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Join us, Buck Ballard and Don, the Beer Guy talk about trucks, big and small. We're truckers, gear-heads and fans of almost everything with wheels. Throw in some guy talk, a little serious business and your feedback and you've got a great podcast.

Join us, Buck Ballard and Don, the Beer Guy talk about trucks, big and small. We're truckers, gear-heads and fans of almost everything with wheels. Throw in some guy talk, a little serious business and your feedback and you've got a great podcast.
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Join us, Buck Ballard and Don, the Beer Guy talk about trucks, big and small. We're truckers, gear-heads and fans of almost everything with wheels. Throw in some guy talk, a little serious business and your feedback and you've got a great podcast.

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English


Episodes

Exciting Life Of A Trucker, Or Mind Numbed Cobot?

10/9/2019
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In the world of automated everything, we’re getting used to robots. They may not look like C3PO or R2D2, but they are robots. These robots can paint cars, assemble engines, load trucks and thousands of other tasks. Most of these robots are referred to as non-collaborative. This means they go about their business on their […] The post Exciting Life Of A Trucker, Or Mind Numbed Cobot? appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:46:49

Ask Buck and Don Anything

10/3/2019
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Usually finding topics to bring up on the podcast isn’t hard to do. But I’ve recently returned from a 12-day vacation. For some reason, I just couldn’t get into it. Instead, I took the easy way out and asked all of you. So, here we go with Ask Buck And Don Anything. Before we get […] The post Ask Buck and Don Anything appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:52:09

Back From A 4,200 Mile Road Trip

9/26/2019
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It’s been a crazy 12 day run, 11 of those days on the road. Traveling west is always an adventure, and this trip was no different. Although this trip was mostly pleasure, I did have some work to do, and a couple of podcast related meetings and phone calls to deal with. It was a […] The post Back From A 4,200 Mile Road Trip appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:48:38

7 Hotshot Trucking Niches You Could Rock At

9/19/2019
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This post is about 7 hotshot trucking niches you can enter and rock at. Some of these are categories I’ve worked in. Others, I either have friends working them or talked with drivers on the road. Some of these are regional plays. Others are more lane dependent. It’s up to you to decide whether or […] The post 7 Hotshot Trucking Niches You Could Rock At appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:39:17

7 Proven Questions For Buying A Used Hotshot Pickup

9/11/2019
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After trucking well over 2 decades, I know a thing or two about buying a hotshot pickup. Nearly 7 of those years were spent on the hotshot side. Through the years, I’ve been involved in selecting several trucks. One of the trucks was mine, and several were company trucks. Running many of these trucks harder […] The post 7 Proven Questions For Buying A Used Hotshot Pickup appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:37:58

Farm Kid Diesels And More Diesels

9/4/2019
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Short and sweet, here are the links to this week’s show topics. The tragic loss of the world’s fastest woman, Jessi Combs. Trucking News What’s wrong with these headlines? Diesel prices are going up in 2020. Here’s why. Autonomous truck driver certification – based on what? More Details Farm kid ingenuity, leftover diesel engines, Chargers […] The post Farm Kid Diesels And More Diesels appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:43:39

The Big Reason Hybrid Trucks Make Sense

8/30/2019
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I admit, I have a sick fascination with hybrid electric vehicles. I doubt I’ll own either in the near future, but I get it. I also get the fact that the electric car may well be forced on us at some point. But what about big OTR trucks. Is there a place for hybrid technology? […] The post The Big Reason Hybrid Trucks Make Sense appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:56:20

5 Used Stepvan Conversion Ideas For Any Budget

8/22/2019
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In this episode we’re talking about a true automotive blank canvas, a used stepvan. Seriously, the ideas are limitless. From shop truck to food truck, work or play, there’s something for everyone. Most have huge engine compartments. And if they don’t, just reach for the plasma cutter. If you don’t own one, use your saws-all. […] The post 5 Used Stepvan Conversion Ideas For Any Budget appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:01:14:12

Big Trucks, Cool Vans, And Rotary Engines

8/15/2019
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The A-Team van, an early 80s GMC Ventura has been a gearhead icon for over 35 years. From episode to episode, everything from the licence plates to the actual brand are inconsistent. Look close and you’ll even see Ford vans in a few shots. But who doesn’t love a shorty trick van with no side […] The post Big Trucks, Cool Vans, And Rotary Engines appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:55:01

What Was Your First Car, Keeping Millennials Trucking

8/8/2019
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I can’t remember when I had this much fun with an episode. Last week I asked the Facebook page followers about their first car. We came up with some good, bad and downright embarrassingly ugly submissions. As it turns out, your first cars were everything from a 69 Firebird with a 400 and 4 speed, […] The post What Was Your First Car, Keeping Millennials Trucking appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:53:00

Large Cars, and Large Cars

7/30/2019
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Oh, for the love of large cars. For you green peas out there, the large car is that classic long hood truck. 379 and 389 Peterbilts, W900 Kenworths, Freightliner Classics and others with a front end long and level enough to host a football game. I’ve driven my share of 379s and I can assure […] The post Large Cars, and Large Cars appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:52:11

Another Great First Truck, and Ripping The Door Off

7/23/2019
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I promise, we will be back next week with a new episode. We’ll even record it live on Facebook. Just go to Facebook.com/truckingpodcast at 8:45 pm central time. Another Great First Truck I remember finding this truck on a Peterbilt dealers lot. I called to get the lowdown and it had already been sold. Who […] The post Another Great First Truck, and Ripping The Door Off appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:01:02:29

Best Of – Why We Truck, Chick Cars

7/17/2019
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Everyone needs a little time off, and we are no different, but you still need a TPC fix. This week we brought back an episode from 2014. We’ve come a long way in 5 years. I did a bit of editing to bring you better sound, and to get rid of a few things that […] The post Best Of – Why We Truck, Chick Cars appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:59:39

The Last Mini Truck

7/10/2019
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The last mini-truck could be the Nissan Frontier. Although they no longer make a regular cab, a king cab with a 4-banger and 5-speed stick can still be nabbed for under $20,000. It’s a long stretch from the $5,995 loss-leaders of the 80s and 90s, but it’s the last available option with a hint of […] The post The Last Mini Truck appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:01:04:44

Driver Training Rule Changes, Good and Bad

7/5/2019
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In this episode we discuss some new rules regarding CDL schools and driver training. We address 2 questions about the proposed new rules. Should a CDL school instructor be required to have 2 years of experience? Should a CDL company CDL school be able to provide their own examiners for the actual driving test? W […] The post Driver Training Rule Changes, Good and Bad appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:55:45

Autocar Is Back On The Road

6/27/2019
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Autocar will be putting trucks on the road again soon, a little background on Oshkosh trucks and update on Buck’s garage. Share This: The post Autocar Is Back On The Road appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:46:48

Three On The Tree And A Centipede

6/20/2019
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We’re taking a Father’s Day break from trucking stuff tonight. Instead, we’re talking about finding a good mechanic, a classic F-15o and some really cool garage stuff. 69 Ford F-150 VS Jeep Gladiator I’ve shared both vehicles on our Facebook page. The new Gladiator is on sale for 51k. Yes, it’s new. It’s also a […] The post Three On The Tree And A Centipede appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:51:04

E-Logs, Swindle Sheets and Comic Books

6/12/2019
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You can expect to see some revisions in the Hours Of Service regulations soon. We will tell you what we know in this episode, but one change stands out. It brings back memories, but not all of those memories are good ones. One thing they’re talking about is being “more flexible” in allowing drivers to […] The post E-Logs, Swindle Sheets and Comic Books appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:45:28

Great Stories, Short Show Notes

6/6/2019
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First off, Don is back. We’ve punted without him for a couple of weeks so it’s great to be recording the show with him once again. The show came out great, but the show notes will be short. Show Notes Dump truck falls through roof. A sad and deadly case of trucker road rage ends […] The post Great Stories, Short Show Notes appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:41:38

Todd McCann From Trucker Dump Co-Hosts This One

5/29/2019
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This episode should be fun. Don and his family are enjoying a 3-day camping weekend, and we were without him last week. I knew we needed a spectacular cohost for this episode, but Adam Carolla wouldn’t return my calls. The next bright idea was to see if Todd McCann would fill in, and he happily […] The post Todd McCann From Trucker Dump Co-Hosts This One appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:01:15:24