When it comes to spending hours on the road as a Giltner truck driver, nothing beats the perfect tune: one that makes your heart swell, your hands tap, and your head sway. As aficionados of the road, however, we’re well aware that such tunes don’t just magically come out of the radio. They have to be sought after like a quality burger joint or rest stop.
Luckily, someone thought up a contest recently that should make any truck driver smile. Overdrive Magazine thought to ask their readers what they thought were the ten best trucking songs of all-time. The nominations came in by the boatloads (or rather freight loads) and, after careful consideration, the following were named to the Ultimate Top Ten Tunes:
9. Phantom 309, by Red Sovine (1967)
8. Movin’ On, by Merle Haggard (1974)
7. Drivin’ My Life Away, by Eddie Rabbitt (1980)
5. Roll On (18-Wheeler), by Alabama (1984)
4. Convoy, by C.W. McCall (1975)
3. Teddy Bear, by Red Sovine (1976)
2. East Bound and Down, by Jerry Reed (1977)
And the number one spot goes to…
1. Six Days on the Road, by Dave Dudley (1963)
All these are links to Amazon, so if you’re unfamiliar with these diddys then go grab them for your next big haul. Now let us know what’s on your top ten.