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
Links mentioned in the podcast:
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!
Brake Safety Week inspection blitz set for Sept. 15-22
Paccar recalls nearly 7,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt trucks over various issues
Mirror issue prompts recall of 4,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt tractors
Daimler issues recall for brake air supply capacity issue
CDL Mills And Bad Trainers Will Love This FMCSA Rule
Senate bill would force DOT to institute speed limiter mandate, set 65 mph limit
Bill in Congress would restore drivers’ per diem tax deduction
New Montana law will raise truck speed limits
DOT seeking input on regs around autonomous driving
FMCSA’s proposed HOS changes now expected July 31
DOT funding bill would force 30-minute break to remain in hours regs
Trucker faces 40 criminal counts stemming from deadly I-70 crash near Denver
Plenty blame to go around in Colo. tragedy, when the damage is done
Truckers’ 90-Mile Road-Rage Battle Kills Woman, Companies To Pay $26 Million
ELD data handling: ‘Privacy is paramount,’ but practices vary
Permit required for truckers in insect quarantine area beginning May 1
New TruckPark app allows drivers to reserve parking spaces
TruckPark app on Apple App Store
TruckPark app on Google Play Store
is a cool device to keep your trailer lights from flickering.
Isela from the Truck Boss Show interviews trucker/inventor of the the VSA Plugsaver.
Seven fleets named to Forbes’ ‘Best Large Employers’ list
Truckers can enter to win free trip to Nashville with the RoadPro Ultimate Nashville Getaway Giveaway
This Trucker Fell Asleep At The Wheel After Falsifying His Logs. A Jury Awarded Him $80 Million
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.
Joe questions a wreck involving a trucker taking Ambient, a drug used for insomnia.
Ambien on Drugs.com
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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