Truck Driver Songs: Red Sovine “Phantom 309”

How about another dose of Truck Driver Songs to keep your toes tapping and gears grinding? It’s one of the best ways we know at CDL Life to give our thanks to all the truckers who do what they do.

This week, it’s a classic country talking tale of a special driver that helped a down-and-out hitchhiker clock some much-needed miles. Trouble is, he wasn’t sure that the trucker was really there. It’s called Phantom 309.

Red Sovine gets in and tells the story in a straightforward and businesslike way, without much emotional display, letting the words speak for themselves.

The song was originally recorded by Red Sovine in 1967. It was one of the hits that cemented Sovine as a singer who would identify himself with the North American trucker, complimenting hits like Teddy Bear, Little Joe and Giddy Up Go.

Enjoy, truck drivers!