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Podcast for truck drivers

Podcast for truck drivers
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Canada

Description:

Podcast for truck drivers

Language:

English

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289-337-2630


Episodes

LP194 Assessing the Data with Fleetmetrica

12/12/2017
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Bruce chats with Ward Warkentin of Fleetmetrica and George Skotidas of Premier Family Farms about using data from Electronic Logging Devices and Fleetmetrica’s data processing tools to manage drivers. Find out how to use the data and technology to improve how you manage your fleet an what data is available. Fleetmetrica is a leader in data software management and you can learn more about them at www.fleetmetrica.com. Canadian carrier Premier Family Farms and is looking for drivers at...

Duration: 00:30:30


LP193 A Passion for Trucking with Gord Magill

12/5/2017
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In this episode Bruce chats with veteran driver Gord Magill who has driven trucks his whole life. He has driven the ice roads of the North and the dusty roads of the Outback. Gord talks about his time running road trains in Australia or hauling merchandise for the rock band KISS. Check out the story of this interesting driver. Gord was featured in an online magazine article by Atlas Obscura. You can read it here. ...

Duration: 00:48:28


LP192 The Passion behind Trucking for a Cure

11/28/2017
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In this episode Bruce interviews people participating in Trucking for a Cure convoy event in Woodstock Ontario on their involvement in the event. Bruce chats with Joanne Millen Mackenzie, Angela Lesparant, Bruce Lacasse, and Gordie and Todd from Challenger Motor Freight. You can learn more about the convoy at www.truckingforacure.com This episode is sponsored by Ontario Truck Driving School at www.otds.com and the Trucking Cartoons and Safety Content Store at...

Duration: 00:28:12


LP191 Learn about Factoring with Christian Hernandez

11/21/2017
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If you are an owner operator or small business owner then this episode will be of special interest to you. In this episode Bruce chats with Christian Hernandez about factoring and how it can help small business owners and owner operators even out their cash flow an get paid faster for the loads they haul. Christian has been in the industry for over 7 years and works for J.D. Factors that works with companies of all sizes. You can learn more at www.jdfactors.com Happy Thanksgiving to our...

Duration: 00:43:11


LP190 The Drivers Behind the Special Olympics

11/14/2017
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In this episode Bruce interviews drivers and athletes from the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics. While attending the convoy Bruce interviewed various people attending the convoy including lead truck “Duckster”, Ron Harris, Connie, Mackenzie, and members of the movie Smokey and the Bandit. This is a fun filled episode showing the passion of he people involved with this special cause. Check out highlight video on our YouTube Page and you can learn more about the convoy at...

Duration: 00:36:27


LP189 Shelley Uvanile-Hesch shows women path to success in transportation

11/7/2017
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Industry veteran Shelley Uvanile-Hesch shares a message of success for women thinking about entering the transportation industry or already pursuing a career as a driver. This episode is an outtake from a recent Smart Trucker Seminar where Shelley was the guest speaker for the woman focused event. Trucking is one of the few industries with pay equity for both men and woman. Shelley Uvanile-Hesch is the CEO of the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada which helps women have successful...

Duration: 01:01:55


LP188 Making correct decisions as a professional truck driver

10/31/2017
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Bruce talks about the importance of making good decisions as a professional truck driver and how a person looking for a job made a decision that may have tainted his career for the future. He uses a news report as the basis for this discussion on how drivers in the industry need to make good decisions on an everyday basis. Here is a link to the news article. http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/toronto-police-officer-buys-would-be-thief-the-outfit-he-was-trying-to-steal-1.3536049 This episode...

Duration: 00:17:03


LP187 It’s time to stand together as a trucking community

10/24/2017
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Bruce reviews some of the incidents that happened over the summer and why it’s important to stand together as an industry to remove discrimination and violence. Find out why it is important to know your fellow drivers and understand their culture and get to know them. Bruce talks about points in his career that he overcame issues and how he dealt with them as a truck driver. This episode is sponsored by Ontario Truck Driving School with more information available at www.otds.com and...

Duration: 00:31:47


LP186 A look at the YLG with Matt Richardson-YLG-Part 2

10/17/2017
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This episode is part two as we continue to look at the Young Leaders Group and how they are promoting the trucking industry to the youth of today. Bruce and Matt talk about what can be done in the industry and how they can best reach young people and show off opportunities available in the industry. You can learn more at www.pmtc.ca This episode is sponsored by RS2000 Tax Consultants at www.rs2000tax.com and Trucking Cartoons and Safety Content at...

Duration: 00:31:49


LP185 Getting involved in trucking as a young person-YLG Part 1

10/10/2017
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In this episode Bruce chats with Matt Richardson and Joanna Mendonca on why they got involved in the industry as young people and the opportunities available in the industry for those wanting a career in transportation. We often think it is just truck driving jobs available but there are many jobs available in insurance and other parts of the industry. You can learn more at www.pmtc.ca This episode is sponsored by the Rear View Mirror at www.rearviewmirror.ca and Fleet-Tax Services at...

Duration: 00:17:05


LP184 The importance of a carrier culture

10/3/2017
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Bruce talks about the importance have a good company culture an as driver what you should look for in a carrier when looking for a job. How important is safety, security, and equipment in your career and how much of a part does it play in your success. Find out what information you need to watch for as a truck driver and how it can best take your career forward. Sponsors for this episode includes Challenger Motor Freight Inc at www.challenger.com and DriverCheck at www.drivercheck.ca The...

Duration: 00:17:51


LP183 Al Holbrook with a solid career in concrete

9/26/2017
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Bruce chats with safety manager Al Holbrook of Canada Building Materials (CBM) and what it takes to have a great career driving concrete trucks. Find out what is required to get into one of the top jobs in the industry and how you can be part of this growing fleet. You can learn more about CBM at www.stmaryscement.com Sponsors for this episode include Ontario Truck Driving School at www.otds.com and Smart Trucker Seminar Series at www.roadtoday.com/smarttrucker Music is supplied by Trio...

Duration: 00:29:46


LP182 Organizing the Nation with G.Ray Gomph

9/19/2017
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Bruce chats with industry veteran G. Ray Gomph who is trying to organize a recognized organization to represent owner operators, drivers, and small business owners in the trucking industry. The two talk about what that organization may look like and the reason for taking on such an instrumental task. Sponsors for this episode include TruckRight at www.truckright.com and RS2000 tax Consultants at www.rs2000tax.com Music includes Zero to Sixty by Thomas Wade off his album Seven Years On....

Duration: 00:57:24


LP181 A Load for Life

9/12/2017
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Bruce talks about the importance of knowing your loads and options for when your business gets to the point that you are scrambling to stay alive. Bruce talks about the driver that took a load to make money for his business that now has ended his career. This episode is sponsored by Fleet Tax Services at www.fleettaxservices.com and The Rear View Mirror at www.rearviewmirror.ca Music for this episode is White Line Blues by the Road Birds off their album Round Trip. You can buy their...

Duration: 00:16:53


LP180 A chat with Tammy Blackwell on Convoy for Special Olympics

9/5/2017
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In this episode Bruce chats with Special Olympic organizer Tammy Blackwell and what’s new with the convoy that helps raise money for special needs athletes. The convoy has two locations each and has been a leader in raising awareness and funds for this very important cause. You can learn more about the Convoy for Special Olympics at www.truckconvoy.ca This episode is sponsored by Challenger Motor Freight which you can find more information at www.challenger.com and DriverCheck at...

Duration: 00:33:54


LP179 Trip Planning for Holiday Weekends

8/29/2017
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Bruce discusses the challenges of being a professional driver on long weekends and how to handle the issues of traffic and days where places are closed. The Tune of the Week is by the Killin’ Time Band with their song 3 Day Weekend off their album titled the same name. You can learn more about the band at www.killintimeband.com Learn more the Smart Trucker Seminar on September 12th, 2017 at www.roadtoday.com/smarttrucker and Trucking for a Cure at www.truckingforacure.com About the...

Duration: 00:23:00


LP178 Tips for climbing that mountain in your truck

8/22/2017
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If you have ever smelt burning brakes going down a mountain or seen someone use an emergency ramp then you will understand the importance of this episode. Bruce offers techniques on how to handle mountain driving and avoid situations that may cause you serious harm. Music for this episode is supplied by the Danny Thompson Band and their song Miles and Miles from their album titled the same name. You can learn more about the band at www.dannythompsonband.com Challenger Motor Freight...

Duration: 00:20:00


LP177 Battling road rage during the summer months

8/15/2017
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Bruce offers techniques on how to battle road rage during the summer months when the whole world seems to be travelling. Learn how you can keep cool on the roads in this busy time of year. Tune of the Week is Racing Superstar by the Danny Thompson Band off their Small Town Blues album. You can learn more about the band at www.dannythompsonband.com Mentioned in this episode is the Smart Trucker Seminar on September 12, 2017 which you can register for at www.roadtoday.com/smarttrucker...

Duration: 00:24:11


LP176 Hauling Race Cars with Randy Peer

8/8/2017
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Bruce chats with veteran trucker Randy Peer who hauls race cars on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Circuit. Find out what it takes to haul race cars and how Randy got into the business. Look for him at the track with car 32 Alex Labbé. You can check out Randy on Facebook to follow him on race routes. Music for this episode is by Thomas Wade and his song Zero to Sixty from his album Seven Years On. You can learn more at www.thomaswade.com Mentioned in this episode is the Truck Convoy for...

Duration: 00:25:12


LP175 Are we becoming more dangerous on the roadways?

8/1/2017
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In this episode Bruce talks about safety data from Government agencies showing our roadways are becoming more dangerous in spite of increased safety items and advancement in technology. Find out what the stats say and Bruce’s opinion on how to make things better. Music for this episode is by The Road Birds off their album Round Trip with a song called Darn D.O.T.. You can learn more about the Road Birds at www.cdbaby.com/roadbirds Mentioned in this episode is the Smart Trucker...

Duration: 00:23:37

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