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Sources of entertainment aren’t always the easiest for truck drivers to find. After all, your eyes have to stay on the road and not in a book or focused on a screen. Luckily, the number of popular podcasts has been growing steadily, giving you plenty of auditory entertainment to choose from. Whether it’s catching up on the daily news, learning more about the trucking industry or diving headfirst into a mystery thriller, there’s a podcast for you. Check out our ultimate guide to podcasts for truckers. Download a few episodes and see which podcasts end up on your must-listen-to list.
Best podcasts for truck drivers
Averitt Driver Podcast - Hear behind-the-scenes details about driver benefits and experiences from Averitt associates themselves.
Ask The Trucker “Live” with Allen Smith - Host Allen Smith is a 34-year veteran of the trucking industry and known for sharing the ins and outs of OTR trucking. His podcast focuses on important issues facing the trucking industry, including driver health, truck driver careers and regulations.
The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers - Fast-track your truck driving career with The Lead Pedal Podcast. Topics include interviews with industry professionals and other truck drivers, and information helpful for building your career as a professional driver.
Trucker Dump Podcast - Host Todd McCann focuses on highlighting issues truck drivers of today face and making the trucking industry a better place to work. Podcast topics include trucking regulations, driver safety, driver etiquette, and the latest apps and services available to truck drivers.
TalkCDL - This one’s a podcast from truckers for truckers and covers any topic related to trucking and the transportation industry.
CarriersEdge Podcast - CarriersEdge co-founders Jane Jazrawy and Mark Murrell discuss driver training, technology and trucking.
Eyes on the Road - Presented by PrePass Safety Alliance, this show covers trucking industry topics important to drivers and fleet managers.
Big Rig Banter - This podcast is committed to educating and entertaining truck drivers one conversation at a time.
Trucker Tom’s Podcast - One OTR trucker telling it like it is, covering topics like truck driver restaurant reviews, politics, sound seeing tours and more.
Payload by Truck Driver Power - This podcast offers insight on the people, organizations and issues affecting truck drivers and the trucking industry today.
Best podcasts about the business of trucking
Trucking After Hours - Formerly The Trucking Podcast, father and son duo Buck and Don Ballard talk about all things trucking, running a truck driving business, finding freight, negotiating with brokers and life outside of trucking.
Blue Ribbon Podcast - Formerly The American Truck Driver Podcast, this show gives listeners the tools and information needed to thrive in the trucking industry.
Other fun podcasts
Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People - Hosted by comedian Chris Gethard, each episode features one anonymous phone call for one hour. Hear anything from serious topics to light-hearted experiences without ever knowing the callers’ identities.
Reply All - A podcast about the internet. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, this show shares stories about how the internet influences people and how people influence the internet with a little humor thrown in the mix.
Dolly Parton’s America - Take a deep dive into the world of Dolly Parton, the context behind some of her most famous songs and her legacy.