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Oh my gosh, if you don’t know Demisha Hubbard, you need to get to know her! Listen to this week’s podcast as Demisha joins host Darin Ladlie over the phone to chat about what a day in the life of a Fleet Manager looks like at our Bessemer, AL terminal. She talks about why it’s important to have open communication and honesty between Drivers and Fleet Managers and she provides guidance on making truck driving a lucrative career.

Demisha Hubbard – Podcast Interview

Inside the Triangle Episode 15: Fleet Manager Spotlight – Demisha Hubbard Oh my gosh, if you don’t know Demisha Hubbard, you need to get to know her!  Listen to this week’s podcast as Demisha joins host Darin Ladlie over the phone to chat about what a day in the life of a Fleet Manager looks… Read More


SmartDrive and the ART Program with Patrice Fourtina! In this week’s DTL Podcast, Patrice Fourtina, Director of Driver Development, joins host Darin Ladlie to discuss SmartDrive and how this safety technology has helped Decker Drivers improve their driving skills AND how it can help to make them more money! Darin and Patrice also talk about the new Ambassador and Resource Team (ART Program) that he has recently implemented here at Decker. This program focuses on developing and training new Drivers to DTL so they can be even more successful; and, the program is also designed to help improve Driver retention and the overall culture of DTL. Stick around until the end to hear about the Driver Scorecard & SmartDrive bonus payout for the month and Darin also announces the August Drivers of the Month! WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! If you have topic suggestions or questions you want answered on the podcast, you can email them to podcast@deckermail.com. Or you can create a voice memo on your smartphone and email it to podcast@deckermail.com

SmartDrive & ART Program with Patrice Fourtina

Inside the Triangle Decker Podcast Episode 14 SmartDrive and the ART Program with Patrice Fourtina! In this week’s DTL Podcast, Patrice Fourtina, Director of Driver Development, joins host Darin Ladlie to discuss SmartDrive and how this safety technology has helped Decker Drivers improve their driving skills AND how it can help to make them more… Read More


Host Darin Ladlie and Tammy O’Tool wish all Drivers “Happy Driver Appreciation Week” and they share all the special things that DTL is doing this week in honor of all Professional Drivers. And then, Tyson Vance, Director of Maintenance Support, joins Darin as they talk about common maintenance issues Drivers should look out for and how to prevent them and/or what to do if they need maintenance support when they are out on the road.

Podcast Episode 13 – Tyson Vance

Host Darin Ladlie and Tammy O’Tool wish all Drivers “Happy Driver Appreciation Week” and they share all the special things that DTL is doing this week in honor of all Professional Drivers.  And then, Tyson Vance, Director of Maintenance Support, joins Darin as they talk about common maintenance issues Drivers should look out for and… Read More


Fleet Manager Spotlight! Decker Fleet Manager, Matt McConaughey, joins host Darin Ladlie over the phone from Missoula, MT in this week’s Fleet Manager Spotlight episode. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Matt including ways he keeps a good relationship with his Drivers, how he combines his storm-chasing hobby with working at Decker, and if he really thinks his co-worker Jason Sorlien is a good fisherman! Listen here: https://anchor.fm/deckertruckline/episodes/12-Fleet-Manager-Spotlight---Matt-McConaughey-ejdpc4

Episode 12 – Fleet Manager Spotlight, Matt McConaughey

Fleet Manager Spotlight! Decker Fleet Manager, Matt McConaughey, joins host Darin Ladlie over the phone from Missoula, MT in this week’s Fleet Manager Spotlight episode. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Matt including ways he keeps a good relationship with his Drivers, how he combines his storm-chasing hobby with working at Decker, and… Read More


Director of Recruiting and Retention at Decker Truck Line

Podcast Episode 11: New Guaranteed Pay

Inside The Triangle Decker Podcast Episode 11: Abbie Reed, Director of Recruiting, joins host Darin Ladlie over the phone to talk about the brand new guaranteed pay for our Drivers! Abbie gives a detailed breakdown of the new payout and also discusses our Driver Referral Bonus program and orientation pay.


Decker Lease Purchase with Shawn Swallows

Inside the Triangle Podcast, Episode 10 features Shawn Swallows, Professional Decker Lease Purchase driver. Professional Driver Shawn Swallows joins host Darin Ladlie to chat about the Decker Lease Purchase Program, tips on obtaining and keeping a high Driver Scorecard, and how he has achieved Driver of the Month every year he’s been at Decker. Check… Read More


Episode 9: Driver Scorecard with Jason Sorlien

Jason Sorlien, Retention Manager & Safety Coordinator in Missoula, MT, joins host Darin Ladlie over the phone to discuss the Driver Scorecard and SmartDrive Bonus Program. Jason and Darin go into great detail explaining the 7 KPI’s that make up the Drivers’ scores each month; they also give some good tips to help Drivers increase… Read More


Podcast – Night Operations

Inside the Triangle Podcast Episode 8 Director of Night Operations, Willie Edgerton and Juan Rodriguez, 2nd Shift Night Operations, join host Darin Ladlie to talk about what goes on behind the scenes after hours here at Decker Truck Line.  Darin gets the inside scoop on the routine of the Night Ops crew, they share their… Read More


Episode 7 – Behind the Scenes

The latest episode of Inside the Triangle has been released!  Executive Vice President, Dale Decker, and Vice President of Operations, Michael Erritt, join host Darin Ladlie to talk about what goes on behind the scenes here at Decker Truck Line to keep our Drivers moving. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!  If you have any topic… Read More


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