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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

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

8776967482112


Episodes

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

Expert Reveals How to Avoid Truck Driver Back Pain

1/1/2020
In this episode, we talk all about truck driver back pain. Shaun Smith, a licensed physical therapist and an expert on back pain, comes on the podcast to talk to Troy and Lenay about back pain prevention, relief, and how to overcome it while on the road. Troy and Lenay also talk about their favorite podcast moments from 2019 and looking forward into 2020. Give it a listen! Expert: Shaun Smith, Licensed Physical Therapist Resources: 5 Easy Ways Truck Drivers Can Avoid Back Pain VIDEO – Battle...

Duration:00:21:51

Gifts for Truck Drivers | What You Need on Your Wishlist

12/18/2019
Tis' the season, truckers! It's time to celebrate the holidays with Big Rig Banter as we help you figure out what to put on your wishlist this year. Tune in as Troy and Lenay talk about some of their favorite holiday gifts from Christmases past and what you should ask for this year. Whether it’s something for your rig or just a nice little present, we hope you like these gift ideas and enjoy the holiday season! Resources: Trucker’s Holiday Gift Guide 5 Tips for Trucking During the Holidays...

Duration:00:13:30

The Death of the CB Radio and Other Ways Truckin’ is Changin’

12/4/2019
Breaker, breaker, are CB radios still used? In this episode, we’ll hear from two of Lenay's cousins and get the 411 on CB radios. Between them both, they have over 70 years of experience on the road combined! So listen in as Dennis and Joe talk about whether or not CB radios are still used, some CB radio etiquette, and why these radios may be dying off. We’ll also explore some other ways that trucking has changed over the years. Tune in to hear the discussion! Resources: 10-4 Tips CB Radio...

Duration:00:16:01

Weigh Station Rules and Tips

11/20/2019
It just might be worse than sitting at the DMV. The weigh station for truckers can often be a source of frustration, anxiety, and downright irritation. Luckily in this episode, Troy and Lenay are going over some of the most important weigh station rules and tips for truck drivers! Thanksgiving is just around the corner and they'll also be discussing their favorite turkey-day foods as well! Give it a listen! Resources: Weigh Stations and Truck Scales: Everything You Need to Know Weight...

Duration:00:12:28

What are the Best Trucker Apps?

11/6/2019
It's time to whip out that phone and start adding to your growing library of apps! Okay, so maybe you can do without the hundreds of social media apps, but Troy and Lenay actually found some very useful trucker apps. Troy sits down with reps from three very different trucker apps to go over what they have to offer and why you should consider adding their app to your library. Troy and Lenay also discuss their favorite apps as well as give a sneak preview of their recent Halloween costumes!...

Duration:00:32:11

What is Trucking Layover and Detention Pay?

10/16/2019
Listeners, beware! We've got a very spooky episode covering one of the SCARIEST issues a trucker will have to deal with. Okay, it's not that scary, but it's still very important. Today, Lenay and Troy are discussing trucking layover and detention pay. They’ll walk you through what it is and how you can kill time while you're waiting around. You’ll also get to hear a little bit about how they plan to celebrate Halloween. (We’re still waiting on that address, Lenay!) Resources: Trucking...

Duration:00:12:33