TD168: Overtime Pay, 60-ft Trailers, Rising Trucker Pay, & More

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TD168: Overtime Pay, 60-ft Trailers, Rising Trucker Pay, & More

In this week’s show, we discuss more about AB5, drug testing, overtime pay, Tesla trucks, 60-ft trailers, new trucking services, apps, and truck stops, and unfortunately a crap-ton of recalls. On the plus side, trucker pay has gone up. So there’s that.

In the feedback section, listeners have follow-up on the rising Pennsylvania toll rates and the new parking program and the ParkUnload app.

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News Links:

Steering gear recall hits 47k Kenworth, Peterbilt trucks from

Nearly 1400 Daimler trucks recalled for unexpected engine shutdown risk from

Navistar recalling more than 8,000 LoneStar and LT trucks from

Tesla Semi could be on the road by the end of 2022 from

Walmart rolls out ‘first of its kind’ 60-foot multi-temp reefer trailer from

Drivewyze integrated into Verizon Connect from

DAT launches new mobile app from

U.S. DOT considers electronic forms for drug testing program from

Submit your comments on the electronic forms for the drug and alcohol testing.

Overtime pay for employee drivers: Market benefits and drawbacks from

Washington State formula for overtime pay

Truck driver salary increased significantly in 2021, according to study from

Schneider driver ruled an employee in federal court appeal from

What’s happening with AB5? The OOIDA Foundation explains from

Pilot renovates six locations from

Listener Feedback:

Trevor and Matt have thoughts on the rising Pennsylvania toll rates.

Bruce shares his experience with the ParkUnload app and shares photos too!

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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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