Don and I had a lot of plans and changes in mind as the show took on a logistical overhaul in August. Giving listeners a chance to catch the show live, integrating an occasional phone call and creating an app for the show are all on the table.
Before any of that can happen, we need to nail down the audio format and our studio spaces. Don is doing his thing in getting his digs organized, but the recording, mixing and publishing happens on my end. My studio’s got to be functional. That was my focus over the last few days. I know there will always be a few issues with podcasting from 2 locations, but I think the worst is behind us.
Two Cool Cabovers
I spotted this slab-cab Freightliner with the overhead sleeper at a truck stop in Indiana. The driver said he just climbed up the passenger seat back to enter the bunk.
I know they use trucks like this overseas, but I haven’t seen one in the US before. This sleeper gets the job done, but I wouldn’t want to team drive in this setup.
Dying Breed Diesels
I found this cabover on Dyingbreeddiesels.com and had to share it. They aren’t in any way affiliated with The Trucking Podcast, but these guys eat, sleep and breathe vintage trucks.
This truck is for sale, and would be a great starter truck for anyone just starting out. With less that 500K on the clock, it should have some good service life remaining.
Any used truck is going to encounter it’s share of maintenance issues, and this 89 International 9700 is no different. But it’s easier to deal with issues when you’re not buried under huge truck payments.
I had a great conversation with Brayden from Dying Breed Diesels back in episode 122. Follow the link to 122. Brayden from Dying Breed Diesels to hear the conversation.