TD167: Autonomous Trucks and Cops, Cummins’ Hydrogen Engine, Speed Traps, & More

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TD167: Autonomous Trucks and Cops, Cummin’s Hydrogen Engine, Speed Traps, & More

In today’s show, we discuss lots of new stuff: Cummins’ new hydrogen engine, new money for driver training, a new biodiesel, a new speed trap, new road closures and toll increases, and a first-ever demonstration of an autonomous vehicle being pulled over by the fuzz. Oh, and of course, truckers have found a new thing to be pissed off about the speed limiter proposal.

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News Links:

Oakland truckers claim ‘small victory’ after judge seeks more time to review AB5 suitfrom FreightWaves.com

FMCSA announces $3.1M in grants to recruit veterans into trucking from LandLine.media

Bureau of Prisons Expands CDL Training for Women from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)

Speed limiters contradict driver retention goals, OOIDA says from LandLine.media

You can now watch the ‘first-ever public demonstration of an autonomous truck being pulled over by law enforcement’ from CDLLife.com

Cummins hydrogen engine offers more capability, lower cost over all-electric from OverdriveOnline.com

Texas researchers’ new breed of peanuts may boost biodiesel production from FreightWaves.com

Tolls to increase by 5% on the Pennsylvania Turnpike from CDLLife.com

Starting Aug. 1, Louisiana doubles fines on Atchafalaya Bridge from LandLine.media

Three-week closure of I-70 in Topeka begins soon from CDLLife.com

Listener Feedback Links:

Eric Lindeau writes in to tell us about two more McDonald’s in Minnesota that have big rig drive thrus. Cool!

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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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