A trucking radio show you may want to listen to...

by Murray

I was listening to one of my favorite radio programs this week;the 'Midnight Trucking Radio Network'. I catch it out of Detroit, Michigan (WJR radio 760AM). It issyndicated out of Texas and makes for interesting listening for me as I move into the trucking field, so I imagine it is also a good listening for the men and women already in the business and moving in the overnight hours. You can see their website here - MidnightTrucking.

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The hosts deal withlife on the road, but alsohandlehot news topics of the day. They are hard conservatives, so if you looking for something common out there, this show might be it.

I'm still digesting what I heard one of my fellow students say during our introductory meeting a few weeks back. Our course director had just finished explaining what was expected from truckers, once they had completed their training and were ready to fly solo. This guy says, ''...so what I think I hear you say is you don't have to be very smart to bea truck driver.'' The instructor looked at him with a look that could have only been interpreted one wayand said, ''...oh, I don't think I'm suggesting that at all,'' thenasked, ''what is your name again?'' I get the feeling when classes finally start, we won't be seeing him. Sometimes I wonder though, if what he saidreflects asentiment out there; that it doesn't take much to be a trucker.There are some people who tend to look down at truckers, no pun intended.But as one of my brothers, a teacher, once said when someone said it must be nice to have the summer off every year, ''...walk a mile in my shoes, buddy, just one mile.'' I've come to know truckers to be some of the smartest, most creative, worldly, and funniest people I have ever met. Personally, I like the straight-talking, no-BS ways; very refreshing in our so very politically-correct world.

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by Brett Aquila

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