In today’s episode, I’m starting a new series where I talk to truckers who have a speciality. Every now and then I’ll interview a driver who does something different than the average trucker. Today, you’ll hear from my good friend and fellow Trucker Dump Slack Group member, Shannon Holden about his job as a rental equipment hauler.
But before that we’ve got lots of news to cover including more truck recalls, lots of new legislation, ELD privacy issues, and some stupid things truckers do, which means I’m pissed off through half the news segment. But we lighten the mood every now and then with an odd quarantine, seven of the best companies to work for (according to Forbes), a couple of cool new products, and a chance for a free trip to Nashville.
I didn’t think we’d have a Trucker Grub segment, but an old acquaintance stops in to talk about Nancy’s Pizza in Litchfield, Illinois. You’ll never guess who it is in a million years.
In the listener feedback section we’ll discuss the sleep drug Ambien, refresher courses, the importance of asking questions, and I’ll have my sanity questioned. ‘Bout friggin’ time.
This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by Volvo Trucks. Learn more at volvotrucks.us.
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I got a chance to co-host the May 29 episode of The Trucking Podcast with Buck Ballard when Don the Beer Guy couldn’t make it. Lots of stories and laughs in this one!
I got interviewed by Niki from the Truck Boss Show about the Trucker Dump Podcast.
I spoke with Niki from the Truck Boss Show on starting your own podcast.
The Truck Boss Show is giving away some free swag. First person to email me at TruckerDump@gmail.com wins the loot!
VSA PlugSaver is a cool device to keep your trailer lights from flickering.
Links in the Feedback section:
Doug (Missouri Miller Boy (who did the May Trucker Grub segment) challenges the concept of me claiming to be both a cheapskate and an Apple-loving, cat lover and I attempt to explain the dilemma.
Author Lisa Nowak offers congratulations for my new job and I spin it into a lesson that has been recently reinforced that should be a part of every trucker’s life.
David is considering renewing his CDL and wants to know the best path to upgrading from a Class B to a Class A.
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