TD170: Heartland Express Acquisition, 6 Pre-/Post-Trip Myths, Supreme Court Shuns Trucking, & More

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TD170: Heartland Express Acquisition, 6 Pre-/Post-Trip Myths, Supreme Court Shuns Trucking, & More

In this week’s show, we discuss Heartland Express buying CFI, 6 pre- and post-trip inspection myths, another case the Supreme Court ignored, preparing for automated trucks, new services for truckers, and much, much, more. In the listener feedback segment, we’ve got some follow-up on that AB5 video from the OOIDA Foundation, and I have another idiot commenting on my tailgating article.

In the intro, I share stories of The Evil Overlord’s wreck and a musical hotel.

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News Links:

Kenworth recalling certain T680 trucks for potential fuel tank issue from

Kenworth adds Lane Keeping Assist as option on Class 8 trucks from

New Michigan law clears path for autonomous vehicle roadways from

Pilot, Kodiak Partner on Autonomous Truck Services from (Transport Topics)

New Pennsylvania law authorizes truck weigh system from, submitted by Trevor @Koolaid from the Trucker Dump Slack Group

Texas DOT wants parking, other feedback on I-10 corridor to prioritize projects from

FMCSA considers hours-of-service exemption for truck driver from

Trucking Alliance makes another pitch for hair testing from

Why trucking is peeved at the Supreme Court from

Heartland Express embarks on its biggest challenge yet from

6 pre- and post-trip inspection myths, and reality: Trucking Law from

TravelCenters of America opens South Dakota truck service center from

Love’s opens truck stop in Washington with 57 truck parking spaces from

Love’s launches annual Children’s Miracle Network campaign Friday from

Celebrities treat truck stop “like a zoo” in ‘disrespectful’ photoshoot from

Listener Feedback Links:

Mark Schremmer writes responded to my email about the AB5 video from the OOIDA Foundation.

Lane didn’t read the TD95: 4 Reasons That Trucker Might Be Tailgating You article, but he shares his thoughts anyway.

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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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