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TD124: The Overweight Axle Debacle

🎼 (To the tune of Gilligan’s Island) Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale… A tale of a fateful trip… That started from this Northeast town… Aboard this great big truck. 🎤 Wait a second! That’s not how the song goes! But it is the way this story starts. As with most of […]

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TD123: Advice For New Truckers: Part 2

There are many things new truckers have to learn over time. The goal of this two-part article is to help you learn those things now instead of having to wait. Hopefully this will make your life as a new trucker easier. And in doing so, you’ll make everyone else’s lives better too. In Part 1, […]

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TD123: Advice For New Truckers: Part 1

Today’s post is dedicated to you new truckers out there. Perhaps you’ve been driving for a few months already or maybe you’re sitting at a desk at a truck driving school right now. If that’s the case then WAKE UP! Sorry about that. Just wanted to make sure you were awake in case you just […]

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TD122: 4 Awesome Trucker Workouts

Back in TD120: Truckers and Exercise, I ran out of time before I could talk about some good workouts for truckers. That’s where we pick up today. First off, let me say that most of the truckers I see every day should start by simply taking a freakin’ walk. And I don’t mean lumbering into the truck […]

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Join The Trucker Dump Slack Group!

I humbly apologize. I’ve been talking about the Trucker Dump Slack group for quite a while on the podcast version of Trucker Dump and completely forgot about all of you who prefer to read the blog posts instead of listening to my annoying voice blather on about things happening in my life and answering listener […]

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TD120: Truckers And Exercise

Truckers and exercise. Talk about two words that sound weird together! I think maybe the words “chicken” and “Q-tip” might have more in common. Heck, I’m guessing I’ve already lost half you readers simply by uttering those two words in the same sentence, which is really sad because if there is a group of people […]

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TD119: Winter Truck Driving Tips From An Alaskan Trucker

If you could get winter truck driving tips from anyone, who would it be? How about someone who drives a 155,000-pound, 12-axle tractor trailer on mountainous, snow-packed, two-lane roads nearly every day? Well, I found such a person. Even better, I commenced to bribe, cajole, and generally badger him into coming onto the Trucker Dump […]

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TD116: Diabetes And Truckers

Today’s guest post called, Commercial Truck Driving and Diabetes: Everything You Need To Know comes from Elisabeth Weaver of The Diabetes Council. Now before I go on, I’d like to encourage you to listen to this podcast even if you don’t have diabetes. One thing I learned from the article is that being a trucker […]

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