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Talk radio comes into the 21st century with podcasts

Podcasts for long-haul truck drivers

Technology has changed the way we live our lives. Just look at the way modern trucking companies operate, for crying out loud. What was once constantly out-of-date atlases and maps that were hard fold, owner/operators can get up-to-the-second traffic alerts and detour information on their phones. In fact, there are very few trucking functions that can’t be done on a smartphone. Naturally, this has also extended to how drivers can pass the time while they’re chewing up the miles. It seems like everyone is listening to podcasts and it’s got to be better than listening to the radio. But are there any podcasts for long-haul truck drivers that might make us all better drivers? As it turns out, yes, there are.

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Free trucking-specific podcasts

Ask the Trucker – There are a lot of things a driver needs to know. In the old days, the only way to learn something valuable was the hard way. Ask the Trucker host Allen Smith hits on a variety of subjects that can make huge differences in truckers’ health, career planning and how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of regulations.

Trucker Dump – Professional truck driving is nothing like working in an office. Weird, funny and scary things happen all the time. Truck Dump gives drivers a humorous look at driving and the challenges we all face.

The Road Home – Few times are as crucial and terrifying as the first year someone is working for themselves as an owner/operator. The Road Home podcast can be an excellent resource for those who are thinking about buying their first rig, or for those who are navigating that crucial first year in the business.

How can I listen to podcasts?

One of the best things about the internet and smartphones is that with minimal effort, you can do almost anything for free – this includes listening to podcasts. The two most popular smartphone platforms, Apple iPhone and Android offer native apps that will provide free access to all the shows you could want. For the iPhone, it’s called (without irony) Apple Podcasts. Android users can download them from Google Play Music.

If you already use Spotify to listen to music, you can also use that platform to listen to podcasts. Though you will have to deal with ads, and some podcasts are restricted to premium subscriptions.

Stitcher Radio is a free application available on both platforms that is free and offers quite a few shows that would be premium content on other apps.

If there is anything else we can do to help make your business more profitable, feel free to reach out to a Patriot Truck Sales product expert today.