Over the Road episode 7: Long Haul Paul’s Haul of Fame

Previously on Over the Road: Channel One-Nine Special -- Driver's Ed

The Over the Road podcast, a co-production of Overdrive and PRX’s Radiotopia podcast network, resumes today with a special episode where, in the words of host and Overdrive contributing writer Paul Marhoefer, “they’re pretty much letting the inmates run the asylum.”

In the episode, “Long Haul Paul’s Haul of Fame,” the former owner-operator and current Moeller Trucking reefer hauler 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 feature: “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:

Paul Marhoefer (left) with Ken “Shoestring” Waugh.Paul Marhoefer (left) with Ken “Shoestring” Waugh. Former New York-based owner-operator Fred Lieb was well-known in the produce markets up and down the East Coast up until his passing in 2013, as was to a lesser extent in the past his daughter, Evelyn, with whom Marhoefer speaks about his own memories of the pair. Evelyn recounts her father’s last run, shortly before he passed.Former New York-based owner-operator Fred Lieb was well-known in the produce markets up and down the East Coast up until his passing in 2013, as was to a lesser extent in the past his daughter, Evelyn, with whom Marhoefer speaks about his own memories of the pair. Evelyn recounts her father’s last run, shortly before he passed. If you subscribe to Over the Road via a smartphone-app podcast player like Apple Podcasts, Pocketcasts, Spotify or Stitcher (all available free of charge), new episodes will automatically be delivered to your smartphone. Find options for subscribing with some helpful how-to information via this link to Overdrive‘s story with episode 1. Or visit OvertheRoad.fm and follow links at the bottom of the page to your choice among a variety of podcast players.If you subscribe to Over the Road via a smartphone-app podcast player like Apple Podcasts, Pocketcasts, Spotify or Stitcher (all available free of charge), new episodes will automatically be delivered to your smartphone. Find options for subscribing with some helpful how-to information via this link to Overdrive‘s story with episode 1. Or visit OvertheRoad.fm and follow links at the bottom of the page to your choice among a variety of podcast players.

Next up on Over the Road: Channel One-Nine Special -- Old home week

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