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
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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I never knew nothin bout truckin, I’m fascinated peeking into this lifestyle. Outstanding listen!! Hey truckers: know this chic in the grey Toyota Corolla has nothin but great respect and appreciation for you and what you do. Thankyou for this 5star podcast!
The only reason for four out of five is because no news about any season two other than that five star all the way love the show
One of The Great Binge Worthy Podcasts
I listen to a lot of Podcasts but I don’t often leave reviews. This Podcast is worth a shout of praise. Who would have thought that a Podcast on trucking would be so moving. This is a story of people and places with a little bit of trucking technical knowledge thrown in. Trucking is the the back drop but the story really features the drivers, their families, and the places around the country that serve the drivers. Long Haul Paul, the Podcast host, will bring you to the verge of tears at times the way he brings out the personal stories from his guests and himself. His voice is welcoming and comforting. Surprisingly, his music is quite good and catchy (all the music is original by him and others). I was impressed by the whole series and leave this Podcast having a greater respect for those that make a career out of trucking. I know that I’ll be making more of an effort to respect these men and women on the road because of the sacrifices they have to make so that I have the convenances of buying food from a grocery store, lumber from Home Depot, and get packages delivered by Amazon.