Ep 25 - Highway Heroes: The Role Truckers Play in Fighting Human Trafficking w/ Micah Larsen
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by Brenton Balvin
1w ago
What did you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts. In this episode Brenton is joined by Freedom Drivers Project Specialist Micah Larsen, from the nonprofit organization Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). Since 2009 TAT has worked to partner with truck drivers, bus drivers and other transportation industry workers to educate and inspire drivers to help combat the problem of human trafficking. In our discussion Micah shares some startling statistics about the problem, and share several things drivers can do in their unique roles to help combat trafficking and ultimately, to potentially save l ..read more
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Ep 24 - The 2024 CVSA International Roadcheck is Next Week - Are you Ready for It?
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by Brenton Balvin
2w ago
What did you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts. In this episode Brenton is joined by Autumn's Safety Director Chris Senty, founder and owner of Senty Transportation Services. They discussed the upcoming 2024 CVSA International Roadcheck (DOT Blitz) which occurs May 14th-16th, 2024. The main focuses of this years Blitz are Tractor Protection Systems and Alcohol/Controlled Substance Possession. Chris gives some great pointers and tips for checking the air system on your truck and trailer. We also discuss some of the laws surrounding alcohol and marijuana as they related to the use, possessi ..read more
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Ep 22 - Meet the Autumn Driver Who Lost 100 lbs. in four months! An Interview with Pneumatic Division driver Roy Wallace
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by Brenton Balvin
1M ago
In this episode Brenton and Jenna had a chance to sit down at the office with Pneumatic Division driver Roy Wallace. Roy has been an Owner-Operator partner with Autumn Transport for 8 years, and has successfully participated in our Lease Purchase Ownership Program not once, but twice, paying off two trucks in eight years! Our discussion with Roy includes his story of losing his father due to diabetes, and how that became the motivation to becoming aware of his own diabetes, and the dangers he faced if he didn’t make some drastic lifestyle changes. When Roy started his journey to better health ..read more
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Ep 22 - Meet the Autumn Driver Who Lost 100 lbs. in four months!
The Autumn Transport Podcast
by Brenton Balvin
2M ago
In this episode Brenton and Jenna had a chance to sit down at the office with Pneumatic Division driver Roy Wallace. Roy has been an Owner-Operator partner with Autumn Transport for 8 years, and has successfully participated in our Lease Purchase Ownership Program not once, but twice, paying off two trucks in eight years! Our discussion with Roy includes his story of losing his father due to diabetes, and how that became the motivation to becoming aware of his own diabetes, and the dangers he faced if he didn’t make some drastic lifestyle changes. When Roy started his journey to better health ..read more
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Ep 21 - 2023 Year in Review w/ CEO Julie Andrich and General Manager Josh Wahlin
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by Brenton Balvin
5M ago
In this episode Brenton and Jenna are joined by Autumn CEO Julie Andrich and General Manager Josh Wahlin. This was a fun discussion looking back at all that happened in 2023, and forecasting where Julie and Josh see Autumn going in 2024. We talk about how social media has impacted recruiting, Autumn's recognition by the Minnesota Trucking Association for multiple safety awards, Julie's Top Women in Business Award, and Autumn being named a Top Workplace for Women in Trucking. In 2023 Autumn hit an all time high for truck count, we had 17 driver's paid off truck leases, and multiple drivers win ..read more
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Ep 21 - 2023 Year in Review w/ CEO Julie Andrich and Ops Manager Josh Wahlin
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by Brenton Balvin
5M ago
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Ep 20 - Mastering Healthy Eating Habits on the Road w/ Nutrition Coach Amie Chambers
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by Brenton Balvin
5M ago
In this episode Brenton and Jenna talk with Summit Health and Fitness coach Amie Chambers. Amie is a certified L1 CrossFit coach, as well as the owner of Summit Health and Fitness, which is a business that helps individuals understand health and nutrition. Their company motto is "We help driven people DITCH the diet & DISCOVER energy and confidence they DESERVE."  Amie shares strategies drivers can implement to make better decisions about the food they eat, and she gives some great advice at what foods help us be healthy and fit, and what foods we should avoid. Plus, Jenna asks some h ..read more
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Ep 19 - Owner Operator Interview: Pneumatic Driver Chris Thomas, Trucking Social Media Content Creator
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by Brenton Balvin
6M ago
In this episode Brenton and Jenna talk with Chris Thomas, an owner operator partner in the Pneumatic division. Chris is on fire in the trucking social media world right now and has been a guest on several recent trucking podcasts. We love Chris's mantra - "Freight friends are great friends." During our conversation we discuss some of the trends Chris sees in the trucking industry and where he believes things are headed. We also talk about developing little habits to be physically and mentally healthy while trucking. Chris shares some great advice on playing the long game in trucking and learn ..read more
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Ep 19 - Owner Operator Interview: Pneumatic Driver Chris Thomas, an Autumn OG and Trucking Social Media Content Creator
The Autumn Transport Podcast
by Brenton Balvin
6M ago
In this episode Brenton and Jenna talk with Autumn Transport Pneumatic OG Chris Thomas. Chris is on fire in the trucking social media world right now and has been a guest on several recent trucking podcasts. We love Chris's mantra - "Freight friends are great friends." During our conversation we discuss some of the trends Chris sees in the trucking industry and where he believes things are headed. We also talk about developing little habits to be physically and mentally healthy while trucking. Chris shares some great advice on playing the long game in trucking and learning how to wisely ride ..read more
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Ep 18 - "The Wall That Heals" w/ Tim Tetz
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by Brenton Balvin
6M ago
In this episode Brenton and Jenna sit down with Tim Tetz. Tim is the Director of Public Outreach at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. In his role Tim is responsible for managing The Wall That Heals, is a 375-foot long replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, honoring the nearly eight million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. It bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. The replica wall has been brought to over 700 communities through partnerships between the VVMF and truck drivers and trucking compan ..read more
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