‘Over the road’ episode 5: Back home

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Updated Jan 26, 2021

Previously on Over the Road: Channel One-Nine Special -- Mechanics

The stresses of family life are well-known to many in trucking. In this week’s episode of the Over the Road podcast, a coproduction of Overdrive and PRX’s Radiotopia podcast network, contributing producer Lacy Roberts heads home to Montana to explore her own family’s three-generation history in trucking, including interviews with her once-trucking grandmother, her mother and still-hauling father, and her brother Zane.

The visit, and subsequent wide-ranging talk with Over the Road host and Overdrive contributing writer Paul Marhoefer, offers an exploration of how the stresses and peculiarities of trucking have shaped those who run the roads, and those back home. Take a listen:

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