Podcasts have become extremely popular over the years. It seems like nowadays there’s a podcast for everything, from true crime investigation to industry-specific topics like truck driver recruiting and retention.
Listening to podcasts from industry experts who explore emerging trends and technologies is a great way to get insight into the future of trucking while engaging in accessible and easy professional development.
Transportation and logistics podcasts explore many topics, including:
- Industry News
- Product Reviews
- Safety Tips
- Logistics & Fleet Management
- Legislation Affecting Trucking
- Recruiting Strategies
Keep reading to find out Drive My Way’s top 6 podcasts to develop and refine recruiting strategies while staying ahead of the curve on dynamic industry trends.
6 of Our Favorite Trucking Podcasts
Beyond the Rig
If you’re looking for a tell-it-like-it-is podcast from an experienced trucker’s perspective, then Beyond the Rig might be the perfect choice. Hosted by Will Phipps and Linda Dominy, Beyond the Rig is an entertaining podcast full of interviews, industry topics, and real-world stories of life on the road as a trucker.
Everything is Logistics
Everything is Logistics is a podcast by Digital Dispatch, an all-in-one platform for companies within the logistics industry. With a target audience of “the thinkers in freight,” this podcast covers topics including how to navigate supply chain management, how to market in an AI world, how to become a freight agent, and more.
FreightWaves: Taking the Hire Road
FreightWaves focuses on the global freight market and provides high-frequency data for the global supply chain on pricing and more.
In their podcast entitled Taking the Hire Road, host and DriverReach founder Jeremy Reymer explores some of the key factors impacting driver recruitment and retention with a wide range of industry experts and professionals from the trucking industry.
In the recent episode, “Who’s The Happiest Driver On The Road?”, guest-host Leah Shaver, President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute, dives into Drive My Way’s recent Driver Happiness Survey and the power of mentorship programs throughout the trucking industry.
Drive My Way President and CEO Beth Potratz said of the Driver Happiness Survey: “There’s a couple really interesting tidbits in the survey results. They generally have to do with differences in the age gap on where the driver sits in terms of what generation they come from. We’re now seeing a different set of expectations starting to evolve from the millennials which is kind of interesting. I also would say, happy drivers, and they are out there, are really three times more likely to recommend their fleet to folks than unhappy drivers are.”
What the Truck?!?
According to Apple Podcasts, “WHAT THE TRUCK?!? is FreightWaves’ irreverent award-winning podcast breaking down the biggest stories in transportation and logistics.” On this podcast you’ll hear from some of the biggest voices in the trucking industry speak on issues such as supply chain disruptions, the freight economy, and more.
The Logistics of Logistics
The Logistics of Logistics is a podcast hosted by industry expert Joe Lynch, where he interviews founders, executives, and innovators who are shaping the future of transportation and logistics. Some of the topics include technology, warehousing, supply chain, and e-commerce.
In one of the most recent episodes, titled The Right Fit for Drivers, Joe Lynch sat down with Beth Potratz of Drive My Way to discuss personalizing recruiting efforts to optimize your reach and retention rates.
Truck N’ Hustle
If you are an entrepreneur looking to break into the logistics and transportation industry, then Truck N’ Hustle is an excellent option for your next podcast to binge. Deemed the “number one transportation and logistics podcast in the world,” join renowned host and trucking entrepreneur Rahmel Wattley as he uncovers the newest trends and breaking stories from the world of transportation. With special guests who discuss issues ranging from building companies from scratch to the future of self-driving trucks, Truck N´ Hustle is a fast-paced and exciting podcast for any trucking professional.
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