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Podcast Show Notes

Sorry to do this to my handful of faithful readers again, but I’ve got a second post in a row that is largely audio. In the previous episode of Trucker Dump, I interviewed my nephew Jared about the time he spent in my truck.

In this show, I was able to take it to the next level when listener Steven Gorman joined me in my truck to co-host the podcast. So please have a listen by clicking the Play button at the top of the page. Also, be sure to let me know what you think and tell us how you try to improve trucker’s reputations by sharing your thoughts in the comments section below or by emailing me at

Additional links from the podcast version:

@MikeTheDriver got me started on a rant with a tweet about a slow driver.

Stevens Transport

Steven mentions the Smith System, which is a driving safety method for truckers.

Correction from last week, Clive Hammett’s Twitter name is @Clive_Hammett.

Steven showed me a photo of his “Apple” watch. LOL

We discuss the Slushbuster product again that Greg introduced us to on the last episode. Greg is @RiverRatWA57 on Twitter.

Pat Smith @PatSmithF1 wrote me to point out another windshield wiper device called the Wiper Shaker. Here is a video about it.

I mention the podcast/blog post called, “TD95: 4 Reasons That Trucker Might Be Tailgating You.”

I was interviewed by Noah Davis for an article on Road & Track called “A Trucker Explains Your Worst Driving Habits.”

I have been writing articles for

In the feedback section:

Greg @RiverRatWA57 sends an audio comment about yet another fuel bay incident.

Long Duck tell us about a fuel bay showdown with another driver.

Shannon @Holden657 gives his audio feedback about the podcast in general.


About the Author
I'm a 22-year truck driver with an interest in tech stuff. I do the Trucker Dump podcast and blog, which is all about life as a trucker. I have also written two trucking books, "Trucking Life" and "How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job."
6 comments on “TD111: Improving Our Reputation As Truckers
  1. Being a truck driver is no joke. It is one of the jobs that will require a high competency skill in driving and safety. That is why it very fair to call those brave drivers reputable. They deserve every honor and respect that the society will give them.

  2. CST Financial says:

    Indeed, being in this industry as a truck driver will never be a joke. It will take a great commitment to be an effective driver and provide a reliable service. That’s why we have to be always thankful to those drivers who are giving their best so they can stand with the challenges of their job.

  3. Samantha says:

    I’d love to see what advice an experienced trucker would offer to four wheelers sharing the roads. I don’t drive a semi but I’m interested in it and hold truckers in high esteem. What are some do’s and don’t for us civilians to improve our reputation among truckers?

  4. Great Post, as we known being a truck driver is not so easy. It is one of the jobs that will require a high capability of driving skill. Hats off for their great commitment and reliable service.

    1. Yes Phil, long distance driving + these monster trucks need a lot of attention and responsibility. Total respect for these truck drivers!

  5. Erana says:

    Truck drivers are the lifeblood of most businesses all over the country and work so it’s good to see truckers are taking a stand for themselves and trying to improve their reputation. Keep up the good work!

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