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.

Show Notes:

  • Robert reflects upon his childhood in the Big Apple and the Poconos (1:41)
  • Learning to think on his feet as a kid shaped Robert for Driveaway (5:32)
  • How a random Uber Route led Robert to Driveaway (12:15)
  • Neither a scary injury nor bad directions could keep him from an on-time delivery (15:15)
  • My Dispatchers are more than co-workers that I trust. They are friends. (19:43)
  • Robert’s skillful approach to CNG (22:15)
  • 76 and young! (24:24)

Keep Truckin’, Robert!

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