Tim McGraw, a highly acclaimed country singer, recently released his latest single, which honors the trucking industry and is boosting fleet management morale efforts.
The new single titled Truck Yeah features guitar riffs, organ music and a strong backbeat designed to make truckers smile across the country. The song was not written to be an intellectual work of art, but rather a fun tune truckers and other people on the road can enjoy when cruising down the nation's highways. The song talks about the life of a truck driver, making long hauls across the United States and listening to country music along the way.
McGraw's single plays into stereotypes of Americans from the South, West and Midwest, as well as fun cliches regarding the trucking industry. The tune begs to be turned up loud as if the music is driving a large semi forward on its route.
McGraw is not the first singer to write for the trucking industry. In 1963 Dave Dudley's Six Days on the Road topped American music charts, as well as Kip Moore's Somethin' 'Bout a Truck. The older songs discussed life on the road operating 18-wheelers while transporting goods throughout America.
Friday, January 11th, 2013
After completing a study on future transportation fuels, leaders from the National Petroleum Council will provide an overview of their findings during a public presentation.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
The Mid-West Truckers Association will hold its second annual Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show on February 1-2, 2013, in Peoria, Illinois.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
The Truckload Carriers Association recently released four webinars for fleet managers who want to learn about the best ways to recruit and hire military personnel with commercial drivers licenses.
Thursday, December 27th, 2012
After Alyssa Van Meter, a truck driver working for OÂ’Hare Towing, was murdered in her home, drivers in the area came together to honor her memory.