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Canada

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Podcast for truck drivers

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English

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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


LP174 Do you have the passion of Jack Lochand of Alpine Truck Driver Training

7/25/2017
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Bruce talks with Jack Lochand of Alpine Truck Driver Training and how the changes to training in Ontario are affecting the profession and driver training in general. The two talk about the passion required to be a professional driver and how to make sure that training is at the forefront of your career. Learn more at www.alpinetruckdrivertraining.com The Tune of the Week is Zero to Sixty by Thomas Wade off his album Seven Years On. You can learn more about Thomas at...

Duration: 00:34:56


LP173 How a company merger can affect you as a driver.

7/18/2017
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Bruce talks about how drivers can handle changes to carriers when they get bought out, merge, or get acquired by the competition. Learn to tell the signs of whether you should start looking for another carrier home or should you stay put and whether the storm. The Tune of the Week is We Signed the Deal by Tropical Daze off their album of the same name. You can learn more about the band at www.tropicaldaze.ca This episode is sponsored by Trucking For a Cure at www.truckingforacure.com...

Duration: 00:27:11


LP172 EOBRS, AOBRS, AOBRS -Interview with Tom Cuthbertson of Omnitracs

7/11/2017
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Bruce talks about the upcoming mandate for the United States and eventually Canada regarding electronic logging devices and how as a driver you can use them to your advantage to help you make money. December 2017 is when the mandate is set to start for carriers operating in the United States. you can learn more about Omnitracs at www.omnitracs.com The Tune of the Week is Miles and Miles by the Danny Thompson Band. You can learn more about the band at www.dannythompsonband.com This...

Duration: 00:34:01


LP171 Proud to be a Canadian Truck Driver

7/4/2017
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Happy Canada Day and Happy Independence Day to our friends in the United States. In this episode Bruce talks about why trucking may be one of the best industries to be in and offered benefits that many other jobs can't offer. Instill pride in your ride with being a critical part of the economy. The Tune of the Week is 3 Day Weekend by the Killin' Time Band off their album of the same name. You can learn more about the band at www.killintimeband.com This episode is sponsored by...

Duration: 00:26:50


LP170 Be prepared and get hired!

6/27/2017
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Bruce talks about the importance of being prepared when looking for jobs in the trucking industry. Find out why many drivers can't get hired and how they can improve their odds of success by being better prepared before even starting out to apply at carriers. The Tune of the Week is by Thomas Wade with his song Zero to Sixty from his album of the Seven Years On. You can learn more about Thomas at www.thomaswade.com This episode is sponsored by Trucker Radio at www.truckerradio.com...

Duration: 00:25:32


LP169 It's all about MEE with Charlie Charalambous

6/20/2017
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The title may be a pun but the platform is very serious. Bruce talks with Charlie Charalambous from ISBMEE who have programs that help truck drivers and the industry at large find the best fit for drivers in fleets. This question has been a staple of the industry since the beginning of time, "What do you want to do?" ISBMEE's behaviour platform can help drivers find out where they best fit into their new career. You can learn more about ISBMEE at www.isbmee.com The Tune of the Week is...

Duration: 00:41:40


LP168 Do you really know what you're doing?

6/13/2017
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In this episode Bruce talks about the importance of not just trying to memorize processes like a vehicle inspection, but actually knowing what it is you are looking for. With new changes starting in July 2017 with Mandatory Entry Level Training this will become even more important for new drivers to learn the proper techniques and be able to execute them during tests and training. The Tune of the Week is by the Road Birds off their album Round Trip called "What do I gotta do?" You can...

Duration: 00:20:11


LP167 New Drivers Benefit from Smart Trucker Panel

6/6/2017
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This episode has a highlight of the panel discussion from the last Smart Trucker Seminar held in April 2017 where the panel discussed how new drivers can be prepared when entering today's trucking industry. The panel consisted of Jim Campbell of Ontario Truck Driving School, Mike Hahn of Challenger Motor Freight Inc, and Stan Wolderek of RS2000 Tax Consultants. www.challenger.com www.otds.com www.rs2000tax.com You can learn more about the Smart Trucker Seminar Series and register for...

Duration: 00:54:01


LP166 The Benefits of Heavy Equipment Training with Ed Popkie

5/30/2017
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Bruce chats with Ed Popkie of 5th Wheel Training Institute about the benefits of having heavy equipment and mechanics training especially if you live and work in rural areas. The two talk about how it can help any driving career and the benefits of taking this type of training even if you plan on getting a career driving on the highway. You can learn more about the company at www.5thwheeltraining.com or www.5wti.com This episode is sponsored by Challenger Motor Freight at...

Duration: 00:57:48


LP165 Fast forward your driving career with enhanced training programs

5/23/2017
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Bruce talks about the importance of additional training outside of just driving to fast track a driving career and open up additional driving opportunities. Find out why you should look at training programs that include more than just driving to enhance your career. This episode mentions Bruce's books Driven to Drive and Running By The Mile. You can learn more at www.bruceoutridge.com . Also mentioned is the Road Today Truck Show at www.roadtodaytruckshow.com The Tune of the Week is...

Duration: 00:25:18


LP164 Drug Check with Jeremy Thiel of DriverCheck

5/16/2017
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Bruce chats with Jeremy Thiel of DriverCheck on how drugs are affecting the industry and the side effects of certain street drugs. The two talk about the latest threat on the street in Fentanyl and why drivers need to be careful about what they are taking while driving commercial vehicles. Marijuana is a hot topic in the industry and drivers need to stay ahead of the changes. You can learn more about DriverCheck at www.drivercheck.ca This episode is sponsored by Challenger Motor Freight...

Duration: 00:43:27


LP 163 Are you getting too social on social media?

5/9/2017
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In this episode we discuss how using social media to complain about customers could be damaging your career or business. As a driver you may be compromising incident investigations and more by posting images on social media before the investigation is complete. Find out why being too social may be bad for business. This episode is sponsored by Smart Trucker at www.roadtoday.com/smarttrucker and Outridge Translation Services at www.outridgetranslation.com The Tune of the Week is...

Duration: 00:29:52

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