19 episodes

Over the Road is an eight-part series that gives voice to the trials and triumphs of America’s long haul truckers. Host “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer, a musician, storyteller and trucker for nearly 40 years, takes you behind the wheel to explore a devoted community and a world that’s changing amidst new technologies and regulations. Over the Road is a podcast from Overdrive Magazine and PRX’s Radiotopia.

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    • Documentary

Over the Road is an eight-part series that gives voice to the trials and triumphs of America’s long haul truckers. Host “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer, a musician, storyteller and trucker for nearly 40 years, takes you behind the wheel to explore a devoted community and a world that’s changing amidst new technologies and regulations. Over the Road is a podcast from Overdrive Magazine and PRX’s Radiotopia.

    The Road Ahead

    The Road Ahead

    In our series finale, Paul checks back in with truckers we’ve met throughout Over the Road, as the team convenes at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas to ponder the million-dollar question: will self-driving trucks render American truck drivers obsolete? Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

    • 44 min
    Channel One-Nine #7

    Channel One-Nine #7

    For this final mini-episode Paul is in the hot seat, taking your questions on everything from pet policies to hitchhikers, ‘how’s my driving?’ and highway hand signals. Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call. +1 765-245-4844 Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

    • 12 min
    “The Long Haul of Fame”

    “The Long Haul of Fame”

    Meet a handful of Paul’s unsung heroes from within and around trucking, including a pistol-packing grandmother, a disc jockey who brought meaningful overnight trucking radio back to the airwaves and a fellow refrigerated freight hauler who helped Paul pick up the pieces after a pivotal tragedy in his career. Learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

    • 58 min
    Channel One-Nine #6

    Channel One-Nine #6

    For all the “four-wheelers” listening, long-time trucker and trainer Gary Buchs lays out the dos and don’ts of sharing the road with semis. We cover following-distance, blindspots, light etiquette and a few tricks that might just change the way you drive on the highway. Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call: +1 765-245-4844. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

    • 7 min
    Our Punjabi Brothers

    Our Punjabi Brothers

    Punjabi-Americans represent a large and fast-growing segment of the trucking community, especially among California’s Central Valley produce haulers. In this episode, Binda Atwal tells the story of how Punjabi drivers got into the politics of trucking: leading the largest trucker demonstration in a generation, and changing a few hearts and minds in the process. Learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

    • 34 min
    Channel One-Nine #5

    Channel One-Nine #5

    We take a tour of “The Goose,” a forest green Freightliner with more than its fair share of creature comforts and personal character. The Goose’s owners, Daniel and Phyllis Snow, offer a good example of just how far some truckers will go to make a truck their own. Got questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America? Give us a call: +1 765-245-4844. Find a transcript for this episode and learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

    • 5 min

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