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The Lead Pedal Podcast aims to be a positive voice for truck drivers in the transportation industry. The Lead Pedal Podcast is a show for those in the trucking industry wanting to improve their trucking careers or businesses. What does The Lead Pedal Podcast mean? The Lead (pronounced “Led”) stands for acceleration or fast-track of your career. It is a play on words and we certainly are not here promoting speeding in the industry. We are hoping this information will help you become a professional driver faster than if you didn’t know about many of these topics.

The interviews, information, features and other items that are meant to be helpful for drivers and those in the trucking industry. We are not here to wine and complain about the industry but aim to offer positive ways to create a successful trucking career. Professional truck drivers work for good carriers, good carriers treat drivers better, and pay better, therefore having good careers.

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The Lead Pedal Podcast episodes are released every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings by 5:00am Eastern Standard Time. You can learn more about the host and show at on the "About" Page.

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Jan 31, 2018

Independent operators

This episode was taken from a recent Smart Trucker Seminar where Fleet-Tax Services owner Vickie DeVos gave an interview to Bruce on what it takes to set up a business as an independent trucker with your own authorities, insurance, and more. Is it better to be set up independently or follow the leased on route with a...

Jan 30, 2018

cvor vs safe stat

The Dawg is back in the studio with Bruce talking C.V.O.R.s and how they compare with American drivers and their Safe Stat System. The two talk about what drivers need to know running in both Canada and the United States. Does an inspection in Canada affect you the same as it does in the United States and how to make...

Trucking Cartoons Can Help Connect With Your Team

Jan 29, 2018

Trucking Cartoons and Safety Content

Trucking cartoons can be used to help market your transportation business, connect with your drivers, or offer content for social media.

The store has now opened with the addition of their Safety in a Box Program that offers safety solutions for trucking companies offering a ready-made safety solution for busy safety...

Featured Truck of the Week- Big Blue Cabover

Jan 26, 2018

Cool Cabover

The Featured Truck of the Week is this cool cabover. I used to love to drive these cabovers and they gave a you a great view of the road.

The goal of the featured truck is to showcase the many cool rides out there on the road and to show off the true “Pride in your ride.” That was the backbone of the industry in...

Jan 24, 2018

Mike Lotakow

This episode was recorded live at the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council meeting in September when driver Mike Lotakow with Verspeeten Transportation was awarded Driver of the Year by the Council Chapter. Bruce interviews Mike on his philosophy for being a professional driver and what he does to remain the...