Well there is no main topic in the podcast today, but we’ve got enough news, listener feedback, and other stuff to choke a hippo… provided a hippo would try to eat stuff like that.
Anywho, we’ll be covering truck recalls and lots of stuff about truck brakes, myths about truck inspections, truck parking, new hours-of-service clarifications, and we’ll learn about winter fuel additives.
Good news on the economy and trucker pay is always good, but dash cams, drug testing, delayed driver training guidelines, and drivers getting sued, not so much.
Listener feedback covers, trucking schools, elogs, “smart” trailers, autonomous trucking, and of course, tailgating truckers.
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Links mentioned in the news segment:
Daimler recalls 142,110 Freightliner Cascadias for faulty brake lights from FreightWaves.com
Kenworth recalls 1,400 trucks for possible brake issue from OverdriveOnline.com
Brake Safety Week sidelined more than 5,000 trucks from OverdriveOnline.com
Trucking Law: Busting myths about inspection regulations from OverdriveOnline.com
Traton, Navistar Reach Agreement on $3.7 Billion Buyout from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Q&A: Should I use diesel fuel additives in the winter? from OverdriveOnline.com
TD119:Winter Truck Driving Tips From An Alaskan Trucker from AboutTruckDriving.com
Hazmat renewal waiver extended through 12/31 from OverdriveOnline.com
Answering hours questions, as some ELDs falsely flag errors when new rule options used from OverdriveOnline.com
FMCSA Unveils HOS Resource as Revised Rules Take Effect from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
FMCSA Says HOS Rules Still Apply To Self-Driving Truck Drivers… At Least For Now from TheTruckersReport.com
Waymo Begins Fully Driverless Rides for All Arizona Customers from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Trucking Approaches Holiday Shipping Season ‘Unlike Any Seen Before’ from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Trucker Pay Increasing as Driver Shortage Grows, Industry Capacity Tightens from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
FMCSA delays driver training implementation until 2022 from LandLineMag.com
TD147:Be Careful Choosing A Truck Driving School from AboutTruckDriving.com
Making the decision to accept your fleet’s camera — or not from OverdriveOnline.com
Trucking Law: No false positives, no room for excuses in today’s drug tests from OverdriveOnline.com
Owner-Operator Ordered To Pay $411 Million: Largest Verdict Ever from TheTruckersReport.com
Driver Whose Truck Entered Crowded Protest Faces Charges from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Driver feedback wanted on I-10 truck parking issues from OverdriveOnline.com
FMCSA Seeks Nominations for Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Trucker Grub segment:
Scott Gunter, aka @Killjoy in the Trucker Dump Slack Group tells us about Rutter’sconvenience stores, where you can get some really good grub for cheap.