ALL EPISODES

36: Meeting Dispatch (Part I)

On this week’s episode of the Oakley Podcast, host Jeremy Kellett sits down with Kell Shenep and Austin Allen, dispatchers from the end-dump division. Kell and Austin are responsible for nearly 100 owner-operators and they share their behind the scenes stories of dispatching. 

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35: Announcing Our Oakley Owner/Operators of the Year

On today’s special edition of the podcast, Jeremy and Corey host the Oakley Owner-Operators of the Year award show where dispatchers from each division announce their honorees. Each dispatcher has in the ballpark of 50-60 owner-operators and they have to choose an honoree who has excelled in on-time pickups and deliveries, customer service, safety, having a positive attitude, good communication, and keeping up with paperwork among other positive traits. As Owner-Operator of the Year, the winners receive a plaque and decal, free truck washes for a year, and lots of bragging rights.

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34: Preventing Contaminations

Jeremy Kellett provides an important update on this additional episode of the Oakley Podcast and is joined by dispatchers Randy Caldwell and Clayton Smith and owner-operators David Carothers and Donnie Williams for the discussion. The announcement highlights the importance of preventing contamination to customer products.

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31: Recruiting Roundtable

In this episode of the Oakley Podcast, Corey Huey fills in as host and leads a roundtable discussion with Kent Childers, Dustin Eagle and Jeremy Paul from the recruiting department. This team has decades of experience and has heard just about every question there is about working at Oakley. 

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30: How to Avoid Distractions and Stay Safe on the Road

In this episode of the Oakley Podcast, host Jeremy Kellett is joined by Oakley safety manager Randy Rymel to discuss avoiding distractions on the road. With 71 percent of truck accidents happening as a result of distracted driving, it’s important to make a plan to keep your head in the game while on the road. 

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29: Conversation with Duck Dynasty’s Al Robertson

On this week’s Oakley Podcast, host Jeremy Kellett is joined by a special guest, Al Robertson, the oldest son in the Duck Dynasty family. Jeremy and Al go way back, and they catch up on old times and bring us up to speed on what the Duck Commander crew has been up to since their show ended. Their conversation focuses on new adventures, faith and family.

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28: Talking Tire Discounts with Bryan Walden

In this episode of the Oakley Podcast, host Jeremy Kellett goes over updates from Oakley departments and talks with Bryan Walden about capitalizing on tire discounts. With tires costing several hundred dollars a pop, it’s important to take advantage of the different discount programs that are available. Highlights from the episode include:

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27: Insights from Peterbilt Steve

In this episode of the Oakley Podcast, host Jeremy Kellett talks with “Peterbilt Steve” Steve Carbone from Tulsa, Oklahoma, who has one of the best 389 Peterbilt inventories in the country. Their discussion highlights how he manages his business, how he prepares a truck to sell and how he’s built up his inventory.

  • Need to Know with Vickie Chastain: Swapping divisions to change jobs without leaving the company (1:20)
  • Negotiating fuel discount for drivers and breaking down the different discounts (3:42)
  • Getting to know Peterbilt Steve (18:55)
  • Getting a truck ready for sale (26:17)
  • Providing quality customer service after a sale (31:52)
  • Peterbilt Steve’s background with racing and getting in touch with him (34:20)

Thank you Peterbilt Steve for joining us on today’s show.

Oakley Trucking is a family-owned and operated trucking company headquartered in North Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, check out our show website: podcast.bruceoakley.com

25: Driver Turnover and Retention

Jason Webb and Scotty Crisco, load coordinators on the end-dump division, sit down with host Jeremy Kellett to discuss retention and driver turnover in the latest episode of the Oakley Podcast. Topics talked about include: 

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24: The Oakley Roundtable (Part II)

In the second part of our roundtable discussion, Jerry Dunbar, Robert Tennie and Freddie Baker join host Jeremy Kellett, director of recruiting at Oakley Trucking, to discuss the state of truck driving in 2020.

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The Oakley Roundtable (Part I)

Jerry Dunbar, Robert Tennie and Freddie Baker join host Jeremy Kellett, director of recruiting at Oakley Trucking, to discuss the state of truck driving in 2020. The roundtable guests have more than 110 years of driving experience combined. The three owner-operators represent different segments of Oakley. Jerry comes from the hopper division, Robert from the end-dump division, and Freddie from the pneumatic division. 

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22: Catching Up with the Hopper Division

Hopper dispatchers and coordinators Russell Vallance and Bryan Hill join host Jeremy Kellett, director of recruiting at Oakley Trucking, to discuss several topics regarding the hopper division. 

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18: Exploring the World of an Oakley Dispatcher

In this episode, Jeremy Kellett, Director of Recruiting at Oakley Trucking, is joined by Nick Dulaney and Clayton Smith from the dispatch department here at Oakley. Nick and Clayton explain how dispatchers are trained to be the best communicators for our Owner Operators: 

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17: Our Partnership with MAC Trailers

In this episode, Jeremy Kellett, Director of Recruiting at Oakley Trucking, is joined by Mike Conny and David Edwards from MAC Trailers. The duo discusses how they began working with Oakley and all the unique features of the Oakley Trailer products: 

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14: Riding with Randolph “Slow Motion” Rochell

In this episode, Jeremy Kellett, Director of Recruiting at Oakley Trucking, is joined by Randolph “Slow Motion” Rochell. Randolph has been working with Oakley for 25 years. He shares his story with us and discusses his experience working with Oakley.

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12: Insights from Dump Dispatch with Jason Webb and Scotty Crisco (Part 1)

In this episode, Jeremy Kellett, Director of Recruiting at Oakley Trucking, is joined by Jason Webb and Scotty Crisco from dispatch at Oakley trucking.

Jason and Scotty talk about how the dispatch department works, how loads are booked, dealing with customer requirements, and share their personal histories with Oakley Trucking. 

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08: Ways the Shop Serves Our Owner/Operators with Toby Bishop

In this episode, Jeremy Kellett, Director of Recruiting at Oakley Trucking, is joined by Toby Bishop. Toby is the Shop Foreman for Oakley Trucking.

Toby is a 21 year veteran at Oakley Trucking and talks about the new services we’ve got for drivers, how to best use the Shop services, and preventative measures drivers can take for their trucks: 

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06: My Journey to Oakley with Daryl Hobbs

In this episode, Jeremy Kellett, Director of Recruiting at Oakley Trucking, is joined by Owner-Operator Daryl Hobbs. 

Daryl shares his transition from a Company Driver to being an Owner-Operator within the Oakley family. He describes his experience working with Oakley, and how his career has benefitted as a result: 

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04: One of Our Own Battling Coronavirus

In this episode, Jeremy Kellett, Director of Recruiting at Oakley Trucking, talks with Todd, one of our owner/operators, about his battle with COVID-19 and his recovery.

Todd shares his experience battling from COVID-19, how he got tested on the road, and his journey to recovery: 

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03: CARES Act & Tax Implications with Todd Amen

Welcome to Episode 3 of The Oakley Podcast! 

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Todd Amen, Founder, President and CEO of American Truck Business Services (ATBS). ATBS is the largest owner-operator business services provider in the United States and has served nearly 200,000 owner-operators. Todd and his brothers sold their trucking and logistics company in 1998 and subsequently started ATBS. Their charter is to help owner-operators make more money and pay less taxes.

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Another Update to Owner/Operators as to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this episode, Jeremy Kellett, Director of Recruiting at Oakley Trucking, talks with Nick Dulaney to give additional updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how the company is dealing with changes in recent weeks. 

Oakley Trucking is a family-owned and operated trucking company headquartered in North Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, check out our show website: podcast.bruceoakley.com

Update to Owner/Operators as to the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this episode, Jeremy Kellett, Director of Recruiting at Oakley Trucking, gives important updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how the company is dealing with changes in recent weeks.

Oakley Trucking is a family-owned and operated trucking company headquartered in North Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, check out our show website: podcast.bruceoakley.com

01: Continuing a Family Legacy with Justin Oakley

Welcome to Episode 1 of The Oakley Podcast! 

Our pilot episode of the show is an interview with Justin Oakley, one of the leaders of our family business. On this episode, we talk to Justin about his view on the family legacy and what he sees coming in the future for family-owned trucking companies like ours.

Oakley Trucking is a family-owned and operated trucking company headquartered in North Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, check out our show website: podcast.bruceoakley.com

00: Welcome to The Oakley Podcast

Welcome to The Oakley Podcast where we discuss all the latest news and updates relating to trucking, business, and family.

This show is brought to you by Oakley Trucking headquartered here in North Little Rock, Arkansas. We’re a family-owned and operated trucking company, and we’re excited to begin to share a bit more from behind the curtain here at Oakley HQ.

To keep up to date with what we’ve got going on, be sure to subscribe to our show on any major podcast platform. Or, feel free to head over to podcast.bruceoakley.com to follow along and leave some feedback for the show.