In today’s connected world, the amount of media content available specifically for truck drivers is incredible. Whether you’re brand new to the industry or a trucking veteran, there is always a fresh blog, magazine, or forum to check out. Looking for some light reading? Give Trucking Truth or Trailer Talk a try. Wondering what other truckers are chatting about online? Join the 15.9k people participating in the r/Truckers Reddit community.
But what about those long hours at the wheel when you can’t stare at a computer or phone screen? That’s the perfect time for podcasts to shine! Podcasts are the equivalent of radio on demand; audio content when and where you want it. Luckily for us, the explosion of podcasting in the past few years has given us plenty of listening options created by and for truckers. Here are 5 of our favorites:
1. Ask the Trucker “LIVE” with Allen Smith
An oldie but a goodie, Ask the Trucker “LIVE” has been around since 2008. Host Allen Smith focuses on driver health, careers, regulations, and important industry issues. Check out episodes like “The Effects of ELD Mandate on Trucker Health & Safety.”
2. The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers
Hosted by thirty-year transportation industry veteran Bruce Outridge, The Lead Pedal Podcast is a positive voice in the trucking industry with a focus on career information and interviews. Published every Tuesday and Thursday, you can also watch them record in their studio via their YouTube channel.
3. Trucker Dump Podcast
A self-described podcast “for truckers, potential truckers, and curious non-truckers,” Trucker Dump shares fascinating stories from the road. Check out episodes like “Coping with Rookie Drivers” or “Winter Truck Driving Tips from An Alaskan Trucker.”
4. The Trucking Podcast
Co-hosted by father and son duo Buck and Don Ballard, this podcast covers topics from the industry as well as all things vehicle-related. Give episodes “5 Fantastic Tow Vehicles That Will Turn Heads” or “The Best 401K For Owner Operators” a listen and hear for yourself!
5. TalkCDL Trucking Podcast
Hosted by truckers for truckers, TalkCDL covers topics like trucking laws, surveys, news, and interviews. Check out episodes “Trucking Career is Better than a College Degree” or “Ruthann – Interview with Women in Trucking.”
The above shows have literally hundreds of episodes available to binge listen to. Many are available through multiple sources, such as iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or even Spotify. Be entertained while staying in the know about your profession. Now get downloading!
If you’re ready to take the next step towards a career in the truck driving industry, the right training makes all the difference. Contact us and learn how ACI can help you reach your career goals. If you’d like more information on the Training Programs available at Advanced Career Institute, please visit our Training Programs.