Truckers reminisce in latest ‘Over the Road’ podcast


The latest episode of the Over the Road podcast, a co-production of Overdrive and PRX’s Radiotopia podcast network, has arrived.

In the episode, “Long Haul Paul’s Haul of Fame,” the former owner-operator and current Moeller Trucking reefer hauler Paul Marhoefer passes the mic around to some of his heroes, who share tales of trucking’s past and more.

They include owner-operators Idella Marie Hansen, the “Pope of Pompano” Fred “Fast Freddie” Lieb(Jan. 7, 1947-Jan. 6, 2013) hauling reefer freight out of Florida’s Pompano Market, and Ken “Shoestring” Waugh. Also featured: “America’s Trucking Sweetheart” radio host Marcia Campbell, and a talk with “Big Jim” Selkirk yields insights into a defining moment in Marhoefer’s past career as an owner-operator, a disastrous wreck that seeded its end. Take a listen: