Dave Nemo, trucking radio show host, and trucking industry legend is celebrating 50 years in trucking radio.
We decided to recognize this huge feat by sitting down with the man himself to talk about becoming an industry leader and to pass along the invaluable knowledge he has to offer.
Watch the full interview here:
50 Years of Dave Nemo: The Best In Trucking Radio
The Beginnings of Trucking Radio
Like everyone in the trucking industry, Dave Nemo has a story.
His starts at just 2 years old, listening to “The National Barn Radio Show” with his family every Saturday night.
Glued to the soundtrack, the show drew him to music, and radio soon followed. In the ’70s, Dave says, “Radio was a vehicle for music to be heard”.
In college, he was the campus radio station’s music director. Then, trucking worked its way into the equation unexpectedly.
After serving in the Vietnam War, he returned to the radio station where he worked after college, and discovered a need.
Truck drivers were multiplying, and yet, nothing was catered to them. The trucking industry was so unknown that insight for truckers on the road was non-existent. Instead, trucking radio was simply an attempt to keep truckers awake and alive.
Dave Nemo decided to expand on that.
Understanding the Trucking Industry
Beginning in a virtually untapped industry was a learning experience for Dave Nemo.
Gradually, he began to understand the population he was serving.
He recalls having an unexpected connection with drivers because so many were just getting back from war or on their way out.
Dave says, “It’s been an incredible experience getting to meet a population of the country that not a lot of people know about, and yet truck drivers and their families are everywhere. I think 1 out of 6 people in the country is involved in transportation.”
Those who work in the trucking industry form a community. There are no stereotypical truck drivers, but there is a trucking lifestyle. Those who drive are part of a unique family, moving our country forward with great pride and a sense of commitment.
As Dave says, “Trucking is an uncelebrated section of our population – I always compare teachers and truckers… the vital nature of what they do and the little recognition they get for it.”
Advice To Those in The Trucking Industry
50 years in trucking radio is a long time, and Dave Nemo has invaluable wisdom from it.
His advice for people moving forward in the industry or just starting out is to talk to as many people as possible. There are more options in the trucking industry today than ever before. Take time to find your niche.
For more trucking tips, listen to Dave Nemo’s show every morning, 7-11 AM EST on Sirius XM and Road Dog Trucking Radio.
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