ALL EPISODES

S2:EP17: 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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S2:EP16: 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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S2:EP15: 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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S2:EP14: 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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S2:EP13: 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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S2:EP12: 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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S2:EP11: 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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S2:EP10: 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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S2:EP9: 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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S2:EP8: 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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S2:EP7: 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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S2:EP6: 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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S2:EP5: 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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S2:EP4: 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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S2:EP3: 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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S2:EP2: 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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S2:EP1: 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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11: 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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10: 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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09: 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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08: 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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07: 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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06: 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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05: 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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04: Bustin’ Ass and Makin’ Bank with Eric Ryan of Norton Transport

His bust-ass work ethic and competitive spirit led Eric Ryan to believe the owner-operator path would be the surest one to prosperity in the trucking industry. But Eric’s early experience in that lane handed his ass back to him. Yet, that early experience was a blessing in disguise that led Eric to Norton. 

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03: 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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02: 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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01: 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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00: 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…