Trucking can be lonely at times. Spending hours by yourself, watching the world go by can be monotone, and once you’ve listened to your back catalog of all your favorite records, where do you turn? In this day and age, there are loads of alternatives to music. Podcasts are a great way to pass the time while learning or simply having a laugh to yourself. Here at REY Logistics, we’re going to get you started on your podcast journey by showing you the 5 best podcasts for truckers on the open road.
(Also, keep an eye out for REY Logistics own Podcast coming soon!)
There are thousands of truckers out there driving cargo around the country, but you’ll probably only ever see them at truck stops. Ask the Trucker is a great podcast that brings truckers together through the power of talk radio and podcasts. With over 260 podcast episodes available, there are hours and hours of content about trucking and the life of truckers. If you’re looking to feel connected with other like-minded truckers, this could be the perfect podcast for you.
Laughing is one of the healthiest things you can do. In fact, people who laugh more often tend to have lower levels of stress than those that don’t. So, with this in mind, why not opt for a podcast that will have you laughing all the way to your next destination? Comedy Podcast Network is a network of funny podcasts all in one place. There’s so much content on there that you’re bound to find something that fits with your sense of humor!
Are you a sports fan? If so, Mike & Mike might just be the perfect podcast for you. In this podcast, Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic take a look at all the current issues in American sport, including NFL, NBA, and MLB. Even if you’re not into all of these sports, it will certainly give you some knowledge for striking up a conversation next time you stop at a truck stop!
Are you into the spooky world of the paranormal? If so, this may be the perfect podcast for you. Radio Rental is a tongue-in-cheek podcast from Tenderfoot. It’s presented by Rainn Wilson (Dwight from The Office) and recalls true, real-life strange events straight from the people that experienced them. This extremely addictive podcast can give you quite a fright, so maybe don’t listen while you’re driving down the backroads at night.
This one is for the intellectual trucker who’s looking to build their knowledge while they’re on the road. Revisionist history is presented by Malcolm Gladwell—a New York Times Best-Seller author. It explores historical events, reexamining them with up-to-date knowledge and research. If you’re interested in learning some exciting new facts, this might be the perfect podcast for you.
There were certainly some great podcasts that didn’t make our final list, but we wanted to highlight them in case you wanted to explore them for yourself. These include:
If you’re spending hours on the road all alone, why not get into one or more of these podcasts? With some thought-provoking conversations, they’re certain to make your trips more insightful and interesting. If you’re an owner-operator looking for more profits, look no further than REY Logistics. Contact us today to find out more about our generous rates for owner-operators!
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