wanted to pause to say, “Thank you.” In fact, Calvin Norton, the founder of Norton Transport, also wanted to stop by and offer his gratitude. Men and women of the Trucking industry, you deserve and have our respect. Thank you for the sacrifices you make and the services you offer so that the people of this great nation can enjoy the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness afforded us here. We need more men and women like you, and we’re proud to stand behind you. 

From all of us here at the Six Figure Trucker, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

EP85: Jetsetter to Trucker: Ray McMillan’s High-Flying Driveaway Life

At any given moment, today’s guest could be spotted pretty much anywhere around the globe. He’s no spy, but looking at his passport or driver logs, you might conclude that Ray McMillan is an international man of mystery. Whether he’s enjoying a five-star meal in Shanghai, walking the beaches of Guam, or cruising the streets of his hometown in Manhattan, Ray is living his best life through the world of transportation. As a flight attendant, Ray gets paid to see the world through the friendly skies. But, when the wheels of his jet touch down, he routinely slides behind the wheel of a truck in need of delivery. His expert planning and savvy use of load boards ensure that wherever he goes in this beautiful world, he’s making good money in the process. Join us today for a fascinating conversation with a guy who just may be the most interesting man in trucking!

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EP84: Driving with Purpose: Shantel Chandler’s Route from Bus Aisles to Gourmet Meals

We never cease to be amazed at the people we meet within the beautiful business of trucking. The men and women who sit behind the wheel of trucks across this country are impossible to stereotype. Today’s guest is a great example. Shantel Chandler is a 10-year veteran of Driveaway and is a lady who loves the open roads. In the quiet privacy of a cab, she connects with God and relishes the opportunity to experience the various sights, sounds, and cultures of His world. But that’s just on the weekends and summers. You see, throughout the school year, Shantel drives a bus where she does far more than just safely delivering children. It’s more of a mission than a job, as she deeply cares for the kids she transports. In fact, the route she chose is one that regularly picks up children who are homeless. When those kids get on her bus, there’s a McDonald’s bag on their seat most mornings – she just has to ensure that her kids aren’t starting their school day on an empty stomach. But that’s not all there is to know about Shantel Chandler. On top of all of this, she’s a world-class chef who runs a thriving catering business and is currently preparing to open her own restaurant. We have no idea how she pulls all of it off, and we’re so pleased to get a few minutes of her valuable time for today’s conversation. Prepare to be inspired as you listen to this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP83: Haulin’ on Halloween: Corey Jackson’s Work-Life Ride

This week on Six Figure Trucker, you’re in for a treat (without the trick) as we welcome Corey Jackson on Halloween. While trick-or-treating with his son, Corey discusses his career with Norton Transport, which allows him the flexibility to balance work and family life. Corey shares his passion for car restoration, his love for the open road, and the scenic views he enjoys while trucking. He also highlights the importance of trust and communication between drivers and dispatchers. Despite the challenges of the job, Corey plans to continue trucking for years to come and loves working with Norton Transport! 

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EP82: The Driveaway Dream: Jakee Dixon’s Path to Freedom and Adventure

With over a decade of experience in the industry, our guest today was already a believer in the business of trucking. But, when he discovered Driveaway with Norton Transport, Jakee Dixon’s faith turned fanatic. In fact, he’d tell you to stop whatever you’re currently doing and join “the best thing since sliced bread” – the world of Driveaway trucking. On today’s episode, Jakee shares his journey to Driveaway and what makes this business so lucrative, freeing, and fun for the whole family. Hey, he just got back from Jamaica and is laying down plans for Paris! On top of all of this, Jakee credits Trucking for helping him overcome his fears and insecurities along the path to manhood. Maybe this Driveaway thing is the best thing since sliced bread! We’re pleased to have Jakee as one of our drivers and excited to have him as our guest today on the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP81: Bids, Buildings, and Big Rigs: John Marshall’s Life on and off the Road

Going once, going twice…hey, we’re sold on John Marshall! He’s a veteran truck driver who’s also had a long career as an auctioneer and real estate agent. But, if he had to make a choice between the three, John Marshall would take the wheel and an open road. On today’s episode, we get to glean from the manifold experiences he’s had in these diverse professions. Along with his fascinating story, John brings valuable insight for current and future driveaway truckers. You don’t want to miss our conversation with John Marshall on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP80: Turning Wheels and Pages: The Remarkable Path of Trucker-Author Jonathan Greene

The wrong crowd and some poor choices landed today’s guest behind bars when he was eighteen. After his release, not even McDonald’s would take the risk of hiring him. But, instead of letting these early errors lead to ruin, Jonathan Greene turned failure into fuel. Some premium, Top-Tier, high-octane diesel fuel, that is! Maximizing every opportunity he was given, Jonathan eventually landed his destination job in Trucking. As a driveaway driver, he pulls six figures and simultaneously finds inspiration for the side hustle that might make him famous…and may surprise you. Jonathan is a published author who’s about to release his second novel under the pseudonym DaVon Greene. He’s a man who’s turned trouble into triumph and has a prosperous road ahead. We couldn’t be happier to have this fascinating driver on our show today as we welcome Jonathan Greene on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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Flipping the Mic: Dive Into John Madewell’s Fascinating Journey on ‘Logistics of Logistics’ with Joe Lynch

Did you know that before he stepped behind the microphone of the Six Figure Trucker, John Madewell once interviewed Snoop Dogg, flew an F16, and shook the hand of our 42nd President? Hey, we’re flipping the script today as our fearless interviewer becomes the interviewee! Our guy, John Madewell, was the guest on a podcast recently that we’re pleased to recommend. The show is called Logistics of Logistics with Host Joe Lynch. In this episode, we hear all about John’s colorful career and what led him to his current space in the world of trucking with Norton Transport.

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EP79: Channeling Coach Prime: Meet the ‘Deion’ of Driveaway Trucking, Bryant ‘Super B’ Robinson

As a big fan of Coach Prime, today’s guest especially admires the positive energy that Deion Sanders uses to bring people together. But Bryant Robinson’s admiration doesn’t stop short of emulation. Rather, on today’s episode, you’ll hear him say, “I’m your Deion.” Bryant, aka “Super B,” loves to help people and bring a positive energy that is contagious to his dispatchers, customers, and fellow truckers over the road. Tune in today to hear why we’re thankful to have Super B as a Driveaway Driver with Team Norton! #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP78: Driveaway and Deck Driving’s Industry Edge with Nathaniel Sensley

It’s easy to elevate and celebrate driveaway truck drivers like our guest today. Nathaniel Sensley is the real deal and has been so for 35 years behind the wheel. Listening to his stories and wisdom, it’s clear that this thoroughbred trucker is the kind of ambassador the driveaway industry needs. He’s a runner who keeps the roads hot but is never too busy to help a fellow driver. In fact, if you’re in the business of trucking at any level, Nathaniel Sensley will be your friend and call you family. He loves the beautiful people of trucking, the great food of this country, and the climb into a rig. Hey, what’s not to love about Nathaniel Sensley? Join us today as he brings his friendly spirit along with truckloads of wisdom to the show on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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Re-Air: Rock Star Living as a Six-Figure Trucker with Jose Palma

What kind of person comes to mind when you think of wild weekends in Vegas, cheesesteaks in Philly, love interests in the Dominican Republic, and a date to go skydiving? You’re probably visualizing the Spring break goals of college kids or maybe the highlight reel of a Hootie and the Blowfish tour. How about a truck driver with Norton Transport and Driveaway? In this Re-Air of a memorable episode, we join our Season One host, Justin Scott, as he welcomes one of our best and most colorful drivers, Jose Palma. Jose shares how driving trucks has given him purpose, financial security, and respect while also presenting more fun and opportunities for adventure than he could have imagined. He also shares valuable insights about life on the road. Tune in and enjoy one of our favorites on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP77: Common Sense and Confidence with Murrell Jones

It’s time to clear a few minutes, pull up a chair, and freshen your coffee for a conversation with a legend. He may not be a household name, but Murrell Jones is what every trucker should aspire to be. His career speaks for itself, as his hands have been on the wheel for four decades without an incident. He’s humble, honest, and always looking out for his fellow man. He loves his wife, his God, his country, and the sweet rumble of a diesel. After 39+ years in trucking, he has ample insights and experiences to share. In our view, Murrell Jones is an icon, and this is a conversation you don’t want to miss. Tune in now to the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP76: Rising from the Ashes: Aaron Smith’s Tale of Survival & Wisdom

Smoke billowed into the cab as Aaron regained his wits and found himself hanging upside down from his seatbelt. The smell of diesel that fueled the rapidly spreading flames also fueled his adrenaline to find some way out of a truck that was seconds away from being his coffin. When he couldn’t find his hammer, he grabbed his oversized thermos and swung away. He smashed his way out through the windshield and crawled away to safety. Just moments before, Aaron had been thinking about how beautiful and quiet a night it was on the open roads between Tulsa and Texas. But, it all changed in an instant when a man with a death wish barrelled into the side of Aaron’s truck and almost took him to the grave as well. It was a moment that forever changed today’s guest and taught him precious lessons on the value of life, safety, and concentration. We’re honored to hear his story and glean his wisdom on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP75: Tow-Behind is Where It’s At with Donnie Vivier

Whether working the decks of a cruise ship, owning and operating a race track, or burning tread in driveaway, Donald Vivier is an all-in kind of guy. He locks into the task at hand and commits himself to learning. This has led Donnie to a wide variety of experiences, where he has learned what it takes to be successful. In his most recent venture, Donnie has brought his wealth of knowledge and experience to the world of Driveaway. Unsurprisingly, Donnie has found quick success along with the freedom that he’s always craved. Donnie’s our guest today with a ton of advice! Join us for this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP74: Thinking on The Fly: Robert Nebel’s Journey to Driveaway, Part 2

From sea to shining sea, our All-American truck drivers are privileged to take in the breathtaking beauty of this great land from behind the wheel. But for today’s guest, these landscapes are nothing new. What is new is the angle. Before taking his place behind the wheel of a truck, Robert Nebel spent the better part of three decades in a cockpit. As a military pilot, he flew combat missions in Vietnam and then returned to a decorated career as both a pilot and instructor. Then, he traded his fatigues for a suit and a commercial jet with Southwest Airlines, where he flew the friendly skies for fourteen years. Jets, planes, helicopters, you name it, Robert has flown it. And now, in the twilight of his career, he’s brought his supreme navigational skills to the ground and to a truck. We’re back for part two of our fascinating conversation with Robert Nebel as he shares his journey through the air to the world of trucking. 

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EP73: Thinking on Your Feet: Robert Nebel’s Journey to Driveaway, Part 1

As he looks back, Robert Nebel can see how his upbringing was the perfect training ground for the business of Driveaway Trucking. As a kid, he would work in the mom-and-pop grocery store that his parents ran and learned the ethic of hard work and the value of a dollar. At 16, he spent a summer in Germany studying abroad and learned to adapt to a world where no one spoke his language. Then, he joined the military, where he would have a colorful career. Each of these experiences taught him to think on his feet and were masterclass preparations for the open roads of trucking. We’re pleased to welcome Robert Nebel for part one of a two-episode series. At 76 years young, Robert brings a host of experiences and stories along with a wealth of wisdom on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP72: From Calvin Klein to Driveaway King: Rod Twakihikira’s Road to Success

After graduating from Penn State University and landing his first big job in Dallas, Rod Twakihikira thought he had made it. Having immigrated to the U.S. from Africa in his teens, he had the grit and the drive. Having graduated from one of the nation’s top 20 Universities, he had the smarts. Having literally modeled underwear for Calvin Klein, he certainly had the looks. Behind his desk, in his swanky new suit, he had all the makings of another African American success story. And he is a success story; make no mistake about it. But not behind a desk and not in a swanky suit. No, he traded all that for a wheel and the open roads. It was a trade that more than tripled his income and secured his freedom. The unbeatable combination of money and time in driveaway has this handsome driver smiling all the way to the bank! It’s a fascinating story and a great conversation you don’t want to miss on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP71: How DeCorey Hawkins Rebuilt His Driveaway Career After a Single Mistake

A notification pops up on the screen mounted safely on the dashboard in front of you. You can’t quite see who it’s from or make out what it says, so you grab it for a quick glance. I mean, the traffic is light, and it will only take a second. So, you satisfy the urge, but as you go to put it back, it jostles loose from your hand and hits the floorboard. So, you quickly reach down to snag it, all while keeping your eyes on the road, of course. Eventually, your hand locates the phone, and you secure it back in its mount. When this scene played out for today’s guest in real life, the next thing he saw was blue lights. He was pulled over and given a citation for operating a cell phone while driving.

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EP70: Driveaway is Like a Paid Vacation with Daniel James

A 15-year veteran of the trucking industry, Daniel James has had numerous job experiences behind the wheel, including his current gig delivering milk to the local schools in his district. One of the perks of this job is, of course, the classic summer break of academia. Daniel James has used this summer freedom to explore the world of driveaway. In driveaway, he has found what he calls his “paid vacation.” Driveaway trucking has enabled Daniel to take advantage of his weekends and summers to go see old friends and explore new places, and make bank in the process. Tune in today to hear how you, too, might discover the path to paid vacations in Driveaway on this edition of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP69: Riding Hard Lessons to Higher Ceilings with Abraham Gomez

Each of us can remember moments when our younger, more immature selves acted in ways we regret. Sometimes the consequences of those actions shadow us for years to come. But some face up to their mistakes and learn from them. They outrun that shadow and rise like stars in the night sky. Our guest today is one of those stars. Galvanized in the school of hard knocks, Abraham Gomez has become a man of tested integrity. He’s learned to prioritize safety, honesty, and responsibility. As a result, his star has already begun to rise in just a short time over the road with Norton. We’re proud to have him on our team and introduce him and a whole lot of wisdom to you on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP68: Caribbean Vibes, American Drive: Reginald Clarke’s Driveaway Journey

Growing up on the Caribbean Island of Barbados, life was simple, free, and easy for Reginald Clarke. And though thousands of miles away, he retains the happy and positive vibe typical of Island life. But don’t mistake his easygoing spirit for a lack of hustle. No way, mon! Our boy from Barbados has had a knack for business from the jump. In fact, he used to save his bus fare by walking to school so that he was flush with coin when the newest video game was released. Reggie made his way to the United States when he was fifteen and, by 2006, was perched behind the wheel of a rig. Don’t miss the fresh stories and perspectives from a driveaway driver who’s always positive on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP67: Driveaway for the Family Man with Erik Salinas

As a crane operator, Erik would routinely work 90-hour weeks. He would come home exhausted and with nothing left for his family. Yet, even after those long, hard days, his phone would incessantly ring as he was pressured to give more and more of himself to “the Man.” But then Erik discovered Driveaway and became his own man. As an independent contractor, Erik now works at his own pace and on his own schedule. And to top it off, he makes more money now than he ever has! Erik Salinas loves his family and is passionate about being there for them. Hear how Driveaway has dramatically changed his and his family’s life on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP66: From Bull Rider to Boom Driver with Dennis Greenwood

After a stint as a Professional Bull Rider and 215 jumps out of an airplane, Dennis Greenwood could have been the face of the “No Fear” ad campaign of the nineties. An adrenaline junkie, to be sure, Dennis lives life to the max. But, his zeal for life hit a wall after a few rough breaks left him broke and without a home. But, that’s when Dennis found Driveaway Trucking. After just a few short months behind the wheel, he put that homeless status in the rearview mirror and began humming toward six figures and freedom. Dennis is now a veteran driver and is back in the saddle of his best life as he joins us for today’s conversation. Hear Dennis’ story and much more on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP65: All In: Christopher Poare’s Thriving Life and Career in Driveaway

A noted person once said, “There’s a big difference between earning a lot of money and being rich.” Well, our guest today certainly knows that distinction, and his life tells the story. He’s walked the beaches of both coasts in this country and has hiked the mountains in between. He’s raced cars and panned for gold. He’s been to the Grand Canyon seven times and to Vegas more than that. This Texas Hold’em player has pushed his chips to the middle both at the tables and in life. He’s rich with experience and doing just fine on the bank ledger side as well. Yeah, don’t be fooled by his name. Christopher Poare is anything but poor. Tune in to hear how the world of Driveaway has unlocked a wealth of opportunities and experiences for Christopher on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP64: Muddy Boots and Deep Pockets with John Theriault

Growing up as a city boy from Dallas, John Theriault could never have imagined that the path of his life would lead him to a tractor and a truck. But, on a typical week, you’ll find John behind the wheel of a truck and boom trailer as he chases the open roads of Driveaway. And on the weekend, you’ll find him behind the wheel of a John Deere on his Arkansas farm. That’s right, John Theriault has traded the high rise for the low country. He’s traded the hustle and bustle for the open roads and freedom. He’s traded sneakers and skinny jeans for boots and deep pockets. And, as he says in today’s conversation, he’s living the dream. Join us as we hear the ins and outs of boom driving and much more with John Theriault on this week’s edition of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP63: Open Roads, Open Heart: The Free-Spirited Driveaway Life of Chris Woods

Today’s guest saw Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead live in concert when he was sixteen. Chris Woods was hooked. He would tell you that everything you need to know in life can be found in the lyrics of a Grateful Dead song. His obsession as a “Deadhead” eventually led him on tour to follow other classic jam bands like Fish and Widespread Panic. So,  to hear that Chris Woods is a free spirit with an affinity for open roads should come as no surprise. And when he was introduced to Driveaway, it was a match made in heaven. In Driveaway, Chris has found the pace he’s always craved to prioritize time with his family and carve out space for his side gig as a professional artist. And as a tow-behind specialist, he’s even found a way to maximize his time and profits. Is it any wonder that the “Deadhead” gets great sleep in his Jeep? Don’t miss a minute of this fascinating conversation with Chris Woods on the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP62: Beach Chairs & Big Rigs: Franklin Snooks’ Driveaway Adventure

If Franklin Snooks had his way, he’d take in the setting sun from a beach chair rather than through the windshield of a truck. He’d quickly trade the aroma of diesel for the smells of a low-country boil of blue crab. He wouldn’t think twice about swapping the open roads for his happy place along the eastern seaboard. A native of the historic harbor city of Charleston, Franklin is often gone to Carolina in his mind. And in Driveaway, he has found his ticket home. Driving trucks has been his gig since the nineties, but his recent return to the Driveaway space with Norton Transport has been a game-changer. This career behind the wheel affords him more scheduling freedom and flexibility than he could ever have imagined. Tune in to hear Franklin’s journey to freedom in the lucrative and flexible world of Driveaway on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP61: Peachtree Beats & Driveaway Streets: The Patrick Daniels’ Journey

During most weeks, Patrick Gregory Daniels sits behind the wheel and transports trucks across the country as a driveaway driver. But, on the weekends, he sits behind $10,000 keyboards and transports people to another realm through epic soundtracks and movie scores. As a sponsored musician and recording artist, the world of music is Patrick’s passion. But, as he will say in today’s episode, he fuels his passion with diesel. Driveaway has offered Patrick the financial stability and scheduling flexibility to make his musical dreams a reality. Moreover, his life on the road has become his inspiration as he draws from the places he sees, the people he meets, and the unpredictable moments he experiences over the road. For this Driver/Recording Artist, his whole life is on Tour! Don’t miss a minute of this interesting and inspiring conversation with Patrick Daniels on this edition of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP60: Mastering Safety in Driveaway: Fredrick Waller’s Flawless Record on the Road

The Safety Director at your company is not normally someone you want to hear from. But Norton Transport’s Safety Chief showed up today to say thank you. On this week’s episode, Renea Dearing shares her appreciation for a driver who is truly first class. In fact, in five years over the road in driveaway, Fredrick Waller has yet to fail an inspection. We’re pleased to welcome him as our guest today as he shares the secrets to his success over the road. Tune in, drivers, and stay safe out there!

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EP59: Driven by Faith: Alonzo Seymour’s Divine Calling to Driveaway Trucking

At a time when most people are fixated on their phones and focused on themselves, there are still a few good Samaritans out there that pray for the people they meet and try to help where they can. We’re proud to say that we’ve got several in the world of driveaway, and one of them is our guest today Alonzo Seymour. After years of owning and operating a car lot, Alonzo Seymour says that a voice from above literally led him to Norton Transport and driveaway trucking. Now, while that might startle your inner skeptic, we challenge you to tune in and hear him out yourself. One thing’s for sure, Alonzo is a blessing to many people out on the open road and is being blessed in the process. And we think that this episode of #SixFigureTrucker might be a blessing to you as well.

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EP58: Driven by Positivity: Terrell Brickerson’s Journey to a Six-Figure Life in Driveaway

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” This famous quote from Zig Ziglar jives with our guest today, and it’s no wonder that he is riding high! Terrell Brickerson seeks to approach each day with what he calls “An attitude of gratitude.” This positive outlook has taken Terrell from the projects of Detroit to a Six-Figure seat behind the wheel in driveaway trucking. We’re pleased to welcome Mr. Brickerson to the show today as he shares some valuable wisdom and some crazy stories from his 21-year career as a driver. Don’t miss today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP57: Ghosts and Grit: Supernatural Tales and Trustworthy Tips with Arnie Teran

You’d think it might be difficult to trust a guy who swears to have seen an actual ghost on the road. And to be clear, that’s exactly what today’s guest claims. On a stretch of freeway reported to be haunted, Arnie Teran insists that his lights flickered and then momentarily went dark. When his high beams returned, an apparition in a red dress was directly in front of him, hovering over the highway ahead. Who is this Arnie Teran, you ask? Well, he’s not the kind to be loose with the truth or exaggerate a story. Arnie Teran is one of the most trustworthy drivers we know. In fact, in this conversation, he’ll tell us that the surest way to build trust is to always keep your word. Arnie tells it like it is as he shares valuable advice and great stories from his 22 years behind the wheel. So, while there is a certain stretch of highway that you may be wise to avoid, only a fool would avoid this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP56: The Renaissance Trucker: Rowdy Lind’s Journey to Driveaway

After ten years of work in the music business and twilighting as a bartender alongside the likes of Kenny Chesney, our guest today left Nashville for his homeland of Iowa. Rowdy Lind then managed the first Krispy Kreme to open in the Midwest. Yet, this well-educated and multi-talented man had yet to find his lane. That is until he saw an ad in the classified section of the newspaper that caught his eye. It read, “Do you like to drive? Do you like to have fun? Do you like to make money?” His answer was, “Yes, yes, and Yes!” The advertisement was from a Georgia-based company called Norton Transport, and as they say, the rest is history. Rowdy’s adventurous spirit found a home in Driveaway, and he will tell you that he’s still amazed that he gets paid to be a tourist. We’re pleased to welcome a longtime friend and true renaissance man to the show on this week’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP55: Burning One With Barry Benesch

We’re joined today by a businessman with a long history using Driveaway. In fact, his company was one of Norton Transport’s first clients. A bus seller by trade, Barry Benesch, will tell you that the business of driveaway is crucial to his bottom line. We get a unique look at our industry today as we catch up with an old friend over a cigar around his firepit. We’re burning one with Barry Benesch on this fantastic episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP54: In the Wild with the Winnipeg Wonder, Timothy Pedden

Adjectives like adventurous, intrepid, and rugged are often used to describe the North American Truck driver. Our guest today, however, takes these attributes to a whole new level as he talks about life in rural Manitoba. Bears sniffing around the patio grill and cougars staring through living room windows are just routine encounters for Timothy Pedden. And that’s all before he hits the ice to battle Grizzly and Polar bears for the fish he plans to haul back home. This dude is next level! A long-time diesel mechanic, Timothy traded his wrench for the wheel and driveaway trucking. Over a million miles later, he’s just getting started. So, whether he’s running a load or getting chased by a Grizzly, the Winnipeg Wonder isn’t slowing down! Don’t miss our fascinating discussion with Timothy Pedden on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP53: From Driveaway to Island Life with Brian Clark

Our guest today has his hands on the wheel, but his heart is in the Philippines. The love of Brian Clark’s life is tucked away in the rural tropics of Southeast Asia, and is soon to deliver their firstborn son. His life is a world away, but Brian would tell you that Driveaway is the quickest path to their side. In Driveaway, Brian has found a present and future bridge to his dream of a beautiful and stress-free life on the other side of the world. Driveaway trucking affords him the flexibility to steal away to the Philippines any time he wants. And the money he puts away has paved the way for an early retirement to live his dream with his family across the sea. Brian Clark is one of our busiest and best drivers, with loads of insight to share. Don’t miss a minute of this conversation as Brian shares how driveaway has literally opened up a whole new world for him. Hear it now on the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP52: You Get What You Give with Eddie McTheney

Our guest on this week’s episode has a wide array of driveaway experience. Eddie McTheney has spent over a decade with several companies, and he shares the pros and cons of working with Norton, his love for the Florida Gators, his brand new Dodge Ram truck, his upcoming trip to the Bahamas, and more. Eddie’s experience and “go-getter” attitude have helped him build a successful career, and he gives advice on how you can do the same. Don’t miss this week’s #SixFigureTrucker episode.

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EP51: Deck Demon vs. Single Love with Jose Palma and Steven Love

There is no dull moment when the “Deck Demon” shows up! Jose Palma returns to the Six Figure Trucker for this special episode alongside singles driver Steven Love. Together, these Truckers fill an entertaining hour with stories of epic bonuses, breathtaking beauty, surprising liaisons, and even a special thank you from the Mayor of San Diego. You’ll also hear them each defend their side of the singles versus decking debate, even as they share the pros and cons of each. It’s a great conversation with two Driveaway legends that you do not want to miss on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP50: America the Beautiful with Robert Regan

Our guest today has the voice and the experience to sing along with Johnny Cash on his famous song, “I’ve Been Everywhere.” He’s crossed the deserts bare man, he’s breathed the mountain air, and everywhere he goes, he’s mesmerized by the beauty of this country. Born with a traveler’s spirit, Robert Regan spent years as an elite businessman in the corporate world before finding fulfillment in driveaway trucking. Now that he’s found driveaway, the man who’s been everywhere isn’t going anywhere soon. On today’s episode, Robert will say that he can’t think of another job that affords the flexibility, travel experiences, and financial dividends that he’s found in driveaway. And how can you argue with him? He’s been everywhere, man. Don’t miss a minute of this excellent conversation with Robert Regan on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP49: A Lesson or Blessing with Driveaway Veteran Marvin Miller

Though we unashamedly extoll the life-changing opportunities within driveaway trucking on this podcast, we also seek to reflect on the challenges that surface in this industry. For example, there is always the potential for obstacles like inclement weather or mechanical breakdowns over the road. The driver’s response to issues like these will make or break them. Our guest today has learned to invoke what he calls the Serenity Prayer in moments of misfortune or frustration. As a result, Marvin Miller says that his glass is never half-empty. As he will teach us today, everything you face will offer a lesson or a blessing, and both can work to your advantage, depending upon your response. We’re pleased to welcome this 17-year veteran and his wisdom to the show! Tune in now to this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP48: A Tried and True Driveaway Warrior with Joe Abbott

Closing in on 75 years of age, you’d think our guest today would have his sights set on someplace warm and slow. Not Joe Abbott. His sights are set on the open road because, for him, retirement would be a step-down. He loves the view behind the wheel. So, with his conversion van in tow, this road warrior keeps them hot. Driving over 300 days a year, he has been a fixture in driveaway for 26 years. As such, he’s a man with the wisdom to share and stories to tell. We’re pleased to welcome Joe Abbott on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP47: Killin’ it with Kindness with Abdur Martin

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” This saying rings true in this space, as successful truckers don’t just wish themselves there. No, Six Figure Truckers are planners. They go hand in hand. But, as it turns out, there is something else that goes hand in hand with good planning. Patience. When a good plan goes up in smoke due to forces outside one’s control, their response is as important as their plan. If “a goal without a plan is just a wish,” a plan without patience is a powder keg. Countless variables in this business of trucking can disrupt a plan, but the key question is this: will they disrupt your peace?

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EP46: Sun, Sand, and South Dakota with Jim Fischer

Hailing from the Dakotas, our guest today has endured his fair share of arctic winters. In fact, he’s had enough. Fortunately for Jim Fischer, there’s driveaway trucking! The freedom and opportunities in driveaway have allowed this expert planner to keep the ice in his drinks and the sand between his toes. Each winter, he routinely trades the frozen tundras of the Dakotas for routes that lead to sandy beaches and big money. As he tells us today, most of his friends think he’s perpetually on vacation. And this all-around good guy is piling up friends around each bend in the road. There’s no doubt that this Jim Fischer is winning behind the wheel, and we’re delighted to hear his stories and glean his wisdom on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP45: It’s Work, But Not Really with Alvin Ross

Hall of Fame hitters are successful about 30% of the time. The greatest three-point shooter in the history of the NBA is 42% of the time successful. But, our guest today is batting a thousand. He’s currently hitting 100% on all of our measurables, and he’s doing it in style. When it comes time to deliver, no one is statistically better than Mr. 100%, Alvin Ross! As a former owner/operator in this space, Alvin has learned the importance of essentials like communication, customer relations, and responsibility. But now that he’s found his way to driveaway as an independent contractor, he’s added some stress-free fun to the mix. He’ll say it doesn’t even feel like work when it’s this much fun. Tune in today to hear his story and what makes this true professional tick. We’re pleased to welcome Alvin Ross on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP44: Until I Can’t Hold the Wheel No More with Eric Ryan

A born trucker, Eric Ryan, or “Big E” as we call him, has found his true north in driveaway. As he shares with us today, these last five years in driveaway with Norton Transport have been revolutionary. With driveaway, Big E has fixed his compass and charted his course toward success. He has found mental, financial, and physical health and strength, and he’s not slowing down. Now, this doesn’t surprise us as we seek to routinely highlight the big-time perks behind the wheel of this industry. For example, the simultaneous offer of incredible freedom and flexibility with the chance to make life-changing money is alluring to anyone. But you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who has leveraged it better and loves it more than our guest today. He’s a great man and driver who also happens to be a great interview. You don’t want to miss a single minute of today’s episode as Big E drops the mic on this edition of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP43: On Board With Hendrick Taylor

Those who know today’s guest often describe him as responsible and reliable. As such, what Hendrick Taylor emphasized in our interview, did not surprise. Over his eight years behind the wheel, he has learned the art of communication and the priority of safety. These twin guardrails have escorted Hendrick to a stress-free, six-figure career! And the advice he shares with us is as solid as his reputation. All this and more on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP42: Winter Weather Wisdom with Sexcina Monroe

With 26 years of driving experience in her rear-view mirror, Sexcina has ample wisdom and knowledge to share. At the top of the list is her passion for safety. Her motto of “better safe than sorry” is born of having seen just about everything over the open roads – even having to navigate a concrete boulder barrelling down the highway toward her truck! Yet, having experienced a tragic loss in her family, her passion is fundamentally driven by her desire to protect and appreciate life. She speaks with incredible grace and depth about this topic and much more. We’re honored to have her with us on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP41: The Norton Way with Calvin Norton and Lynn Smith

It’s not difficult to make sense of Norton Transport’s rise to prominence in the Driveaway space when you listen to its founder. A genuine man of the people, Calvin Norton, has sought to revolutionize how a trucking company respects and appreciates its drivers. As a driver himself who still takes the occasional load, he knows firsthand the expertise drivers bring and the sacrifices they make for the good of the company and the nation. This firsthand knowledge continues to fuel his passion that drivers would be known and taken care of and has shaped the family-oriented atmosphere of the company that bears his name. We’re thrilled to welcome Calvin to the show today alongside a longtime associate and one of the company’s original drivers, Lynn Smith. Today’s episode is filled with the wisdom and experiences of a successful driver, leader, and owner in our industry. Don’t miss this special episode of #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP40: Making Dreams Come True with Brandon Leigh

There’s nothing like knowing you’ve got the perfect gift for that special person. Seeing their face light up as they open the present of their dreams is the sweetest gift of all. In the spirit of Christmas, our guest today describes himself as a giver who loves to make dreams come true. And Driveaway has made it possible for Brandon Leigh. In driveaway, Brandon has found a career that provides opportunities that match his hustle. He can work as much as he desires and has learned to leverage expert planning toward serious profit. This former diesel mechanic has traded his wrench for a wheel and isn’t looking back. Driveaway has brought a smile to Brandon’s face and to everyone around him. Here more on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP39: I Wouldn’t Trade it for Anything with Hal B. Faris

As the saying goes, it takes 10,000 hours to master a particular skill. Well, if that’s the case, our guest today became a master trucker back in the Eighties! Hal B. Faris has been on the road for 40 years. Over the last four decades behind the wheel, Hal has gained the kind of experience you can’t learn from a course or a book. On today’s episode, Hal talks about the incredible advances that have been made in the industry over his career and shares valuable advice about topics like safety and planning. His wisdom and expertise permeate our conversation, which culminates in him saying that he wouldn’t trade driveaway trucking for anything. Coming from a 40-year vet, we think that’s a pretty big deal. Join us as we welcome Hal B. Faris to the show on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP38: Born to Run with Malik Beverly

Before cruising the highways, Malik Beverly was cruising down the tracks of Ohio. After setting six school records, winning three state championships, and taking a lap in the professional circuit, Malik changed lanes. He traded his spikes and the track for a wheel and the open roads…but either way, Malik was born to run. On today’s episode, you’ll hear his story and why he says that coming to driveaway was the best decision he’s ever made. Join us today for the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP37: No Possible Way I Could Ever Go Back with Carrie Keyes

When asked about the kind of truck she prefers, our guest today offered this response: “I like a manual shift. You know, the old-school Peterbuilts and Kenworths. But, every truck I drive is different, and I just like that I’m driving a truck.” Those, my friends, are the words of a bona fide trucker. Carrie Keyes is the real deal. In her more than 25 years behind the wheel, she has driven everything from dump trucks to city buses to tractor-trailers. And she’s run the gamut of businesses behind those trucks as well. So, when someone like her says she’s found the industry’s pot of gold, it carries weight. In addition to the wealth of knowledge and insight packed into this episode, Carrie Keyes will share why Driveaway proved to be her Promised Land from which she’ll never return. This is an episode of #SixFigureTrucker that you can’t afford to miss. 

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EP36: Happy Thanksgiving from SFT

On the Six-Figure Trucker, we typically welcome one of the many incredible drivers in this industry as our guest for an interview. But today, we decided to take a different route in honor of Thanksgiving. We’d like to give thanks where thanks is long overdue. Today we honor the men and women of the trucking industry with our gratitude. So to the drivers, dispatchers, mechanics, and many others that make this industry roll, thank you for the sacrifices you make and the services you offer so that the people of this great nation can enjoy the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness afforded us here. We need more men and women like you, and we’re proud to stand behind you.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the #SixFigureTrucker

EP35: It’s Game Time with Eddie Bray

Huddle up! Every fan of the game of Football knows those two words and their importance. In the huddle, reminders are given, a play is called, and game faces are applied. When that huddle breaks, it’s game time! As a former college football player, our guest today is no stranger to a huddle. In fact, he carries the feel of all those huddles with him each day as he slides behind the wheel. When that diesel engine fires, it’s game time, and Eddie Bray knows he must be ready. Whether it’s rush hour in Atlanta, freezing rain outside of Cleveland, or a distracted driver coming into his lane, the challenges are endless on the open roads. And because he treats every day like a game situation, Eddie is ready! Hear about his unique approach and so much more as we huddle up with Eddie Bray on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP34: Join The Club with Terry Scott

Road rage is a problem, and it’s growing. A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission (NHTSA) found that fatal road rage-related car accidents grew 500% in just nine years between 2006 and 2015. Unfortunately, that number continues to climb. Over 80% of drivers surveyed in 2019 admitted to an outburst of road rage at least once in the previous year. But we’re thankful that our guest today proves to be an exception. Terry Scott has learned the art of keeping cool on highways full of bad drivers and worse attitudes. He is passionate about saying that you can’t get upset about what you can’t control. His mantra is, “You’ve got to join the club.” To find out what he means by that, tune in to today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP33: Successful Truckers Play Chess with Eugene Isaac

Successful drivers play chess, not checkers. No, we’re not talking about moving little wooden pieces on cardboard. We’re talking about moving trucks all over our beautiful country, and those who do it best have a plan. Long before they slide behind the wheel, the best drivers have been crafting a detailed plan. They know where they’re going and how they’re going to get there. They have a strategy for fuel, food, lodging, and transportation. They’ve factored in time for delays and inspections. Thus, they’re rarely surprised and always on time. They don’t merely show up and react. No, they don’t play checkers. The most successful drivers play chess. They show up with a plan, execute it with precision, and bring home the Queen’s ransom to boot. We’re pleased to have an over-the-road Chessmaster with us on today’s episode. Eugene Isaac is a ten-year veteran in trucking and a driver who has learned the art of preparation. He’s a man with a plan you can learn from on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP32: Diners, Drive-Ins, and Driveaway with Steve Sneed

If Guy Fieri is the ‘Mayor of Flavortown,’ our guest today is the Grand Master of Music City. Twilighting as a Chef for Entertainers, Steve Sneed has delighted the pallets of the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Justin Bieber, AC/DC, and the Beach Boys. Even the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, once made a special entrance to shake our driver’s hand after tasting one of his entrees. And being a chef was his second career! While cooking for Rock Stars on the side, Steve Sneed has enjoyed a successful 34-year career in the trucking industry. We’re thrilled that he joins us today on the Six-Figure Trucker! Steve has a passion for driveaway and loves to share the wisdom he has gleaned over the road. You don’t want to miss a minute of our conversation. But this is a fair warning: this episode of #SixFigureTrucker may make you hungry!

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EP31: A Good Samaritan on Two Wheels with Benjamin Bernard

The Six-Figure Trucker highlights the successful men and women behind the wheel of the beautiful business of trucking. But it’s not always and only about making money here at SFT. We enjoy highlighting the incredible people that make the wheels of this industry roll. Today we catch up with one of our drivers as he helps to provide relief and aid to the areas in Florida that were recently battered by Hurricane Ian. Benjamin Bernard is thrilled to spend over two weeks on the grown in the Fort Myers area in an attempt to do his part to help his fellow man.

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EP30: Don’t Be Intimidated, Just Do It with Edward Thomas

To say that our guest today has a great motor is an understatement. This dude’s engine is always running on all cylinders, whether he’s free stylin’ in the Caribbean or working his side hustle in South Beach. He’s a true entrepreneur who goes hard after every venture and plays hard after every success. Edward Thomas is living out his dreams, and it’s all powered by trucking. That’s right, he would tell you that the secret to his freedom to travel and chase his dreams is found behind the wheel. He would also tell you to give it a shot! In this episode, he will say, “Do it! Don’t think twice about it. Don’t be intimidating by decking. Just do it!” He will also say that his entrance into the world of deck driving was the best decision he’s ever made. You don’t want to miss our conversation with Edward Thomas on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP29: Thank You For Your Service with Venson Johnson

It’s one thing to transport trucks all over the country. It’s quite another to transport soldiers in the midst of war. Worries about blowing a tire take on a new perspective when your tires have encountered an IED. Our guest today spent eight years in the Army and was deployed twice to the Middle East. In addition to his military experience, Venson Johnson is also a 17-year veteran behind the wheel in the trucking industry. He’s an expert driver who cares deeply about the reputation of truckers and the industry as a whole. But, it’s his wisdom that stands out the most in this conversation. Venson has learned the value of people over profit and peace over prosperity. He will passionately say that the most crucial asset he can give his kids is his presence and time. This is the kind of maturity that war tends to accelerate. We’re grateful for the service Venson Johnson has rendered to our great nation, and we’re honored to have him on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP28: A State of Mind with Ernandez Robinson

Our guest today is a class A driver who’s also a class A gentleman. With over a decade of experience behind the wheel, Ernandez Robinson has a wealth of experience in this industry to share. But, it’s his sterling character and peaceful demeanor that set him apart as a key contributor in this space and someone we can all learn from. They say nice guys finish last. Well, not at Norton and not today! Mr. Robinson’s world includes a happy wife, six beautiful kids, and the freedom afforded him in driveaway. Oh, and there are six figures in there too. You don’t want to miss the wisdom and perspective you’ll glean from today’s episode as we welcome Mr. Ernandez Robinson to the show.

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EP27: More Money, More Perks, More Freedom with Loyd Dittfurth

In every industry, there are secrets of the trade that save time, conserve energy, and maximize profit. Driveaway is no exception. We love to highlight these secrets for drivers on this show, and we’ve got a truckload of them for you today. We’ve got a veteran in the trucking industry with us today. Lloyd Dittfurth is his name, and driveaway is his game that will make him a quarter of a million dollars this year. You heard that right! Yet, you don’t earn that without running hard and running smart. As he shares some of those smarts today, he emphasizes good planning and handy connections. As they say, “it’s not what you know; it’s who you know.” Well, today, you get both. Lloyd Dittfurth breaks down the What and the Who as he shares the secrets that will make your bank account swell. Hear them all on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP26: Toes In The Sand and Wisdom in Hand with Mike Kolody

It has been said that “In school, you’re taught a lesson, and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches the lesson.” Our guest today has faced his share of tests and has masters-level lessons to share. There were numerous sleepless nights when as a business owner in this industry, he had over a million dollars worth of debt on trucks he couldn’t move. Then there were sleepless nights of a different kind when battling an aggressive form of cancer. These are the kind of tests that can either make or break you. They made Mike Kolody, and we’re thrilled to have him on the show today. Mike is an expert driver and trainer who’s seen it all on the open road. He’s learned what makes the business go, to the tune of six figures. But, he’s also learned how to make those figures work for him, to the tune of ten toes in the sand. He’s a top-shelf businessman who’s also been accused of being a beach bum – an accusation he and his family don’t dispute. On today’s episode of the Six-Figure Trucker, you’ll hear Mike’s story and walk away with a truckload of help and inspiration for the road ahead.

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EP25: Into The Great White North With Phillip Knowles

We hate to burst your bubble, but all those millions of Christmas presents aren’t actually delivered in one night by a big guy in a red suit while riding a sleigh pulled by eight magic reindeer. In the real world, millions of packages of Christmas cheer are delivered by truck drivers pulled by 600 horses on 18 wheels. The men and women of trucking have long been the undervalued heroes of Christmas. One trucker took it to a whole new level when trucking shortages hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. When Phillip Knowles identified that U-Haul trucks in Canada had become available, he decided to help transport them stateside for use by UPS. So he drove them across the border one at a time and then would literally walk back into Canada to find transportation to another truck to transport. He transported dozens of trucks, which in turn delivered thousands of presents that brought smiles to children all across the Pacific Northwest. And that is how one trucker helped save Christmas!

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EP24: From Broke to Financial Freedom with Bryan Bonar

He was broke. So broke that he had to quit smoking just to have enough money to eat. But, just two weeks shy of declaring bankruptcy, our guest today made the change of his life. He quit his job and made the leap to driveaway. Bryan Bonar quickly found freedom with himself as his boss and the open road in front of him. In a matter of months, he went from broke to boss! That was 20 years ago and, needless to say, he never looked back. He did eventually quit smoking, but this time money had nothing to do with it. He made that call the way he lives every day, on his own terms. We’re privileged today to hear from a veteran Six-Figure Trucker who knows what it’s like to live under the stress of lean times. But, lean days have a way of feeding a hunger for freedom and the fullness of life. Bryan Bonar has found both in the open roads of driveaway! Don’t miss today’s captivating episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP23: Being Centered Versus Being Motivated with Shungo Walker

He planned to drive for one year and then move on to his next career. Eleven years later, Shungo Walker is a veteran driver and trainer who’s grown to love the open road. With Six Figures in his pocket, a happy family by his side, and a shot of Don Julio tequila in his hand, it’s safe to say he’s found his lane. Shungo is living his best life. We’re grateful to have him join us today on the Six-Figure Trucker to share a bit of his journey to success on the open road and the wisdom he’s gleaned along the way. Trucking and training across this nation and even north of the border, this guy has seen it all and has a truckload of knowledge to share. You don’t want to miss this insightful and entertaining conversation on today’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP22: Talkin’ With Tomko

For most people, the thought of driving their car into the heart of New York City makes their palms a little sweaty. Imagine driving a vehicle that is hauling a 100-ton railroad crane for delivery in downtown Queens. When this load hit the wires, one driver stepped up and had the goods to deliver. Frank Tomko is his name, and he joins us today on the Six-Figure Trucker! In this unique episode, we detail this epic transport that included days of preparation, special permits, and even a police escort. We also talked with Frank’s dispatcher for the load, Jesse Chavez, and discussed the mutual respect and trust that this driver and dispatcher have for each other. Additionally, we’ll hear other great stories and expert advice from this veteran driver who has truly seen it all over the road. We’re Talkin’ with Tomko on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP21: Riding with the Road Runner, Deanna Kearney

Before she was driving trucks, our guest today was driving the lane with basketball in hand as an All-Star counterpart to NBA Legend Alonzo Mourning. “Zo” was the star of the boy’s team, while Deanna Kearney was the star of the girl’s team of Indian River High School in Chesapeake, VA. Her basketball skills gained her a full-ride scholarship and a full complement of character and insight that have translated into success off the court. Deanna’s leadership ability, work ethic, positive attitude, and team spirit have made her an excellent driver and a whole lot of money. Don’t miss the great conversation we have with the “Road Runner,” Deanna Kearney, on this episode of #SixFigureTrucker

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EP20: Living Her Dream with Ta-Riesha Jackson

In this episode, we’re pleased to have one of driveaway’s best drivers out on the road. We welcome Ta-Riesha Jackson to the show. Ta-Riesha has extensive experience in the transportation industry through a 20+ year career as a driver and instructor with Greyhound Bus. Yet, as a single mom working for another company, her finances and freedom were limited through those years. But Miss J is limited no more! In driveaway, Ta-Riesha hauls in six figures while seeing the world and doing so on her terms. She works for herself. “I love it and could never go back to punching somebody’s timeclock,” she said of her newfound life behind the wheel with Norton Transport. And friends, this girl can drive! You don’t want to miss the stories and advice you’ll hear from our conversation with Ta-Riesha Jackson on this episode of #SixFigureTrucker

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EP19: Bumpy Rhodes with Danny “Bumpy” Rhodes Jr.

Our guest today has seen his fair share of bumpy roads during his 34-year career in trucking. So much so, he’s been officially dubbed Daniel “Bumpy” Rhodes Jr. But, you don’t take that as your nickname unless you’ve learned to ride those bumpy roads to your advantage. As Danny will say, “if you can take it, you can make it”. He’s certainly taken a few shots to the chin, including a recent bankruptcy. But, this driver has made it out here on the open road and is getting stronger and wiser with every year. The former Marine combines toughness and candor with a positive, never-quit mindset that comes through loud and clear in this episode. You don’t want to miss our conversation today with a trucking vet we call “Bumpy Rhodes”! 

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EP18: Do Your Homework with Gerard Lehman

From the time he was a boy, the unmistakable sight and sound of an 18-wheeler rumbling down the road has captured the imagination of Gerard Lehman. Listening to him talk, you can hear the enthusiasm in his voice for the incredible power and precision of the magnificent machinery we call a truck. For 20+ years now, Gerard has made his living behind the wheel, doing what he loves. But, make no mistake. Gerard isn’t merely a gear head. He’s a businessman. The advice he packs into this episode will take you back to school and leave you with some homework. But, unlike the grade school kind, Gerard Lehman’s homework could make you rich and enrich your life. So for all of you out there in the beautiful business of trucking, this episode is sure to put a smile on your face and will help put Six Figures in your pocket. Tune in to today’s episode of #SixFigureTrucker

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EP17: For Freedom and Family with Andre Parrish

Can you put a price tag on freedom? We’re talking about the freedom to work when you want to work, buy what you need to buy, or help who you need to help in a time of need. We’re talking about the freedom to provide security and stability for your family. What is this freedom worth? Though many people would say that this kind of freedom is worth everything, they often see it as merely a dream and not a real possibility for themselves and their future. Our guest today once thought this way. That was until he discovered the driveaway trucking industry. In driveaway, Andre Parrish has found a path to America’s open roads and to personal freedom. Hear how driveaway has flipped the script for Andre on this episode of the #SixFigureTrucker

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EP16: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger with Armahn Britt

“You are driving the wrong truck!” No truck driver ever wants to hear those chilling words. That’s the stuff of nightmares. But, our guest today wasn’t dreaming when he heard that line from a dispatcher, and he was already 800 miles down a snow-covered highway. The VIN he had checked was off by a single digit – the last one – a single digit that brought Armahn Britt to the brink. It had already been a rough day inside a rough season, and now he faced the reality of driving 800 miles back to the place of origin with no reward of a paycheck at the end of it. He wanted to quit. But, moments like these separate the professionals from the amateurs. It’s moments like these where someone either rises or breaks down. Armahn rose. That’s who Armahn is, and he’s stronger and wiser for having gone through this moment and others like it. You’re in for a treat as we sit down with this driveaway veteran who is full of stories to tell and wisdom to convey on this week’s episode of #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP15: Glam Behind the Wheel with Julie Johnson

The stereotypical image of a truck driver doesn’t usually involve great hair, fancy nails, and shoes that match the outfit. But, don’t be fooled by appearances. While our guest today certainly puts glam behind the wheel, she also puts Six Figures in her pocket as a professional in this space. We talk with Julie Johnson today and hear how her love for driving and a keen sense of business has found a home with Norton Transport and driveaway. Make no mistake about it, this gal belongs. Glean some valuable advice as you listen to how Julie broke into this industry without a CDL and has navigated her way to a successful career over the road on this week’s episode of #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP14: Safe, Sane, and Six Figures with Jermaine Dudley

Our guest today is living proof that you can make Six Figures in trucking and still have a life. Jermaine Dudley puts his family first, refuses to cut corners, keeps a safe and reasonable pace, and even pastors a church on the weekends. Yet, the good Reverend still brings home nearly three grand a week revving up those engines as a deck driver for Norton Transport. That’s incredible! Hear how this veteran in the industry has managed to find this level of balance as he drops some valuable wisdom on this week’s episode of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP13: Like Brady to Gronk with Jermaine Scott

Hearing a guy compare himself to a famously handsome superstar athlete like Rob Gronkowski might typically cause you to roll your eyes at the obviously inflated ego in your presence. In fact, it might cause you to think of another Scott, with the first name of Michael. But, when Jermaine goes there, your impulse is the opposite. For, Jermaine goes there in order to celebrate the incredible team around him. He goes there in order to shine the light of his success in this industry on all the people that have and continue to position him to be successful. When Jermaine drops the “Gronk” moniker, you actually see his humility and gratitude. These are just the kind of traits that make Jermaine Scott successful over the road and will make you want to listen to the stories and advice he shares on today’s episode of #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP12: Gimme that Double Double with David Doutt

Few people leave showbiz to enter the trucking industry. But, our guest today did just that and not only doubled his quality of life, he doubled his pay! In this episode of the Six-Figure Trucker, we talk to David Doutt who is relatively new to the driveaway scene. But, in a short time, David has become one of our most successful drivers on and off the road. Hear why David is convinced that this transition is the best one he’s ever made and why he’d tell you to drop whatever you’re doing to follow him behind the wheel of a boom rig! All this and more as we kick off season two of the #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP11: Season One Highlights

Tune in to this special episode highlighting season 1 of the Six Figure Trucker. Our first ten episodes turned up a lot of great stories, revealed a lot of great advice, and introduced us to a lot of great characters in the all-American industry of trucking. As we gear up for season 2, we wanted to relive a few of our favorite moments from season 1. Maybe some of these memorable lines will inspire you to go back and listen again to our inaugural season or jazz you up for episodes to come. 

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EP10: The Boom King with Joe Bockenstette

A natural-born inventor, Joe Bockenstette found his niche in the trucking industry. Though he had his CDL at 21, he didn’t take his seat behind the wheel until his fifties, as a second career. But, in spite of his relatively late start, Joe quickly became a legend in this field as he engaged his engineer mind and innovative spirit to reshape the Boom Trailer Transport industry. But, his impact on the trucking industry has not been limited to innovation. His passion to “do good things” has shaped how he interacts with everyone he meets and has moved the needle towards more professionalism and respect over the road. In the process, Joe went from broke and unemployed to six figures in trucking. You’ll hear a Trailer full of great stories and expert wisdom as we spend an hour with the King of Boom on this episode of Six-Figure Trucker!

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EP09: Truck Yard Legend with Dave Skeen

Behind every Six-Figure Trucker, there is an all-star supporting cast. In this episode, we go behind the scenes to catch up with one of Norton’s most important and hardest working members of the team. We’re catching up with Truckyard Legend, Dave Skeen. His endless knowledge, tireless work ethic, and genuine concern for drivers have earned Dave his legendary status. There’s a reason why drivers are known to drop off the finest bottles of Scotch at Dave’s yard in Texas. Get a glimpse of the inner workings of the trucking industry in this conversation with one of the best on this episode of #SixFigureTrucker.

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EP08: The Coach’s Playbook with Robert Stephens

We get locker room access to Coach Robert Stephens and his playbook today on this episode of Six-Figure Trucker! Over his 20+ years in trucking, Coach has acquired expertise in strategic planning, communication, and people skills. These insights have paved the way for his own success and have also positioned him to help those around him. Tapping into his extensive experience coaching sports, he loves to draw up plays to help his fellow drivers succeed over the road. So, get ready because the Doc Rivers of Deck Drivers is pulling out his clipboard to coach us up!

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EP07: The Sleep Racer Rocks it Out with Charles Lacomb

Making more money often requires getting less sleep. Not so for Deck Driver, Charles Lacomb, aka, “The Sleep Racer”! In just a few short months with Norton Transport, Sleep Racer has become a fixture near the top of the points leaderboard and is doing it his way.

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EP06: The Good Samaritan of Trucking with Reggie Jenkins

When accidents happen over the road most people reroute, run away, or just stare at the wreckage. But there’s one guy who runs toward the scene and is doing everything he can to prevent more of them. Even Law enforcement officers have sought out our Good Samaritan to extend their gratitude and seek his advice. You’ll hear how the former New York Firefighter, Reginald Jenkins, found himself behind the wheel and glean valuable safety advice on this episode of Six-Figure Trucker. Listening to this episode might just save your life. 

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EP05: Sleeping Beauty Tells All with Larry Jordan

If you thought Sleeping Beauty was a lovely, blonde-haired princess from once upon a time, think again! The real Sleeping Beauty is a tattooed trucker with Norton Transport! But make no mistake, his tireless work ethic ensures that he’s not sleeping on profits. He’s no myth, but Larry Jordan is a legend when it comes to company loyalty, driver rewards, and industry wisdom. Join us on this episode of #SixFigureTrucker

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EP03: Rock Star living on a Six-Figure Income with Jose Palma

Who comes to mind when you think of weekends in Vegas, cheesesteaks in Philly, love interests in the Dominican Republic, and a date to go skydiving? You’re probably visualizing the Spring break goals of college kids or maybe the highlight reel of a Hootie and the Blowfish tour. How about a truck driver with Norton Transport and Driveaway? 

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EP02: Dead Bears, Rusty Trucks, and Jazz Music with Josh Henley

In this episode, Justin sits down with Norton Transport driver Josh Henley. Josh exudes joy as he shares his love for trucking and the life that comes with it. His many years over the road have brought him unique experiences, savvy wisdom, and a deep appreciation for a healthy team. 

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EP01: Finding Freedom in Trucking with Keith Holiday

In this episode, Justin sits down with Keith Holiday, an owner-operator for Norton Transport. Keith shares his career arc, how he learned financial literacy and explains how his career with Norton Transport has given him freedom of time and finances to pursue the life he wants. 

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EP00: Welcome to Six-Figure Trucker

Six-Figure Trucker is a weekly podcast brought to you by the good folks at Norton Transport.

Each episode, we talk about one simple topic: trucking. We share some WILD driver stories, talk about what’s going on in the news, and most importantly give you the resources and tools you need to accelerate your career to that of a six-figure trucker.

Join us while you drive to share some laughs and maybe learn a thing or two as well. We’ll catch you down the road…