Top 10 Great Podcasts for Truckers and Trucking Industry Pros
Truckers and trucking industry professionals who spend a lot of time on the road can tap into these great podcasts for truckers to get more information about industry trends as well as business and operational advice to grow their business faster.
- Ask the Trucker
With more than 230 podcasts to choose from as well as live shows, Ask the Trucker “Live” with Allen Smith is one of the top trucking shows on Blog Talk Radio. Content focuses on a broad range of topics relative to truckers, such as driver health and career development as well as trucking industry related subjects like regulations, trends, laws and other important issues.
- Red Eye Radio
With content targeted toward long haul truckers, this syndicated overnight radio show with podcasts hosted by Gary McNamara and Eric Harley airs live Monday through Friday from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. EST. This show took over where its 40-year-old predecessor, Midnight Trucking Radio, left off. Red Eye Radio is the longest running syndicated radio show that focuses solely on the needs of the trucking industry. Truckers can listen live or access hundreds of podcasts on demand from both Red Eye Radio and a special bi-weekly show the team produces called the Freightliner Run Smart Hour.
- Trucker Dump Podcast and Blog
Truckers and trucking industry pros that enjoy podcasts produced by individuals should check out the Trucker Dump podcasts and blog. Here you will find podcasts and blog content by trucker Todd McCann who has experience in both solo and team driving, along with his wife Lorinda, whom he lovingly refers to as “The Evil Overlord.” This is a great podcast for truckers and trucking industry professionals who want to be entertained as well as educated. The food for thought presented in Trucker Dump podcasts covers a variety of topics and may offer as much insight into the personal life of a trucker as it does the professional side of the business.
- Trucking Podcast
With a tagline that reads, “The Podcast For Truckers, Loggers, Cowboys and Real Blue Collar Men,” it’s clear that the Trucking Podcast has a distinct point of view. Nevertheless, trucking industry pros of both genders will find value from the vast breadth of topics covered in the hundreds of podcasts available here. Hosts Buck Ballard and his son Don, both truckers, co-host the Trucking Podcast in order to deliver quality shows with great content, promising the following:
- To talk about trucking as well as other topics that they believe interest truckers and guys in general
- To shun talk about products that are overly expensive
- To talk about stuff “the average guy” can afford to buy, rebuild, restore or just drive and have fun with
- Let’s Truck
Let’s Truck with host Kevin Rutherford offers trucking news, advice and commentary on the business, finance and political topics pertaining to the trucking industry. With more than 320 episodes, this podcast produces new content multiple times each week. Many podcasts are just a few minutes in length, making this a great podcast to consume during a short break or lunch period. In addition to Let’s Truck, you can also find other trucking-related blog radio shows and podcasts that fall under Let’s Truck’s Audio Road network, including the next four entries in our list of podcasts for truckers and trucking industry professionals.
- Trucking with Authority
Trucking with Authority is hosted by Kenny Long, and airs live on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. EST. This show explores the ins and outs of how to become a motor carrier as well as business topics that pertain to motor carriers.
- Rates and Lanes
Rates and Lanes is hosted by Rico Muhammad and airs live on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. EST. This podcast talks about freight rates and lanes and discusses trends in freight volumes, supply and demand within the trucking industry.
- Destination Health
Destination Health is hosted by Kim Cockerham and airs live on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. EST. This trucker health and wellness podcast offers information and education about the unique challenges Over the Road truck drivers face in pursuing optimum health, wellness and fitness.
- Rolling Toe
The Rolling Toe podcast is another trucking blog radio show hosted by a father and son duo, Mike and Kevin Beckett. Airing live on Sundays at 9 p.m. EST, the Rolling Toe’s content includes information and education about trucks themselves, such as tire wear, alignment, handling, etc.
- Comedy Podcast Network
While not a trucking podcast per se, the Comedy Podcast Network has content that truckers may enjoy to help pass the time while driving or while they unwind at the end of a long day, still miles from home.
Long-haul truck drivers may drive upwards of 100,000 miles per year, with an average day’s run of 500 miles or more. Listening to podcasts can be a great way for truckers and trucking industry professionals to keep abreast of trends, proposed regulations, technology and a wide variety of other topics that can help them personally and professionally. This list of top 10 podcasts for truckers is a great place to start building the list of podcasts that you follow as an owner-operator, carrier driver or trucking business owner.
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