In this episode, Lenay and Troy give you a mid-year trucking industry update. They're throwing it back to some early 2019 trucking predictions and how they’ve played out in the last few months! Whether it's rising oil prices, a supreme court case involving driver pay and deductions, or the upcoming ELD deadline, the Big Rig Banter team is here to keep you updated on everything related to trucking!  Resources: Shifting Forward: Trucking Trends for 2019 5 Benefits of ELDs Connect with us! Big Rig Banter AllTruckJobs


About Big Rig Banter


Big Rig Banter is a trucking podcast that educates and entertains truck drivers one conversation at a time. Experienced journalists run the show with exclusive interviews that get to the heart of the trucking industry. Whether you’re new to truck driving or a veteran of 30 years, join us as we talk to familiar faces from the transportation industry. Big Rig Banter is sponsored by AllTruckJobs.com.



Meet Our Hosts

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Troy Diffenderfer

Digital Marketing Specialist
Troy is a marketing specialist and a Journalism graduate from Millersville University. He has a passion for reading and writing and when he’s not at work you can find him with his nose buried in a book or tapping away on his computer. He hopes to bring his journalism background to Big Rig Banter so he and Lenay can provide the best information possible in a fun and exciting format. You might even catch his alter-ego, Troy Thunder making an appearance on a few episodes.
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Lenay Ruhl

Marketing Specialist
Lenay is the newest co-host on Big Rig Banter, bringing a strong, female voice to the trucking industry podcast. When she’s not working, you will likely find her at a live music venue with her friends, cooking her latest Pinterest-inspired meal, or traveling the country. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and several years of business reporting under her belt, complementing Troy’s skillset to bring a well-researched and entertaining show to truck drivers.              

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No Go | What Disqualifies You From Getting a CDL

#32 |  hosted by Troy and Lenay |  posted Jun 19, 2019
One of the biggest questions that Troy and Lenay get asked is, "Can X prevent me from getting a CDL?" Well, we're here to help you. Troy and Lenay wil...
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Job Boards for Truck Drivers: They Pitched. You Pick.

#31 |  hosted by Troy and Lenay |  posted Jun 5, 2019
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What Listeners Say

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Todd McCann

Trucker Dump Podcast

I’ve been driving trucks for 21 years, yet I still learn something new in each episode. The topics are well-researched, the hosts are entertaining, and the audio quality is top-notch. I highly recommend Big Rig Banter to anyone interested in the trucking industry.

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Truckers Against Trafficking



We love being able to speak to professional drivers while they're rolling down the road. We're thankful for the platform BRB has shared with us so that together we can equip drivers to recognize and report sex trafficking. Hammer down and stay safe out there!

Truckers Against Trafficking



We love being able to speak to professional drivers while they're rolling down the road. We're thankful for the platform BRB has shared with us so that together we can equip drivers to recognize and report sex trafficking. Hammer down and stay safe out there!

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Dan Serewicz

Dock 411

We’ve known the Big Rig Banter crew for years and they are not only great people and really fun to work with but provide great content to the industry through their podcast. I know I learn something new every time I tune in!

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