Anyone who has been on a long drive knows that sometimes, music just doesn’t keep you entertained for hours on end. Podcasts, which are basically episodic talk shows, are a great option for truckers to listen to while killing time on the long hauls. Since the days of talk radio have started to end, podcasts are a great way for truckers to be entertained and get information regarding in the industry. Here is our list of the top 10 trucking podcasts out there!
The Trucking Podcast’s tagline says, “The Podcast for Truckers, Loggers, Cowboys and Real Blue-Collar Men” Overall, it is an entertaining and informational listen that men and women will find value from. The hosts Buck his son Don are both truckers and have hundreds of episodes that provide insight on current events, trucker interest, entertainment, industry politics, and much more
The Lead Pedal is a great podcast for truckers as it his hosted by a veteran of the trucking industry. Bruce Outridge provides a positive voice for the trucking world while delivering important information and interviews. Episodes are published twice a week, so the information is current and frequent. Additionally, you can visit their YouTube channel to watch them record each episode in the studio.
Host of Let’s Truck, Kevin Rutherford, provides his listens with up to date trucking news, commentary, finance advice, and insight to political topics related to the industry. Let’s Truck puts out episodes multiple times each week so drivers listening have regular content. While the episodes are often short, they provide the necessary information truckers need. The length also provides the perfect entertainment to listen to on a lunch break or at a quick stop.
What the Truck?!? is a podcast that is focused on the biggest stories in the transportation and logistics industry. The two hosts, Tim and Chad, team up twice a week to discuss the topics and issues in the freight world. This provides drivers with consistent and fresh updates about the industry they are in.
Red Eye Radio is actually a radio station that originally targeted long-haul drivers. As the name implies, it is a late-night show that airs Monday – Friday from midnight to 5 am. Red Eye Radio has its own podcast called The Extra Mile hosted by Eric Harley. Eric and special guests often dive deep into issues and topics that the trucking industry is facing and expand on the key issues truck drivers want to hear.
Big Rig Banter is a podcast started by AllTruckJobs.com, a website dedicated to helping drivers find the jobs they want and need. The two hosts are Troy and Lenay who are both two experienced journalists dedicated to the industry. The show not only focuses on current events in the trucking world but also entertainment for driers listening. The podcast has episodes aimed to educate new drivers and appeal to veterans on the road. Whether you’re just learning the ropes, or you’ve been on the road for 30 plus years, there’s something in this podcast for you.
TalkCDL is equally funny as it is educational to listen to in the cab. TalkCDL makes it on our list is because it engages listens while also being inherently valuable for truckers. The hosts, Troy and Ruthann, discuss many things like news in the trucking industry to topics that are pure entertainment like “you might be a trucker if…” Additionally, the podcast also takes They take calls from truck drivers directly to add validity and first-hand experience to the podcast. TalkCDL is a raw and genuine listening experience that is both entertaining and hilarious. The show is a great option for truckers looking for hosts that know the industry and know what they are talking about.
Todd McCain talks about the trucker life, ranging, as he says, “from trucking regulations to driver safety, driver etiquette, cool apps and services for truckers.” As a trucker with over two decades of experience, the only downside to this podcast is its inconsistency: it regularly updates about once a month, and Todd is currently on hiatus.
Chris Polk is a down-to-earth trucker who gives his views on anything his mind comes across that day. Having owned his own trucking business since 2011, he wishes to use the power of modern media to provide his own experiences in order to impart wisdom on other truckers throughout the nation. His topics range from self-improvement to parking. It’s clear that he tries to consistently update but life gets in the way, leading to occasional breaks that last over five months.
Allen Smith has been hosting his podcast since 2008, talking about changes in technology and regulations, and how they impact you. With over 275 episodes averaging ninety minutes each, there is plenty of content to take with you. If episodes from half a decade ago do not interest you, you can always call in and ask him questions live, every Thursday at 6 PM Eastern.
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