The Relay

– Episode 28

Honk if You Miss the Days of Driver Camaraderie and Courtesy on the Road

In this episode of The Relay, Brett Hutchins, an owner-operator and trainer at Gulf Relay, brings some of his experienced drivers to talk about the evolving culture of driving. The group reminisces about the bygone era of driver camaraderie and mutual support, contrasting it with today's more solitary and less courteous driving environment. The conversation also touches on the role of technology in diminishing interpersonal interactions among drivers, particularly affecting the behavior of younger drivers, the importance of safety, proper trip planning, and maintaining respect on the road, and more.
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Highlights from this week’s conversation include:
  • Camaraderie among drivers (0:06)
  • Importance of common courtesy (1:13)
  • The impact of technology on driving behavior (7:32)
  • Safety and trip planning (10:02)
  • Final thoughts and takeaways (12:12)
  The Relay is a podcast produced by Gulf Relay. Each episode, we dive behind the scenes of our operations, teams, and industry. From the unique challenges of the job to anecdotes about life on the road, our guests will provide a window into a profession that is crucial to our economy and way of life. Let’s hit the road!

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