The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers

381 EpisodesProduced by The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers-Bruce Outridge

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 … read more

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Drivers Lounge with Chrome Supply Warehouse

January 23rd, 2019

21:45

Drivers Lounge with Chrome Supply Warehouse


Chrome Supply Warehouse has a driver's lounge so drivers can relax and enjoy professional camaraderie. Bruce chats with Brett Akey about the lounge and the Chrome Supply …

LP290 The New Marmora Truck Show with Ruth Potts

January 22nd, 2019

23:39

The New Marmora Truck Show
with Ruth Potts

Bruce chats with Ruth Potts of the new Marmora Truck Show happening in Marmora Ontario in July 2019. Ruth …

Mega Recruiting Events with The Trucking Network

January 21st, 2019

4:07

Mega Recruiting Events with
The Trucking Network

The Trucking Network is a Canadian / Punjabi monthly publication offering information on the trucking industry fro the South Asian community. The Trucking Network also …

LP289 A look at the new National Recruiting and Retention Symposium

January 17th, 2019

14:43

A look at the new National Recruiting
and Retention Symposium

Bruce chats with Kim Richardson and Charlie Charalambous about their new National Recruiting and Retention Symposium happening in April 2019 and what it …

A Lifelong Dispatching Career with Rosedale Transport

January 16th, 2019

8:18


A Lifelong Dispatching Career
with Rosedale Transport

Bruce chats with dispatcher Ryan Ward about his career as a dispatcher. Rosedale Transport offers a variety of job positions for drivers, dock workers, and …

LP288 How Well Do You Know the People You Work With?

January 15th, 2019

13:44

How Well Do You Know the
People You Work With?

Bruce talks about the importance of knowing the people you work with and why you may want to start asking questions that can help you learn more about them. Learn why this …

A look at iMVR with Randi DeVos

January 14th, 2019

8:12

A look at iMVR with Randi DeVos

IMVR uses the latest technology to help train truck drivers in the industry. Find out what this technology can do …

LP287 Representing Yourself in Court as a Truck Driver with Jodi Burness

January 10th, 2019

13:01


Representing Yourself in Court
as a Truck Driver with Jodi Burness

Jodi Burness of Burness Paralegal talks about the problems that arise when drivers try to represent themselves in a court of law without knowing how …

Medical Programs with DriverCheck

January 9th, 2019

22:23

Medical Programs with DriverCheck


DriverCheck offers medical programs for your team to allow them to work safely and get medical attention remotely or in town. Learn how their programs can help your team feel safe on …

LP286 TTSAO 2019 with Kim Richardson and Charlie Charalambous

January 8th, 2019

11:09

TTSAO 2019 with Kim Richardson
and Charlie Charalambous

Kim Richardson and Charlie Charalambous talk about the upcoming TTSAO conference happening in February 2019 and what the conference topics will be. You can learn …

Start Your Truck Training Career and get Government Funding to do it

January 7th, 2019

4:51

Start Your Truck Training Career and get Government Funding to do it

Ontario Truck Driving School offers truck, heavy equipment, and career training …

LP285 Making Money as an Owner Operator with Mike Shree

January 3rd, 2019

35:21

Making Money as an
Owner Operator with Mike Shree

Bruce chats with owner operator Mike Shree about his career as a truck driver and why he has become so passionate about this life changing career. Shree went from …

LP284 Changes with The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers in 2019

January 1st, 2019

24:40

Changes with The Lead Pedal Podcast
for Truck Drivers in 2019

Bruce talks about the changes happening on the podcast in 2019 from the rebranding of the podcast to new sponsorships and format for the show. Check out all …

Featured Truck of the Week- Prevost Coach

December 28th, 2018

1:24

Featured Truck of the Week- Prevost Coach

The featured truck or vehicle this week is the Prevost Coach operated by country singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The tour buses were in Hamilton Ontario for a show and Bruce …

LP283 Distracted Driving with Jodi Burness

December 27th, 2018

14:30

 Distracted Driving with Jodi Burness

Distracted driving is a huge problem across the Country and fines are going up January 1st. In this episode Bruce highlights information presented by Jodi Burness of Burness …

LP282 Best Driver Interviews from 2018

December 25th, 2018

16:32

Best Driver Interviews from 2018

Bruce highlights some of the best interviews in 2018 from the drivers he has talked with over the last year. He talks about the interviews from the past 12 months and what they’ve meant …

LP281 Family and the Road

December 20th, 2018

20:09

Family and the Road

Bruce chats with members of the family about what they think about life on the road from a kids perspective. Do your kids know why you are out there on the highways of the Country? This is a good …

Ontario Truck Driving School Offers Corporate Training Solutions

December 19th, 2018

9:38

Ontario Truck Driving School
Offers Corporate Training Solutions

Ontario Truck Driving School has a variety of programs available for those looking …

LP280 Keeping your records up to date and court ready with Jodi Burness

December 18th, 2018

16:47

Keeping your records up to date
and court ready with Jodi Burness

Jodi Burness offers tips on keeping maintenance records and logbooks compliant and defendable in a court of law. Jodi Burness specializes in helping …

Fleet Tax Services offers compliance services for the transportation industry

December 17th, 2018

6:57

Fleet Tax Services offers compliance services for the transportation industry

Fleet Tax Services offers compliance services for the transportation industry. Bruce chats with Vickie DeVos about how Fleet-Tax Service …

The Australian Road Safety Truck -Featured Truck

December 14th, 2018

1:31

LP279 Help Feed Others with Food Drop

December 13th, 2018

29:31

Help Feed Others with Food Drop

Bruce chats with Alexandra Sindorf about Food Drop which is a program that helps feed people in need by taking food loads that are rejected by receivers. The program has begun in Indiana …

Roadside Inspections with Jeremy Thiel

December 12th, 2018

15:15

Roadside Inspections with Jeremy Thiel

DriverCheck offers medical programs and drug and alcohol testing for employers and employees. Bruce chats …

LP278 The Lowdown on Driver Inc

December 11th, 2018

21:08

 The Lowdown on Driver Inc

Bruce evaluates the “Driver Inc” model and why you should stay away from incorporating yourself as there is no benefit to …

Bruce draws the Topic of the Month Winner for Nov 2018

December 10th, 2018

3:06

Bruce draws the Topic of the Month Winner
for Nov 2018

Topic of the Month Contest-What would you like to see on the podcast?

Each month we throw out …

Benefits of Virtual Reality Training with Harry Yoo

December 10th, 2018

4:08

Benefits of Virtual Reality Training
with Harry Yoo

IMVR offers the latest training programming with virtual reality training and specifically their …

CRS-Pinty Truck is this week’s Featured Truck of the Week.

December 7th, 2018

3:40

CRS-Pinty Truck is this week’s
Featured Truck of the Week.

The goal of the featured truck is to showcase the many cool rides out there on the road …

LP277 Brush up on Your Winter Driving with the Right Mindset

December 6th, 2018

25:28

Brush up on Your Winter Driving
with the Right Mindset

This episode Bruce offers some tips on trip planning and winter driving. The passion shows through as Bruce shares a story about his friend that passed away after …

City Driving with Rosedale Transport

December 5th, 2018

19:47

City Driving with Rosedale Transport

Rosedale Group has a variety of city positions available in their vast network. Learn more about their opportunities through this sponsor highlight and carrier interview. Learn more …

LP276 Finding the Right Carrier with Al Goodhall

December 4th, 2018

38:31

Finding the Right Carrier with Al Goodhall

Bruce chats with professional driver and columnist Al Goodhall about his career behind the seat and …

What are your tips for staying in touch with family while on the road over the Holidays?

December 3rd, 2018

1:54

What are your tips for staying in touch with family while on the road over the Holidays?

What are you doing on the road to keep connected with …

Featured Truck is Miss Destiny Star

November 30th, 2018

9:09

Featured Truck is Miss Destiny Star

Our Featured Truck is Miss Destiny Star driven by Shelley Uvanile-Hesch and her husband Chris. Shelley offers bruce a tour of the truck and why her Western Star is a benefit to …

LP275 What 2019 Looks like for Truck Drivers

November 29th, 2018

15:27

What 2019 Looks like for Truck Drivers

What will 2019 look like to truck drivers in the transportation industry? Bruce offers some highlights from the 27th Annual Fleet Safety Council Conference with information on how …

Truck of the Month Contest with Chrome Supply Warehouse

November 28th, 2018

9:51

Truck of the Month Contest with
Chrome Supply Warehouse

Bruce chats with Theresa Kirkham of the Chrome Supply Warehouse about their Truck of the Month Contest. Learn how you can enter your truck and have it voted as …

LP274 Working with a Freight Broker; what you need to know!

November 27th, 2018

43:15


Working with a Freight Broker;
what you need to know!

Bruce chats with freight broker Mary Lou of Goldstar Transportation Logistics Inc. The two …

Fluke Transport Carrier Highlight

November 26th, 2018

14:43

Fluke Transport Highlight

Fluke Transport offers a variety of opportunities for truck drivers, but also has programs to help drivers start …

Featured Truck- Bone Shaker

November 23rd, 2018

1:21

Featured Truck- Bone Shaker

Bone Shaker is driven by Rick “ Hollywood” Kopp and is known as the fastest truck in the world. Check out the flaming …

LP273 Driving the Fastest Truck in the World with Rick “Hollywood” Kopp

November 22nd, 2018

11:39

Driving the Fastest Truck in the World
with Rick “Hollywood” Kopp

Bruce chats with racer Rock Kopp who drives the fastest truck in the World named …

Introduction to iMVR with Vickie deVos

November 21st, 2018

14:22

Introduction to iMVR with Vickie deVos

Truck Training is moving into the future with virtual reality. IMVR has created a virtual reality training program to help train truck drivers and help make safety training more …

LP272 Taking Trucking to the Races with Bob Schultheiss

November 20th, 2018

15:13

Taking Trucking to the Races
with Bob Schultheiss

Bruce chats with race car driver Bob Schultheiss of RJS Motorsports who is sponsored by …

Featured Truck of the Week-Jack Logan Peterbilt

November 16th, 2018

1:53

Featured Truck of the Week
Jack Logan Peterbilt

The Featured Truck of the Week is Jack Logan’s Black Peterbilt. This amazing truck has been …

LP271 Transport for Christ with Len Reimer

November 15th, 2018

13:23

Transport for Christ with Len Reimer

Bruce chats with Len Reimer about his life as a Lead Chaplain and how they help drivers with issues, prayer, and comfort while on the road. You see these truck churches at truck …

Working for a company like Rosedale Transport

November 14th, 2018

15:34

LP270 Hauling for Movie Industry with Jack Logan

November 13th, 2018

12:31

Hauling for Movie Industry with Jack Logan

We take a look at transportation in the movie industry with industry veteran Jack Logan who is a …

Professional Training is the Key to a Successful Career

November 12th, 2018

9:04

Professional Training is the
Key to a Successful Career

Finding a career you like can be a like long pursuit and then being trained accordingly can …

Dressing it up for Trucking for a Cure with Jim Park

November 11th, 2018

3:46

Featured Truck of the Week-Trucking for a Cure Peterbilt

November 9th, 2018

1:37

Featured Truck of the Week
Trucking for a Cure Peterbilt

Our truck of the week is Highland’s Trucking for a Cure Peterbilt driven and sponsored by Cervus Equipment. The team at Cervus Equipment came is second at the …

LP269 How Employers are Testing Workplace Impairment?

November 8th, 2018

18:32

How Employers are Testing
Workplace Impairment?

Bruce chats with Corey Adler of Workplace Impairment Solutions about how companies will be testing …

A look at DriverCheck

November 7th, 2018

22:03

LP268 Evaluating Mental Health for Truck Drivers

November 6th, 2018

25:57

Evaluating Mental Health for Truck Drivers

Bruce chats with John Brown of DriveAble about their new program ExceleRATE and how it help drivers and management determine mental health in the workplace. Find out how this …

What would you like to see on the podcast?

November 5th, 2018

2:40

What would you like to see on the podcast?

This month’s topic is about what you would like to see on the podcast for 2019. We will also be having a …

Featured Truck of the Week-Luckhart Transport

November 2nd, 2018

1:26

Featured Truck of the Week-Luckhart Transport

The Featured Truck of the Week is Luckhart Transport. Haley of Luckhart Transport came in number one Lead Truck for the Woodstock Convoy for Trucking for a Cure raising …

Topic of the Month Winner-September 2018

November 1st, 2018

1:06

Topic of the Month Winners-September 2018

Our Topic of the Month was what are companies doing to appreciate drivers?

Thanks to Bob Schultheiss for …

LP267 Are You Impaired with Connor Page

November 1st, 2018

19:52

Are You Impaired with Connor Page

Bruce talks about the changes to impairment now that Cannabis is legal in Canada. Connor page recently presented about impairment changes in the transportation industry and Bruce …

LP266 Be Thankful for Truck Drivers

October 30th, 2018

15:15

Be Thankful for Truck Drivers

Bruce talks about the importance of truck drivers in the logistics chain and why we need to be thankful for the work …

The Featured Truck of the Week is Contran’s Red International

October 26th, 2018

1:37

The Featured Truck of the Week is
Contran’s Red International

The Featured Truck of the Week is Contran’s Red International which was the fourth Lead Truck at the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics in 2018. The goal of …

LP265 Highway Hero John Weston

October 25th, 2018

13:11

Highway Hero John Weston

Bruce chats with Highway Angel John Weston of Challenger Motor Freight about his recent award from the Truck Carriers Association when John comforted a motorist in their last moments of life. …

Chrome Supply Warehouse Offers Custom Chrome Options for Trucks

October 24th, 2018

1:00

Chrome Supply Warehouse Offers
Custom Chrome Options for Trucks

Chrome Supply Warehouse partners with a variety of partners to offer unique and custom supplies for drivers making their trucks unique works of art. …

LP264 How Drug Testing Works for Truck Drivers

October 23rd, 2018

40:50

How Drug Testing Works for Drivers

Bruce interviews DriverCheck’s Jeremy Thiel about how the drug testing process works for truck drivers. The two …

The Featured Truck of the Week is Drumbo Transport’s blue Kenworth

October 19th, 2018

1:07

The Featured Truck of the Week
is Drumbo Transport’s Blue Kenworth

The Featured Truck of the Week is Drumbo Transport’s blue Kenworth driven by Duck. Duck was the third Lead Truck at the Truck Convoy for Special …

LP263 DriverCheck Interviews the host of The Lead Pedal Podcast

October 18th, 2018

42:13

DriverCheck Interviews the host of
The Lead Pedal Podcast

Kristen Gouveia of DriverCheck interviews host Bruce Outridge in this episode. DriverCheck interviews different people in the industry about their careers and …

Fleet-Tax Services is a One Stop Shop for Compliance

October 17th, 2018

1:10

Fleet-Tax Services is a One Stop Shop
for Compliance


Fleet-Tax Services offers a variety of compliance solutions from drug and alcohol collection …

LP262 How Effective is the Technology You’re Using as a Truck Driver

October 16th, 2018

13:25

How Effective is the Technology
You’re Using as a Truck Driver

Bruce evaluates some of the technology drivers are using to trip plan such as funding …

Fluke Transport Helps Owner Operators Start Their Businesses

October 15th, 2018

13:45

Fluke Transport Helps Owner Operators
Start Their Businesses

Fluke Transport has a variety of positions for drivers and owner operators out of their Hamilton Ontario location. Fluke takes the process one step further …

The Featured Truck of the Week is AMJ Campbell’s Blue Kenworth Cabover

October 12th, 2018

2:05

The Featured Truck of the Week is AMJ Campbell’s Blue Kenworth Cabover

The Featured Truck of the Week is AMJ Campbell’s Blue Kenworth Cabover driven by Kent. Kent was the second Lead Truck at the Truck Convoy for …

LP261 Bridging the Barriers with Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada

October 11th, 2018

19:13

Bridging the Barriers with
Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada

Bruce chats with Shelley Uvanile-Hesch and Kimberly Biback of the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada about their upcoming event in October called …

Rosedale Transport has a Seamless Terminal Network

October 10th, 2018

15:33

Rosedale Transport has a
Seamless Terminal Network

Rosedale Transport has one of the best terminal networks in the Country. With a web of terminals from Toronto Ontario to Vancouver BC to Dalton Georgia Rosedale Group …

LP260 What Insurance Companies Look for in Truck Drivers

October 9th, 2018

25:57

What Insurance Companies
Look for in Truck Drivers

Bruce offers a review of a recent ISBMEE seminar which took a look at how insurance companies are looking at drivers and the type of information they want and what …

Ontario Truck Driving School Offers Corporate Training to Carriers

October 8th, 2018

9:38

Ontario Truck Driving School Offers
Corporate Training to Carriers

Ontario Truck Driving School offers corporate training to carriers and companies …

The Featured Truck of the Week is the Verbruggen Kenworth

October 5th, 2018

5:19

The Featured Truck of the Week
is the Verbruggen Kenworth

The Featured Truck of the Week is the Verbruggen Kenworth which was the Lead Truck at the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics. The goal of the featured truck is …

LP259 Trucking for a Cure Highlights 2018 Woodstock Convoy

October 4th, 2018

21:35

Trucking for a Cure Highlights
2018 Woodstock Convoy

This episode has highlights from the 2018 Trucking for a Cure Woodstock Convoy that happened on September 22, 2018. Over $70,000 was raised to help drive out cancer. …

LP258 Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Highlights 2018

October 2nd, 2018

48:33

Truck Convoy for Special Olympics
Highlights 2018

This episode highlights the Truck Convoy for Special Olympic event September 2018 that raised over $75,000 to help the Special Olympics organization. Bruce chats with …

How would you educate the public on driving safely around big trucks?

October 1st, 2018

3:09

How would you educate the public
on driving safely around big trucks?

Topic of the Month Contest

Each month we throw out a topic for discussion and …

Featured Truck - 12 Gauge’s Purple Fendered Peterbilt

September 28th, 2018

4:23

Featured Truck - 12 Gauge’s
Purple Fendered Peterbilt

Bruce takes a look a tour of one of 12 Gauges custom trucks at the Great Canadian Truck Show. This is one sweet ride so make sure you also check out the video on …

LP257 A Look at the Great Canadian Truck Show

September 27th, 2018

24:44

A Look at the Great Canadian Truck Show

Bruce takes a look at the second annual Great Canadian Truck Show in Flamborough Ontario with custom trucks by 12 Gauge Customs and the Fleet of Joseph Transport among others. …

Drivers are important at Chrome Supply Warehouse

September 26th, 2018

21:51

Drivers are important at
Chrome Supply Warehouse

Owner Brett Akey talks about why drivers are important to the team at Chrome Supply Warehouse and why they have focused their store to show that to drivers. You can …

LP256 Volvo Ontario Tour Highlights

September 25th, 2018

34:01

Volvo Ontario Tour Highlights

This episode offers highlights of the Volvo Ontario Tour which stopped off in Belleville Ontario showing off some of …

Featured Truck- Cabover Kenworth

September 21st, 2018

2:02

Featured Truck- Cabover Kenworth

The Featured Truck of the Week is this cabover Kenworth. The goal of the featured truck is to showcase the many …

LP255 Driver Appreciation Starts Before You Get Hired

September 20th, 2018

28:16

Driver Appreciation Starts Before You Get Hired

Bruce talks about the importance of driver appreciation right from the start. He discussed the Bus and Dump method used by some carriers and how drivers can protect …

A look at Fluke Transport's History with Kevin Hagen

September 19th, 2018

9:59

A look at Fluke Transport's History
with Kevin Hagen

Bruce chats with General Manager Kevin Hagen of Fluke Transport and the company's rich history. …

LP254 Road Safety Around the World Rod Hannifey

September 18th, 2018

30:29

Road Safety Around the World Rod Hannifey

Bruce chats with veteran Australian driver Rod Hannifey who stopped in Toronto on his way through with a World tour discussing trucking and road safety from Australia to …

OTDS Driver Funding Options with Gus Rahim

September 17th, 2018

10:00

OTDS Driver Funding Options with Gus Rahim

Bruce chats with Gus Rahim of Ontario Truck Driving School about funding options for those looking to …

Featured Truck of the Week is this B-64 Mack

September 14th, 2018

1:58

Featured Truck of the Week is this B-64 Mack

The Featured Truck of the Week is a B-64 Mack. The goal of the featured truck is to showcase the many …

LP253 Hauling Cars with David Brown

September 13th, 2018

45:55

Hauling Cars with David Brown

Bruce chats with veteran driver and recruiter David Brown of CCT Autotrans about what it takes to be a professional …

Keep compliant with Fleet-Tax Services

September 12th, 2018

6:57

Sponsor Highlight-Fleet Tax Services

Fleet-Tax Services offers compliance services including drug and alcohol collection for drivers and carriers. …

Merger information on Road Today Magazine and Newcom Media with Manan Gupta

September 11th, 2018

17:53

Merger information on Road Today Magazine and Newcom Media with Manan Gupta

Bruce chats with Manan Gupta about the recent partnership with Newcom Media and what that means for the South Asian Community and the future …

Bruce picks the Topic of the Month Winner for August

September 10th, 2018

4:04

Bruce picks the Topic of the
Month Winner for August

Bruce and Kristen Gouveia of DriverCheck draw the winner for the August Topic of the Month Contest.

Each month we throw out a topic for discussion and those …

Fitness for Duty Summit with Jeremy Thiel

September 10th, 2018

8:08

Fitness for Duty Summit with Jeremy Thiel

Bruce chats with Jeremy Thiel of DriverCheck about their upcoming Fitness for Duty Summit Event happening on October 3rd, and 4th in Milton Ontario Canada. The event will focus …

Featured Truck - Black Peterbilt by AJ Enterprises

September 7th, 2018

4:25

Featured Truck
Black Peterbilt by AJ Enterprises

The Featured Truck of the Week is this black Peterbilt. The goal of the featured truck is to …

LP251 Growing Your Career with Daniel Murray

September 6th, 2018

25:14

Growing Your Career with Daniel Murray

Bruce chats with young driver Daniel Murray about his career to date in transportation. Murray has been a driver for about six years and is now looking at becoming an owner …

Sponsor Highlight-Rosedale Transport

September 5th, 2018

15:37

Vary your employment options with a large network of transport locations.

When entering the transportation industry you may not know exactly what you want to do. Do you want to drive around the city doing deliveries, …

LP250 Driver Pride with Brett Akey

September 4th, 2018

21:33

Driver Pride with Brett Akey

Bruce chats with industry veteran and friend Brett Akey about pride in the industry and how both are using their …

Topic of the Month- What are you seeing for driver appreciation week?

September 3rd, 2018

3:42

Topic of the Month
What are you seeing for
driver appreciation week?

September is driver appreciation weeks across North America. Our Topic of the Month is what are companies doing to appreciate drivers/ Leave us a …

Featured Truck 1978 Cabover Freightliner

August 31st, 2018

2:01

Featured Truck 1978 Cabover Freightliner

The Featured Truck of the Week is 1978 Cabover Freightliner. The goal of the featured truck is to showcase …

LP249 Maintenance Tips with Ed Maltby

August 30th, 2018

19:27

Maintenance Tips with Ed Maltby

Bruce chats with Rosedale’s maintenance manager Ed Maltby about maintenance tips for drivers and owner operators and information on how to save money on parts and service. The interview …

Do you fit this company’s profile for the perfect job?

August 29th, 2018

1:16

Do you fit this company’s profile
for the perfect job?

Are you looking for a position in the transportation industry? Let me ask you if you fit this profile?

Are you well organized with good customer service and …

LP248 Life after 44 years of trucking with driver Pat Schick

August 28th, 2018

16:08

Life after 44 years of trucking with
driver Pat Schick

Bruce talks with retired driver Pat after 44 years of driving about the industry and where the industry has lost some of its magic. Pat recently retired and says …

The Featured Truck of the Week is a Ford F6

August 24th, 2018

1:25

The Featured Truck of the Week is a Ford F6.

The goal of the featured truck is to showcase the many cool rides out there on the road and to show off …

LP247 A love for trucking with Derek Staples

August 23rd, 2018

17:58

A love for trucking with Derek Staples

Derek Staples has never driven a truck but has a passion for the industry and has been involved in the …

Have your coffee where you are respected as a true professional driver

August 22nd, 2018

10:43

Have your coffee where you are respected
as a true professional driver

Have you ever sat at a truck stop between people that don’t believe in their professionalism, or an unclean environment then you will appreciate a …

LP246 A look at being a dispatcher with Ryan Ward

August 21st, 2018

17:29

A look at being a dispatcher with Ryan Ward

Bruce chats with Ryan Ward of Rosedale Transport about what life is like as a dispatcher in a company with a large terminal network. Find out who is the right type of person …

Featured Truck day cab Peterbilt

August 17th, 2018

1:39

The Featured Truck of the Week is
B&L Farm Service.

The goal of the featured truck is to showcase the many cool rides out there on the road and …

LP245 Polishing Tips with Stephane Gauthier

August 16th, 2018

18:54

Polishing Tips with Stephane Gauthier

In this episode Bruce chats polishing expert Stephane Gauthier about what techniques and products work best …

Could your response time be caused by sleep apnea?

August 15th, 2018

2:42

Could your response time be caused
by sleep apnea?

There have been major studies about sleep apnea and DriverCheck has been a leader in that area. …

Create your own fleet administration team with Fleet-Tax Services

August 15th, 2018

7:09

Create your own fleet administration
team with Fleet-Tax Services

When you operate your own trucking company whether one truck or a small fleet you will need administration support. What is administration support? You …

LP244 Drivers get appreciated at Chrome Supply Warehouse event

August 14th, 2018

16:08

Drivers get appreciated at
Chrome Supply Warehouse Event

The Lead Pedal Podcast was onsite as Chrome Supply Warehouse celebrated drivers and customers while showcasing the opening of their new chrome shop in Belleville …

Featured Truck-1979 Peterbilt

August 10th, 2018

1:39

Featured Truck-1979 Peterbilt

The Featured Truck of the Week is 1979 Peterbilt by Jay Henry. The goal of the featured truck is to showcase the many …

LP243 Showcasing the 519 Loud N Proud Truck Show

August 9th, 2018

18:35

Showcasing the 519 Loud N Proud Truck Show

The 519 Loud N Proud Truck Show held their second annual truck show in July and Bruce took a walk around …

Vary your employment options with a large network of transport locations.

August 8th, 2018

16:05

Vary your employment options with a
large network of transport locations.

When entering the transportation industry you may not know exactly what you want to do. Do you want to drive around the city doing deliveries, …

LP242 A look at the 9th Annual Clifford Truck Show

August 7th, 2018

16:52

A look at the 9th Annual Clifford Truck Show

Bruce gives us a tour of the Clifford Truck Show and chats with various people at the show such as artist Flatbed Red, drivers Louis and Votts, and Joanne Mackenzie from …

Topic of the Month Winner for July is announced

August 6th, 2018

3:39

Bruce announces the Topic of the
Month winner for July Contest


What is your favourite piece of chrome for trucks? Do you like visors, bumpers, …

The Featured Truck of the Week is a custom cool Kenworth

August 3rd, 2018

1:34

Featured Truck of the Week-Precision Inc.

The Featured Truck of the Week is a custom cool Kenworth by Precision Inc. . The goal of the featured …

LP241 Using new programs with old values to onboard drivers with Leanne Quail

August 2nd, 2018

35:44

Using new programs with old values to onboard drivers with Leanne Quail

Leanne Quail has found a unique way to bring drivers onto her fleet and use …

Sponsor Highlight- Ontario Truck Driving School

August 1st, 2018

8:26

Sponsor Highlight-Ontario Truck Driving School

Ontario Truck Driving School was formed in 1978 beginning with training for personal vehicles. Since …

LP240 Setting up your own operating authority with Vickie deVos

July 31st, 2018

20:28

Setting up your own operating authority
with Vickie deVos

Bruce chats with Vickie deVos of Fleet-Tax Services about the requirements for truck drivers that want to set up their own operating authorities as independent …

Do you feel trucking is still fun?

July 30th, 2018

2:28

Topic of the Month Contest-August 2018

Do you feel trucking is still fun? What do we need to do to bring the fun back into it?

Each month we throw out a topic for discussion and those interested in commenting will have …

LP239 A Career as a City Driver with Fred Myles

July 26th, 2018

23:45

A Career as a City Driver with Fred Myles

Bruce talks with Rosedale Transport’s Director of Operations Fred Myles about what type of driver is best suited to working in the city as a professional truck driver. Find out …

Bruce draws the winner for the Topic of the Month Contest for June 2018

July 25th, 2018

4:00

Bruce Announces the Winner of the
Topic of the Month Contest for June 2018

 

Bruce announces the Topic of the Month Contest for June 2018. Jim Murray was announced as the winner for the June contest. Make sure you tune …

LP238 Interviewing athletes from the Special Olympics

July 24th, 2018

28:54

Interviewing Athletes from
the Special Olympics

Bruce chats with athletes from the Special Olympics about their sports and how the truck convoys …

The Link between Trucking for a Cure and the Canadian Cancer Foundation

July 23rd, 2018

1:29

The Link between Trucking for a Cure
and the Canadian Cancer Foundation

This quick spot showcases the importance of cause like Trucking for a Cure as they help in the fight against breast cancer. You can learn more …

LP237 The Benefits of Being a Linehaul Driver with Kevin Hannah

July 19th, 2018

17:18

The Benefits of Being a Linehaul Driver
with Kevin Hannah

Bruce chats with Kevin Hannah the Manager of Linehaul Dispatch for Rosedale Transport …

Improve your operation with full compliance solutions with Fleet-Tax Services

July 18th, 2018

1:08

Improve your operation with full compliance solutions with Fleet-tax Services

When you are starting your journey as a new owner operator with your …

LP236 On The Road with the Hillbilly Express’s Joseph Graham

July 17th, 2018

47:03

On The Road with the Hillbilly Express

Joseph Graham

Bruce chats with Joseph Graham about his career as a professional truck driver and his passion …

Ontario Truck Driving School offers funding options to get your training started

July 16th, 2018

1:16

Ontario Truck Driving School offers funding options to get your training started.

Truck training courses are expensive and need to be looked at as …

LP235 Going from Truck Driver to Recruiter with Sara Stansfield

July 12th, 2018

28:30

Going from Truck Driver to Recruiter
with Sara Stansfield

Bruce chats with Recruiter Sara Stansfield about her career and how she transferred from truck driver to her latest position as a driver recruiter. Sara talks …

Be home every night with Fluke Transport

July 11th, 2018

1:16

Be home every night with Fluke Transport

Many drivers think that getting into the trucking industry means you have to be gone over long periods of time, but that is far from the truth. Fluke Transport is looking for …

LP234 Understanding Fuel Tax for truck drivers with Vickie deVos

July 10th, 2018

21:00

Understanding Fuel Tax for truck drivers
with Vickie deVos

Bruce chats with Vickie deVos about how fuel tax works for truck drivers and owner operators and why you need to pay attention to where you buy fuel. Fuel tax …

The power of a strong terminal network with Rosedale's Rolly Uloth

July 9th, 2018

14:32

The power of a strong terminal
network with Rosedale's Rolly Uloth

Are you looking for career longevity, then you need a company that knows how to …

Take a break and inspire your professionalism at the same time with Chrome Supply Warehouse

July 6th, 2018

20:13

Take a break and inspire your
professionalism at the same time
with Chrome Supply Warehouse

Many warehouses are design to store product or allow you to purchase products and get on your way, but in Belleville Ontario …

LP233 Creating the Woodstock Truck Show with Scott Verbruggen

July 5th, 2018

22:14

Creating the Woodstock Truck Show
with Scott Verbruggen

Bruce chats with Scott Verbruggen about why he created the Woodstock Truck Show that has now grown into a passionate show helping some great causes. The show …

Cannibus is all over the news, but how does it affect you as a driver?

July 4th, 2018

1:03

Cannibus is all over the news, but how does it affect you as a driver?

Many companies are trying to keep up with the changes with alcohol and drug …

LP232 Improve your health as a truck driver with Dr. Nadine Plummer

July 3rd, 2018

32:46

Improve your health as a truck driver
with Dr. Nadine Plummer

Dr. Nadine Plummer joins Bruce in the studio to talk about how truck driver’s can …

Topic of the Month for July 2018 is What’s Your Favourite Piece of Chrome for Trucks?

July 2nd, 2018

3:49

Topic of the Month for July 2018 is
What’s Your Favourite Piece of Chrome for Trucks?

What is your favourite piece of chrome for trucks? Do you like …

LP231 Why you should attend truck shows with a purpose with Chris Harris

June 28th, 2018

9:35

Why you should attend truck shows
with a purpose with Chris Harris

Bruce chats with Safety Dawg’s Chris Harris about the importance of attending …

LP230 A Look at Truck World from Toronto Canada

June 26th, 2018

41:36

A Look at Truck World from Toronto Canada

Host Bruce Outridge chats with people at Truck World about the show and some of the people involved. He …

LP229 Learn how you can help the Special Olympics fulfill athlete’s dreams

June 21st, 2018

40:59

Learn how you can help the
Special Olympics fulfill athlete’s dreams

Bruce talks with members of the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics about why …

LP228 Why keeping your truck clean can improve your trucking career

June 19th, 2018

15:00

 

Why keeping your truck clean can
improve your trucking career

Pride in your ride is one of the most important steps in moving your career forward as a professional truck driver. Passion for your equipment and the …

LP227 Learn Why Trucking for a Cure’s Pink Tour is Fighting Cancer of All Kinds

June 14th, 2018

13:06

Learn Why Trucking for a Cure’s Pink Tour
is Fighting Cancer of All Kinds

Trucking for a Cure has begun their Pink Tour raising awareness and funds in support the Canadian Cancer Society. The tour starts each year in …

LP226 The Importance of a Truck Inspection with Mike Kroetsch

June 12th, 2018

41:18

The Importance of a Truck Inspection
with Mike Kroetsch

Bruce chats with safety expert Mike Kroetsch about the importance of truck inspections and why drivers need to improve their inspection process to get through …

LP225 How truck drivers get log book violations after submitting their log books to the company

June 7th, 2018

21:39

How truck drivers get log book violations after submitting their log books to the company

Bruce chats with the team at Fleet-Tax Services about what …

LP224 Getting Through the Truck Inspection Station as a Professional Driver

June 5th, 2018

16:42

Getting Through the Truck
Inspection Station as a Professional Driver

Truck inspection stations will be open across the Country from June 5-7th and is an annual event. To get through with a clean inspection can mean …

Topic of the Month Contest; What's Your Inspection Tips?

June 3rd, 2018

3:28

Topic of the Month for June 2018 is
What’s Your Favourite Inspection Tip for Trucks?

What is the best inspection tip to keep your truck safe? Do you have a good tip for circle checks, inspection process or more? Leave …

Behind the Wheel with Danny Thompson

May 31st, 2018

4:18

Behind the Wheel with Danny Thompson

Bruce chats with Danny Thompson who unveiled a new song that he wrote for the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada called Behind the Wheel. The two also chat about Danny’s new …

LP223 Women’s Trucking Federation has a new look for 2018

May 29th, 2018

15:20

Women’s Trucking Federation has a new look for 2018

Bruce chats with members of the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada Shelley Uvanile-Hesch and …

Fighting Cancer 1 Truck at a Time with Trucking for a Cure

May 24th, 2018

2:51

Fighting Cancer 1 Truck at a Time with Trucking for a Cure

In this episode Bruce talks about Trucking for a Cure and their mission to drive out cancer one truck at a time. Find out when the convoys are for 2018 and how …

LP222 A Solid Career in Trucking with Leonard Magill

May 22nd, 2018

36:48

A Solid Career in Trucking with Leonard Magill

Bruce chats with veteran truck driver Leonard Magill about his career in transportation and the …

Getting Healthy with Healthy Fleet

May 17th, 2018

6:26

Getting Healthy with Healthy Fleet

In this bonus episode Bruce chats with Glenn Caldwell of Nal Insurance about their health program for truck drivers and their new health app. The two are also joined by Kimberly …

LP221 A Quick Look at New Regulations from the HFSC

May 15th, 2018

24:47

A Quick Look at New Regulations from the HFSC

In this episode Bruce highlights some of the regulatory updates from the recent Hamilton Niagara Fleet …

Be the Lead Truck with the Special Olympics

May 10th, 2018

3:23

LP220 How to Become a Driver Mentor with Mike Kroetch

May 8th, 2018

38:35

How to Become a Driver Mentor with Mike Kroetch

Bruce chats with Mike Kroetch of Transportation Safety and Compliance about how drivers can take their careers to the next level by becoming a driver trainer or mentor. …

Topic of the Month for May 2018

May 3rd, 2018

1:52

Topic of the Month for May 2018 is
What’s Your Favourite Cleaning Tip for Trucks?

What is the best cleaning tip to get tour truck into show form? With outdoor shows coming up over the next few months everyone wants to …

LP219 A Look at the TTSAO Hiring Event with Guy Broderick

May 1st, 2018

34:47

A Look at the TTSAO Hiring Event with Guy Broderick

The TTSAO (Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario) is holding their first hiring event …

LP218 A Look at GO99 with Devlin Fenton

April 24th, 2018

37:25

A Look at GO99 with Devlin Fenton

Bruce interviews Devlin Fenton of GO99 about their new application that helps owner operators find freight and create relationships directly with the shippers. GO99 is a combination of …

Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada Unveils New Truck

April 19th, 2018

14:34

The Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada unveiled a new truck at the end March with new graphics and all kinds of unique goodies. The truck …

LP217 Trucking and Fake News

April 17th, 2018

21:41

Trucking and Fake News

In this episode Bruce talks about fake news and how to manage all the information being shared on social media. What should …

Trucking for a Cure starts Pinky Tour at Truck World

April 12th, 2018

3:02

Trucking for a Cure starts
Pinky Tour at Truck World

In this episode Bruce talks about Trucking for a Cure and the launch of their Pinky Tour which starts at Truck World in April. Learn more about Trucking for a Cure …

LP216 The Future of Trucking

April 10th, 2018

43:15

The Future of Trucking

Safety Dawg joins Bruce again to talk about the future of the industry and what the fate of the industry will hold with all …

What’s Your Favourite Part of a Truck Show?

April 5th, 2018

2:10

Topic of the Month for April 2018 is
What’s Your Favourite Part of a Truck Show?

What is your favourite part of a truck show? Is it the show and shine, the recruiting pavilion, or some other part of the show? Leave us …

LP215 Attracting Young People to Trucking

April 3rd, 2018

39:07

Attracting Young People to Trucking

In this episode Bruce and Safety Dawg’s Chris Harris talk about what will attract young people to the industry and what type of career they can look forward to with all the talk of …

LP214 When Your Freight Becomes People

March 27th, 2018

10:43

Bruce talks about how he went from hauling chemicals for a private carrier to supervising the fleet and some of the challenges and valuable lessons …

T-Shirt Design for Special Olympics 2018

March 22nd, 2018

7:01

Truck Convoy for Special Olympics
Announces 2018 T-Shirt Design

The Truck Convoy for Special Olympics has announced their 2018 t-shirt designs. The designs for 2018 feature text and image of an athlete and the 50 year …

LP213 Getting on the highway from a city driver.

March 20th, 2018

11:45

In the fourth part of Bruce’s career he talks about how he went from being a city driver to getting out on the highway. He talks about how he began working with highway carriers and agencies after he was laid off from …

Topic of the Month Winner-Vince Sturge

March 15th, 2018

1:32

February Topic of the Month Winner
Vince Sturge

Vince Sturge is the winner of the February Topic of the Month Contest. congrats to Vince and make sure you enter our March Topic of the Month. Congrats Vince!

Here is the …

LP212 Transferring From Furniture to Freight

March 13th, 2018

11:47

In this episode talks about how he transferred to freight after his owner operator experience came to an end. He talks about breaking into the freight side of the industry and some of the challenges with carriers and …

Trucking with Family-What You Need to Know!

March 8th, 2018

6:13

Trucking with Family-What You Need to Know!

Protect yourself if trucking with family this March Break!

In this episode Bruce talks about what you need to know before taking family members on the road with you. With …

What would you change the name of truck driver to if you had the chance?

March 7th, 2018

3:30

Topic of the Month-March 2018

What would you change the name of truck driver to if you had the chance?

BONUS EPISODE

That is the question for our …

LP211 The Importance of Educating Yourself as an Owner Operator

March 6th, 2018

18:06

 

Bruce talks about his first experience as an owner operator and some of the important things he learned from that time and some of the funny things that happened to him at that time. Certain lessons were learned …

LP210 Stepping up to a Career in Trucking

February 27th, 2018

18:35

In this episode Bruce talks about how his career started in trucking back in the 80s with the moving industry and what attracted him to that part of the industry. He shares some stories from those days and some of the …

LP209 Getting Leased on as an Owner Operator

February 20th, 2018

23:49

Bruce chats with Challenger Motor Freight’s Chris Sacred about what it takes to get signed on as an owner operator with carriers in the trucking industry and what carriers want to see from those going into business on …

Topic of the Month Contest for February 2018-CB Handles

February 14th, 2018

7:06

Our topic of the month for February is CB handles. What was your CB handle. Let us know what your handle was and you will be entered into a draw to …

LP208 Being a Successful Owner Operator with Mike Hahn

February 13th, 2018

43:03

Bruce chats with Recruiter Mike Hahn about what it takes to be a successful owner operator and what carriers are looking for when signing on an …

LP207 Trucking in Barbados-Regulated or Not?

February 6th, 2018

16:52

In this episode Bruce talks about Trucking in Barbados and what he’s noticed looking into the industry on this small island. Does the lack of …

LP206 Setting up as an Independent Trucker with Vickie DeVos

January 31st, 2018

40:53

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 …

LP205 C.V.O.R. vs Safe Stat, how do they compare?

January 30th, 2018

29:11

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 …

LP204 Award winning driver Mike Lotakow talks driver professionalism

January 24th, 2018

22:35

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 …

LP203 Assessing the Owner Operator C.V.O.R with Safety Dawg

January 23rd, 2018

37:40

Safety Dawg joins Bruce in the studio for part three of the C.V.O.R. Series this time assessing how a C.V.O.R. affects the record of an owner …

LP202 Talking CDLs with The Talk CDL Podcast

January 17th, 2018

52:26

In this episode Bruce chats with the gang over at Talk CDL about podcasts, trucking, and how the podcasts started. Hosts Troy Austin and Johnny Acid talk about trucking in Canada and the United States and why podcasts …

LP201 How does your C.V.O.R affect you as a driver?

January 16th, 2018

42:25

In this episode Safety Dawg Chris Harris joins Bruce to talk about how the Commercial Vehicle Operator Record affects drivers and their careers. The two offer information to keep a C.V.O.R. In good condition and how it …

LP200 The Best of the Last 200 Lead Pedal Podcast Shows

January 10th, 2018

25:07

As The Lead Pedal Podcast celebrates reaching their 200th show Bruce recaps some of his favourite interviews and why they were his favourites. He talks about the music included in the show and the ups and downs of …

LP199 CVOR Basics with Safety Dawg

January 9th, 2018

43:05

In this episode Bruce introduces his new guest host Chris Harris also known as Safety Dawg as the two talk about guest hosting and understanding the basics of the Commercial Vehicle Operators Registration and why its …

LP198 Have pride in your ride with driver Vince Sturge

January 3rd, 2018

30:23

Bruce interviews driver Vince Sturge who hauls aggregate products within Ontario Canada. Vince is a veteran driver and talks about the importance of …

LP197 What’s new for The Lead Pedal Podcast in 2018

January 2nd, 2018

17:07

In this episode Bruce talks about some of the new features starting on the podcast this year and some of the specials for drivers. The podcast has new features such as guest hosts, a new Professional Driver Program, …

LP196 Purchasing Trucks with Amrit Aujla

December 26th, 2017

29:44

In this episode Bruce talks with Amrit Aujla of RNT Truck about their new used truck division and what owner operators should look for when buying …

LP195 Becoming Safety Person of the Year with Sheila Land

December 19th, 2017

19:32

This episode showcases an interview with Sheila Land whom was awarded Safety Person of the Year Award through the Fleet Safety Council by Bruce after her award ceremony. The two chat about Sheila’s career and why she …

LP194 Assessing the Data with Fleetmetrica

December 12th, 2017

30:31

Bruce chats with Ward Warkentin of Fleetmetrica and George Skotidas of Premier Family Farms about using data from Electronic Logging Devices and …

LP193 A Passion for Trucking with Gord Magill

December 5th, 2017

48:29

In this episode Bruce chats with veteran driver Gord Magill who has driven trucks his whole life. He has driven the ice roads of the North and the …

LP192 The Passion behind Trucking for a Cure

November 28th, 2017

28:13

In this episode Bruce interviews people participating in Trucking for a Cure convoy event in Woodstock Ontario on their involvement in the event. …

LP191 Learn about Factoring with Christian Hernandez

November 21st, 2017

43:12

If you are an owner operator or small business owner then this episode will be of special interest to you. In this episode Bruce chats with Christian Hernandez about factoring and how it can help small business owners …

LP190 The Drivers Behind the Special Olympics

November 14th, 2017

36:28

In this episode Bruce interviews drivers and athletes from the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics. While attending the convoy Bruce interviewed various people attending the convoy including lead truck “Duckster”, Ron …

LP189 Shelley Uvanile-Hesch shows women path to success in transportation

November 7th, 2017

1:01:56

Industry veteran Shelley Uvanile-Hesch shares a message of success for women thinking about entering the transportation industry or already pursuing a career as a driver. This episode is an outtake from a recent Smart …

LP188 Making correct decisions as a professional truck driver

October 31st, 2017

17:04

Bruce talks about the importance of making good decisions as a professional truck driver and how a person looking for a job made a decision that may have tainted his career for the future.
He uses a news report as the …

LP187 It’s time to stand together as a trucking community

October 24th, 2017

31:49

Bruce reviews some of the incidents that happened over the summer and why it’s important to stand together as an industry to remove discrimination …

LP186 A look at the YLG with Matt Richardson-YLG-Part 2

October 17th, 2017

31:50

This episode is part two as we continue to look at the Young Leaders Group and how they are promoting the trucking industry to the youth of today. Bruce and Matt talk about what can be done in the industry and how they …

LP185 Getting involved in trucking as a young person-YLG Part 1

October 10th, 2017

17:06

In this episode Bruce chats with Matt Richardson and Joanna Mendonca on why they got involved in the industry as young people and the opportunities …

LP184 The importance of a carrier culture

October 3rd, 2017

17:52

Bruce talks about the importance have a good company culture an as driver what you should look for in a carrier when looking for a job. How …

LP183 Al Holbrook with a solid career in concrete

September 26th, 2017

29:47

Bruce chats with safety manager Al Holbrook of Canada Building Materials (CBM) and what it takes to have a great career driving concrete trucks. …

LP182 Organizing the Nation with G.Ray Gomph

September 19th, 2017

57:25

Bruce chats with industry veteran G. Ray Gomph who is trying to organize a recognized organization to represent owner operators, drivers, and small business owners in the trucking industry. The two talk about what that …

LP181 A Load for Life

September 12th, 2017

16:54

Bruce talks about the importance of knowing your loads and options for when your business gets to the point that you are scrambling to stay alive. Bruce talks about the driver that took a load to make money for his …

LP180 A chat with Tammy Blackwell on Convoy for Special Olympics

September 5th, 2017

33:55

In this episode Bruce chats with Special Olympic organizer Tammy Blackwell and what’s new with the convoy that helps raise money for special needs athletes. The convoy has two locations each and has been a leader in …

LP179 Trip Planning for Holiday Weekends

August 29th, 2017

23:01

Bruce discusses the challenges of being a professional driver on long weekends and how to handle the issues of traffic and days where places are closed.

The Tune of the Week is by the Killin’ Time Band with their song …

LP178 Tips for climbing that mountain in your truck

August 22nd, 2017

20:01

If you have ever smelt burning brakes going down a mountain or seen someone use an emergency ramp then you will understand the importance of this episode. Bruce offers techniques on how to handle mountain driving and …

LP177 Battling road rage during the summer months

August 15th, 2017

24:12

Bruce offers techniques on how to battle road rage during the summer months when the whole world seems to be travelling. Learn how you can keep cool …

LP176 Hauling Race Cars with Randy Peer

August 8th, 2017

25:13


Bruce chats with veteran trucker Randy Peer who hauls race cars on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Circuit. Find out what it takes to haul race cars and …

LP175 Are we becoming more dangerous on the roadways?

August 1st, 2017

23:38

In this episode Bruce talks about safety data from Government agencies showing our roadways are becoming more dangerous in spite of increased safety …

LP174 Do you have the passion of Jack Lochand of Alpine Truck Driver Training

July 25th, 2017

34:57

Bruce talks with Jack Lochand of Alpine Truck Driver Training and how the changes to training in Ontario are affecting the profession and driver training in general. The two talk about the passion required to be a …

LP173 How a company merger can affect you as a driver.

July 18th, 2017

27:12

Bruce talks about how drivers can handle changes to carriers when they get bought out, merge, or get acquired by the competition. Learn to tell the …

LP172 EOBRS, AOBRS, AOBRS -Interview with Tom Cuthbertson of Omnitracs

July 11th, 2017

34:02

Bruce talks about the upcoming mandate for the United States and eventually Canada regarding electronic logging devices and how as a driver you can use them to your advantage to help you make money. December 2017 is …

LP171 Proud to be a Canadian Truck Driver

July 4th, 2017

26:51

Happy Canada Day and Happy Independence Day to our friends in the United States. In this episode Bruce talks about why trucking may be one of the best industries to be in and offered benefits that many other jobs can't …

LP170 Be prepared and get hired!

June 27th, 2017

25:33

Bruce talks about the importance of being prepared when looking for jobs in the trucking industry. Find out why many drivers can't get hired and how they can improve their odds of success by being better prepared …

LP169 It's all about MEE with Charlie Charalambous

June 20th, 2017

41:42

The title may be a pun but the platform is very serious. Bruce talks with Charlie Charalambous from ISBMEE who have programs that help truck drivers and the industry at large find the best fit for drivers in fleets. …

LP168 Do you really know what you're doing?

June 13th, 2017

20:12

In this episode Bruce talks about the importance of not just trying to memorize processes like a vehicle inspection, but actually knowing what it is …

LP167 New Drivers Benefit from Smart Trucker Panel

June 6th, 2017

54:02

This episode has a highlight of the panel discussion from the last Smart Trucker Seminar held in April 2017 where the panel discussed how new drivers can be prepared when entering today's trucking industry. The panel …

LP166 The Benefits of Heavy Equipment Training with Ed Popkie

May 30th, 2017

57:49

Bruce chats with Ed Popkie of 5th Wheel Training Institute about the benefits of having heavy equipment and mechanics training especially if you live and work in rural areas. The two talk about how it can help any …

LP165 Fast forward your driving career with enhanced training programs

May 23rd, 2017

25:19

Bruce talks about the importance of additional training outside of just driving to fast track a driving career and open up additional driving …

LP164 Drug Check with Jeremy Thiel of DriverCheck

May 16th, 2017

43:29

Bruce chats with Jeremy Thiel of DriverCheck on how drugs are affecting the industry and the side effects of certain street drugs. The two talk about the latest threat on the street in Fentanyl and why drivers need to …

LP 163 Are you getting too social on social media?

May 9th, 2017

29:53

In this episode we discuss how using social media to complain about customers could be damaging your career or business. As a driver you may be …

LP162 Become a Brand with Paul Copcutt

May 2nd, 2017

29:10

Bruce chats with branding expert Paul Copcutt on the importance of creating a strong brand as an employee in the trucking industry. Understand why …

LP161 Become a Hotshot in the Expedite Industry

April 25th, 2017

18:10

In this episode Bruce talks about how to become an expedite driver and the benefits and downfalls of that part of the industry. Learn why this is an easy way to enter the industry and how you can become an owner …

LP160 Be a Healthy Trucker with Andrea Morley

April 18th, 2017

41:33

Bruce chats with nutritionist and health coach Andrea Morley of Healthy Trucker. The two talk about how to eat healthy on the road and how you can get inspiration through their new Healthy Fleet Challenge. Healthy …

LP159 Become a Smart Trucker with Manan Gupta

April 11th, 2017

30:37

Bruce and Manan talk about the Smart Trucker Seminar Series starting on April 11th and the changes to the program from years gone by. Find out why you want to be a part of this series and the benefits of doing so. This …

LP158 Extend the Life of Your Engine with Dave Staffen

April 4th, 2017

27:29

In this episode Bruce talks with Dave Staffen of the Engine Protector. The two discuss the benefits of using an easy bolt on product that can fit on …

LP157 Is your age your advantage in trucking?

March 28th, 2017

27:41

Bruce talks about how your age can be an advantage to getting hired with some of the best carriers in the industry. Using that aspect may be the key to cutting down the competition in your next job interview.

The Tune …

LP156 Surviving the Scales with Bud Kneller

March 21st, 2017

44:16

Bruce chats with Bud Kneller of Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions. bud is an ex-MTO Inspector that used to work at the scales on Canada's …

LP155 Attracting the Right Trucking Opportunities

March 14th, 2017

27:14

In this episode Bruce talks about having a vision for your trucking career so that when opportunities arise you will be ready for them and able to act on them. Find out why not be ready can cost you later in missed …

LP154 Lowering Taxes with Brent Ashby

March 7th, 2017

52:00

In this episode Bruce talks with Brent Ashby of RS2000 Tax Consultants on how owner operators can lower taxes, get ready at this time of year and …

LP153 Why a job on the moving industry can be the best way to enter the trucking industry.

February 28th, 2017

30:00

Bruce talks about the advantages to getting started in the furniture industry for new drivers in order to learn important lessons in customer service how to operate as a professional driver. Understanding customer …

LP152 Learn the difference between a certified school and non certified school with Chris Harris

February 21st, 2017

45:11

Bruce chats with Natmi trainer Chris Harris about the importance of certified training for those looking for training to become truck drivers. The two also talk about Chris's latest book '7 Steps To Hiring Drivers' and …

LP151 Keeping your relationships strong while on the road

February 14th, 2017

21:04


In this episode Bruce talks about the importance if paying attention to those people left at home so that your relationships remain strong over your career. His money in the bank theory is a great way to keep love in …

LP150 Investment and Insurance Tips for Professional Drivers

February 7th, 2017

40:07

Bruce chats with investment and insurance advisor Puja Gupta on the importance of asking questions when looking for a carrier on insurance to make sure you are protected while traveling on the job. Also discussed is …

LP149 What are the best drivers doing to have a successful career?

January 31st, 2017

21:19


In this episode Bruce highlights interviews with various Award winning drivers to find out what made them successful in their careers. Interviews …

LP148 The voice behind Trucker Radio-Interview with Stan Campbell

January 24th, 2017

35:58

Bruce chats with Stan Campbell the voice behind the radio show Trucker Radio. The two chat about how Stan got started in the business as a radio host and the vision behind the Trucker Radio brand. Bruce and Stan also …

LP147 What does a linehaul job entail?

January 17th, 2017

18:07

Listener Mikey1812's question was about a linehaul job and where to find it. Bruce talks about what linehaul is and how to find that particular type …

LP146 Battling the immigration struggle to Canada-Interview with Philip Gooding of Barbados

January 10th, 2017

37:33

Bruce chats with Philip Gooding a truck driver from Barbados whose is trying to get his career started in Canada as a truck driver. Philip paid for his training and has been reviewed by people in the industry with the …

LP145 Start your year off with the right goals and be successful in your career

January 3rd, 2017

19:24


In this episode Bruce talks about the importance of taking stock in your achievements for the  year by evaluating the year that just past. Learn how to set goals that will move your forward for the future.

The tune of …

LP144 Party it up! Interview with The Killin Time Band

December 27th, 2016

35:24

Bruce features another musical guest of The Lead Pedal Podcast as he chats with band leader Brad Hails of the Killin Time Band. The two chat about how the band got started and where they get their unique island sound. …

LP143 Learn How Country Star Thomas Wade Beat the Odds and Rebuilt His Career?

December 20th, 2016

57:28

Thomas Wade has been featured for a long time on The Lead Pedal Podcast. Bruce talks about his latest album and how he beat a threatening disease that almost killed his musical career. Thomas has beat the odds and is …

LP142 Find Out How Trucking and Music are Related in This Interview with the Danny Thompson Band

December 13th, 2016

35:58

Find out why the Danny Thompson Band is so connected with the trucking industry and why the song Miles and Miles has an even deeper meaning to the leader Danny Thompson. Bruce chats with band members as they talk about …

LP141 What is Trucking Like in Australia?-Interview with Get Trucked Oz

December 6th, 2016

36:00

Bruce chats with husband and wife team Shane and Colleen Blair from Shellharbour City, Australia. Find out what trucking is like "Down Under" and …

LP140 Ward off Theft This Season with these Trip Planning Tips

November 29th, 2016

29:45

Bruce offers a few tips on keeping yourself and your cargo safe during the Holiday Season as a truck driver. Trucks may be sitting for extended …

LP139 Do you have the right accountant for your trucking business? Interview with RS2000 Tax Consultants.

November 22nd, 2016

44:34

LP139 Do you have the right accountant for your trucking business? Interview with RS2000 Tax Consultants.

Bruce chats with Stan Wlodarek of RS2000 …

LP138 Be Safe this Winter with These 5 Winter Driving Tips

November 15th, 2016

27:12

In this episode Bruce talks about the importance of being professional as a driver and how to keep yourself and others safe with these five winter driving tips. He talks about the importance of communication and …

LP137-What does it take to be a passionate safety person-Interview with Nick Nicholson

November 8th, 2016

33:00


Bruce chats with award winning safety person Nick Nicholson who has a strong passion for safety. Find out what it takes to be passionate about your …

LP136-Find out why improving your truck inspections at this time of year may save your life!

November 1st, 2016

35:55

In this episode Bruce talks about the the importance of proper maintenance inspections and why they may make the difference between survival and …

LP135 Create Your Own Rules, But Know the Reason Behind Them!

October 25th, 2016

30:20

In this episode Bruce talks about the rules he created for himself during his career and why he put those rules in place. He discusses the importance …

LP134 The Science Behind the Drug Test-Interview with Vickie DeVos of Fleet-Tax Services

October 18th, 2016

42:51

In this episode Bruce chats Vickie DeVos of Fleet-Tax Services and the process of drug collection and what is involved once a driver is required to …

LP133 Change Your Mindset and Change Your Business

October 11th, 2016

22:51

In this episode Bruce discusses the importance of having the right mindset in order to be successful in business and take your business to the next …

LP132 Driver of the Year- An Interview with Randy Packham

October 4th, 2016

36:10

Bruce chats with Randy Packham who drives for the John Deere account of CPC / Huron Services Group. Randy is the Driver of the Year for 2016 and won …

LP131 Learn About The Women's Trucking Federation of Canada

September 27th, 2016

25:04

Bruce chats with Shelley Uvanile-Hesch of The Women's Trucking Federation of Canada and what the plans are for this new organization.The organization helps women in the industry learn more about the industry and how to …

LP130 Thank You Truck Drivers-Our Unsung Heroes

September 20th, 2016

26:11

Bruce talks about the importance of the truck driver and the good that they do for the country. Thank you to the truck drivers that make this country great and the profession professional in nature.Bruce talks about …

LP129 Trucking for a Cure organizer Joanne Mackenzie is interviewed

September 13th, 2016

57:00

Bruce interviews Trucking For A Cure organizer Joanne Mackenzie in this podcast episode. Learn about the convoys happening in September this year and how drivers continue to contribute to this great cause.

Learn more …

LP128 World's Largest Convoy for Special Olympics

September 6th, 2016

34:11

Bruce chats with Tammy Blackwell of The World's Largest Convoy of Special Olympics to learn more about their organization and how it gives back to the community. Learn how truck drivers step up to the plate to help …

LP127 How Will You Be Remembered?

August 30th, 2016

18:02

Bruce talks about his driver friend that passed away and how your passion as a truck driver should be rewarded and not a shameful part of your life. …

LP126 The Money is in the Work

August 23rd, 2016

23:00

Are you leaving money on the table because you are afraid of working hard? Many drivers want top pay without the work and usually leave money on the table. The Tune of the Week is by Thomas Wade.

Get the Owning Your …

LP125 Build Your Career Like the Perfect Cake

August 16th, 2016

22:24

Bruce discusses how baking a cake can be similar to building a successful driving career. He shows how having the proper ingredients for your career …

LP124 Safety Starts With the Size of Your Vehicle

August 9th, 2016

16:07

Bruce discusses how the size of your vehicle can impact safety on the road. He shows how people see a vehicle size based on cab style rather than wheelbase. The Tune of the Week is by the Road Birds.

If you want your …

LP123 3 Keys to a Successful Business

August 2nd, 2016

31:04

Bruce talks about the three keys required to have a successful business as an owner operator. He talks about changing your mindset and focusing on …

LP122 Sign on With the Perfect Carrier

July 26th, 2016

28:34

Bruce talks about how to find the perfect carrier to work with. He discusses why most new drivers are trying too hard when searching for a new job and may be missing great opportunities. The Tune of the Week is by The …

LP121 Are You Insured Properly-Interview with Linda Colgan

July 19th, 2016

42:38

Bruce chats with Linda Colgan of Bryson Insurance about what drivers and owner operators need to know about insurance to protect themselves should …

LP120 Why You Need to Work With a Reputable Carrier

July 12th, 2016

31:04

Bruce discusses why it is important for new drivers to work with reputable carriers to avoid tragic problems on the road. Learn the questions you need to know from the carrier you go to work for. The Tune of the Week is …

LP119 Could Social Media Be the End of Your Career

July 5th, 2016

22:09

Bruce talk about the importance of knowing what you put online and how it may impact your career if you are not careful. He discusses the fact that …

LP118 Get Street Smart and Survive in Trucking

June 28th, 2016

22:36

Bruce talks about the importance of street smarts as a truck driver and offers tips on how to be safe on the road. He talks about how to handle those that may be targeting truck drivers. Tune of the Week is by the …

LP117 Your Bad Time Managment is Not My Problem

June 21st, 2016

20:34

Bruce talks about the importance of trip planning and time management to remain safe on the road. He discusses how to relieve stress by planning ahead and slowing down. Tune of the Week is by Thomas Wade.

LP116 Focus on the Basics to Get Through Safety Inspections Successfully

June 14th, 2016

24:01

Bruce talks about getting back to the basics and successfully passing safety inspections. Survive programs like Road Check and offers tips to future …

LP115 Interview with Sgt. Kerry Schmidt and Truck Safety

June 7th, 2016

34:44

Bruce talks with Sgt. Kerry Schmidt of the Ontario Provincial Police on road safety. The two discuss how to be safe in the trucking industry and …

LP114 Interview with Ellen Voie on Women in Trucking

May 31st, 2016

39:38

Bruce chats with Ellen Voie of President /CEO of Women in Trucking. The two chat about the organization and how women can be successful in the …

LP113 What Will The future Look Like in Trucking?

May 24th, 2016

22:58

Bruce discusses the future of trucking and what he believes the industry will look like in the future. Bruce talks about what skills will really be …

LP112 Do You Possess The Skills to Be in Trucking?

May 17th, 2016

22:46

Bruce talks about the skills that are really needed to be a professional driver and that driving may not be the most important skill. Learn what you need to know before you even start out in a trucking career and where …

LP111 What You Need to Know Before Attending the Next Truck Show

May 10th, 2016

19:33

In this episode Bruce discusses how to attend a truck show and what you should be doing to get the most out of the show and use your time wisely. …

LP110 An Interview with Media Guru Manan Gupta

May 3rd, 2016

33:59

Bruce interviews media icon Manan Gupta of Road Today Media Group. Bruce and Manan chat about his upcoming truck show, road safety, and the Smart Trucker Program. Manan is a safety ambassador and transportation icon to …

LP108 Get Your Accounts in Order as a Professional Driver!

April 26th, 2016

20:01

Bruce talks accounting in this episode and why it is important to get things in order. He discusses how to build a relationship with your accountant and how to choose a good one for you. The Tune of the Week is by …

LP107 Think Like a Women if You Want to Attract One!

April 19th, 2016

19:41

Bruce talks in this episode about how the advertisements for female truck drivers should reflect the needs of female truck drivers and why it will …

LP106 Could a Lack of Education Be Helping You to Keep an Open Mind in Your Career?

April 12th, 2016

23:09

Bruce discusses how too much education may be holding you back in classes and courses. He talks about how a lack of education may be leveling the …

LP105 Don't Let Family and Friends Hold You Back in Your Career

April 5th, 2016

26:44

Bruce talks about the importance of getting support from your family and friends, but not allowing them to keep you from doing what you want with your career. The Tune of the Week is by Tropical Daze with "North of 49". …

LP109 Are You Adding To Your Knowledge Toolbox?

April 3rd, 2016

22:52

Bruce discusses the importance of filling up your knowledge toolbox and why it is important. He explains how it can keep your career in top shape and …

LP104 Do You Have the Mindset for a Career in Trucking_

March 22nd, 2016

14:34

Bruce talks about the mindset new drivers need in their career to be successful in today's transportation industry. He talks about the importance of …

LP103 Are Women the New Face of The Industry?

March 15th, 2016

14:11

LP102 5 Traits of a Successful Driving Career

March 8th, 2016

14:18

Bruce talks about the 5 traits that every driver should have to be successful in the trucking industry. He talks about how these traits can help your …

LP101-Are you relying too much on technology on the road?

February 18th, 2016

22:36

In this issue Bruce talks about why relying on technology may be putting you in danger? Trip planning doesn't stop when you leave the yard and …

LP100 The Musical Episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast

November 16th, 2015

28:15

Bruce talks about why this might be the last episode for The Lead Pedal Podcast. In the this episode Bruce features the bands that have been part of the program from the beginning.

LP099 Are you offering five star service?

November 13th, 2015

21:17

Bruce talks about how the new passenger service of Uber can be applied to the trucking industry to make the industry more attractive. Bruce talks …

LP098 Learn how a new female driver handles the industry in this interview with Judy Kumor

November 11th, 2015

21:54

Bruce chats with female driver Judy Kumar and how she is handling life on the road as a new driver. Judy has been following her dreams and loves her …

LP097 Can entitlement be the downfall of your career

November 9th, 2015

23:01

Bruce talks about entitlement and how it can affect your career. Learn how it happens, how to combat it to a long career. Bruce talks about drivers that have lost money because they felt entitled to a certain run.

LP096 Some of the best nature hikes happen in the truck

November 6th, 2015

25:52

Bruce talks about how much wildlife he has seen on the road as a driver and the importance of enjoying their job as a professional driver. Keep an eye on the side of the road and enjoy the nature hike. Head On is …

LP095 Experience the start of a trucking career in this episode with Larry Goebel

November 4th, 2015

29:42

Bruce chats with new driver Larry Goebel about his career as a professional driver and the benefits and challenges of the industry. He talks about the importance of learning and helping others and why drivers need to …

LP094 Why guaranteed miles should be a red flag for your career

November 2nd, 2015

29:53

Bruce discusses how drivers are paid in the industry and why options like guaranteed miles should be a red flag about a carrier. He also takes a look …

LP093 What does 2016 look like for the trucking industry?

October 30th, 2015

26:23

Bruce talks about the transportation industry and what it looks like 2016. Bruce highlights what is going to be good for the driver for 2016 and how they may feel even more in the driver's seat than they are now. The …

LP092 Replicate your career after an Ontario Road Knight

October 28th, 2015

28:37

Bruce talks about how you can pattern your career by the Road Knight by using the criteria from certain awards and programs. Bruce talks about The Rick Grammick Award and how it can help your career.

LP091-Is the way you dress holding you back in your career?

October 26th, 2015

33:43

Bruce talks about first impressions and how the way you dress as a driver it may be holding you back in the industry. Could it be affecting your …

LP090 Are you putting your brand in danger by the way you drive?

October 23rd, 2015

29:07

Are you affecting your brand by the way you drive? Learn how you can be causing issues for your company and their customers by driving unsafely. Learn how bad trip planning can be affecting your brand.

LP089 Find out why communication should be top of mind in trucking-Mike Foster interview

October 21st, 2015

49:27

Bruce chats with Mike Foster of Challenger Motor Freight Inc. about communication and the trucking industry.  The two also talk about Mike's career as a Road Knight and his new band Head On.

LP088 How being distracted can cause you thousands of dollars

October 19th, 2015

26:29

Bruce talks about how he almost left a tip of $200,000 because he wasn't paying attention. Learn how multi-tasking can cause major problems and ideas …

LP087 Why I'm helping you be better as a driver

October 16th, 2015

29:27

Bruce talks about the being at the top of your game. Learn why being professional will help the driver shortage and longevity in your career. Learn how to use the to gauge your career. The tune of the week is by …

LP086 Find out what it takes to run like a Deere- Charlie Shields Interview

October 14th, 2015

44:46

Bruce chats with driver trainer Charlie Shields to find out what it is like to work with a private fleet like John Deere. We will talk about the importance being professional as a driver and the benefits of being in a …

LP085 Could your career be related to your favourite food?

October 12th, 2015

27:17

Bruce relates how a successful career as a truck driver can be related to the great North American food, the hamburger. Learn about the importance of …

LP084 Learn what it takes to be a top driver in your fleet.

October 9th, 2015

22:12

Bruce talks about using a checklist to evaluate where you sit within a fleet. Learn how to move yourself up within the fleet and how you can have a long and healthy trucking career. The Road Birds are featured on the …

LP083-How to handle the No's in life

October 7th, 2015

17:21

Bruce talks about how people have told him no through his career and he has used that negative information to help him propel his career forward. He …

LP082 How many top performers are in your fleet?

October 5th, 2015

32:47

Bruce talks about how fleet supervisors can evaluate their fleet to find out how many top performers they have. By using this data you can start using mentors to move people up within the fleet. Bruce discusses how to …

LP081-Survive trucking by creating rules for your career

October 2nd, 2015

31:55

Bruce talks about creating rules for yourself and how they have helped him get what he wants at the carrier. Under the tune of the week is the Killin …

LP080 Trucking for a Cure-Interview with Joanne Millen Mackenzie

September 30th, 2015

34:29

Bruce talks about breast cancer and what associations like Trucking for a Cure and drivers are doing to combat the disease. Also included is the interview from Joanne Millen Mackenzie who is the organizer for the event.

LP079-Top of the class may lead to big money in trucking!

September 28th, 2015

32:41

Bruce talks about being in the top 20 percent of a fleet before you even get your license. Learn what programs cost and why. Train to be the top in your industry by taking in the information needed in class.

LP078-Take these steps to get yourself to the top of your game a driver

September 25th, 2015

28:46

Bruce talks about the twelve steps that he believes are the difference between a professional and mediocre driver. Learn these steps and make the money of your dreams as a driver.

LP077 Find out what it takes to be a recruiter-Mike Hahn Interview

September 23rd, 2015

22:34

Bruce chats with industry recruiter Mike Hahn of Challenger Motor Freight about his position as an over the road recruiter and also about his time as an Ontario Road Knight.

LP076 Communication- The key to making money as a driver!

September 21st, 2015

29:51

Learn how to make money as a driver by communicating with your company. Extra money can come into you by keeping your eyes and ears open. Learn how …

LP075 Learn how to keep your job fresh and exciting

September 18th, 2015

29:01

Bruce talks about the importance of keeping your job fresh and exciting while on the road as a professional truck driver. Boredom is very common in the industry and Bruce talks about how to deal with that. Tropical Daze …

LP074 Improve your inspections with new technology-A chat with George Roberts

September 16th, 2015

34:45

Bruce chats with engineer George Roberts and how you can improve your efficiency and due dilligence for inspections in the transportation industry …

LP073 Let's Celebrate National Trucking Week

September 14th, 2015

25:56

Bruce talks about the importance of National Trucking Week and why we should be celebrating our truck drivers that bring product to our lives day in …

LP072-Learn the five questions you should be asking recruiters at the next job fair

September 11th, 2015

26:11

Bruce talks about the key questions you should be asking recruiters in both interviews and at job fairs. Asking the right questions can put you in …

LP071-Make great money working with the top private carriers- A chat with Mike Millian

September 9th, 2015

51:31

Bruce chats with Mike Millian about why private carriers are the companies to work with for drivers wanting to make good money and have successful …

LP070 Learn why trucking is a career and not a job!

September 7th, 2015

26:57

Bruce discusses why many drivers miss great opportunities because they are looking at trucking as a job instead of a career. Many opportuntities in transportation are hidden under general terms. Bruce shows you why you …

LP069 What you need to know about slip seating in the transportation industry.

September 4th, 2015

27:55

Bruce discusses the issues around slip seating in the transportation. He talks about what is normal and how you as a driver can work with carriers that have that type of environment. Tune of the week is by Tropical Daze.

LP068-Learn what it takes to haul oversize loads-A chat with Mike Derry

September 2nd, 2015

35:05

Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to haul oversize loads? Bruce talks with Mike Derry of Equipment Express to find out what type of driver …

LP067 Become your own superhero, do you have what it takes?

August 31st, 2015

20:31

Bruce discusses how you can become your own superhero by doing easy things such as doing good deds for others. Learn how having courtesy on the road and being better to the people you meet on a daily basis.

LP066 Find out how patience can make you money in trucking.

August 28th, 2015

28:13

Patience is one of the most important parts of being a driver. Bruce talks about tips on how to be productive with down time and even get out the door therefore making you money.

LP065 Learn what really makes your career shine when behind the wheel

August 27th, 2015

25:53

Bruce talks about etiquette and how it relates to trucking and making money. He uses golf as a comparison to making money in the industry. If you …

LP064 Learn what it takes to become an Ontario Road Knight-A chat with Guy Broderick

August 26th, 2015

36:16

Learn what it takes to become an Ontario Road Knight as Bruce chats with Guy Broderick on his career as a driver and driver trainer. If you want to be at the top of your game as a driver then don't miss this episode.

LP063 Who or what taught you to drive?

August 25th, 2015

27:51

Bruce talks about his truck training and how it relates to techniques today. He discusses the use of simulators in the classroom and the dangers of …

LP062 Do you know if you're covered in case of an emergency?

August 24th, 2015

30:58

Bruce discusses the importance of knowing what your insurance and warranty documents say. Bruce tells the story of a driver that had a fire and wasn't insured properly. Learn more in this episode.

LP061 Learn how to handle the things that make you nervous and cause issues on the road.

August 21st, 2015

32:36

Bruce talks about handling tasks that make you nervous and how you can relax to perform properly. Learn to evaluate what makes you rush and how to improve those tasks for your career. The Killin' Time Band is featured …

LP060 Top 10 reasons why being a truck driver should be a serious career option

August 20th, 2015

25:49

Bruce discusses the positives of being a professional truck driver and the top 10 reasons why you should consider this as a career option. There are …

LP059 Get fit by incorporating your truck into your routine.

August 19th, 2015

27:48

Bruce chats with Melodie Champion of Healthy Trucker on how to fitness routine into a driver's schedule. Use your truck as the basics of the routine …

LP058 Learn how to educate yourself while trucking and improve your career.

August 18th, 2015

25:24

Bruce talks about how we educated ourselves on the road in the past. He talks about the importance of educating yourself and ways to do it while driving your truck. Check out this Turn-back Tuesday episode.

LP057 Learn what you need to know to start your own consulting business

August 17th, 2015

25:24

Bruce discusses a few of the basic questions that will need answering before starting a consulting business in the transportation industry. Find your …

LP056 Make money while driving by being at the top of your game

August 14th, 2015

32:20

Bruce talks about making money as a professional driver from what he calls Executive Trucking. Learn how to get a top job and position yourself to be noticed.

LP055 Finding cool places on the road for down time

August 13th, 2015

24:32

Bruce takes a look at some of the cool places on the road and how to find them. Check out the world through the windshield and making the best of it.

LP054 Get your body ready for the beach!-Krista Brache Interview

August 12th, 2015

34:16

Get ready for the beach with great nutrition. Bruce interviews Krista Brache of Beachbody and offers great information for a healthier lifestyle. Choose nutritious foods and lose weight to make your lifestyle healthier.

LP053 What you need to know when working for temporary agencies

August 11th, 2015

28:16

This episode talks about temporary agencies and what drivers should look out for if being hired on for work. Determine if an agency is good or bad …

LP052 Working Hard While Taking it Easy on The Road

August 10th, 2015

31:34

Bruce discusses techniques for taking time off while on the road whether on a day off or only a few hours. He shows drivers how to combine their hobbies on the road, find things to do, and the importance of securing …

LP051 Increase your efficiency on the road with a regular routine.

August 7th, 2015

28:26

Bruce talks about how to increase the efficiency on the road by incorporating a routine. Whether it is fitness, paperwork, or sleep an routine can set you apart from those who are unorganized.

LP050 Do you have what it takes to be in the top 20 percent, find out how you can be there in your career!

August 6th, 2015

30:40

Bruce talks about how to be in the top 20 percent of the drivers out there on the road. The top 20 percent get all the opportuntties and have the …

LP049 Find out what made these four people successful?

August 5th, 2015

33:18

Bruce highlights the interviews of four previous guests to find out what made them successful in their transportation careers. Bruce highllights …

LP048 Is Video Killing Our Industry?

August 4th, 2015

26:57

Bruce talks about how stories were shared in the old days in this Turn-back Tuesday episode. He discusses how videos are hurting our industry and how …

LP047 Learn How Educating Yourself Can Boost Your Career

August 3rd, 2015

31:43

Bruce talks about the importance of self educating yourself to boost your career in transportation. Find out why you should learn, how to learn, and …

#046 Learn the importance of having pride as part of a successful maintenance plan.

July 31st, 2015

25:09

Bruce talks about the importance of having pride in your vehicle and how that can affect the success of your maintenance plan. Keep the value in your …

#045 Become a star driver by building your customer base and network

July 30th, 2015

31:47

Become a star driver by building a network and increasing your customer base even as a company driver. Bruce dicusses how to increase your job security by surrounding yourself with stellar clients through building a …

#044 Learn how trucking insurance can help you get hired by the right carriers-Charlie Charalambous Interview

July 29th, 2015

33:49

Learn how truck insurance can affect the carrier you get hired on to as a new truck driver and the importance of starting off with the correct training. Bruce interviews insurance veteran Charlie Charalambous about the …

#043 Learn the importance of a customer profile sheet and how it can help you as a truck driver.

July 28th, 2015

34:01

Bruce talks about the importance of creating a customer profile sheet to help truck drivers improve their efficiency and security while on the road. In this Turn-back Tuesday epsiode Bruce relates back to the fact that …

#042- 5 Ways to increase profits as an owner operator

July 27th, 2015

38:10

Bruce discusses ways for owner operators to increase the profits in this episode where he lays out five steps that can be done today. This episode is …

#041 Make carriers want to invest in you to help propel your career.

July 24th, 2015

29:27

In this episode Bruce shows you why carriers will invest you and how to choose carriers that find investment is important to your career. Learn how to create opportunities for your career and future. Tune of the week …

#041 Make carriers want to invest in you to move your career forward.

July 24th, 2015

29:27

In this episode Bruce shows you why carriers will invest in you and how to choose carriers that find investment is important to your career. Learn how to create opportunities for your career and future. Tune of the week …

#040 Experience starts at the bottom, so just get some!

July 23rd, 2015

26:17

Bruces talks about the importance of experience and the different stages you will go through in your career and how to know when you are ready to move on. He also talks about building your network for the future.

#038 Is old school thinking holding you back in your trucking career?

July 21st, 2015

36:48

Is old school thinking holding you back? Bruce discusses how old school thinking may be holding back the efficiency of your operation and your …

#037 Learn how kids can help propel your career

July 20th, 2015

30:12

Bruce talks about how teaching kids early on in his career helped him with his success as a consultant today. He discusses things like motivating …

#039 Learn tips on how you can improve your career-John Oldfield Interview

July 19th, 2015

36:40

Bruce talks with John Oldfield on how he went from driver to insurance specialist and the things he did to have a successful career. We discuss …

#036 Learn how to read the ads for carriers and decide on the right company for you.

July 17th, 2015

37:18

The trick to choosing a carrier is to learn on how to read between the lines of the ads and decide if they are the carrier for you. Learn about sign on bonuses, miles, and transport types, etc. The Friday issues also …

#035 Learn how to make money by taking ownership of your career

July 16th, 2015

28:58

Learn how to make money and improve the performance of your career as a truck driver. Bruce discusses how having the mindset of ownership can help you improve your career, handle company communications and more.

#034 Learn How Your Driver File Can Affect Your Trucking Career in This Interview With Chris Harris

July 15th, 2015

39:26

Learn how your driver file can affect your career and even cause you to be charged in an audit. Our guest Chris Harris is a specialist in dealing with audits and driver files in the trucking industry. Do you know what …

#033 Learn the Truth About the C.B Radio-Turn Back Tuesday Feature

July 14th, 2015

35:37

The C.B. Radio has been the lifeblood of the truck driver since the industry began. Bruce discusses how radios were used in the old days to the way …

#032 Learn The Truth About The Trucking Industry and What it Really Entails to be a Professional Driver

July 13th, 2015

32:12

Bruce battles the perception of the trucking industry and how drivers are perceived to the public. He discusses the truth about truck drivers, the Road Knight Program, and how we can all improve the industry by sending …

LP031 Working Through the Challenges of Business

July 10th, 2015

35:57

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce has the "Tune of the Week" and talks about some of the challenges that business owners go through especially in the areas of money and time management. Show notes and …

LP030 Working for Other Owner Operators

July 9th, 2015

33:12

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about working for other owner operators as a driver and what you need to look out for. He …

LP029 Surviving Quebec-Interview with Carmen Outridge

July 8th, 2015

24:26

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce interviews translation specialist and wife Carmen Outridge. They discuss the French language and offers simple words to help you navigate through the Province of Quebec. …

LP028 Organizing Your Carrier Search

July 7th, 2015

31:31

In this episode of Turn-back Tuesday on The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about how he used to choose a carrier in the past and how to organize yourself in order to choose the right carrier in today's world.

LP027 The Strength of a Team

July 6th, 2015

29:35

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about team work, how to evaluate your performance, and determine if you are the weak link at your workplace.

LP026 What does your journey entail after trucking?

July 3rd, 2015

33:57

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about the journey of being a truck driver and how to move out of the truck and into other career paths, retirement, and more.

LP025 Keep Falling to Succeed in Your Career

July 2nd, 2015

30:13

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about how he fell into many of parts of his career and how they have kept him moving forward towards success.

LP024 Mandatory Entry Level Training-Interview with Kim Richardson

July 1st, 2015

33:46

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast  Bruce interviews industry veteran Kim Richardson about new standards in Ontario called Mandatory Entry …

LP023 How Many Times Have You Started Your Career?

June 30th, 2015

32:15

In this Turn-back Tuesday episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce shares stories about the beginning of his career and how he always seemed to be starting over and over again as he learned the business.

 

L022 What Do You Need to Start Your Own Driver Service?

June 29th, 2015

34:23

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about the requirements for starting your own driver service and things you need to look out for to make sure you are legitimate in the eyes of your clients and the …

LP021 Move from Driver to Trainer

June 26th, 2015

31:41

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce discusses what it takes to be a trainer in the trucking industry for those ready to get out of the truck. Learn how to goal set for the future and plan on moving along in …

LP020 Make Money by Getting Organized

June 25th, 2015

32:25

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce shows truck drivers how they make money by being organized. He talks about how the word "orderly" can help you with the other steps of professionalism in your career.

 

LP019 What to look for in a training school-Jim Campbell

June 24th, 2015

25:10

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce interviews Jim Campbell of Ontario Truck Driving school about what students should look for in a …

LP018 Focus on People, Not Technology

June 23rd, 2015

35:26

In this Turn-back Tuesday episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about how technology is taking over the industry, leaving people behind. Are …

LP017 Make Money Trucking in the Bad Places

June 22nd, 2015

24:47

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about the proposed AMP System in Ontario and how to make money by trucking to all the places that are considered bad. He spent many years running the East Coast and …

LP016 The Level Playing Field with Driver Standards

June 19th, 2015

35:11

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce discusses how the industry can enhance its reputation by following what other services in the sector …

LP015 Three Steps to Great Customer Service

June 18th, 2015

26:49

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce offers some specific step that drivers can use to be better in front of their customers. With better customer skills drivers will get better runs therefore making more …

LP014 Starting a Trucking School-Jack Lochand Interview

June 17th, 2015

22:23

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast interviews trucking school owner Jack Lochand and the passion required to start a trucking school in order …

LP013 Courtesy-Turn-back Tuesday

June 16th, 2015

27:07

In this Turn-back Tuesday episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about courtesy on the road and how it has changed from the old days. He looks …

LP012 Exploring the Different Types of Transportation

June 15th, 2015

45:49

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about the different types of transportation industries within the industry. He covers services …

LP011 Improve Your Career With Support from Above

June 12th, 2015

32:13

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about the importance of having people above you that understand your position. It really helps if your boss is a trucker. Support from above can help your career for …

LP010 The Secrets to Making Money as a Truck Driver

June 11th, 2015

32:58

In this episode of The Lead Pedal podcast Bruce talks about how much your position is worth as a professional truck driver. Bruce offers tips and information to help you make more money in your career.

LP009 Joanne M Mackenzie Interview-A Women's View

June 10th, 2015

45:21

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce interviews veteran driver Joanne Millen Mackenzie on how women are treated in the industry and tips for improving their security on the road. He also talks about Trucking …

LP008 Turn Back Tuesdays Discusses Logbooks

June 9th, 2015

30:54

In this Turn-back Tuesday episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast has Bruce talking about log books and trip planning. He compares trip planning in the past to the issues of today.

LP007 Is Technology Distracting You?

June 8th, 2015

33:11

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about distracted driving and the implications of technology for the driver. He discussed …

LP005 Starting Your Career as a City Driver

June 4th, 2015

31:14

In this episode of The Lead Pedal podcast Bruce talks about city driving and how you can start your career as a city driver in the transportation industry.

004 LP Learn to Give Awesome Customer Service

June 3rd, 2015

38:15

In this episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about the basics of customer service for drivers and offers tips on how they can improve their skills. Giving awesome customer service is paramount to being a true …

LP006 Guide Your Career by Your License

June 3rd, 2015

36:06

In the episode of The Lead Pedal Podcast Bruce talks about guiding your career by goal setting based on the type of licenses you might want to attain …

LP003 Leased vs Independent Owner Operator

June 2nd, 2015

40:32

In this episode Bruce interviews Fleet Tax Service's owner Vickie DeVos to discuss the differences between leased and independent owner operators. Vickie shares her knowledge on requirements to become an independent …

LP003 Leased vs Independent Owner Operator

May 29th, 2015

40:32

In this episode Bruce interviews Fleet Tax Service's owner Vickie DeVos to discuss the differences between leased and independent owner operators. Vickie shares her knowledge on requirements to become an independent …

LP002 Becoming an Owner Operator

May 29th, 2015

49:12

In this episode Bruce talks about becoming a leased owner operator and the importance of realizing you will be a business owner with a carrier. Information will be shared on what to look out for and the pitfalls of not …

LP001 What Kind of Driver Will You Be?

May 29th, 2015

44:32

Host Bruce Outridge talks about different driver styles and how to decide on the type of driver you plan to be in your career. Creating a road map for the different styles will help you guide your career allowing you to …

LP000-Introduction to The Lead Pedal Podcast

May 22nd, 2015

22:06

LP000-Introduction to The Lead Pedal Podcast

This episode is the introduction to new The Lead Pedal Podcast and its host Bruce Outridge. This podcast is for new and existing truck drivers in the transportation industry …

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