#165 – Exposed! Football Star’s “SECRET” Trucking Niche Nobody Knows About (Until NOW)!

Toney Hurd Jr, the President of Tonka Trucking sat down with our host Rahmel Wattley to give us a sneak peek into his world. He spoke about his rough childhood, the importance of good education, the impact of sports, and of course, the will to hustle.


When he got into trucking, it not only helped him get to where he is today but also helped him get closer to his family. He connected with his father, who was a mechanic, on a regular basis regarding his issues with trucking. And this, he believes made the relationship much stronger.


He then moved into local freight, got into oil field pipes and discovered how to handle everyday operations. And slowly he was getting loads regularly from companies thanks to the relationships he had developed over the years.


At-home experience is what Toney wants to offer for drivers, where they get to be with their families every day.


Five key takeaways from this podcast:

  1. Why getting an 18-wheeler was both the best and the worst decision?
  2. The importance of building solid business relationships.
  3. How a single load turned into an everyday contract?
  4. How’s the driver retention scenario for Toney Hurd?
  5. How does Toney deal with operational costs?


Final Word


Get valuable suggestions on how to deal with situations, drivers, maintaining relationships, and much more.

Episode Timeline

[skipto time=2:59]2:59 – Early life. [/skipto]

[skipto time=31:51] 31:51 – The successor of the business.[/skipto]

[skipto time=34:01]34:01 – Finding customers. [/skipto]

[skipto time=1:14:17]1:14:17- International customer. [/skipto]

[skipto time=2:21:35]2:21:35- How does the company grow. [/skipto]


About The Host

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Rahmel Wattley

The creator & host of Truck N’ Hustle, is a renowned personality in the trucking & logistics industry who hosts podcasts with the reputed & successful trucking entrepreneurs to share the knowledge required to start & sustain the logistics business!

Toney Hurd Jr.

Toney Hurd Jr. Owner of Tonka Trucking Enterprise is a CDL Driver with a solid background in managing production processes. He has strong project management and leadership skills. Also is great working independently under minimal work direction. Known for accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to work well in diverse industry setting. Toney has set an example from excelling in Football to being one of the best in the trucking industry.

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