TD165: AB5 Aftermath, Chameleon Carriers, 5 Things Trucking Schools Don’t Teach, & More

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TD165: AB5 Aftermath, Chameleon Carriers, 5 Things Trucking Schools Don’t Teach, & More

On today’s show we’ve got lots on the aftermath of California’s AB5 law, broker reform, promoting women truckers, 5 things trucking schools don’t teach, concerns over Canada’s ELD mandate, road closures, and what the heck is a chameleon carrier? Plus lots more news, listener feedback, and what I’m pretty sure is the cheesiest outro I’ve done to date.

This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by:

  • Porter Freight Funding – So many services to offer, including Factoring, Dispatching, Freight Brokering, Fuel Cards, Insurance, and Compliance. Call 205-397-0934 to learn more.

News Links:

Autocar trucks added to widespread steering gear recall from OverdriveOnline.com

Drivers warned that I-94 in Detroit to shut down for seven days from CDLLife.com

Can California Owner-Operators Work Around AB5 Independent Contractor Restrictions?from TheTruckersReport.com

Truckers at Oakland protest say ‘cargo won’t flow until AB5 goes’ from FreightWaves.com

California Congressmembers call on Gov. Newsom to repeal AB 5 for trucking from OverdriveOnline.com

Trade Groups Ask Newsom to Delay Enforcement of AB 5 from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)

House transportation committee passes truck parking legislation from OverdriveOnline.com

FMCSA’s speed limiters: Unsafe at any speed? from FreightWaves.com

ATA launches new program to address issues facing women in trucking from OverdriveOnline.com

TD141: Women In Trucking With Ellen Voie from AboutTruckDriving.com

Broker reform: Should dispatch services be considered brokers? FMCSA’s comment request sparks debate from OverdriveOnline.com

Chameleon carriers pose threat to nation’s roadways from FreightWaves.com

Trucking association raises concerns over Canada’s ELD mandate from FreightWaves.com

5 Things Truck Driver Training Schools Don’t Teach | What To Do About It! from RoadLegends.com

Portland to consider banning the sale of diesel from CDLLife.com

New program to add tire monitoring tech at 200 truck stops, tire data sent to fleet managers within 2 minutes from CDLLife.com

Texas BBQ joint has a drive-thru for semi trucks from CDLLife.com

Love’s opens new truck stop in Illinois with 70 truck parking spaces from CDLLife.com

TravelCenters of America Hosts St. Christopher Truckers Relief Campaign from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)

Listener Feedback:

Matt a.k.a. @Mountain Matt sends in an “almost” Trucker Grub segment and thanks me for the podcast, the ebooks, and the Trucker Dump Slack Group.

Nathan, Rob, and Brandon all ask to join the Trucker Dump Slack Group.

Butare doesn’t miss one second of the podcast… ever!

Nick’s plan to go to trucking school have been delayed, but that doesn’t keep him from driving a truck. 😉

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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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