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Jan 24, 2018
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 professional he is today. Find out how this driver gives back to his community and promotes professionalism in the industry. You can learn more about the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council at www.hamiltonniagarafleetsafetycouncil.com
This episode is sponsored by DriverCheck your fitness for duty experts. You can learn more about DriverCheck at www.drivercheck.ca
The Tune of the Week is by The Road Birds off their album Round Trip with their song Highway Drivin’. You can learn more about the Road Birds at www.cdbaby.com/roadbirds
About the Show
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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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