Podcasts are a great alternative to throwing on your usual playlist or popping the same CD in the player every day. These are terrific tools for truck drivers, with the extra bonus that as you’re doing your job, you are learning more about the ins and outs of your profession. Radio shows are great, but the advantage of podcasts is that you can choose what you want to listen to, they’re free and downloadable, and you can listen to them while you’re driving, which means you can plug in and listen on the go!
With more than 320 episodes, this podcast produces new content multiple times each week. 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. Many podcasts are just a few minutes in length, making this a great podcast to consume during a short break or lunch period.
Ask the Trucker LIVE with Allen Smith
With more than 230 podcasts to choose from as well as live shows, veteran blogger and truck driver Allen Smith focuses on driver health, career tips, driving regulations, and the other important issues facing the trucking industry. One of the top names in the industry, you can’t go wrong with this podcast.
This is a great podcast for truckers and trucking industry professionals who want to be entertained as well as educated. With topics like “Stupid Rules That Truckers Tolerate” and “Coping with Rookie Truckers,” Trucker Dump offers humor and insights on just about anything in the trucking industry
Red Eye Radio
This trucking podcast, hosted by Gary McNamara and Eric Harley, targets long haul trucks and syndicates overnight for drivers who are on the road past dark. This is the longest running syndicated radio show that focuses solely on the needs of truckers. They have a live radio show as well as hundreds of podcasts that can offer hours of entertainment for individuals on the road.
The title of the Trucking Podcast seems like it would be pretty straight forward, but these can include everything from rat-rods, muscle cars, F150s and nearly any other automotive-focused topic that can be delivered in a family-friendly way. Headed up by Buck Ballard and his son, Don, who are both truckers, the Trucking Podcast covers a gamut of topics that they think are interesting to truckers.