TD163: Safety Blitzes, Speed Limiter Comments, A Trucker Party, Marijuana Lowers Truck Accidents, & More

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TD163: Safety Blitzes, Speed Limiter Comments, A Trucker Party, Marijuana Lowers Truck Accidents, & More

Today at 6:32 PM

This week we’ve got stories on ELDs and Covid in Canada, what are your rights when a broker doesn’t pay, more carrier acquisitions, yet another safety blitz, a bajillion public comments on speed limiters, a big trucker party, and ironically, how marijuana is lowering truck crashes. Plus listener feedback and more on today’s show.

This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by:

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News links:

Driver in Texas human smuggling operation faces possibility of death penalty from OverdriveOnline.com

Kelly regional drive tire recalled from OverdriveOnline.com

Canada approves another ELD provider from OverdriveOnline.com

Canada extends COVID border restrictions to Sept. 30 from FreightWaves.com

FMCSA receives more than 14,000 comments on controversial speed limiter proposal — comment period ends soon from CDLLife.com

Submit your comments to the FMCSA regarding truck speed limiters

FMCSA extends hours waiver for baby formula haulers from OverdriveOnline.com

Anti-speeding enforcement blitz taking place now through early September in Connecticut from CDLLife.com

Iowa 80 gearing up for annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree from OverdriveOnline.com

Legal marijuana may lower rate of truck accidents, new research says from FreightWaves.com

Pitt Ohio acquires assets from partner carrier Teal’s Express from FreightWaves.com

Trucking Law: What are your rights when a broker doesn’t pay? from OverdriveOnline.com

Trucker Grub links:

Submit your favorite truck-accessible eatery to TruckerDump@gmail.com

Listener Feedback links:

Bruce Phelps shares his thoughts on the new weekly format. Psssht… he’s a fan of it!

I mentioned being a big fan of The Newsworthy podcast for “news made fast, fair, fun – in just 10 minutes.”

Trinidad Hernandez took a break from trucking but he’s back and thanks me for continuing to do the podcast. Well you’re welcome, Trinidad.

Christopher Moyer asks about the ebook combo pack and I’m more than happy to talk about the 25% off deal for only $14.98.

Show info:

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About the Author
I'm a 22-year truck driver with an interest in tech stuff. I do the Trucker Dump podcast and blog, which is all about life as a trucker. I have also written two trucking books, "Trucking Life" and "How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job."

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