The Oakley Podcast

TRUCKING • BUSINESS • FAMILY

About The Show

The Oakley Podcast is a trucking industry podcast that educates and empowers owner-operators by providing relevant industry, market, and company news in a digestible audio format.

Podcast Episodes

195: How Did Iowa 80 Become the Ultimate Truck Stop Destination?

During this week’s episode of the Oakley Podcast, host Jeremy Kellett is joined by Heather DeBaillie and Lee Meier of the famous Iowa 80 Truck Stop, the world’s largest truck shop, having been in existence for almost 60 years. In this episode, Heather and Lee discuss Iowa 80’s history since its 1964 inception by Bill Moon and highlight the annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, which celebrates truckers with events like cookouts and contests. Lee, Bill Moon’s granddaughter, shares her experiences and the features of the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum while the group also talks about Iowa 80’s dedication to the trucking community, its role in preserving trucking heritage, and more. 

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194: Unleashing Efficiency: Transforming Truck Engines and MPG with Pittsburgh Power

During this week’s episode of the Oakley Podcast, hosts Jeremy Kellett and Megan Cummings are at the Mid America Truck Show (MATS) and joined by Bruce Mallinson, Owner of Pittsburgh Power. Bruce shares insights on enhancing truck engine performance with products like Flash Point and Max Mileage fuel catalyst. The episode focuses on the importance of truck maintenance for owner-operators’ livelihoods, the role of turbochargers, optimizing fuel efficiency through proper gear ratios, understanding turbo boost, practical advice to improve truck performance and fuel mileage, and more.

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193: Exploring the History, Products, and Values of Howes Products in the Trucking Industry

During this week’s episode of the Oakley Podcast, hosts Jeremy Kellett and Megan Cummings come to you LIVE from the Mid-America Truck Show (MATS). This episode, we welcome Rick Guida, Brand Manager at Howes Products to discuss the company’s history, its commitment to quality, and its future, including the prospect of a sixth generation taking over. Rich emphasizes the importance of product safety and efficacy over being first to market, exemplified by their seven-year development of the Lifeline product. The company sells through distribution, with independent operators as a significant part of its customer base. At the truck show, Howes Products focused on educating visitors and providing samples, confident in their products’ performance, such as guaranteeing a 5% fuel increase with their Diesel Defender. The episode also touches on the Howes Hall of Fame, the shared values of family and tradition in small businesses, and more. Learn more at howesproducts.com.

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