What Do You Listen To While You Drive?

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Annys S.'s Comment
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Hi there. I'm working on a story for the Washington Post Magazine about a local company, Graphic Audio, that makes "movies for the mind" (sort of like old radio dramas) which I'm told are popular among long haul truckers. Some of their releases include: "Bad Men of the West," "Blood Valley," and "Blood Bond."

I'm looking to talk to truckers who listen to their shows for the story, find out what you like about them, how they compare to your other options, and what else is competing for your attention, i.e., books on tape, podcasts, etc.

Any help is appreciated. My direct email is annys DOT shin AT washpost DOT com Thanks!!


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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The only thing I listen to while driving is K-Love.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I'll most likely listen to the same thing as I already do while driving in my SUV....heavy metal, rock, alternative and a mix of everything else, except country and rap. I'm also thinking I might be interested in learning another language. I already speak French as my primary language and fluent English as my second. A third and maybe even a fourth language would be nice. :)

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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PS I rarely listen to the radio, as I can't stand all the talking and the ads....lol

Blessed 58's Comment
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What channel is K Love on? I love listening to the songs!

G-Town's Comment
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Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, John Hiatt, Mark Knopfler, singer/songwriter type stuff, blues rock, and late 60s and 70s album rock.

Michael's Comment
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+1 for RebelliousVamp and G-Town

Kieran L.'s Comment
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Never heard of the company the OP was talking about, but when I'm driving I generally either listen to the engine, spotify music, or my own music library.

As far as musical tastes, I love many types of music from a wide variety of artists, so really it just depends on my mood. At any given time I might be listening to classical spanish guitar, old rock and roll, new heavy metal, all types of jazz, techno/trance/EDM, blues, some country, hip-hop, irish folk music, carribean steel drum music, really the sky's the limit it just depends on what I feel like at that particular moment. I try not to limit or restrict myself to certain genres. I'll give any music a chance, I simply like what I like and I can tell you if I like it when I hear it. (I'm also an amateur DJ so that might have something to do with my varied tastes, I'm always trying to stay on top of the latest new dance hits.)

I also like a good book, I haven't tried audiobooks yet but I might like it on long hauls, not sure yet. I'm slightly concerned about the possibility of distraction while driving if I'm listening to a book or story.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Punk, metal and Weird Al.

Kieran L.'s Comment
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This is slightly off-topic but related to music, I just wanted to say if anyone reading this has the opinion that jazz is for old people, but you like hip-hop music, you should check out some music in the "Acid Jazz" genre. If you have Spotify there's an official playlist for it, but there's plenty of other places to find it of course. Basically, its Jazz music with a hip-hop style beat and rhythmic lyrics, plus its usually actually good music unlike the crap they play on most rap/hip-hop radio stations. I used to think I hated all rap and hip-hop and country music (was a metalhead at the time) until I found out what I really hated was the crap on popular radio stations. Every genre out there pretty much has good artists and bad ones though if you dig deep enough.

Anyway that's all just my personal rantings so you don't have to listen to any of it if you don't want to. The important thing is just to find music you enjoy! :)

A world without music is a world not worth living in.

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