The Lifestyle Lane

Podcasts

Trucking is more than just one loading dock to another. Conferences, championships, rodeos, legendary musicians, trucking legends, and spooky stories can all be found here. These podcasts represent a wide variety of both ongoing and limited series from Podwheels.

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The Exit Ramp

The Exit Ramp takes us to exciting destinations and allows our team the opportunity to share short stories from inside and around the trucking industry.

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Liner Notes

Liner Notes is the audio version of the notes that musicians leave on the record album’s back cover or CD booklet. Liner Notes takes the time to go in-depth with musical artists to learn more about them, their music, and what they find noteworthy.

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Snake Pontchartrain

Snake Pontchartrain’s Places You Wouldn’t Want to Go Unless You’re With Snake Pontchartrain follows a super trucker and ghost hunter investigating the haunted legends of the road at the request of fellow drivers.

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The National Truck Driving and National Step Van Championships

NTDC prides itself in being the Super Bowl of Safety. Joined by PodWheels, RadioNemo was on the scene with live coverage and interviews.

Latest Episodes

Catalogum Mysterium #2: Ley Lines

Catalogum Mysterium #2: Ley Lines

Are they sources of power that helped connect early civilization? A giant antenna signal to summon intelligences greater than our own across an immense ethereal gulf? Or did folks in The Sixties just have too much acid on their tongues? Join Clare Marie as she traces...

Episode 13: Hurry Up and Waite

Episode 13: Hurry Up and Waite

At the end of an eventful vacation, ghost hunting over-the-road trucker Snake Pontchartrain receives an email from an old friend that tells of a terrifying night at a mysterious truck stop. Certain details bare an uncanny resemblance to a fateful encounter Snake had...

NTDC 2023 Rewind Part 1: Looking Back With Eugene Mulero

NTDC 2023 Rewind Part 1: Looking Back With Eugene Mulero

Eugene Mulero, Senior Reporter for Transport Topics, joins us for Part 1 of our NTDC Rewind as we look back on the memorable moments and performances during the 2023 National Truck Driving & National Step Van Driving Championships. In this episode, we spend some...

Pride of Connecticut: Bolduc & Spero Reflect On NTDC Run

Pride of Connecticut: Bolduc & Spero Reflect On NTDC Run

Roland Bolduc and Tony Spero have become living legends with their repeated appearances in the National Truck Driving and National Step Van Driving Championships. Both these veteran professional drivers have collected a truckload of state championships en route to...

NTDC Grand Champion Gragg Wilson Model of Perseverance

NTDC Grand Champion Gragg Wilson Model of Perseverance

Prior to NTDC 2023, Gragg Wilson, a veteran driver from UPS, had made 13 trips to the National Championships as a state champion from Nevada. But, in all those runs to the NTDC, Gragg had never made it beyond the preliminary round of the national competition. NTDC...

Family Remains Key To Barry Kraemer’s Trucking Success

Family Remains Key To Barry Kraemer’s Trucking Success

Barry Kraemer knows that all the miles he covers each week as a a professional driver would be much tougher to navigate without the support of his family. Winning his first National Championship this year at NTDC 2023, Barry was thrilled to be able to celebrate his...

Mike Barnes Admires Champs, Now Focused On NTDC 2024

Mike Barnes Admires Champs, Now Focused On NTDC 2024

Mike Barnes is a 34-year veteran professional driver who has been competing through the state of Arkansas to reach the NTDCs for the past few years. Following a third-place finish in his classification this year at the Arkansas Truck Driving Championships, Mike...

Dan Van Alstine Looks Back On His Term As ATA Chairman

Dan Van Alstine Looks Back On His Term As ATA Chairman

As the second day of the driving competition began rolling, ATA Chairman Dan Van Alstine sat down with Jimmy Mac. Dan, who is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Ruan Transportation Management Systems, will be concluding his one-year term as ATA Chairman in...

Rick Cates Looks Back at His 51 Years Of NTDC Work

Rick Cates Looks Back at His 51 Years Of NTDC Work

For more than 50 years now, Rick Cates has been involved in working on the National Truck Driving & National Step Van Driving Championships. Known as the "Senator," because of this long tenure with the NTDCs, Rick takes some time with Jimmy Mac to look back at his...

Bob and Byron Bramwell Continue Family Tradition at NTDCs

Bob and Byron Bramwell Continue Family Tradition at NTDCs

Byron and Bob Bramwell are one of the greatest father-and-son acts in the trucking industry. Not only did Bob follow in his father's footsteps as a multiple state champion to join Byron as a competitor at the NTDCs over the years, but Bob also joined his dad as an...