Making Use Of Our Time On The Road - A Joey Slaughter Blog

Contributing author Joey Slaughter is the owner of Blue Ridge Transport, LLC. A Ringgold, VA based carrier. Joey started his company in 2010 after serving time as an unhappy employee with a local trucking company. The time spent there was not fun but, in hindsight, was a turning point that propelled Joey into the wonderful world of being an entrepreneur. Please visit for more insightful blogging.

As an owner-operator/trucking company owner, I’m always thinking about improving my business.  I’ve learned a more effective way to obtain new business skills and more importantly, business philosophies, while still generating revenue for my company.  I’ve been listening to business and self-improvement podcasts for quite awhile out on the highways and byways of America.  This has been a wise use of my time to say the least.

Some of my favorites business podcasts include:

  • Entrepreneur On Fire
  • Dave Ramsey Show
  • Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn
  • Peak Prosperity
  • Dollars and Roses
  • Audioroad with Kevin Rutherford
  • BTR: Truth About Trucking Live

I download the content from my iPhone before I go out on a  trip.  I have as much as 40 hours of audio content before I leave home.  The radio in my truck has a USB connector on it and I connect my iPhone and play the podcast through my truck radio. I also subscribe to Sirius/XM satellite radio and have seemingly endless choices in that format as well.  I listen to the Road Dog channel often to stay informed of our industry.

By filling your mind with educational content during the long, sometimes lonely hours behind the wheel, you’re really making an investment in your future.  I have read that soaking up this much information is very similar to attending college courses on similar subjects.  We’re already sitting in the classroom, we might as well learn something beneficial instead of listening to our favorite songs over and over again.