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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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APU sticker

APU Weight Exemption by State

There is a little sticker on the side of my truck that says I have a 400-pound weight exemption because I have an APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) installed. My question has always been whether this was just for gross weight or whether that pertains to axle weight also? In other words, am I legal at […]

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TD110: Jabbering With Jared

Well, it’s been over three months since my last post. If you want to hear my excuses, click the Play button above. If you don’t want to hear it, then be thankful that you’re a reader instead of a podcast listener. 🙂 On the down side, I’m giving you very little to read here today. […]

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TD55: The EOBR Myth

Quick: What’s the leading cause of trucking accidents? If you were to ask that question to the non-trucking public, they would probably tell you that trucker fatigue was the culprit. They’d be wrong. It’s not their fault. The media, our lawmakers, and many interest groups are cramming that idea into their ears with one of those […]

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TD53: Lunar Driving As A Trucker

Here’s a heads-up to any prospective drivers out there. If you think Over-The-Road (OTR) trucking is a 9-to-5 job, you’re gonna be more disappointed than a stoner with a bag of oregano. We have a name for you folks: Solar drivers. Solar drivers are guys or gals who only like to run during the daylight. […]

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