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A podcast for Truckers, about Truckers, by Truckers. Join Hosts Patrick and Janet, 2 retired Truck Drivers that mix tall tales, laughter, debates and more as they travel with you. So if you love Trucking, love a Driver, or just love Big Rigs; lighten up your day and add a little humor, by listening to their opinions of the world and much, much more! So come on in grab yourself a seat and hold on tight to your drink ‘cause the revolution is going to be one heck of a wild ride!

18 Wheel Talk Podcast Show Patrick Heller / Janet McCue

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A podcast for Truckers, about Truckers, by Truckers. Join Hosts Patrick and Janet, 2 retired Truck Drivers that mix tall tales, laughter, debates and more as they travel with you. So if you love Trucking, love a Driver, or just love Big Rigs; lighten up your day and add a little humor, by listening to their opinions of the world and much, much more! So come on in grab yourself a seat and hold on tight to your drink ‘cause the revolution is going to be one heck of a wild ride!

    18WT #064 Holiday Trends, Ways To Save Money, Family Traditions And More!

    18WT #064 Holiday Trends, Ways To Save Money, Family Traditions And More!

    18WT 064: In this episode we talk about Holiday trends, Saving money, family traditions and more.
    This  Holiday everyone is all about staying home and enjoying that family meal.  More than just the family time it is also a very big saver on the budget.  So, as we have talked with family and friends about the upcoming holidays, we see how people are going back to things they did as kids and passing them down to their children.  But let’s not forget a family favorite before anyone leaves on Thanksgiving night. The Secret Santa gift exchange, name exchange.
    And thus, begins Black Friday, yes that joyous day of the year when you can feel the love and human kindness. Then you leave the house somewhere between 11pm that night and 3am on Friday morning and go stand outside in a line. For some item that you or someone on your gift list Must have.
    "Consumers are going to spend as much as they did last season, but they are limiting the people they're spending on. They only have a certain amount of money, so they have to tighten that list of who they're buying presents for," said Howard Dvorkin, chairman of Debt.com. "Because of the increased pricing, their dollars won't go as far as they did last year.
    So the bottom line is don’t spend more than you can really afford—aka don’t go into debt to fund your Christmas. No matter how much you have to spend, set a budget for it.

    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.18wheeltalk.com/e64



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    • 1 hr 9 min
    18WT #063: Cracking The Code To The Truck Driver Shortage!

    18WT #063: Cracking The Code To The Truck Driver Shortage!

    18WT 063:  So many people see trucking as a great opportunity.  So they go and get trained either paying themselves for a trucking school, or going through a company and having them pay.  Then they get their money back through a 2 year contract typically.
    Then a few months after training and into their very first otr job, they find out just how difficult truck driving is. Mentally, physically, and emotionally especially if they have family at home.  Let’s be honest, kids just don’t understand the parent being gone for weeks on end.  And that is how you make the money.
    Then there is the point of view of the trucking company. These big companies are willing to train the new people to drive, but people wonder why they pay so low to being with.  The reason seems to be that so many new drivers’ leave after 6 months of being on their own behind the wheel and being gone from home and learning more about driving and breakdowns, hours of service, split sleeper, and find out that driving is a hard job.
    They go find jobs driving locally for smaller companies and places like Amazon and UPS.  Then that typically leaves the big company out in the cold with a driver they paid to train, that left the company.  And yes they no doubt send a bill for the schooling.  I bet that is difficult to collect.
    On the other side you have a few really great companies that pay extremely well and have great benefits.  However, you do not walk into those jobs straight out of school.  You have to do your “time” as they say and pay your dues until you have enough experience to get into those companies.
    So, after speaking to drivers we have found that not much has changed with truck driving in one aspect, but really if you think about it, so much really has changed. Since trucks started hauling goods.

    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.18wheeltalk.com/e63



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    • 1 hr 13 min
    18WT #062: What Zombies Can Teach You About Sleep Deprivation!

    18WT #062: What Zombies Can Teach You About Sleep Deprivation!

    18WT #062: In this episode of the 18 Wheel Talk Podcast Show, we take a look at how Zombies love sleep just as much as the next human. And what zombies can teach you about sleep deprivation.

    Zombies are well known for their craving for human brains, but what else can zombies teach us about sleep deprivation? In this episode, we explore the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain and how zombies can teach us about it on our mental health. From the quality of your sleep to the quantity of your hours of sleep.

    Are you sleep deprived or an insomniac or maybe you are having breathing problems at night and need to go see your doctor. Listen up as they talk about Sleep Hygiene and learn what zombies can teach us about sleep deprivation!

    Full podcast show notes available here: www.18wheeltalk.com/e62
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    18WT #061: Natural Food Hacks That Give You Energy!

    18WT #061: Natural Food Hacks That Give You Energy!

    18WT #061:  In this episode, Patrick and Janet talk about how easy it is to get into a slump after a meal. You know that carb-coma that so many people fall into after eating. They go over foods they love for flavor and versatility. Only to discover that they are also great choices to energize you.
    They have an animated discussion about what it takes for food to drag you down or boost you up. Be sure and listen in and leave your opinions as our hosts talk about their opinions of tasty food. And they do not always agree.
    Except when it comes to finding food that energizes people. They have produced quite a list of energizing food choices. Straight from a top medical journal!

    Full podcast show notes available here: www.18wheeltalk.com/e61



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    • 53 min
    18WT #060: 1 Easy Step To Healthy Eating!

    18WT #060: 1 Easy Step To Healthy Eating!

    18WT #060: On this episode Janet and I talk about the excuses people make about why they have problems with healthy eating. We also talk about the one step you can do to get started today.

    Here are the links to our other episodes we talked about in this episode. The first one is episode #012 - 7 Ways to Save Money and The Apps We Use and the other episode we talked about is episode #037 - 25 Ways to Save Money!

    Full podcast show notes available here: www.18wheeltalk.com/e60


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    18WT #059: Little Known Facts About Happiness - And Why They Matter!

    18WT #059: Little Known Facts About Happiness - And Why They Matter!

    18WT 059:  In this episode Janet and I talk about Happiness and Health and how they relate to each other.
    We go over all the little things in life that help you with both.  Simple things like socializing, taking care of yourself and more.
    We go into depth about how endorphins help both health and happiness.
    So, tune in and find out what things you can do to improve your life, happiness and health.

    Full podcast show notes available here: www.18wheeltalk.com/e59



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    • 1 hr 14 min

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