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Great truck songs are like wine served with great food; they can make your driving memorable and much better. You may be able to haul heavy loads in the worst weather conditions in recent months, however, having to drive in foggy weather or on icy roads and can make the trip a bit dull and stressful. But when you hear your favorite truck driving songs, it's almost like they give you a sudden burst of energy and give you the drive to keep moving forward!

Truck driving songs seem to take on a life of their own and create a story that is not often seen in music these days. They awaken in everyone a sense of adventure, freedom, or remind us of what it feels like to return home. That desire to get out and explore and feel adventure and freedom is the main reason many people want to be a trucker in the first place.


Driving a truck is not just a job; it is a passion, culture, and lifestyle. Truck drivers have their own jokes, language, films, and even favorite music. When it comes to truck driving, there is nothing better than being on the open road with your favorite songs. In honor of that, we've compiled a list of the best trucker songs that make the long hauls just a little bit better.

With so many great truck songs, it wasn't easy to narrow the list down to 11, so sit back, relax, and enjoy our selection of the top 11 truck songs of all time.

Big Wheels in the Moonlight – Dan Seals

This #1 hit on Hot Country became the second single from Dan Seals' 1988 album Rage On. On this track, songwriters Dan Seals and Bob McDill tell a tale about a boy who comes from a village and loves to watch the trucks go by. The boy wants to be a truck driver in the future. Although his childhood dream never came true, he is still reminded of his dreams and memories of trucks in his head.

East, Bound, and Down – Jerry Reed

East, Bound, and Down from the album, Smokey, and the Bandit was 1970s hit that is a staple of country music one of the greatest highway driving songs of all time. The song peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot Country Music Charts - and what a song it is. Once this song starts playing, you cannot help but feel like dancing even while on the drive. We suggest queuing this up if you ever get tired, bored, or need something to feel good about.

'Six Days on the Road - Sawyer Brown

This song is the third on the truck driving song list. "Six Days on the Road" was first cut by Dave Dudley, but many others have performed covers of the 1997 Country Rock hit. Sawyer Brown wrote the song, hitting the top 20 in 1997. George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Steve Earl have also recorded versions of this timeless beat.

Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses – Kathy Mattea

On Katie Mattea's 1987 album Untasted Honey, we found yet another all-time greatest driving song. The song '18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses' was written by Gene and Paul Nelson and follow the story of Charlie, who has driven a truck for 30 years and is now on his last run to get back to his wife, whom he truly loves. Oh boy! Katy Mattea does a good job with this track - her flowing voice combined with the iconic country melody makes the song worthy of endless repetition.

Convoy, by C.W. McCall

This truck driver song was featured as the No. 1 song on the Pop and Country charts in 1975 and was the real inspiration for Sam Peckinpah's film “Convoy” later in the decade. Its uniqueness and CB chatter between the Pig Pen and Rubber Duck Convoy Poster characters helped spur CB's popularity in those days. This is the best song for a truck driver who loves to hear some pop country music.

Asphalt Cowboy - Jason Aldin