Well, you can probably guess what today’s podcast is all about, and unfortunately it ain’t fluffy kittens. Nope, for today’s main topic I’ll be rebroadcasting an episode of the Payload Podcast where JT Peters talks to an epidemiologist about Coronavirus and how it relates to us truckers.
But before that, we’ve got lots of news on how this pandemic is affecting the trucking industry; including suspended and forced rules, how truckers are gaining new respect, and some clarification on the $2.2 trillion stimulus plan. And of course, what you should do if you think you’ve got the virus.
But it’s not all about the Corona. We’ve got an update on new HOS rules, autonomous trucks, truck parking, and new high-tech maintenance ideas. Also, a major data breach and tips for being in an accident.
In the feedback segment, we’ll talk about ignorant commenters, under 21 truckers, tailgating, and kitchen utensils.
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Links mentioned in the podcast:
Paccar Recalls 35,671 Peterbilt Trucks for Fire Risk from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Multiple Hits to Economy Likely to Trigger Recession, Analysis Shows from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Chinese Plants Ramp Up Again as Rest of World Reels from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Senate OKs Historic $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Package from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Frequently Asked Questions Related to the FMCSA Emergency Declaration 03/19/2020 from FMCSA.gov
States Suspend Weight Limits for Trucks Involved in Coronavirus Relief from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
FMCSA demands truck stops must stay open 24 hours from TruckNews.com
FMCSA waives CDL, medical certification renewal regs until June 30 from OverdriveOnline.com
Risk Remains Low for Coronavirus Transmission on Packages from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Step by step: What you can do if you suspect COVID-19 symptoms on the road from OverdriveOnline.com
Options on the road for a speedy coronavirus consult from OverdriveOnline.com
Showers of Praise Greet Busy Truckers from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
How America Is Thanking Truckers During the Coronavirus Crisis from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
CVSA Postpones Roadcheck Due to Coronavirus Crisis from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
TWIC card now satisfies requirements for hazmat endorsement from OverdriveOnline.com
Final Trucking HOS Rule Sent To White House For Approval from TheTruckersReport.com
Truck Parking Bill Could Mean $755 Million For New FREE Truck Parking from TheTruckersReport.com
Starchy Robotics ends remote truck experiment, shuts down operations from FreightWaves.com
Autonomous Tech Company Locomotion Signs Deal With Wilson Logistics from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
TuSimple Expands Autonomous Trucking Program With UPS from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
How Smart Tire Technology Is Changing Fleet Management from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Fleets Move Toward Predictive Maintenance to Prevent Breakdowns, Reduce Expenses from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Trucking Law: When trying to help at accident scene can hurt you instead from OverdriveOnline.com
News roundup, Feb. 27: TQL data breach potentially exposed carriers’ bank account numbers from OverdriveOnline.com
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Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map from Johns Hopkins University
Links mentioned in the Feedback segment:
Greg tells us about his 20-year old pots and pans that he uses to cook in the truck. They have folding handles, which is perfect for small storage space like the cab of a semi. You can buy them on Amazon using this affiliate link.
Scott enjoyed listening to TD142: Being An Expedited Truck Driver but he writes about some hateful comments made about TD95: 4 Reasons That Trucker Might Be Tailgating You. He believes that I shouldn’t give haters the time of day by sharing their vile comments on the podcast. What say you?
New listener Rico also shares his thoughts on TD95: 4 Reasons That Trucker Might Be Tailgating You.
Zachary tells us about learning to drive truck at an early age and relates it to the current under-21 debate.
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