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BigRigBanter is a podcast sponsored by We are dedicated to providing entertaining and informational content for our trucking professionals. Big Rig Banter covers the latest news and trends in the trucking industry as well as provide insightful interviews and discussions for our listeners
June 6, 2018
In this episode, Connor and Troy take a look at an important demographic in the trucking industry – women. They sit down with Ellen Voie, president, and CEO of Women in Trucking, as well as Angelique Jones, a member of the Women in Trucking Image team. We also spoke with Ali McTrucks, a journalist in the trucking industry, as well as Beth Jacobs, who previously shared her story as a victim of human trafficking. Women in Trucking Alli Mctrucks Can Women Fix the Driver Shortage? Trucking Podcasts:
May 2, 2018
This episode Troy and Connor take a look at what it takes to become an owner-operator and how these unique drivers fit into the trucking industry. We’ll hear from the OOIDA’s PR Director, Norita Taylor on their involvement in the owner-operator community. Additionally, listen to learn about the Make-A-Wish Trucking Convoy with the organization’s regional director, Ben Lee… It’s an event you won’t want to miss!   Make-A-Wish Trucking Convoy OOIDA   Mentioned Links: Uber Freight  ELD Issues Trucking Research Priorities Owner-Operator Tax Deductions Turnpike Tolls Blog No New Sleep Apnea Laws?
April 4, 2018
Can truckers smoke marijuana? Troy and Connor discuss the current state of legalization and how it intersects with the trucking industry. We’ll hear from Lauren C. Davis, Attorney at Law and expert on current marijuana laws to discuss what truckers need to know about consuming this controversial herb! Mentioned Links: University of Iowa Study Research on CBD Cannabis Legalization Map Info on Marijuana Abuse
March 7, 2018
This episode covers all things R O A D  R A G E ! Troy and Connor discuss ways to deal with aggressive drivers and road rage, featuring some great interviews along the way. We’ll hear from Mike Moschinski, Vice President of Trainco Truck Driving Schools, Jim Reed and Gary Halbleib of Wenger Feeds, as well as Graham Cox-Holmes, MA of Life and Love Counseling on the different approaches to road rage. Listen in and feel your rage just melt away… Mentioned Links: 5 Ways to Deal with Road Rage Can Truckers Carry Guns? Nationwide’s Weird Traffic Laws Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name Of The Beastie Boys – Sabotage
Feb. 7, 2018
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, Troy and Connor talk all things “love on the road” and how drivers can start and maintain a relationship. We’ll hear from Mike of on the online dating scene, as well as TruckerDump’s Todd McCann on how he and his wife keep their marriage strong while he’s working. Stay tuned to the end for some “cheesy” trucker pickup lines, news topics, and more! Mentioned Links: Lover’s Lane: Online Dating Just for Truckers Todd McCann’s Trucker Dump Podcast and Blog Also, check out some of Todd’s ebooks, especially new drivers! “How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job” & “Trucking Life“
Jan. 3, 2018
In this episode, Troy and Connor discuss the need for more millennial truck drivers in the industry. A real-live millennial trucker, Aaron Slegle joins in to share some insight into starting his career, his goals, and what it’s like on the road! Stay tuned until the end to hear our top trucking New Year’s resolutions and more!
Dec. 5, 2017
BigRigBanter presents an original trucking tune just in time for the holidays! Music: Connor Smith / Lyrics: Troy Diffenderfer   Christmas in the Cab Lyrics: Snowy roads on I-22 Weatherman says don’t forget your boots! It’s Christmas Eve and I’m three states away Honey, there’s only one thing to say…   I won’t be home for Christmas Me and St.Nick are hittin’ the road I’m sorry baby – I’m spending Christmas in the Cab Me and the ‘Man in Red’ got a thousand miles to go I’m spending Christmas in the Cab   Rudolph’s passed out in the back Naughty or nice – who’s keeping track? 18-wheels is a hell of a sleigh There’s only one thing left to say…   All Rights Reserved.
Dec. 5, 2017
As the winter month grow closer, Troy and Connor cover some basic winter driving tips that all truckers can consider when hauling in colder climates. Sharing their expert insight is Jim Ward and Sean Schnipper of Transervice Logistics. Other topics include the latest on the Tesla Semi. This episode also features an original Christmas song entitled “Christmas in the Cab” available for the holidays!
Nov. 1, 2017
Wondering about robotic trucks taking over the industry? Troy and Connor discuss the autonomous trucking and self-driving vehicle future, along with interviews from Don “Yogi” Kreiger of A&S Kinard, and Lee Koon from Terminal Transport INC. Listen in for the latest news topics, some trucking trivia, and a special appearance by the one and only Troy Thunder…
Oct. 4, 2017
This episode of Big Rig Banter takes a hard look at the human trafficking epidemic with a very special interview with Beth Jacobs, a field trainer from Truckers Against Trafficking. Learn about what the trucking community can do to fight these crimes, and get the resources you need to make a difference in the lives of victims while spreading awareness!   Mentioned Resources: Or Call: 1 (888) 373-7888

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