5 min read

Five Construction Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Featured Image

We have rounded up some of our favorite construction and trucking podcasts for your listening pleasure. Whether you are looking for something new to listen to while driving around for a job or you have been looking for a new way to stay up to date on the latest tech/innovation in the industry there will be something for you on this list.

 

What the Truck?!?

What The Truck Podcast

Produced by: Dooner, Frieghtwaves

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0

What to Expect: WHAT THE TRUCK?!? is FreightWaves' irreverent award-winning podcast breaking down the biggest stories in transportation and logistics. WTT?!? is all about the people that make freight move. On the show you'll hear from founders, CEOs, VCs, truckers, brokers, and influencers. Join FreightWaves' hosts Dooner and The Dude three times a week on FreightWavesTV and podcast players everywhere.

Why We Love It: Dooner and The Dude are really compelling hosts. They care about covering everything from how to get truckers paid faster, to what decisions in Washington mean for the trucking industry. They post new content consistently and aren’t afraid to cover what is happening right now!

 

Ground Breakers

GroundBreakers Podcast

Produced by: For Construction Pros

Apple Podcast Rating: n/a

What to Expect: GroundBreakers highlights the innovative equipment, technology, companies, and individuals that are breaking new ground in the construction industry.

Why We Love It: This podcast takes a more specific look at the latest technology impacting the construction industry and interviews forward-thinking leaders. This is a pretty new podcast, so there aren’t a ton of reviews yet but we think this will be a new favorite with compelling coverage of paperless ticketing, connecting the field and the office, and what technology-enabled dispatchers of the future will contribute to construction organizations.

Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper Podcast

Produced by: ForConstructionPros

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8 out of 5.0

What to Expect: In "Digging Deeper" we discuss all aspects of the construction industry with a variety of influential construction business owners. Topics include: equipment operation, safety, business management, technology and labor issues across the construction industry, but we also dive deep into niche markets like concrete, rental and asphalt.

Why We Love It: They get some great thought leaders in construction to talk about topics that matter. Just be prepared for the intro sound effect - it is intense! With over 139 episodes, there is a topic for everyone from safety, fraud prevention, to new equipment.

 

Pave It Black: The Official Podcast of NAPA

Pave It Black Podcast

Produced by: National Asphalt Paving Association

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0

What to Expect: Hosted by NAPA's Richard Willis and Brett Williams, Pave It Black focuses on the people, issues, and technologies of the asphalt pavement industry, road building, and research and innovation.

Why We Love It: Whether you are a member of NAPA or not, this is a great podcast for key topics facing the paving/asphalt industry. We particularly like that they cover topics we didn’t see on any of the other podcasts to help you stand out from the competition including why marketing and social media can be differentiators in the paving industry.

 

Women of Asphalt: Where We Belong

Where We Belong Podcast

Produced by: Women of Asphalt

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

What to Expect: Women of Asphalt is a national coalition that leads and inspires women in the asphalt industry through mentoring, education and advocacy. Where We Belong is a podcast hosted by Women of Asphalt and sponsored by Blacklidge that helps drive the conversation around recruiting, retaining and supporting women in this male-dominated field.

Why We Love It: We love this podcast because it celebrates the diversity of the industry. They haven’t posted a new episode in a while, but it is worth going back to the older episodes and giving it a listen. They speak to women in all aspects of the industry but do manage to speak to a number of women from state DOTs including South Carolina, Nevada, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and more.

 

Honorable Mention:

Over the Road

Over the Road Podcast

Produced by: Radiotopia

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0

What to Expect: Over the Road is an eight-part series that gives voice to the trials and triumphs of America’s long haul truckers. Host “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer, a musician, storyteller and trucker for nearly 40 years, takes you behind the wheel to explore a devoted community and a world that’s changing amidst new technologies and regulations. Over the Road is a podcast from Overdrive Magazine and PRX’s Radiotopia.

Why We Love It: “Long Haul Paul” is a really great story-teller. He uses his decades of experience in the industry to bring stories to life - his own & others. The production quality of this podcast is great and Paul is a character. Even though this is not directly a construction podcast and he focuses more on the long haul world - some of the stories he tells make this worth a listen.

We hope you enjoy our top construction podcasts picks! If you have a favorite podcast that we haven’t covered here, let us know! Looking to learn more about what TRUX? Take a listen to our episode on GroundBreakers here!