What do truck drivers listen to while on the road? The radio for sure, both terrestrial and satellite. They also listen (and talk with) other truckers via CB radio. But what about a trucking podcast? Do truck drivers even listen to podcasts? And if so, what podcasts do truckers listen to?
It’s no doubt that podcasts have become very popular in the last few years. They cover just about every topic imaginable — including trucking. If you’re just starting your truck driving career, here are the top 10 trucking podcasts you want to tune into.
TalkCDL is a trucking podcast from truckers for truckers that is one part funny and the other part educational. Hosts Troy and Ruthann post a new episode every Friday morning covering everything in the trucking industry, from current trucking laws, trucker surveys, and other trucking news. Listen on Apple Podcasts and other outlets.
2. The Trucking Podcast
The Trucking Podcast, hosted by Buck Ballard and his son Don, both long-time truckers, talks about all things trucking and other topics of interest to truck drivers — “Mostly, anything to do with gears, a motor and wheels,” the site says.
3. Ask the Trucker
Veteran truck driver Allen Smith has been hosting his podcast, Ask the Trucker, since 2008. He focuses on the trucking industry. The show, hosted on Blog Talk Radio, boasts nearly 300 episodes. He broadcasts live every Thursday at 6 p.m. Eastern and takes callers.
4. Trucker Dump
The Trucker Dump podcast, hosted by Todd McCann, bills itself as a “podcast for truckers, potential truckers, and curious non-truckers.” The show’s goal is to help you understand the world of truck driving by telling interesting stories from the road using humor as the vehicle.
5. Big Rig Banter
AllTruckJobs.com, a site to find truck driving jobs, produces this educational and entertaining podcast hosted by experienced journalists Troy Diffenderfer and Lenay Ruhl. The podcast has episodes aimed at educating new drivers, but there’s something for everyone.
6. Blue Ribbon Podcast
Formerly known as American Truck Driver Podcast, the Blue Ribbon Podcast, hosted by Larry W. Long and Chris Polk, is a show for owner-operators designed to help them survive and thrive in the competitive trucking industry environment.
7. Red Eye Radio
Nothing is lonelier than ushering a big rig down the road in the middle of the night. Truckers have tuned into Red Eye Radio for almost 50 years to keep them company. Now, truckers can catch the show at any time with on-demand availability as a podcast.
8. The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers
The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers, hosted by Bruce Outridge, talks about all things trucking for people in the transportation industry, helping them improve their business and careers.
9. Trucking for Millennials
If you are a Millennial getting into the trucking industry, this is the truck driver podcast for you! Trucking for Millennials offers a “fresh perspective” on the transportation industry. It discusses how the next generation of trucking and logistics professionals impact the supply chain. You’ll hear weekly topical discussions, expert interviews, and real stories from the people moving and managing freight across the country.
10. World of Trucking
World of Trucking is a podcast where people learn about the latest trends and developments in the supply chain industry.
The CDL School may not have a podcast, but we do provide best-in-class CDL truck driver training. Apply today or contact us to learn more. Who knows… one day, you may host a podcast of your own.