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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

The Dirty Truth About Electric Cars And Trucks

1/11/2019
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Before we dig into the dirty truth about electric cars and trucks, I’d like to give you my slant, my view of the world as it pertains to the new wave of vehicles coming on board. I’m a trucker, gear head, and someone concerned about both the social and environmental impact of these new vehicles. […] The post The Dirty Truth About Electric Cars And Trucks appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:38:23

Will Trucking Companies Require Drivers To Wear Fatigue-Monitoring Hats?

1/3/2019
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Drivers To Wear Fatigue-Monitoring Hats This story comes out of Australia. Although this is just a study at this point, dozens of Australian truck drivers will wear the fatigue-monitoring caps that measure their brainwave activity. WOW! I’m not sure where to go with this one, but I’m not enthused, to say the least. Read more […] The post Will Trucking Companies Require Drivers To Wear Fatigue-Monitoring Hats? appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:58:11

Paul Newman’s Trans Am, and VW’s F-Bomb

12/27/2018
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Paul Newman’s Trans Am The Pontiac Trans Am won the heart of American truckers and gear-heads in the iconic trucking movie, Smokey And The Bandit. It turns out Paul Newman also drove a Trans Am in his final movie, The Hunter. Honestly, I’ve never seen the movie. In my defense, I was living on an […] The post Paul Newman’s Trans Am, and VW’s F-Bomb appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:37:51

A Cause Every Trucker Can Get Behind, A Cool Bug and Ford Nails It

12/20/2018
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About 8 miles south of Don’s home is the town of Barron, Wisconsin. Christmas in this small town will be different this year, overshadowed by a horrific crime. Thirteen year old Jayme Closs was taken, her mother and father shot and killed in the process. Insideedition.com has the full story. It’s been 2 1/2 months […] The post A Cause Every Trucker Can Get Behind, A Cool Bug and Ford Nails It appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:47:45

Diesel Power Tuners, DEF Delete and Other Bad Ideas

12/12/2018
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First off, we’re talking about your commercial vehicle here. Diesel Power Tuners, DEF Delete and Other Bad Ideas isn’t about that jacked-up car crusher you drive on the weekends. This is about your work truck, the one with the DOT number, IFTA stickers and all the other government required defacing of an otherwise beautiful truck. Diesel […] The post Diesel Power Tuners, DEF Delete and Other Bad Ideas appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:48:53

7 Power Moves For Posting Your Truck On Load Boards

12/5/2018
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In any economy, the best loads offered by freight brokers never make it to the load board. Those loads either go directly to an owner operator the broker already has a relationship with, or to someone who posted their truck on a load board like Trucker’s Edge®. Let’s recap where the best freight is found. […] The post 7 Power Moves For Posting Your Truck On Load Boards appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:50:29

Gratitude and Thanksgiving

11/28/2018
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First off, the entire Ballard family wants to wish you Happy Thanksgiving, even though this is coming out a week after the actual day. This episode is about our gratitude for the past year. Paper Transport, Inc. Seriously, this podcast has had it’s ups and downs in years past, but the last year has been […] The post Gratitude and Thanksgiving appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:54:20

Load Boards – Is LTL Better Than Multi-Stop?

11/23/2018
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LTL and multi-stop truck loads are certainly not for the lazy. It’s tough work to book, plan and perform. So why not ask the question, is LTL better than multi-stop when it comes to increasing revenue? Before we actually take the question on, let’s define what each category is, and how they work. We won’t […] The post Load Boards – Is LTL Better Than Multi-Stop? appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:47:22

International Is Back In The Hot Shot Game – Or Are They?

11/16/2018
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International introduces it’s new 4500 an 5500 trucks. These class 3 and 4 offerings appear to be nothing more than a Chevy truck with the Duramax engine. Other than the grill and emblems, we see little difference. And where do you go for service and warranty work? It’s hard to find firm statistics on Ford, […] The post International Is Back In The Hot Shot Game – Or Are They? appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:49:10

What’s The Best CB Antenna For Pickups?

11/9/2018
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Again this week, a hot topic. What’s the best CB antenna for a pickup? We’re going to make 3 assumptions, right out of the chute. Whether you’re using your pickup for work or play, you’re going to tow something with it sooner or later. Towing or not, you want the best service out of that […] The post What’s The Best CB Antenna For Pickups? appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:49:09

Do I Need A Dually For Hotshot Trucking?

11/1/2018
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Today we take on the age old question, do I need a dually for hotshot trucking? Hotshot trucking is a passion I’ve pursued, followed and been active in for years. I’ll remind you right up front, I’ve delivered hotshot loads with both single and dual rear wheeled pickups, from heavy 3/4 tons to dual rear […] The post Do I Need A Dually For Hotshot Trucking? appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:47:36

Two Cool One-Off Trucks, and One Crazy Bus Driver

10/25/2018
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Who doesn’t love a classic El Camino? Or better yet, a Pontiac El Catalina? They made thousands of Chevy El Caminos, but if you want the Pontiac version, there’s only one, a 1959 model. The good news, you can buy it in January, 2019. See Hemmings.com for details. While we’re on the topic of one-off […] The post Two Cool One-Off Trucks, and One Crazy Bus Driver appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:45:03

Fuel Surcharge – 9 Things You Need To Know

10/17/2018
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The history of trucking’s fuel surcharge is a long one. I’m sure there have been versions of adjusting for fuel prices nearly as long as there have been fuel powered trucks. It wasn’t until the 70s that we saw the start of something uniform. With the Arab oil embargo in full swing, fuel prices skyrocketed. Trucking […] The post Fuel Surcharge – 9 Things You Need To Know appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:46:56

Smokey And The Bandit – The Coors Beer Story

10/10/2018
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We’ve talked about Smokey and The Bandit more than once. Most of the lead characters have passed on. Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed and Burt Reynolds have all run their last chase. Let’s face it. None of us get to live forever. But what about the Coors Beer? Coors has been around for well over a […] The post Smokey And The Bandit – The Coors Beer Story appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:43:41

Find Better Paying Truck Loads Through Forecasting

10/4/2018
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This week we’re talking about forecasting, load boards and making more money in your trucking business. If you’re an independent owner operator, you already know about load boards. And who doesn’t want to make more money? Want a 24% raise? Keep reading. What Is Forecasting? Before we dig into forecasting, let’s look at budgeting so […] The post Find Better Paying Truck Loads Through Forecasting appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:01:02:31

7 Tools To Finding Higher Paying Truck Loads

9/26/2018
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Finding Higher Paying Truck Loads, And A Great Interview The goal of every independent owner operator is always to find higher paying loads. But it seems that 95% of the independents find enough load board freight to keep their heads above water, slip into a comfort zone and stay there. That’s a major reason the […] The post 7 Tools To Finding Higher Paying Truck Loads appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:01:01:53

Top 7 Reasons Truck Driving Is So Dangerous

9/21/2018
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Over the decades, drivers have always faced an element of danger. Back in the day it was an excess of narrow 2 lane roads, little or no snow removal, and poor communication between drivers and their employers. They had pay phones, CB radios and little else. Today we have one of the world’s most impressive […] The post Top 7 Reasons Truck Driving Is So Dangerous appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:40:38

Rude Truckers In Women’s Underwear

9/12/2018
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This is the second installment in the series, Frequently Asked Trucking Questions. Last week took on the question Is Trucking Worth IT? Seriously, people are searching for answers to these questions in Google searches. In this post we will cover two questions, starting with “why are truckers so rude?” The second question is “do truckers wear women’s underwear?” But […] The post Rude Truckers In Women’s Underwear appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:39:12

Is Trucking Worth It?

9/7/2018
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Is Trucking Worth It is the first article in a series. I’m calling this series Frequently Asked Trucking Questions. The goal is to answer the most common questions people ask about the trucking industry and truckers in general. I doubt seasoned truck drivers are asking these questions, but the general public is certainly looking for […] The post Is Trucking Worth It? appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:38:34

Why You Want The New Chevy Tri-Power Silverado

8/30/2018
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Yeah, Tri-Power. Chrysler called it a Six-Pack, but GM’s Pontiac division called it Tri-Power. It was 3 two-barrel carburetors in a neat line. They sat upon a V8 and looked totally badass. What’s not to like. I’m not really sure what the long game is with GM, but the short game is to draw some […] The post Why You Want The New Chevy Tri-Power Silverado appeared first on Trucking Podcast.

Duration:00:48:17