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Discussion, audio blog posts and tutorial related to the transportation industry are presented. Tech tips, interviews with people who benefit the industry and anything that applies to making life on the road a lot easier.

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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1, Episode 2

John is a 27 year-old flatbed owner operator from New York. A former Marine, John offers a view that is critical of governmental regulation while seeing a negative public perception of truckers. He does what he can to make life better but sees obstacles in the future of the industry. 01:09 Family and culture 02:32 Start in trucking 04:03 Being single 04:59 Public perception of truckers 06:15 Military background 07:13 #1 problem is regulations 08:55 Driver training 09:46 The future of the industry 10:37 Listen to the older drivers 11:09 Think "What If?" 11:28 Hobbies and favorite places 11:56 Legacy to leave behind Apps 4 Truckers, in association with Live Trucking.com, presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series.Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions.The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions.These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

13 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1, Episode 2

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1, Episode 1

Episode 001 – Troy Remember Me Smiling When talking to drivers, you can get a wide range of opinions and backgrounds. Troy has been trucking for over 25 years and offers a good perspective. While his view on the industry is positive, his suggestions for improvement require patience. 00:45 History 02:11 Start in trucking 02:55 Home life and family 06:02 Friends’ and family’s attitudes towards trucking 06:40 Hobbies and giving 08:22 Public perception of trucking 10:06 Secret to driver retention 12:12 How to change driver training 13:48 The future of the industry 15:00 What would you say to the industry? 15:57 What legacy would you leave? Apps 4 Truckers, in association with Live Trucking.com, presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

17 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1, Episode 1

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 4

Edgar is a 35 year old trucker living in southern California. Having worked local and OTR in thelast five years, Edgar sees twosides of the trucking world. He believes that there is a lack of respect between drivers and from the public. He states that better compensation is needed for those who are doing their job safely to solve some problems in the industry. 00:51 Career 01:50 Background 04:36 How his Mom feltabout him trucking 05:10 Thoughts about the lifestyle 06:00 Giving his children some of what he had 06:34 Family feelings about trucking 08:48 The public's perception of truckers 09:53 Naming the #1 problem in trucking 10:33 Better compensation is needed 11:04 Feelings about the future of the industry 11:35 Lets all work together 12:20 Outside of trucking 13:08 Colorado is the favorite destination 13:51 How I improve myself 14:38 Definition of success as a trucker 15:14 Leaving a legacy Apps 4 Truckers, in association with Live Trucking.com, presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

16 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 4

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 5

Stephanie, the first woman to be on the series, has been trucking since 1980. Dealing with issues common to women getting into the industry, she discusses her views on the public’s perception of truckers and the industry’s problems. 01:03 Growing up 02:38 First job 03:21 How I got into trucking 05:10 First time behind the wheel 06:00 How my family feels about trucking 06:47 My feelings about my trucking lifestyle 07:58 My favorite place to go is home 08:49 What I like outside of trucking 09:56 How I improve myself 10:54 My definition of success 11:18 The public’s perception of truckers 13:00 The #1 problem is parking 13:46 What I would do to improve the industry 14:35 The future of the industry 17:06 What I would say to the industry 17:56 Leaving a legacy Apps 4 Truckers presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

19 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 5

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 6

Carl is 53 years old andoriginally from CA but resides in LA. The son of a Vietnam vet, Carl was introduced to trucking by his father. He has a passion for the survival of the industry and the traditions that are slowly fading away. 00:54 Growing up 02:47 My dad introduced me to trucking 05:13 My personal life and the family's feelings about me being a trucker 06:55 Spending time with my parents and my hobbies 08:20 My favorite places to go 09:10 How I seek to improve myself 10:06 Defining success for myself 11:36 The public's perception of us 13:36 My idea of the #1 problem in the industry 14:46 What I would do to improve the industry 16:27 An uncertain future 18:21 The trucking industry needs to get it together 19:16 Remember me this way Apps 4 Truckers presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

20 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 6

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 7

Aaron has been trucking for 19 years, running local and regional in the Northeast. Raised in upstate New York, he presents a trucker image that he is happy to have his sons follow. 00:50 Growing up 01:59 The first job working on the farm 02:23 The first trucking job 03:35 Family life when I started trucking 04:46 My feelings about their impressions 05:04 Favorite places? 05:41 Staying active with family 07:08 Learning from past experiences to improve 07:40 Success is living comfortably 07:51 We’re not looked at as important people 09:14 Money is the #1 problem 09:42 I would try to improve respect 10:52 What I would say to the industry 11:19 I hope to be remembered like this Apps4Truckers.com presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

12 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 7

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 8

John is no stranger to being interviewed and presents a very unique background for a trucker. He believes that health is a major issue in our industry and “Without the driver, that truck don’t move”. 00:55 Growing up 01:58 Music & dancing were important 03:52 How I got into trucking 05:47 My first time behind the wheel was better than… 06:47 My family’s feelings about me trucking 08:22 Favorite places to go 09:37 I’m a home body 10:39 My definition of success as a trucker 12:58 Their perception is that we’re just truckers…no respect 14:33 The top problem in our industry is health…PERIOD 16:29 Improve health. 18:00 The future? “Help wanted” is a good thing 19:40 If I had the ear of the industry, I would tell them… 21:03 I want to be remembered as… Apps4Truckers.com presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

23 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 8

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 9

Real Life Trucker #009 Kristy is 48 years old and has been driving since 1986. She hauls hazardous waste and is very passionate about the industry. “You gotta care to want to do this type of job” 00:53 My parents were very supportive 02:25 Those around me helped me to gain confidence 03:12 The peculiar way I met my husband 04:03 How my family feels about me being a trucker 04:43 Living like a gypsy 05:42 Learning while traveling 06:41 When I’m not trucking 07:27 Improving myself 08:39 Success as a trucker 09:53 The public perception of truckers 11:18 Naming the main problem 11:44 Improving the industry 13:00 Uncertainty about the future 13:54 You need to stand up and fight for what you believe in 15:53 Remember me as passionate and I tried to make a difference out here Apps4Truckers.com presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

18 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 9

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 10

Gaston is the youngest trucker to be featured on Real Life Trucker. His view from a different generation varies from most of our interviews. 00:52 My childhood and growing up 04:24 How I got into trucking 06:22 Petrified at first 07:10 My family thinks it is pretty cool 07:56 Not sure if I would do this for the rest of my life 08:40 I met my wife because of trucking 10:39 Favorite places…there are many 11:31 Outside of trucking 12:10 To improve myself, I want a good spiritual foundation 13:23 Succeeding as a trucker is… 14:44 We are demonized 16:11 The #1 problem is under-trained drivers 18:02 What I would do to improve the industry 19:39 The future of the industry 21:31 I would tell the industry to increase training and decrease pointless regulations 22:32 My legacy Apps4Truckers.com presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

25 MIN2016 DEC 17
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 10

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1, Episode 3

James is 41 years old and a long-time trucker. The driver image is very important to him and he produces videos to combat the negative media image that is often portrayed. He feels that turnover and driver retention is the industry’s key issues and feel that the future of the industry should be very interesting, to say the least. He strives to succeed by keeping safety-minded and seeking to finish his career well. 00:54 History and background 01:42 Start in trucking 03:54 How does your family feel about you and trucking 05:58 What do you like to do outside of trucking? 06:26 Where are your favorite places to go? 07:27 What is the public’s perception of truckers? 08:19 What is the #1 problem in the industry? 09:27 The solution to driver retention 10:33 The future of the industry 11:35 What is the definition of success? 12:12 What would I say to my younger self? 13:53 Leaving a legacy Apps 4 Truckers, in association with Live Trucking.com, presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

15 MIN2016 APR 13
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1, Episode 3

Latest Episodes

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1, Episode 2

John is a 27 year-old flatbed owner operator from New York. A former Marine, John offers a view that is critical of governmental regulation while seeing a negative public perception of truckers. He does what he can to make life better but sees obstacles in the future of the industry. 01:09 Family and culture 02:32 Start in trucking 04:03 Being single 04:59 Public perception of truckers 06:15 Military background 07:13 #1 problem is regulations 08:55 Driver training 09:46 The future of the industry 10:37 Listen to the older drivers 11:09 Think "What If?" 11:28 Hobbies and favorite places 11:56 Legacy to leave behind Apps 4 Truckers, in association with Live Trucking.com, presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series.Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions.The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions.These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

13 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1, Episode 2

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1, Episode 1

Episode 001 – Troy Remember Me Smiling When talking to drivers, you can get a wide range of opinions and backgrounds. Troy has been trucking for over 25 years and offers a good perspective. While his view on the industry is positive, his suggestions for improvement require patience. 00:45 History 02:11 Start in trucking 02:55 Home life and family 06:02 Friends’ and family’s attitudes towards trucking 06:40 Hobbies and giving 08:22 Public perception of trucking 10:06 Secret to driver retention 12:12 How to change driver training 13:48 The future of the industry 15:00 What would you say to the industry? 15:57 What legacy would you leave? Apps 4 Truckers, in association with Live Trucking.com, presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

17 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1, Episode 1

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 4

Edgar is a 35 year old trucker living in southern California. Having worked local and OTR in thelast five years, Edgar sees twosides of the trucking world. He believes that there is a lack of respect between drivers and from the public. He states that better compensation is needed for those who are doing their job safely to solve some problems in the industry. 00:51 Career 01:50 Background 04:36 How his Mom feltabout him trucking 05:10 Thoughts about the lifestyle 06:00 Giving his children some of what he had 06:34 Family feelings about trucking 08:48 The public's perception of truckers 09:53 Naming the #1 problem in trucking 10:33 Better compensation is needed 11:04 Feelings about the future of the industry 11:35 Lets all work together 12:20 Outside of trucking 13:08 Colorado is the favorite destination 13:51 How I improve myself 14:38 Definition of success as a trucker 15:14 Leaving a legacy Apps 4 Truckers, in association with Live Trucking.com, presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

16 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 4

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 5

Stephanie, the first woman to be on the series, has been trucking since 1980. Dealing with issues common to women getting into the industry, she discusses her views on the public’s perception of truckers and the industry’s problems. 01:03 Growing up 02:38 First job 03:21 How I got into trucking 05:10 First time behind the wheel 06:00 How my family feels about trucking 06:47 My feelings about my trucking lifestyle 07:58 My favorite place to go is home 08:49 What I like outside of trucking 09:56 How I improve myself 10:54 My definition of success 11:18 The public’s perception of truckers 13:00 The #1 problem is parking 13:46 What I would do to improve the industry 14:35 The future of the industry 17:06 What I would say to the industry 17:56 Leaving a legacy Apps 4 Truckers presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

19 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 5

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 6

Carl is 53 years old andoriginally from CA but resides in LA. The son of a Vietnam vet, Carl was introduced to trucking by his father. He has a passion for the survival of the industry and the traditions that are slowly fading away. 00:54 Growing up 02:47 My dad introduced me to trucking 05:13 My personal life and the family's feelings about me being a trucker 06:55 Spending time with my parents and my hobbies 08:20 My favorite places to go 09:10 How I seek to improve myself 10:06 Defining success for myself 11:36 The public's perception of us 13:36 My idea of the #1 problem in the industry 14:46 What I would do to improve the industry 16:27 An uncertain future 18:21 The trucking industry needs to get it together 19:16 Remember me this way Apps 4 Truckers presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

20 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 6

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 7

Aaron has been trucking for 19 years, running local and regional in the Northeast. Raised in upstate New York, he presents a trucker image that he is happy to have his sons follow. 00:50 Growing up 01:59 The first job working on the farm 02:23 The first trucking job 03:35 Family life when I started trucking 04:46 My feelings about their impressions 05:04 Favorite places? 05:41 Staying active with family 07:08 Learning from past experiences to improve 07:40 Success is living comfortably 07:51 We’re not looked at as important people 09:14 Money is the #1 problem 09:42 I would try to improve respect 10:52 What I would say to the industry 11:19 I hope to be remembered like this Apps4Truckers.com presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

12 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 7

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 8

John is no stranger to being interviewed and presents a very unique background for a trucker. He believes that health is a major issue in our industry and “Without the driver, that truck don’t move”. 00:55 Growing up 01:58 Music & dancing were important 03:52 How I got into trucking 05:47 My first time behind the wheel was better than… 06:47 My family’s feelings about me trucking 08:22 Favorite places to go 09:37 I’m a home body 10:39 My definition of success as a trucker 12:58 Their perception is that we’re just truckers…no respect 14:33 The top problem in our industry is health…PERIOD 16:29 Improve health. 18:00 The future? “Help wanted” is a good thing 19:40 If I had the ear of the industry, I would tell them… 21:03 I want to be remembered as… Apps4Truckers.com presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

23 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 8

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 9

Real Life Trucker #009 Kristy is 48 years old and has been driving since 1986. She hauls hazardous waste and is very passionate about the industry. “You gotta care to want to do this type of job” 00:53 My parents were very supportive 02:25 Those around me helped me to gain confidence 03:12 The peculiar way I met my husband 04:03 How my family feels about me being a trucker 04:43 Living like a gypsy 05:42 Learning while traveling 06:41 When I’m not trucking 07:27 Improving myself 08:39 Success as a trucker 09:53 The public perception of truckers 11:18 Naming the main problem 11:44 Improving the industry 13:00 Uncertainty about the future 13:54 You need to stand up and fight for what you believe in 15:53 Remember me as passionate and I tried to make a difference out here Apps4Truckers.com presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

18 MIN2016 DEC 18
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 9

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 10

Gaston is the youngest trucker to be featured on Real Life Trucker. His view from a different generation varies from most of our interviews. 00:52 My childhood and growing up 04:24 How I got into trucking 06:22 Petrified at first 07:10 My family thinks it is pretty cool 07:56 Not sure if I would do this for the rest of my life 08:40 I met my wife because of trucking 10:39 Favorite places…there are many 11:31 Outside of trucking 12:10 To improve myself, I want a good spiritual foundation 13:23 Succeeding as a trucker is… 14:44 We are demonized 16:11 The #1 problem is under-trained drivers 18:02 What I would do to improve the industry 19:39 The future of the industry 21:31 I would tell the industry to increase training and decrease pointless regulations 22:32 My legacy Apps4Truckers.com presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

25 MIN2016 DEC 17
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1 Episode 10

Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1, Episode 3

James is 41 years old and a long-time trucker. The driver image is very important to him and he produces videos to combat the negative media image that is often portrayed. He feels that turnover and driver retention is the industry’s key issues and feel that the future of the industry should be very interesting, to say the least. He strives to succeed by keeping safety-minded and seeking to finish his career well. 00:54 History and background 01:42 Start in trucking 03:54 How does your family feel about you and trucking 05:58 What do you like to do outside of trucking? 06:26 Where are your favorite places to go? 07:27 What is the public’s perception of truckers? 08:19 What is the #1 problem in the industry? 09:27 The solution to driver retention 10:33 The future of the industry 11:35 What is the definition of success? 12:12 What would I say to my younger self? 13:53 Leaving a legacy Apps 4 Truckers, in association with Live Trucking.com, presents the Real Life Trucker podcast series. Each episode features one interview with a professional trucker, answering a wide range of questions. The interview will cover subjects from childhood to their start in trucking; from the industry attitudes to proposed solutions. These interviews are on a first name basis only with no company names mentioned so that the guest can speak freely about their history and opinions. To be interviewed for this series, you can contact Apps4Truckers.com by email, voicemail (615-669-9478) or go to http://www.apps4truckers.com/real-life-trucker-form and fill out the online form. Interviews are not guaranteed to air and are edited for time and content purposes.

15 MIN2016 APR 13
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Apps4Truckers Special: Real Life Trucker - Season 1, Episode 3
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