The PROs

Team Run Smart Pros are real drivers with real advice. Their expertise lies in years of experience on the road and continuous success in the business of trucking. Each Pro is fully equipped with a Freightliner Cascadia, proving how a performance built truck can maximize your bottom line and build your business. 

The Pros have a lot to discuss and are ready to help you run smart.

The Freightliner Team Run Smart Pros

Driver Profile

Henry Albert

Henry Albert

Henry Albert is the owner of Albert Transport, Inc. Henry has been in the trucking industry for 30-years.

Hometown:
Statesville, NC
Favorite music:
All types including big band, classic rock, and some country.

Recent posts by Henry Albert

Semi Truck Mid Trip Safety Check

Semi Truck Mid Trip Safety Check

9/18/2014, Comments (0)
An ounce of prevention ... Read More >
Whats It Worth?

Whats It Worth?

9/13/2014, Comments (8)
Whats a Christmas tree worth on December 26th Read More >
Back To School

Back To School

9/7/2014, Comments (0)
The school bell is ringing once again... Read More >

Driver Profile

Linda Caffee

Linda Caffee

Bob and Linda have been team drivers for the past eight years as Independent Contractors leased to FedEx Custom Critical. Bob was a diesel mechanic for twenty years before going over the road.

Hometown:
Silex, MO
Favorite music:
Alternative

Recent posts by Linda Caffee

Is keeping the left door shut killing us?

Is keeping the left door shut killing us?

9/14/2014, Comments (8)
Our mentors have always told us to keep the left door shut and steadily continue on down the road to our destination or the only way to make money as a professional driver is to keep the left shut. We might be going to make more money but will we be around to enjoy our reward? Read More >
Another step in the process of becoming a professional team truck driver

Another step in the process of becoming a professional team truck driver

9/9/2014, Comments (3)
You have been doing research and have determined you like to drive team now what? Read More >
Will we skip fall?

Will we skip fall?

9/4/2014, Comments (8)
From the looks of this picture I think some parts of the country will go straight to winter. This is ice on the windshield driving through Wyoming. Read More >

Driver Profile

Jeff Clark

Jeff Clark

Jeff Clark of Kewaunee, WI has been driving a truck for 24 years. He has been an owner operator for 11 years.

Hometown:
Kewaunee, WI
Favorite music:
All types of music!

Recent posts by Jeff Clark

Strength or Weakness?

Strength or Weakness?

9/17/2014, Comments (4)
Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of strength. Read More >
Registered Dietician

Registered Dietician

9/12/2014, Comments (8)
Weight has always been an issue for me. It got worse this summer when I was unable to exercise. It is time for me to make some serious changes in the way that I eat. So, I sought our a professional to help me.Registered Dietician Weight has always been a problem for me. Even when I was running sub 5 minute miles as a teenager, I was the chubbiest guy on the team. When I took my first DOT physical in 1988, I flunked it. My blood pressure was too high. I weighed a little over 190 lbs. The MD put me on medication and I got back into running while I was in driving school. I dropped a few lbs. And got my blood pressure under control. Over the next 20 years or so I added about 15 years I added about 50 pounds. Medication kept my blood pressure within DOT regulations. My overall health was not good. My family history with heart disease is a red flag. I have lost 3 grand parents, my father, and my brother Chuck (at age 33) to sudden death from heart disease. There has been a direct correlation between my weight gain and my blood pressure. It had gotten to the point where this sub 5 minute miler could not walk up stairs without breathing heavy. Then I went to work for a company that delivered 3 floor loads a week, and paid me whatever the lumpers charged. It was 3 round trips per week. The customer was about 65 miles from my house and I did not go home during the week. There was a YMCA near the customer and I went there every Tuesday and Thursday morning. I started running. My weight dropped about 40 pounds and I was able to off of medication. Unfortunately that carrier did not survive the slow down. Over the next few years I put about 15-20 pounds back on. I still ran, but without the consistent resistance training and 3 floor loads per week I had trouble managing my weight. Then this summer I suffered an illness related injury that prevented me from walking or running and I packed on the pounds. When I went to donate blood at the Red Cross I was rejected for high blood pressure. It was a wake up call. It was time to make some changes. I met with a registered dietician and together we put together a structured plan of attack. The new plan is structured with planned meals that can be stored at room temperature. It has oatmeal, a low sodium soup, and a protein shake. My snacks will be fruits and vegetables. My daily water intake will go from 68 ounces to about 100 ounces. Looking around truck stops, I see many other truckers who face the weight battle. Most of us are losing it. Excess weight leads to many serious health problems. If you are losing this battle, get help. Find a professional that you can work with. Explain to them your situation. Do you have a fridge? Do you have a microwave? How long are you gone? Be open with the professional and work WITH them! I will meet with my RD on a monthly basis. Follow up is important. Take charge of your own health. We all face choices. We all have different needs, knowlege, and talents. I will keep you informed of my progress. This program is set up for my needs as a trucker. I have every intention of making it work. Over the next few months I will let you know more about the program, if it works for me. Remember though, we're all different. Get professional advice and get in charge of your own health. Read More >
REST

REST

9/7/2014, Comments (3)
Sometimes a 34 hour restart just is not enough. This week is a 168 hour reset. Read More >

Driver Profile

Joey Slaughter

Joey Slaughter

Joey Slaughter is the owner of Blue Ridge Transport, LLC. Joey has been in the trucking industry for 21 years.

Hometown:
Ringgold, VA
Favorite music:
Rock, country, new age

Recent posts by Joey Slaughter

So you want to pull wiggle wagons?

So you want to pull wiggle wagons?

9/16/2014, Comments (6)
Most LTL companies use double trailers in their operation. If you're interested in working for them, you'll have to learn to latch 'em and snatch 'em. Here's how... Read More >
Where were you when it happened?

Where were you when it happened?

9/11/2014, Comments (7)
It's been 13 years since we were attacked on our own soil and to me, it still feels like yesterday. Read More >

"Street View" is a very helpful tool in trip planning.

9/6/2014, Comments (4)
There are so many apps and websites competing for our attention that we wonder which ones we really need. You need access to "Street View!" Read More >

Driver Profile

Jimmy Nevarez

Jimmy Nevarez

Jimmy Nevarez is the President of Angus Transportation, Inc, which is currently an independent contractor in Southern California. Jimmy has been in the trucking industry for 11 years.

Hometown:
Chino, California
Favorite music:
Alternative and 90's Ska

Recent posts by Jimmy Nevarez

Sinking to a New Low

Sinking to a New Low

9/15/2014, Comments (4)
Sinking to a new “low point” in my CNG experience! Read More >
A Sign of The Times

A Sign of The Times

9/10/2014, Comments (3)
Steady growth and increasing infrastructure are leading to a promising future for natural gas vehicles. Read More >
Fifteen and Seven

Fifteen and Seven

9/5/2014, Comments (1)
Two very important numbers in the accident risk equation! Read More >
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