Got something a bit different for the main topic today. I had the opportunity to test Garmin’s newest truck GPS called the dēzl™ OTR1000, and I’ll share my thoughts in a video review.
But first, lots of news to discuss including truck recalls, winter driving prep, and COVID vaccines, waivers, and how it relates to workman’s comp. Autonomous and electric vehicles are always a hot topic, including how electric trucks might attract new truck drivers to the industry.
We’ve got an update on the closed bridge in Cincinnati, we’ll learn about fancy pants smart trailers, a request to be the new head of the FMCSA, and a DOT physical exemption for one large company. HUH?
We’ve got a non-traditional Trucker Grub segment this time and we’ll hear about Stevie driving for a carnival and musical guest, Driver Dave will give us his origin story.
And we’ll top it all off with the annual reading of ’Twas The Night Before Christmas – Trucker Style.
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Links mentioned in the news segment:
TSA PreCheck Bill May Have Applications for Trucking, ATA Says from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Waymo Looks to Calm Doubts About Driverless Cars With Data Release from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Cars on Hyundai’s Electric Platform Can Charge 80% in 18 Minutes from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
GM: New Batteries Cut Electric Car Costs, Increase Range from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Electric Trucks Have Qualities to Improve Diversity, Panelists Say from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
E-Smart Targets Better Tractor-Trailer Connectivity from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Brad Klepper is president of Interstate Trucker, a law firm dedicated to defending truck drivers. He is also president of the law firm Drivers Legal Plan. He can be reached at 800–333-3748 or at InterstateTrucker.com and DriversLegalPlan.com.
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Trucker Grub segment:
Long-time listener Greg T. gives us a reminder not to forget about grocery stores for good stuff to eat. He also mentioned in his email that he used a free app called Easy Voice Recorder on his Android phone to record the segment and I thought it sounded great!
Links mentioned in the Listener Feedback segment:
Driver Dave opens with a quick toe-tapper and then proceeds to tell us about his first drive in a big rig, which was prompted by listening to TD147: Be Careful Choosing A Truck Driving School.
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