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I’m Buck Ballard, the guy behind The Trucking Podcast and this website.

I’ve been trucking since 1997. I’ve driven for big companies and small family businesses. From 379 Peterbilts to hotshot pickups, even owner operator, I’ve been there. It’s an obsession with me. I’ve also been a total gearhead since the 60s. I’m sure I’ve owned over 100 cars in my adult life.

I’ve also found my own share of freight in my day, working the CRT load board screens in truck stops. 

Trucking has been good to me. It’s also been good to my family. 

Through the years I’ve trucked through all of the lower 48 states. Hauling everything from livestock to oversized equipment and machinery, I’ve seen it all. My favorite jobs have always been in the niches.

As Burt Reynolds said in Smokey and The Bandit, “we do it for the money, we do it for the glory, snd we do it for the fun… But mostly for the money.” That line was funny at the time, but it still stands true today.

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  1. I would love to talk to you about Hot Shot’s Secret and their plans to work with Steve Sommers. Also, the company branded their line of additives because the first product, Stiction Eliminator, was able to keep the Hot Shot truckers working hard to deliver fuel by helping them to keep their injectors working with the company’s first flagship product.

    Here is how Stiction Eliminator first was developed. “In November of 2004, International Truck and Engine called me because they were having warranty problems on their injectors on the 6 liter engine. They felt that the injectors were perfectly fine, but there was a built up inside there, and if they could clean the built up oil out, then their warranty claims would go down. What we came to find out is that, inside the oil side of the injector, which is the top half of the injector, the oil was building up in the form of burnt engine oil or varnish, and that’s where we came up with the name stiction. Stiction Eliminator was designed to clean out the deposits that build up in this part of the injector.

    We spent about a year developing the product, and then International Truck and Engine spent about two years testing it to make sure it was safe. They wanted to make sure that it could be used in high altitudes, low altitudes, cold temperatures, etc. With this solution, we are able to fix injectors that are labeled as being broken 90 percent of the time.”

    Here is a video of Chris Gabrelcik, owner and founder of Hot Shot’s Secret, talking about Stiction Eliminator. https://youtu.be/gJ3DMS1oAH4


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