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Creating a Great Playlist for the Road

Music can have a dramatic impact on mood, alertness, and productivity. As a trucker, creating your own on-the-road playlists can help you stay engaged, alert, and entertained while on the job. Keep reading to discover just a few of the classic and modern songs you should consider for your very own trucking playlist.

East Bound and Down

“East Bound and Down” is an upbeat song recorded by Jerry Reed and Gordon Stoker for the soundtrack to the 1977 film “Smokey and the Bandit.” After its release in August of 1977, the song spent 16 weeks on the U.S. Country Music Charts, reaching number two on the list. “East Bound and Down” also reached number three on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 weekly chart.

On the Road Again

“On the Road Again” became Willie Nelson’s ninth number one Country & Western hit and is still one of his most widely-recognized songs today. This classic song not only reached number seven on the Adult Contemporary charts and number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, it also won a Grammy for Best Country Song in the year following its release.

40 Miles of Bad Road

“40 Miles of Bad Road” is an instrumental song by Duane Eddy, an inductee into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame. The song was released as a single in 1959 and reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “40 Miles of Bad Road” has been named one of Eddy’s best singles of all time, keeping “the raunchy spirit of rock and roll alive” at a time when the music’s sound was undergoing many changes.

Whatever your personal music preference, the right tunes can help you enjoy your trucking career. If you are looking for a reputable trucking company in Tucson, call DSW Drivers today at 1 (888) 266-7534 or visit our website for more information on our trucking careers and trucker benefits. You can find even more trucking trips and industry information when you check out the articles on our blog.


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