83: A Special Surprise for Two of Our Owner-Operators

In this week’s episode of the Oakley Podcast, host Jeremy Kellett and dispatchers Russell Vallance and Brent Epley bring owner-operators Dean Baylor and Randy Fulmer, from the hopper and end-dump divisions, respectively, onto the show for a special surprise—to tell them that they’ve been selected as their Owner Operators of the Year! 

Key topics in today’s conversation include:

  • Oakley Update: buying new trucks (2:59)
  • Randy’s journey to joining Oakley (6:36)
  • Brent’s background (8:32)
  • Randy’s experience in trucking prior to coming to Oakley (11:26)
  • Pulling an end-dump (19:14)
  • Brent tells Randy he’s the Owner-Operator of the Year (22:15)
  • Dean’s path to becoming an Oakley owner-operator (27:10)
  • Russell’s background (29:53)
  • Dean’s transition from a company driver to being an owner-operator (32:06)
  • Dean’s history with recruiting drivers to Oakley (36:11)
  • Home time with the hopper division (38:53)
  • Worst and best parts of driving (40:46)
  • Russell recognizes Dean as Owner-Operator of the Year (43:48)

Thank you, Randy and Dean for all the many miles and long hours you’ve put in at Oakley.

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