Post Date - Nov 30, 2023
Today, we're exploring a topic that adds rhythm and narrative to the life of professional truck drivers: What do they listen to while navigating across the country? From the melodies that keep our fingers tapping to the spoken words that make the miles fly by, let's look at the world of truckers' audio companions and some Boyd driver favorites.
Music: The Heartbeat of the Highway
According to a recent industry survey, 66% of professional truck drivers stream music on popular platforms like Spotify, Pandora, or Apple Music. Whether it's the latest chart-topper or a classic tune that harks back to yesteryears, music is a constant companion for most drivers on the road.
From rock to bluegrass, country to hip-hop, truck drivers' musical preferences span a wide spectrum. However, according to a thread on Reddit, many drivers seem to gravitate towards classic rock, alternative, rap, heavy metal, jazz, or soft rock. When we asked Boyd Bros. drivers, there were plenty of rock’n’roll and country preferences, with our drivers naming these among their faves:
Podcasts: The Echo of Endless Roads
Music isn't the only sound filling the cabs of trucks. An increasing number of drivers are tuning into podcasts. These digital audio shows cover a wide array of subjects, from news to comedy to sports and everything in between.
Among the most popular podcasts for truck drivers are "Talk CDL Trucking Podcast," "The Joe Rogan Experience," "This American Life," and "Big Rig Banter." Whether it's engaging debates, riveting true crime stories, or enlightening interviews, podcasts offer truckers a way to learn, laugh, and stay alert during those long hours behind the wheel.
Audiobooks: Stories That Travel
With your eyes on the road and your ears free, many Boyd Bros. truck drivers tell us they are becoming avid audiobook listeners. From thrilling mysteries to enlightening nonfiction, audiobooks offer a hands-free way for truckers to immerse themselves in a good story while keeping their focus on the road.
Some popular stories for truckers right now include:
Life on the road can be as entertaining as you want! With the right soundtrack or engaging narrative, professional truck drivers can transform their cab into a concert hall, a lecture theater, or a riveting mystery den.
Here’s something else that may be music to your ears: Boyd Bros. is now hiring for a variety of job opportunities. Give us a call to see if they might be the right fit for you!