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.

Show Notes:

  • Welcoming Norton’s Driver development manager, Aaron Smith (1:10)
  • Cooking the [Log] Books (3:22)
  • Aaron shares a chilling story that changed his life (5:00)
  • No BS! Accurate logs lead to safety, security, and more money (20:00)
  • The Importance of a Good Plan (25:45)
  • Aaron talks about his journey to Norton Transport (27:54)
  • His vision to help drivers become more efficient and productive (32:09)
  • Aaron’s sage advice to Drivers to ensure they “come home” (39:37)

Thanks so much, Aaron!

The Six-Figure Trucker is a weekly conversation that shares the strategies and stories that successful drivers have used to build lucrative careers in the driveaway trucking industry brought to you by Norton Transport.