On today’s show, we’ll be continuing the series where we highlight unique trucking jobs. This time Joshua Knode will tell us about expedited trucking and how it differs from a typical truck driving job. Lots of great information and fun stories in here, including rock bands, mercenaries, and a late night talk show host!
But before we get to that, we’re going to learn about a new trucking podcast, truck-only lanes, truck-only tolls, dangerous parking, and an early roadcheck safety blitz this year.
We’ll also hear about a new trade agreement, ELD yard moves, internet scams, 18-year-old truckers, trucks with no drivers, and how $50 and some elbow grease could save your life.
And we’ve got a few quick emails about recruiting and of course, tailgating.
This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by:
- Pilot Flying J app – Check out all the awesome features of the Pilot Flying J app.
- Volvo Trucks – Check out the new Volvo Dynamic Steering on the VNL and VNR series and watch the all the videos on the Volvo YouTube page, including the one about the Balancing sidewinds feature.
Links mentioned in the podcast:
The Trucking Podcast has changed it’s name to Trucking After Hours
The ‘Over the Road’ podcast from Overdrive and PRX’s Radiotopia
Roadcheck inspection blitz set for early May from OverdriveOnline.com
Georgia planning first-in-nation truck-only interstate lanes from 11alive.com
Connecticut guv temporarily backs off truck tolls from OverdriveOnline.com
Supreme Court won’t hear OOIDA’s challenge to increasing PA Turnpike tolls from OverdriveOnline.com
Trump’s USMCA trade pact retains cross-border trucking program, expected to bolster freight demand from OverdriveOnline.com
No Steering Wheel, No Driver, No Problem: Feds Approve First Ever Truly Driverless Vehicle from TheTruckersReport.com
Cybersecurity 101: Hackers aim for owner-operators with malware attacks from OverdriveOnline.com
$50 and a little install work could save your life: Trucker Scott Carlson’s close call from OverdriveOnline.com
Trucker Grub: The Outpost Cafe
Links in the Feedback segment:
Eli has few thoughts on recruiters after reading TD135: Trucking Recruiters… Friend Or Foe?
Richard scolds me very gentlemanly about TD95: 4 Reasons That Trucker Might Be Tailgating You.
jj perkey left his thoughts about TD95: 4 Reasons That Trucker Might Be Tailgating You, but wound up making us all think about treating each other with civility when we have differing beliefs.
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