What Do Truckers Listen to While Driving?


What Do Truckers Listen to While Driving?

November 8, 2019

What Do Truckers Listen to While Driving?

After speaking with a group of truckers, we’ve established the top five most popular choices amongst truckers when it comes to what to listen to on-the-road.

1. Sirius XM Radio

SXM is widely used by drivers. Despite the monthly fee, a lot of truckers choose this as their go-to for music, talk-radio, etc. when driving. Two of the top stations they recommend are Road Dog Trucking Radio and Willie's Roadhouse.

2. Audiobooks

Listening to books while driving has become increasingly popular. A common place to listen to them is the Audible app, amazon’s audiobook subscription service. There are also a variety of options online for renting and purchasing audiobooks.

3. Podcasts

Another well-known alternative to music is podcasts, which a lot of drivers are beginning to get into. If there’s a topic you are especially interested in, there is likely to be a podcast around it. Landline is a popular podcast that has been recommended by other truckers.

4. Radio

AM/FM radio stations are still listened to frequently for music, news, and talk radio, such as Red Eye Radio. However, standard radio is predicted to continue to decline as it gets replaced with paid, commercial-free options.

5. Music Apps

The top music streaming apps include Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora. When it comes to music genres, it seems to be mixed among truckers. However, country and classic rock are two common favorites.

There are a variety of options when it comes to finding something good to listen to while on-the-road. Many drivers shared that they do a mixture of the above, depending on road conditions or even mood. What do you find yourself listening to the most when driving? Join the Brake Time discussion and share your recommendations with us and other truck drivers.

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