165: The Taylor Family’s Recipe for Success at Oakley Trucking

This week on the Oakley Podcast, host Jeremy Kellett chats with Bobby Taylor, an Owner-Operator at Oakley along with his wife Nessa. During the episode, Bobby shares his journey coming to Oakley after having years of driving experience and also experience as a pilot and a law enforcement officer. Bobby also talks about the importance of having a strong family support system at home, shares a story about his truck catching fire last year, gives advice on how to be a successful pneumatic driver, and much more.

Key topics in today’s conversation include:

  • Oakley Update: Pictures needed for the Oakley Calendar (1:43)
  • Bobby’s success story at Oakley (5:09)
  • Challenges of having a family and being on the road (9:05)
  • An incident with Bobby’s truck catching fire (10:42)
  • Advice for those considering switching to pneumatics (18:47)
  • Stability and success that Oakley provides (22:22)
  • How wives can be the backbone for truck drivers (29:37)
  • Why a strong marriage and family matters in trucking (30:22)

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.


Bobby Taylor  00:12

Going pneumatic? Have patience. Go slow, don’t rush yourself. We’re still really busy in the pneumatic division, you got to go slow, you got to pay attention to what’s going on. Remember you’re not in a hopper or an end dump. You rip that bottom line off. It’s gonna cost you and it’s gonna be a headache because not all it’s gonna cost you you’re gonna be down for a while. Get phone numbers to honor pneumatic droppers to help you because I’ve never called another open nomadic driver or any of our Oakley drivers that weren’t willing to help.

Jeremy Kellett  00:46

Welcome to the Oakley podcast, trucking, business and family. This show is brought to you by Oakley trucking headquartered in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The purpose of this podcast is to communicate with Oakley owner operators and their families by giving them up to date information concerning Oakley trucking and the trucking industry. From business advice to safety updates to success stories. Also to give an insight to outside truck drivers who might be interested in joining the Oakley family. Welcome to the Oakley podcast, trucking, business and family. I’m your host Jeremy kellett director recruiting here at Oakley trucking. And on today’s episode we are actually going to talk about the family aspect of the podcast. I actually sat down with Bobby Tayler and his wife Nessa. I even got the kids towards the end of the episode come in and talk a little bit but we’re going to talk about their success story. Not only here at Oakley trucking but through life as an independent contractor. We talked about the ups and the downs. We talked about how important it is to have a spouse at home to take care of things while Bobby’s on the road. We also, you know, talk about an unfortunate incident of his trailer catching on fire and what he learned from that and maybe what to do the next time so you know a really good episode about a great family. I hope you all stay and listen to this but first let’s do the Oakley update sponsored by Arrow Truck Sales.

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Jeremy Kellett  02:44

So this week’s update is all about the calendar 2024 calendar. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, we put out a calendar every year. And it’s a big calendar, we sent it to all our customers, all our owner operators and what it is every month has it. It has one of our owner operators trucks on it and what this is done is you send in pictures to Vicki Chasteen all year long. And she goes through there and picks 12 good ones, and makes our calendar and it’s really something we’ve done for years now and it just looks good. So your job as an Oakley owner operator is to get us some good pictures. And you know, what actually is a good picture? Well, I don’t know I’m not the expert, but I do know what Vicki said and it’s good background, good lighting on this side of the truck. You’re taking a picture of the truck and the trailer, maybe at a plant, maybe at an outlet in the country out west. In the snow. We’ve had all kinds of great looking pictures. So try to send those in, give us a bunch to choose from, send them to Vicki Justine’s email. Maybe we can put it up here on the screen. So everybody knows where to send it to you can just call up there and ask for Viki and she’ll give it to you so we can get some pictures in here. And you might make the calendar next year in 2024. So let’s talk to Bobby Taylor and his wife. Thank you for sitting down with us and you were railroaded into this weren’t you? 

Bobby Taylor  04:19

If she knew what we were going to do she wouldn’t have come. 

Jeremy Kellett  04:22

You wouldn’t even come inside would you

Bobby Taylor  04:25

When we talked I had gone outside and wrestle her out of the vehicle with the little ones to get back in here.

Jeremy Kellett  04:32

Well, sometimes we have to trick our wives, Bobby. I mean, it just comes down to it. Many times he does. Sometimes we just have to do it. You know? I’ve learned you look. So people call it manipulation. And you got your kids here. Yes, sir. Men over there in the corner playing games. That’s good. Glad to have them here.

Nessa Taylor  04:51

They’re good kids. My daughter she’s seven and my son He’s three,

Jeremy Kellett  05:01

Three and seven. They’re sure enough cuties. Hey, let’s talk about the success story at Oakley with you. I mean, I know. You’ve first told us where you’re from. Tell us how long you’ve been here. What division you’re in. It gives our listeners a little bit of background Bobby.

Bobby Taylor  05:21

I’m from Sulphur, Louisiana. I’m in the nomadic tank division. September I’ll be five years since I’ve been here. And I’m not looking to go anywhere else. Men are very happy here.

Jeremy Kellett  05:34

Good. What do you do for you?

Bobby Taylor  05:35

You came to Oakley. I started driving a pneumatic tank in 95 for a local company out of sulfur work and worked off and on with that for a few years. And from there I went. Eventually, I went to the sheriff’s office worked as a sheriff’s deputy for a few years. Towards the end of my time with the sheriff’s office, I was in the aviation division as a pilot plan the patrol plane at night. I was trying to get into crop Dusting for a little bit. And came back to truck driving for that same local company hauling chemical. And then whenever I got with my wife in 2000, when she got here in 2013, I was teen drive and I was going for five days home for two and with her just getting here from the Philippines. She was feeling pretty abandoned. Imagine I took a local job of driving a fuel truck and one of the refineries back home and bumped into one of the Oakley drivers. And we kind of hit it off. My brother was actually looking for another owner operator position out wasn’t. And had he not showed me his settlements. I would have said the drivers making it sound too good to be true. We drove up here together. Okay. You know, we bought trucks. We both came up here to gather. And we went to orientation together.

Jeremy Kellett  07:05

Good. So you talk to the driver and they show you settlements. You figured out what you want to do.

Bobby Taylor  07:11

I talked to the driver. He gave me the information. Sounded pretty good. I talked to her about it. Pass the information to my brother. I said look, I found a company that’s better than anything I’ve ever seen. He showed me settlements. I mean the money’s good, better than I’ve ever seen. And we talked and then I said I got back with that dropper. I said go ahead and have recruiting call me also called bulk dumps. Dustin called us. It wasn’t two or three weeks later, we’d both already bought trucks. That dropped right. Dean Smith was the drop. Oh, was it? Yeah, no, Dan. Well, I call it a Memphis hey, we’ve already bought trucks. And he was just astounded that we went out that quick just bought trucks and came to work. Yeah. Well, and the best part is you had pneumatic experience. I did. My brother did not. That’s the hard part right there is finding that. And our brother was a good success story here too. I mean, he stayed till he passed.

Jeremy Kellett  08:14

Yeah. Which is sad. I’m sorry about that. I don’t want to relive that. I know. It was terrible when you still have to deal with it.

Bobby Taylor  08:21

Well, it was rough. But Oakley stood behind me on it. They flew a couple of dispatchers down and stood behind us. And they were there for me and my family. And that just made it feel that much better being here.

Jeremy Kellett  08:35

Yeah, to have time to go through that for sure. I’m sure. So you started five years ago and pneumatic division looks like I mean, you had one seven year old now. So she must have been two when you started and then you added another one. It looks like you expanded in the family a little bit while you’ve been here. And I’m sure you know, that’s probably been a challenge with the wife at home and with the kids and learning that and that’s is that going pretty good. I mean, what kind of challenges do you have while he’s on the road?

Nessa Taylor  09:12

If I have to do something like this, like we have the little business like

Bobby Taylor  09:19

real estate rental business? Yes.

Nessa Taylor  09:21

And I have to go to the auction. I have to carry this little one. And when I was like during the auction, I was holding the hem like she

Bobby Taylor  09:31

uses it to get sympathy when the bigs oh well yeah, I don’t know why but

Nessa Taylor  09:35

I always get the property if I go but this one is not really good. Maybe they just feel bad for me. And they are just okay.

Jeremy Kellett  09:45

Better in auctions.

Bobby Taylor  09:46

She is actually sorted out knowing nothing about the process and she knows more about it than I do now.

Jeremy Kellett  09:54

Okay, so you got rental property, you go to auctions and buy. Well, we got

Bobby Taylor  09:57

rental property, some of it we bought We’re up to, some of it we keep on rent. I gotcha. And with him being three, he’s in daycare or like a preschool. So I guess she’s gonna have to start carrying the grandson whether to get into something next

Nessa Taylor  10:13

No, he’s going to be busy

Jeremy Kellett  10:16

But I guess I mean being a truck driver’s wife at home. Have you gotten used to that?

Nessa Taylor  10:22

Yeah the first time it was really hard but now I’ve gotten used to it already.

Jeremy Kellett  10:26

Yeah, so it’s not as bad when he’s gone you kind of got a routine you go through now

Nessa Taylor  10:30

yes. If something broke at the house I just have to call him and he just call his friends Hey, go help my wife Yeah,

Jeremy Kellett  10:41

That’s what you’re gonna do.

Bobby Taylor  10:42

I’ve got a couple guys I use for maintenance on the properties and there’s times I come to the house thinking you want to talk about Mala and then Paul. I’m even up here today dressed the way I draft as I’m on Tom I’ll because my trucks are in the shop. Yeah, why is he doing the show? I got run into in a parking lot. I mean, we’ve had a bunch of that I’ve had it happen to me twice in the last 18 months while I was up here to pick the truck up and I was supposed to be out for two weeks they said they estimated two weeks to make the repairs and I called to check on the progress yesterday and said we’re closing the invoice the trucks done four days so we took off up here how fix and do some remodel on my house. So I had to call somebody else so hey, go to the house. Give me an estimate to do what I need done. So I don’t get I can either spend my time off working on something or pay somebody else to do it.

Jeremy Kellett  11:36

So you came up here to get your truck Yes sir. So it’s out of the shop. Good. When somebody just ran into you in the parking lot blacking into yours I was

Bobby Taylor  11:45

asleep in the parking lot. God was trying to back into the spot next to me. I’m back right into my sleeper. I woke up to grab our glass crashing and fallen what kind of jerky yo I got an 18 International LT

Jeremy Kellett  11:57

okay yeah that’s that’s not good to be awakened something like that when the truck shaking and you hear some crunching

Bobby Taylor  12:06

It’s happened twice already.

Jeremy Kellett  12:09

Well, I want to hear about the incident that happened back in May. I think everybody heard about when the trailer you were pulling called on fire.

Bobby Taylor  12:20

That was an incident there for sure. Ever

Jeremy Kellett  12:25

never how many years you’ve been drought? Well you just 94 I mean anything like that.

Bobby Taylor  12:29

No Sarraf I’ve never had anything like that. I loaded Gordon Georgia into three. I’m here in Little Rock. I made it. I was probably roughly 30 miles from Little Rock. The driver flagged me down on the CB. It told me I had a flat. The shoulder I used wasn’t a good place to stay. They had the orange barrels out with construction. I got over it and walked around. Nothing said. It’s just a blown out tire that happens all the time. Didn’t see any problem with just slowing down and limping it on to the yard. Save some money getting the tire fix instead of having a call out. I made it about five miles down the road. Another truck flagged me down. I looked back and I saw a bluish white smoke east over and as soon as I set the brakes that blue white smoke went black. I was on the phone with things to meet again. I told him I said I saw you tell him I’m an old bar and get fire trucks rolling. I grabbed my fire extinguisher and went back there. It takes more than one fire extinguisher company. And I did all I could. I couldn’t get it out and all I could do was back away from it and wait for emergency services. It was a bit of a mess. It was a lot of adrenaline pumping

Jeremy Kellett  13:59

and had to wait for the fire trucks to get there to actually put it out or it took

Bobby Taylor  14:03

forever for the fire trucks to get there. And it wasn’t the fire trucks fault. People wouldn’t get up the way I mean, you’d see flashing lights behind you lead the people through it would have been a lot less damage as the fire trucks wouldn’t have had to fight traffic to get there.

Jeremy Kellett  14:23

So it was burning quite a bit of the trigger then while

Bobby Taylor  14:26

and melted the frame while riding on them. The roof handle on the passenger side. It wasn’t connected to anything anymore. The frame mounted.

Jeremy Kellett  14:36

Yeah. Yeah. So when it got out of the shop, I pulled it here the next day. Yeah, Toby and crew had to go out there and figure out a way to get it.

Bobby Taylor  14:46

They backed the brakes off. They chained up that back axle, or they put new tires on the front axle. And Toby escorted me in the front, though on their hand following me behind flashers on because I had no lights and no brakes at that point. We ate it down by 30, got off at the exit, went over and got on the hot 70 cap at about 3035 miles an hour real slow and easy back to the yard.

Jeremy Kellett  15:15

Yeah. Thank goodness. It was a and actually I saw it out here and it burned a hole in the tank. Yes, sir.

Bobby Taylor  15:23

I had product out on the ground. You were loaded? Yes, sir. I tried that. We tried. Well, Toby did a really good job passionate about all things duct tape. Yeah, I think he might have put a piece of cardboard or something and then covered it with duct tape real good. And we actually were able to put a little bit of pressure on the trailer trying to unload it into another trailer.

Jeremy Kellett  15:44

I was wondering if I was gonna say had we unloaded it. Well, you unload it to another trailer.

Bobby Taylor  15:48

We did. We did it a little bit like that. And then finally the duct tape had enough. I blew out a big mass. I think it was up over Toby’s ankles with material we left on the ground. So they had another driver along the back. pneumatics come in and suck the rest of it off and

Jeremy Kellett  16:07

delivered it what I do, you know You just never know what can happen when you think he’s just a blown out tire. And then all of a sudden the driver is on fire. Right? What do you learn from it?

Bobby Taylor  16:20

I’m calling dispatch no matter what time it is. Because Sagar and Dustin had a lot of talk about it and Dustin said he did exactly what I would have told him to do. That might have saved my job. Yeah. So how about calling dispatch. If you have anything questionable, call dispatch, let them get involved.

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Jeremy Kellett  17:29

Pull in a pneumatic tank and it’s been really easy. I get a lot of calls in recruiting that hey, I want to go straight to pneumatics and we’re constantly telling them no, we’re not gonna put you straight on pneumatics just for the fact that there’s a lot to it. It’s not as simple as maybe a dump trailer loaded top up and dump it out, not that it can be difficult to but a pneumatic you got to understand are the air pressure and what is probably the biggest thing to understand with operating a pneumatic tank. A different

Bobby Taylor  18:00

materials are going to unload differently and watch your ground clearance. The other pneumatic company I work for had haul trailers we had three feet of ground clearance. These trailers here have about eight inches of ground. So that’s all Centrex Carlson it’s not just trying anytime I’ve hit run over walnut powers in the road, you know, the caps off the tires. They catch that bottom line sometimes railroad tracks we got a large parking lot and do song you got to be real careful in it was all rice paddy and they didn’t smoke the levees out real good. You have to be careful going through there. But different materials you have to pay attention to get to know you know rock salts are gonna load differently than catalysts. This filler that we hauled it three times is gonna unload differently than roofing granules. Watch your pressures if you have some salt sticks, if it’s damp, you have to make sure you try it with straw. Everything we do, of course material especially like roofing granules, the Black Beauty reel course you want to keep your air pressure down low or you’ll blow holes in your tea or blow holes in your house. Rock salts are bad about heating up inside of the house and customers have different requirements so they do a lot of customers. They want you to know seven eight pounds of pressure and you might be blown at four or five 600 feet but it takes quite a bottom load some years plugged up. I woke up this morning. Yeah. It’s gonna happen it’s gonna happen everybody gonna plug up there was not a nomadic driver here that can’t say they haven’t plugged ever plugged up. It’s a matter of knowing how to unplug and as long as pulling thematically, that was one of the things that I had to learn here because the procedures are different from anything I’ve ever done. It was almost like my first time holding on a pneumatic when I started here versus what I’ve done in the past, was it in the past, I held the material, I’ll be in the right grilling mode. I’ll see a man, and I hold a flash. That’s the only three things I’ve really ever hauled. And coming over here going to these bigger four Hopper trailers, different materials, every material different that we haul all the procedures, sometimes even on the load procedure for different blowing in from the bottom, loading it from the top, blowing it in from among the flower tubes on the back. Everything’s different.

Jeremy Kellett  20:41

So five years at Oakley, all with a pneumatic that Si. What would you tell somebody that is thinking about coming to Oakley, whether it’s pneumatic or not, or, you know, we get most of our pneumatic guys from our hopper and end up in division. Typically, that’s your canvas special case. You know, because you guys are hard to find that have pneumatic experience. We usually swap them over from the hopper division or the end up division. What would you tell somebody that’s thinking about doing that go into pneumatics

Bobby Taylor  21:14

go into pneumatic. Have patience, go slow. Don’t rush yourself. We’re still really busy in the pneumatic division. Really more than we can handle on the pneumatic division after talking to Sawyer and gist, DOT don’t let it get to you, you got to go slow, you got to pay attention to what’s going on. Remember you’re not in a hopper or an N dump. You rip that bottom line off. It’s gonna cost you and it’s gonna be a headache, because not all it’s gonna cost you you’re gonna be down for a while. And you could make a big mess to clean up.

Jeremy Kellett  21:50

Yeah. It could be a big bro. Yeah. So

Bobby Taylor  21:53

go slow, pay attention to what you’re doing. Get phone numbers down or pneumatic droppers to help you? Because, I mean, I’ve never called another Oakley nomadic driver or any other Oakley driver that wasn’t willing to help. I’ll say, Hey, I’m going to this location. You just left there. What do I need to know? Never had a problem.

Jeremy Kellett  22:14

They’ll tell you that it was a very helpful and new place. I guess you’ve never been to one for sure. How successful have you guys been working here?

Bobby Taylor  22:22

I’m not going anywhere else. I mean, I love it here. The money’s good. She’s happy.

Nessa Taylor  22:28

No, he’s good. He’s good. And

Bobby Taylor  22:32

the stability as I mean, I work for I talk

Jeremy Kellett  22:36

to God today. And he mentioned stability. He was looking for stability. And you don’t hear that a lot. You know, I hear it’s kind of similar to consistency. They want consistent money all the time, instead of the up and down and up and down. And, you know, a good check one week by cheque next. And that’s what he was doing. And he wanted stability, you know, and be consistent with money every week. And I’m assuming a good paycheck every week helps you at home, probably.

Bobby Taylor  23:07

Yes, about more real estate. Now, I guess, therefore, a few weeks out. I know. Oakley hates to talk about this. But, I wasn’t dedicated to it. But it almost seemed like I was getting the same run for almost four or five weeks in a row. And it just really helped me. But even without that. My last, with the exception of this last week where I had to take off, put the truck in the shop. I’ve been averaging about the same money every week. And it’s been really good.

Jeremy Kellett  23:47

So this is being broken down. Doesn’t take a toll on you when you’re able to sustain a breakdown. Absolutely. Yeah. A lot of people can’t Bobby. A lot of people, you know, broke down for a while it just

Nessa Taylor  24:02

it didn’t happen. Like there’s a few days that he cannot walk. He cannot work. He worked with the poor with a Yeah, is he still busy even though he’s not driving.

Bobby Taylor  24:14

And I’ve also got a friend with three airplanes. He actually called me up. He said, Man, if you’re gonna be off, he said, I need some help. I got more students and I comply with Oh, really, I can jump over and do that. I was gonna work this week, get all my honey dues and my properties all set up. And then I was gonna go next week and help him out with a flight school.

Jeremy Kellett  24:32

He just got a lot of things going on.

Nessa Taylor  24:34

He’s busy. stay busy.

Bobby Taylor  24:37

stay busy.

Jeremy Kellett  24:38

That’s good, though. keeps you going right, right. Man, that’s good for us.

Bobby Taylor  24:43

Well, and then but in South Louisiana. He was busy and other men got on the scale. That’s when I lost five pounds. Know it’s not because of her cooking.

Jeremy Kellett  24:51

That’s all that work at home and rental properties will do for you.

Bobby Taylor  24:55

We’ve had 105 heat index QCon Yeah.

Jeremy Kellett  24:59

Yeah, it’s I’m here to Well, good. I mean, I’m glad to hear you’re not planning on going anywhere. I’m glad to hear that. It’s a success story. Y’all be in a, you know, part of Oakley as very much appreciative. We enjoy that and uh, do you ride with him much?

Bobby Taylor  25:16

No, but Nikhil rode with my dad. Okay, good. We can’t have both kids. Yeah, trucking time, and we don’t have anybody else to leave on our own. Once in a while, she’ll go home and I have to make sure it’s somewhere I can take her to get a hotel room. Yeah, she’s not to the point where I’m just gonna put her in a truckstop shower by myself and

Jeremy Kellett  25:37

so some places you can take him there. Right. So

Bobby Taylor  25:42

I have had to let Sagar and I asked him if it’s okay, you know, let him know she’s gonna be on the truck. So he doesn’t send me into a refinery. But

Jeremy Kellett  25:51

Can you get them up here so we can get them on camera?

Bobby Taylor  25:54

Nikki can leave it. Why bring your brother with you? Why can I get up and get him? These come? Oh, he’s come no more. Please kill.

Nessa Taylor  26:10

Of course he’s come to mind.

Jeremy Kellett  26:15

Have a great looking family. What a great looking family. Can you talk into that microphone until you’re nine? What grade are you in Nikki?

Bobby Taylor  26:28

Second game? She’s going to third.

Jeremy Kellett  26:30

Oh nice. Oh, what’s that over there? What’s your name?


What’s your name? Sir? What’s your name? He’s got played SHA

Jeremy Kellett  26:40

Yeah. He knows he’s not though, right? No, he’s

Nessa Taylor  26:44

not not Yeah, he’s not shy.

Jeremy Kellett  26:46

Can you hear me talking to you? Can you hear that? What’s your name? What’s your name? What’s your name?

Bobby Taylor  26:54

Can you tell me he’s just trying to

Jeremy Kellett  26:58

have a great looking family though. Man. It’s good. You get to ride with your daddy in the truck. So


Yes, I will buy your truck.

Jeremy Kellett  27:07

You do?

Bobby Taylor  27:08

What’s your favorite part?

Jeremy Kellett  27:09

Orion with daddy.

Nikki  27:11

I always get something to remember which Oh,

Jeremy Kellett  27:15

you get a souvenir. With some of the souvenirs you got


I don’t do my book. The one the most recent one. Because I gotta tell you I got you into my Mommy. Oh, and I got a teddy bear so you have too many

Jeremy Kellett  27:39

too many teddy troubles for it cuz you get too many.

Bobby Taylor  27:42

That was where we went from Salford out of bogus Georgia. So we were able to stay at the hotel there and Midway Florida Oh yeah. And we went up out of focus the next day and got loaded. And then going to Phillips 66 and Westlake she couldn’t go in with me. Mama met me there and picked her up and then I went on in the gate working good work perfectly.

Jeremy Kellett  28:04

Awesome. Oakley Trucking is a 100% Owner Operator company. We specialize in Hopper, bottom and dump and pneumatic drivers. We provide the trailer free of charge and you provide the truck. We have a large customer base that reaches the whole United States as well as parts of Canada. Our owner operators live anywhere from Texas to North Carolina to Pennsylvania to Wisconsin and everywhere in between and we get them home weekends. We take it seriously when you join Oakley trucking because we need you to be successful. Oakley offers great benefits and competitive mileage pay so you know that when your wheels are turning, you’re generating money no matter if you’re loaded or empty. We understand that you want to make a good living and that you make our living. We only take on independent contractors and to be honest with you. We are very particular on who we lease on. You must have a good driving record, good work history and a clean dependable truck. So if you’re interested in Oakley trucking or just want some more information, you can go to Oakley trucking.com. Listen to our weekly podcast, the Oakley podcast and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Well, man, thank you for sitting down with us. I appreciate y’all doing it. You got a great look and family. And I am glad you’re at Oakley. And you know you’re an asset to this company. We really appreciate what you do for us. Bobby Oakley

Bobby Taylor  29:20

does a law firm for me and I appreciate it.

Nessa Taylor  29:22

Yeah. He got the job before, like trucking. I mean I didn’t go to the drivers. But now I mean, I can feel that the kids do drive the Oakley. I mean yes.

Bobby Taylor  29:33

Even what they do for the wives at home on our anniversary. Yes.

Nessa Taylor  29:37

Oh, yeah. didn’t ever do that the last time a company there’s

Bobby Taylor  29:41

another company out there that does? Yes.

Jeremy Kellett  29:43

We try to recognize the wives. I mean, you’re a big part

Bobby Taylor  29:47

of it too. Well, we couldn’t do what we do without knowing what they do. I mean, that’s the truth and with what she does, I mean, I couldn’t have all this real estate stuff going on at home, you guys especially when they are they show that while you’re going plus takes care of the kids, yeah. And people say, Well, you’re lucky, your wife doesn’t work. My wife worked more taking care of these two kids. If it wasn’t for her, if something happens to her, I couldn’t stay at Oakley. I couldn’t take care of the kid and walked broke. So she’s everything to me right now to make this work.

Jeremy Kellett  30:22

That’s awesome. Spouses are very special. It is good that y’all have a good marriage and a good family. Well, thank you for doing it. I really appreciate it. Also, you know, thank our listeners for tuning in. Every week at Oakley podcast, how you never know what we’re gonna come up with. To be honest with you this one it was like 4:15 on a Friday afternoon. And Barbie showed up and we said hey, let’s do a podcast. So we coerced his wife and kids to come up and do it. So

Bobby Taylor  30:54

so we knew what was going on. But she

Jeremy Kellett  30:57

did good. So, you know, give you a little something different. Another success story Oakley truck and I appreciate everybody listening to the podcast. We’ll talk to you next week. Thanks. Thanks for listening to this episode with Oakley podcast, trucking, business and family. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to rate or review the show in the podcast platform of your choice and share it with a friend. We love hearing from our audience. So if you’ve got a question, comment or just want to say hello, head over to our website, the Oakland podcast.com and click the leave a comment but we’ll get you a response soon and may even share some of the best ones if you’re on the show. We’ll be back with a fresh episode very soon. Thanks for listening.