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A trucking podcast that educates and entertains truck drivers one conversation at a time. Experienced journalists run the show with exclusive interviews that get to the heart of the trucking industry. Whether you’re new to truck driving or a veteran of 30 years, join us as we talk to familiar faces from the transportation industry. Big Rig Banter is sponsored by AllTruckJobs.com.

A trucking podcast that educates and entertains truck drivers one conversation at a time. Experienced journalists run the show with exclusive interviews that get to the heart of the trucking industry. Whether you’re new to truck driving or a veteran of 30 years, join us as we talk to familiar faces from the transportation industry. Big Rig Banter is sponsored by AllTruckJobs.com.

Location:

United States

Description:

A trucking podcast that educates and entertains truck drivers one conversation at a time. Experienced journalists run the show with exclusive interviews that get to the heart of the trucking industry. Whether you’re new to truck driving or a veteran of 30 years, join us as we talk to familiar faces from the transportation industry. Big Rig Banter is sponsored by AllTruckJobs.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

8776967482112


Episodes

Tune In To TNCRadio.Live – A Truck Driver Radio Station

2/3/2021
Are you sick of listening to the same old CDs, radio stations, podcasts, or audiobooks while you're driving? Then, consider tuning into TNCRadio.Live, a new online radio show for commercial drivers! In today's episode, Maggie chats with Shelley Johnson and Tom Kelley about the new truck driver radio station, TNCRadio.Live, that's taking off in the trucking industry. Listen to this episode to learn more about TNCRadio.Live and how you can tune in! Resources: TNCRadio.Live TNCRadio.Live -...

Duration:00:23:43

R.E.D.S.S. Safety Device – Designed by Truckers for Truckers

1/6/2021
In this episode, Maggie talks to Arizona trucker driver Anthony Swint, the founder of Rear-End Distance Sensor System (R.E.D.S.S), a new trucking technology. Maggie and Anthony discuss R.E.D.S.S., how this idea came to fruition, and how it can make a big difference in the trucking industry. Give it a listen and learn how you can help this product come to market! Resources: GoFundMe Page Anthony Swint's email address - Swint629@yahoo.com Connect with us! Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

Duration:00:16:07

Truckers Christmas Group – A Trucking Charity

12/2/2020
As we get closer and closer to Christmas you may be wondering how you can help fellow truckers during this year's holiday season. One way to help them is by donating to a trucking charity. In this month's episode, Maggie talks with Tom Kyrk from Truckers Christmas Group, a non-profit charity that helps to raise money during the holidays for trucking families in need. Tune in to learn more about this charity and how you can help. Resources: Truckers Christmas Group Contact Information -...

Duration:00:40:01

What do you need to know about trucking authority?

11/4/2020
In our most recent episode of Big Rig Banter, Lenay chats with Kerry from the DAT about getting your own trucking authority. Have you considered getting your own trucking authority? Learn why right now is the best time for you to take that step forward! We also introduce a new host and walk you through some changes happening on Big Rig Banter for the end of 2020 and 2021. We've got some big changes coming our way, so be sure to tune in to find out more! Resources: DAT Connect with us!...

Duration:00:16:38

Have You Hauled on These Haunted Highways? 👻 🚚

10/7/2020
In this startling episode of Big Rig Banter, Troy and Lenay reveal some big news. But before they get to that, join them on a journey as they discuss the legends behind the most haunted highways in the United States. Perhaps you've even traveled a few. Resources: https://www.alltruckjobs.com/blog/haunted-roads-avoid/ Connect with us! Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

Duration:00:10:40

YouTube Truckers You Should be Watching

9/2/2020
Who is your favorite YouTube trucker to subscribe to? In this episode of Big Rig Banter, Troy and Lenay break down their favorite YouTube truckers, from who entertains them the most to who produces the best quality footage. Hear about our favorite truck drivers on YouTube right now and share yours with us! Happy Labor Day weekend and drive safe! Resources: Trucker Josh: https://www.youtube.com/user/truckerjosh456 Angela Larsson: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIWhs1ZdWUaWPgQStlTLOEQ...

Duration:00:11:59

What You Need to Know About Retiring as a Trucker

8/5/2020
In this episode of Big Rig Banter, Troy and Lenay fantasize about their retirement before giving truck drivers some tips on how to prepare for theirs. Although many of us joke about retirement, the reality is that it's really tough to make the decision to retire after spending so many years clocking miles. Is it the right time? Are you really ready to put your truck in park for good? Do you have the financial stability to do so? This episode delves into all of that and more! Give it a...

Duration:00:14:23

What to Do When Your Trucking Company Closes

7/15/2020
It's a rough topic to talk about, but with the current economic situation, it's something that we need to address. In the past year or more, we're seeing an unusual amount of trucking companies close their doors due to financial strain. Now this strain is heightened for some due to the COVID-19 pandemic shut downs across the country. Many truckers have been left out on the road without a job, and sometimes even a way home. Luckily, Troy and Lenay are going over what to do if your trucking...

Duration:00:14:17

The Best Trucking Opportunities After COVID-19

7/1/2020
We're headed right into summer and while you'll certainly be dealing with some hot weather, there are also a ton of hot opportunities for truckers! The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly taken its toll on the industry. However, now more than ever, there are a ton of job opportunities out there as well as financial ones. Troy sat down with friend (and former schoolmate) Chuck Zegley to go over ways that truckers can take advantage of this transitional time. And from Troy and Lenay -- Happy 4th...

Duration:00:20:23

What are the Best Trucking Songs to Listen to?

6/17/2020
We know there are a TON of truckers out there who are music lovers, and you have plenty of time to jam out going down the highway. That's why for this episode we decided to curate an entire playlist for your listening pleasure. We've got country, rap, and of course, good ol' rock n' roll. Some are trucking related and others are our road trip favorites. Make sure to tune in for Troy and Lenay's song picks! Once again this episode is sponsored by the Pilot Flying J App! Resources:...

Duration:00:21:16

Hours of Service Changes Looming

6/3/2020
The coronavirus is impacting yet another major part of the trucking industry. New hours of service changes are on the horizon and they could be shaking up the industry as we know. Troy sat down with a trucking industry expert to go over what these changes are, and how they could impact drivers. Also, it appears Lenay just might have found Troy's trivia sore spot. As always, we hope you're staying safe and healthy on the road! Once again this episode is sponsored by the Pilot Flying J App!...

Duration:00:19:19

4 Biggest Trucking Job Trends Caused by Coronavirus

5/20/2020
We're coming at you with another quarantine-recorded episode! Troy and Lenay are safe and healthy and we're tackling yet another way the coronavirus is impacting the industry. The trucking job landscape has been turned upside down and we wanted to take a look at the biggest trucking job trends caused by coronavirus. Also, after a strong showing in the last episode, Lenay is back with another installment of "Trivia for Troy" and features a pint of beer-related questions this time around....

Duration:00:19:32

Driver Shortage Looming | Coronavirus and Trucking Schools

5/6/2020
We hope everyone is holding up out there and that you're safe and healthy! The latest quarantine-edition of Big Rig Banter is live, and Lenay and Troy are once again recording from home! In this episode, Troy sits down with the owner of a truck driving school to discuss the current climate of coronavirus and trucking schools, and how it is impacting the driver shortage. Also, Lenay is here with the first installment of "Trivia for Troy." Will she stump Troy, or will he prove himself as the...

Duration:00:25:44

The Ultimate Guide to Trucking TV Shows and Movies

4/15/2020
Alright truckers, we know some of you are going a little stir-crazy during these tough times. Whether you're out on the road or stuck at home, you might find yourself needing a fun distraction. Right now, nobody is going to shame you for wanting to relax in front of the good ol' TV for a few hours. That's where we come in! Troy and Lenay are once again hosting from home. This week they're highlighting some of the best trucking TV shows and movies to watch, as well as what they're watching...

Duration:00:18:27

On the Frontlines | Coronavirus and Trucking

4/1/2020
Hello truckers! We won't let a little isolation keep us from bringing you the next episode of our show! We are both working from our homes so we're connecting via phone to bring you this episode. It's no secret that the coronavirus has impacted the trucking industry, so we reached out to someone who's dealing with the impact directly. Troy spoke with Sergio Josefino of NVS Transportation to discuss how the coronavirus is impacting his work as well as how truckers can remain calm and...

Duration:00:18:46

The Cab Essentials You Need Right Now

3/18/2020
First and foremost, the Big Rig Banter team would like to express our sympathy to anyone affected by the coronavirus! To keep things light, this episode we're talking about the arrival of spring and how it's time to accessorize! No, we don't mean getting a new handbag or one of those tiny dogs to put in your new purse. We're talking about sprucing up your cab! We'll go over some of the best semi-truck cab accessories. We're also excited to share that this episode is sponsored by the Pilot...

Duration:00:12:41

Finding Freight | The Best Advice For Using a Load Board

3/4/2020
It's a question that people often ask us here at Big Rig Banter. What is a load board and how can I take advantage of one? Luckily, we've got an expert coming on the show to explain exactly how to use a load board. Also, we're recapping an exciting game-day in the office and counting down the days until springtime! Give it a listen and don't forget to reach out to us using #bigrigbanter on social media. Also, this episode is sponsored by the Pilot Flying J App! Resources: https://www.dat.com...

Duration:00:18:37

What to Look For in a Truck Stop Restaurant

2/19/2020
Is your stomach growling? Don't worry! Lenay and Troy are here to help you track down some awesome truck stop grub. They're going over what to look for in a truck stop restaurant so you can find some great food while you're out on the road. Also, you'll get to hear how Troy "introduced" himself to his new neighbors (it did not go well). Stay tuned and enjoy our latest episode, which is sponsored by the Pilot Flying J App! Resources...

Duration:00:14:32

The Best Side Hustles For Truck Drivers

2/5/2020
Are you looking for a way to earn extra money? Tune into this episode to learn all about side income for truck drivers! Troy interviews truck driver Tony Merkel, who shares how he started his side hustle of podcasting. Tony also pitches additional ways to earn cash. Most importantly, he speaks to the question – how do you drive and side hustle while still making time for your family? It’s all in this new episode of Big Rig Banter! Resources: https://www.theconfessionalspodcast.com/...

Duration:00:24:27

Trucking Industry 2020 | The Road Ahead

1/15/2020
It's time to take a look into the future! Whether it's ELD implementation, trucking company closures, or new technology, Troy and Lenay have you covered when it comes to what 2020 will hold for truckers. They're also unveiling their New Years' resolutions and discussing what they're most looking forward to this year. Buckle up and let's find out what the trucking industry in 2020 will hold. Resources: Christmas in the Cab - Video Will 2020 Bring More Pain for the Trucking Industry - Fox...

Duration:00:15:46