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What happens when you put two people with unique personalities in a confined space for seven weeks? Bobby Joy and Ryne Crowell are here to answer that question.

When Ryne first started at Nussbaum, Bobby became his trainer. They spent a total of seven weeks together, which included lots of good home cooking, lots of teaching, a few disagreements, and some tight situations. All in all, we’d say they laid the groundwork for a solid friendship.

Join us as Bobby and Ryne reminisce about embarrassing moments, hole-in-the-wall diners, and lessons learned from their time together. It’s a unique look into Nussbaum’s training program and the ups and downs of growing professional truck drivers. Press play today! 


“I pulled over on the side of the road, threw my triangles out, called Tianne, and she hired me on the spot.” – Bobby

“He [Ryne] actually taught me a lot, on how to be a better trainer.” – Bobby

“I’m a ‘why guy’….Bobby, why do we have to do that?” – Ryne

“They’re clay in my hands. They went to the school and got enough training to get here, and I’m here to mold that clay into an awesome truck driver. The clay has form, but it’s not done yet.” – Bobby

“If you don’t know everything, that’s expected…that’s why you’re a student.” – Ryne

“You learn real quick if your personalities match…and even if they don’t, you have to change your ways.” – Bobby

“If I was doing it wrong, he wouldn’t come off and be mean about it, but would say “I see why you’re doing this, but let’s do it this way.” – Ryne

“My wife – bless her heart – she cooks all weekend long for my guys [trainees].” – Bobby

“There’s some things in life that just because you don’t want to do them, doesn’t mean they don’t need to be done.” – Ryne

“This one particular moment in both of our life’s timelines – it’s what made us friends.” – Ryne

“That’s my goal – I tell every trainee that in the next couple of years, I want to see your name above mine [on the driver scorecard].” – Bobby

Glad Hands explanation

The Cowboy Cafe

Nussbaum’s Training Program

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