Top podcasts to listen to when truck driving

January 28, 2022 Christina DeBusk

A truck radio in a semi-truck playing a podcast

Even if you love driving truck, there are times when each mile can feel like the last. One way to occupy your mind on days like this is to listen to podcasts. Podcasts help to keep your mind engaged while educating or entertaining you along the way.

Here, we provide some of the top podcasts to listen to when driving a truck, whether you want something industry-related or totally off-topic.

Trucking-related podcasts

If you like to learn more about what is going on in the field of trucking, here are a few podcasts that you may want to start following.

  • Talk CDL Trucking Podcast. The Talk CDL Trucking Podcast covers several topics, from the best trucking brands to stories of how some drivers have handled disagreements on the road. These 40 to 60-minute podcasts are sure to both educate and entertain. A new episode is released weekly, so you can easily stay updated on what is happening in the world of trucking from the comfort of your cab.
  • The Lead Pedal Podcast. The goal of The Lead Pedal Podcast is to increase your success in the transportation industry. From tips on how to save money on truck parts to inside interviews with driving trainers and veterans of the road, you have a huge selection of episodes centered around the area that interests you most. Each one is designed to raise your education and awareness as a driver, hopefully providing greater levels of success within this career path.
  • What the Truck?!? Looking for a podcast that interviews some of the biggest players in the trucking industry? Then you may want to listen to What the Truck?!? Each episode features a different interviewee, some of whom are company CEOs, fellow trickers, brokers, and more. This gives you insight into a variety of opinions within the field, each coming at a topic from a different viewpoint.
  • The Trucking Podcast. Another industry-related listening option is The Trucking Podcast. New episodes are released about once a month (sometimes less) and cover topics such as whether free load boards are worth it, truck breakdowns, and why big trucking companies broker out some loads. Each one is roughly 40 minutes in length.
  • Trucking After Hours. If you like a little banter in your podcasts, you may want to listen to Trucking After Hours. In each episode, a father and son duo share their thoughts about driving truck and life outside of work as a driver. They cover important topics such as staying healthy when behind the wheel all day, what it’s like to drive for musicians, and free truck driving negotiation tools. New episodes are released sporadically, but there are quite a few past episodes to tune into in the meantime.

Non-trucking podcasts

Do you prefer to occupy your mind with topics outside of the trucking industry during the workday? Here are a few to consider.

  • Crime Junkie Podcast. If you love true stories of criminals and their crimes, Crime Junkie Podcast is a great way to pass the time while going from one delivery to the next. Each episode focuses specifically on one crime or spotlights a certain criminal. Episodes cover missing persons, tales of murder, mysterious deaths, and more. What makes this podcast live up to its name is, not only does it delve into some of the most jaw-dropping crimes and the criminals behind them, but it also gives back to agencies devoted to helping crime victims as well as sending support directly to the victims and their families.
  • The Bill Simmons Podcast. This podcast covers a variety of sports, sometimes interviewing the athletes that play them. Listen to The Bill Simmons Podcast and you will gain insight from those in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and more. If you have a lot of time to drive, these episodes are great because many are around two hours in length.
  • What a Day. If you like to stay updated on what is going on in the world around you but find that the news is too heavy at times, the What a Day Podcast may be perfect for you. In each episode, the hosts break down some of the biggest news stories that day, yet in a humorous way. Who says the news has to be boring and dry? Not this crew!

Want more to listen to while you drive? Check out our collection of driving music playlists.

About the Author

Christina M. DeBusk creates small business content for a variety of publications, some of which include Businessing Magazine, Compendent, Chiropractic Economics, and more. She is also the author behind the column, "The Successful Solopreneur.

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