9 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.

Over the Road Radiotopia

    • 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.

    Another Update From the Road

    Another Update From the Road

    The impacts of COVID-19 have radiated out into every corner of the trucking industry. We check back in Paul and four other drivers to hear how life on the road continues to change. Hear more from Paul's dispatches, and more perspective from produce hauler owner-operator Ingrid Brown, in last week's edition of Overdrive's podcast: ‘This thing is on’: Method amidst the mess, madness around COVID-19.

    • 5 min
    Channel One-Nine #3

    Channel One-Nine #3

    What do drivers listen to on the road? Learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

    • 8 min
    A Brief History of Trucking in America

    A Brief History of Trucking in America

    Paul sits down with Finn Murphy, author of the memoir “The Long Haul,” for a genuine, over-the-truck-stop-counter discussion about regulation, de-regulation and the myth of the cowboy trucker. Plus, we meet one of Paul’s personal trucking heroes. Learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

    • 48 min
    Brief Update From the Road

    Brief Update From the Road

    How is COVID-19 impacting truckers? Long Haul Paul offers a quick check-in and some initial observations from the road.

    You can read more from Paul in his essay, ‘We drive on’: A week in the pandemic, from truck stops, picks and drops, to home published in Overdrive magazine.

    • 4 min
    Channel One-Nine #2

    Channel One-Nine #2

    What’s your favorite road to haul? Learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

    • 6 min
    Why We Drive

    Why We Drive

    A tale of two truckers in Grand Island, Nebraska: former real-estate agent Kenyette Godhigh-Bell, and third-generation owner-operator Jared Sidlo. One is testing the waters of a new career, while the other weighs the personal costs of a job he can’t (and won’t) quit. Learn more about Over the Road at overtheroad.fm.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

GretchNeedsHelp ,

Classy Trucker

I’m a SAHM (stay at home mom) who has zero interest in trucking. I found this podcast fully engaging, totally interesting, with top notch production. Anything recommended by Roman I will try. Glad I did. The voices and music alone were worth the listening time. Thank you for sharing your creativity (the whole team) and for giving me a valuable insight to a formerly unknown world. I feel for you about the digital tracking problem-Godspeed to you all in finding a better solution. Keep up the great work!

J. Fano ,

Love it!

I spend some time on the road commuting back and forth from Nashville to Kentucky, surrounded by rigs. Thought I’d give this a listen to to see what’s going on inside the cab of them.

Ayeattslonske ,

Great unique new podcast

I don’t have any personal connections to trucking, but I look forward every week to new episodes. A fascinating look into a side of America that I don’t normally see. And, of course, his voice is phenomenal.

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