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8 podcasts CDL-A truck drivers should be listening to

With all that time behind the wheel, you may be sick of even your favorite artist’s discography. Luckily, there are thousands of podcasts available for downloading or streaming at the touch of a button. Here are our current favorites:

Trucking Podcasts:

Trucker Dump Podcast – Whether you’re new to trucking, an experienced truck driver looking for industry news, an old dog looking to learn some new tricks or somewhere in between, the Trucker Dump Podcast has an episode for you. And host/truck driver Todd McCann always keeps it interesting.

Big Rig Banter – This online radio show hosted by transportation industry journalists was created for commercial drivers. Every month, industry experts and drivers sit down to discuss what’s new, now and next in trucking on Big Rig Banter.

The Trucking Podcast – As the name suggests, this podcast is made by truckers, for truckers, about trucking. Buck Ballard has been driving for over 20 years. He and his son talk trucking, trucks, cars and their obsession with “anything with an engine” on The Trucking Podcast.

Talk CDL – Another podcast created by and for truck drivers, Talk CDL covers industry news (including changing transportation laws and driver surveys) every week. The show also shares driver resources and features carrier spotlights on its website!

Just Good Podcasts:

Stuff You Missed in History Class – You wouldn’t believe all of the stuff you missed in history class. But don’t worry, iHeartRadio covers the strangest and most fascinating history lessons that you either slept through or weren’t told in school.

S-Town – This American Life partnered with Serial (another iconic podcast) to tell the insane story of a man named John and his crooked town in Alabama in a 7-chapter audio novel. S-Town won the Peabody award for radio/podcast in 2017.

This American Life – There is a reason NPR’s This American Life has over 2 million weekly listeners. The public radio program featured a compilation of different stories from Americans – some funny, some sad, all entertaining.

Armchair Expert – Actor Dax Shepard and co-host Monica Padman speak with a new, interesting guest every week on Armchair Expert. Get to know your favorite celebrities better, learn a little and laugh a lot with this hidden gem.

Let us know what your favorite podcasts are! And if you’re a CDL-A driver looking to jumpstart your road to success, join Red Classic today!

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