About The Lead Pedal Podcast
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 show include interviews and topical information relevant to those in the transportation industry. The show is published every Tuesday and is available at www.theleadpedalpodcast.com , ITunes, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeartradio, SoundCloud, and other popular podcast platforms.
Show voice over bumpers provided by Brad Hails of the Killin’ Time Band at www.killintimeband.com . Background music provided by the Danny Thompson Band with their song Miles and Miles. Learn more about the band at www.dannythompsonband.com
The Lead Pedal Podcast is an official media sponsor for the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics, you can learn more about this special cause at www.truckconvoy.ca . The organization helps athletes with special needs raise funds for uniforms, competition, and more.
The Lead Pedal Podcast is an official media sponsor for Trucking for a Cure which helps bring awareness and raises funds in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. You can learn more about the organization at www.truckingforacure.com
Bruce was taught an early age that commitment and dedication to a job or project were not to be taken lightly. Becoming President of his own corporation has been no easy feat and has brought him to new heights in his life. Now the President of Outridge Enterprises Inc. with three divisions in three separate markets has made
Bruce a well respected individual in the transportation, artistic, and business markets. The professionalism he is known for in his 30 year history in the transportation industry from driver and owner operator to fleet supervisor is common knowledge to those that know Bruce on a personal level. He began his career in the household furniture industry working for some of the major van lines, became an owner operator and was regularly requested by clients due to his exceptional customer service skills. He decided to move to the freight side of the transportation industry and began moving his career forward as a dependable professional driver excelling due to his leadership qualities promoting him to fleet supervisor for a major chemical company.
Deciding to follow his entrepreneurial spirit due to personal reasons Bruce began to focus on his illustration business that he had started in 2003 on a part time basis. He now specializes in illustrating for the public, trade magazines, and corporate clients within the transportation industry. His personal work is based upon his messages of leadership that he speaks about today. In 2009 Bruce decided he wanted to share the many leadership values he had experienced throughout his career and launched his consulting business. Bruce now shares those messages to various organizations helping businesses reduce complacency, improve efficiency and productivity, and improve the customer service levels of their employees.
Bruce has developed programs for new owner operators helping create successful businesses and shows the same dedication to his clients as he does to his own projects. He was awarded the Road Today Trucking Ambassador of the Year Award for his extraordinary service and dedication to the trucking industry in 2011. He is a regular columnist with trade magazines in the transportation industry and is regularly followed on his own blogs, industry publications and newsletters as a guest author. He has released a number of books for the transportation industry including Driven to Drive, Running By The Mile, and the Hammer Down Cartoon Series. You can learn more about Bruce on his website at www.bruceoutridge.com
Bruce is a member of the Hamilton-Niagara Fleet Safety Council, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Truck Training School Association of Ontario and co-producer of the Smart Trucker Seminar Series. You can learn more about Bruce at www.bruceoutridge.com