Making the Miles Fly By: Top Resources for Commercial Drivers

As retreading experts, we’ve worked with a lot of commercial truck drivers and commercial carriers. We’re dedicated to manufacturing the best retread tires in the industry and we are honored that our retread tires keep your trucks moving. We may be experts in the tire business, but we can only imagine what life on the road looks like. Certainly, we respect that your days and miles are long and that sometimes, you just might need some entertainment on-the-go.

So this post is for all our friends in the commercial truck driving world. Enjoy!

Best Radio for Truckers

We’re just going to go ahead and assume that you’ve discovered the joys of SiriusXM Satellite radio, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio and that you’ve been streaming commercial-free music into your cab for a few years now. Here are a few stations to check out:

Road Dog Trucking: Talk for Truckers

If you’re looking for entertainment and news programming curated specifically for commercial drivers, Channel 146, Road Dog Trucking, is where it’s at. The station features Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, the Tim Ridley Show, Dave Nemo’s industry-specific call-in show, and Freewheelin’ with Meredith Ochs and Chris T. Road Dog Trucking is your source for the truckin’ lifestyle and culture.

Outlaw Country

We have to give a shout-out to Nashville’s own Outlaw Country on Sirius Channel 60. From sassy and irreverent Elizabeth Cook to freedom-lovin’ Mojo Nixon you’ll hear the greatest from outlaw country legends to today’s legends-in-the-making.

America’s Truckin’ Network

For the best source of industry news, discussions of current events, and issues that impact your life on the road, tune into America’s Truckin’ Network on TuneIn.

Red Eye Radio

Originating from WPAB in Dallas-Fort Worth, Red Eye Radio is an overnight talk show that addresses political issues with callers.

Great Podcasts for Truckers

Trucking Podcast

Father and son duo, Buck and Don Ballard cover all things trucking on their popular Trucking Podcast. From safety to gear to pistons and driveshafts, they have it all covered.

Road Gunner

If your tastes run towards the inappropriate and you hate the Garden State, then Road Gunner hosted by “un-named trucker” Chaz Murray is where it’s at.

Trucker Dump

Looking for a laugh? Trucker Dump is probably one of the wackiest trucking podcast on the internet.

Truck Driver 101

If you’re new to the highway, Truck Driver 101 is a great place for rookie drivers. Host Big Ken is ready to take you under his wing and load you up with free advice.

Best-Selling Audio Books

If you’ve grown weary of talk shows and Merle Haggard, perhaps it’s time for some quality literature. While reading on the road is not advisable, here’s a list of five of the best audiobooks ever (courtesy of Good Reads).

  1. The Harry Potter Boxset, by J.K. Rowling
  2. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
  3. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
  4. 11/22/63, by Steven King
  5. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks

If downloading audiobooks is a little too costly, check out the great selection of audiobooks at Nashville Public Library. Sign up for an account and download thousands of audiobooks for free!

To all of our truck driving friends: thanks for all that you do to keep America running. We’ll do our best to keep your trucking rolling on the best retread tires in the business. If you’re thinking about a fresh set of commercial semi retread tires, check out our selection!