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Inside The Triangle

Inside The Triangle

By Decker Truck Line, Inc.
Our exciting new podcast from Decker Truck Line, hosted by Darin Ladlie, Driver Liaison and Retention & Lease Purchase Manager, will explore everything from trucking industry news and DTL updates, to more personal Professional Driver & employee interviews.
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12: Fleet Manager Spotlight - Matt McConaughey

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18: HAPPY FLEET MANAGER APPRECIATION WEEK with Michael Erritt and Drivers Charles Ghan, Greg Narciso, and Joseph Parris
Vice President of Operations, Michael Erritt, joins host Darin Ladlie to wish Fleet Managers a happy "Fleet Manager Appreciation Week." Michael shares why Decker came up with a special week to celebrate our Fleet Managers and talks about everything that our FMs do on a weekly and daily basis  to make sure their Drivers are taken care of on the road.  Then, Darin talks to three Drivers: Charles Ghan, Greg Narciso, and Joseph Parris about their Fleet Managers Zac Bax, Jerry Chapman, and Josh Killingsworth. These Drivers share fun stories and talk about why they are thankful for their Fleet Managers.  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
27:46
October 22, 2020
17: Fleet Manager Spotlight - Zac Bax
Fleet Manager Spotlight! Fleet Manager Zac Bax joins host Darin Ladie in this week’s Fleet Manager Spotlight episode. Zac and Darin chat about what it was like growing up in Texas, Zac’s favorite sports to play, and of course lots of hunting and fishing talk! 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
33:38
October 15, 2020
16: Driver Spotlight - Jerry Arthur
Decker Driver Spotlight! Professional Driver Jerry Arthur joins host Darin Ladlie to chat about what it was like in 2006 when Jerry first started at Decker compared to now! Jerry and Darin also talk about transitioning to a Lease Purchase Driver and how to overcome any obstacle that may come your way. 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.
25:45
October 8, 2020
15: Fleet Manager Spotlight - Demisha Hubbard
Fleet Manager Demisha Hubbard 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 between Drivers and Fleet Managers and provides guidance on making truck driving a lucrative career. Demisha also touches on important topics such as college football and 80s hair metal bands. 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.
35:31
October 1, 2020
14: SmartDrive and ART Program with Patrice Fourtina
Patrice Fourtina, Director of Driver Development, joins host Darin Ladlie to discuss SmartDrive and how this safety technology has helped DTL Drivers improve their skills on the road (and make them more money!). Darin and Patrice also talk about the new Ambassador and Resource Team (ART) Program we have at Decker and how it will make our Drivers even more successful.  Stick around until the end to hear about the Scorecard & SmartDrive bonus payout this month and find out who our August Drivers of the month are! 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.
29:24
September 24, 2020
13: HAPPY DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK with Tammy O'Tool and Maintenance with 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 how to prevent them and/or what to do if they need maintenance support when they are out on the road. 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
40:52
September 17, 2020
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 if he really thinks his co-worker Jason Sorlien is a good fisherman! 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
35:30
September 10, 2020
11: New Guaranteed Minimum Pay for Drivers with Abbie Reed
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. 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
29:16
September 3, 2020
10: Driver Spotlight - Shawn Swallows
Decker Driver Spotlight! Professional Driver Shawn Swallows joins host Darin Ladlie to chat about the lease purchase program, tips on keeping a high scorecard, and how Shawn has achieved Driver of the Month every year he’s been at Decker. Stick around to hear “Words of Wisdom from the Office Staff.” This week, Driver Recruiter Anna Randazzo calls in to tell us a funny story about trucking vocabulary for beginners. 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.
22:42
August 27, 2020
09: Scorecard Breakdown with Jason Sorlien
Jason Sorlien, Retention Manager & Safety Coordinator, joins host Darin Ladlie over the phone to discuss the Scorecard and SmartDrive Bonus Program. Jason gives a detailed breakdown on the 7 KPI’s that go into the score, and tips to help Drivers increase their scores each month. Jason and Darin also chat about what goes into the Lease/Purchase and Owner/Operator programs. Stick around until the end to hear about the bonus payout this month and the Drivers of the Month for July. 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
45:10
August 20, 2020
08: Night Operations with Willie Edgerton & Juan Rodriguez
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 at Decker Truck Line.  Darin gets the inside scoop as they share their favorite memories with Drivers and tips for those just starting at DTL. 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.
32:23
August 13, 2020
07: Operations with Michael Erritt & Dale Decker
Executive Vice President, Dale Decker, and Vice President of Operations, Michael Erritt, join host Darin Ladlie as they talk about what goes on behind the scenes at Decker Truck Line to keep our Drivers moving. 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.
36:02
August 6, 2020
06: GeoTab/Transflo Announcement with Tiffany Giekes and Anna Randazzo
Tiffany Giekes, Vice President of Business Process and Technology joins host, Darin Ladlie, over the phone to discuss the new GeoTab/Transflo tablet that is coming soon for all Decker Professional Drivers!  Tiffany talks all about what this new communication and logging device can do and how this latest technology is so Driver-friendly and will be much easier and more convenient for all Drivers to use. Stick around to hear our new segment, “Words of Wisdom from the Office Staff.” This week, Driver Recruiter Anna Randazzo calls in to tell us a funny story about trucking vocabulary for beginners. 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.
32:21
July 30, 2020
05: Driver Spotlight - Keith Andrews
Decker Driver Spotlight! On his 30th anniversary at Decker, Professional Driver Keith Andrews joins host Darin Ladlie as they talk about all the industry and company changes that have happened over the years. And of course, lots of trucking talk! Stick around until the end to hear about the Scorecard and SmartDrive Bonus Program and June 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
1:02:51
July 23, 2020
04: Customer Service Spotlight - AC Cook from Bessemer, AL
CSR Spotlight: AC Cook Customer Service Representative from Bessemer, Alabama, AC Cook, joins host Darin Ladlie over the phone as our special guest this week.  Listen in as they chat about why he got started in the trucking industry, what his work life is like on a daily basis and AC offers some pretty uplifting advice for our Professional Drivers.  AC also gives some great insight of Decker’s Alabama location and shares why he loves working at Decker in Bessemer. 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.
42:38
July 16, 2020
03: Health, Wellness, and Benefits with Andrea Kloberdanz & Dale Leman
Special Guests Dale Leman & Andrea Kloberdanz Health & Benefits Manager, Andrea Kloberdanz,  joins host Darin Ladlie as they talk about Covid-19, how Drivers can stay healthy during these times, and the types of benefits that Decker Truck Line has to offer. Professional Driver, Dale Leman, calls in with a special story about his time as a Driver during the pandemic.  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.
37:07
July 9, 2020
02: Driver Spotlight - Dean Soucek
Decker Driver Spotlight! Professional Driver Dean Soucek joins host Darin Ladlie as they talk about the bonus program, truck amenities, advice for new Drivers, and lots more trucking talk! Stick around until the end to hear more about the Scorecard and SmartDrive Bonus Program and May 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.
35:19
July 2, 2020
01: History of Decker
Have you always wondered how Decker Truck Line, Inc. came to be? Don Decker, Joe Fell, and Marv Heinze sit down with Inside the Triangle in this very special episode to discuss the history of Decker and how it became the company it is today.  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.
53:04
June 25, 2020
Trailer
Inside the Triangle is an exciting new podcast from Decker Truck Line that explores everything from trucking industry news and DTL company updates, to more personal Professional Driver & employee interviews. Every Thursday, join our host Darin Ladlie (Driver Liaison and Retention & Lease Purchase Manager at DTL) as he talks about the trucking industry and Decker Truck Line.  Dale Decker, Vice President of Decker Truck Line, joins our host to discuss the motivation behind starting the podcast and what is to come in future episodes of Inside the Triangle. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! If you have questions you want answered on the podcast, the best way to submit them is to create a voice memo on your smart phone! Email your message to podcast@deckermail.com
10:14
June 18, 2020