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.