TD172: Railroad Strike Averted, Safety Blitz Results, Automatic Emergency Braking Failures, Pony Express-Style Trucking, & More

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TD172: Railroad Strike Averted, Safety Blitz Results, Automatic Emergency Braking Failures, Pony Express-Style Trucking, & More

In today’s show, we’ll be talking about averting a major railroad strike, absentee voter info by state, trucker blitz results and automatic emergency braking testing, a Pony Express-style trucking startup, new healthy eating options, truckers and overtime, some really weird recalls, and much more.

As for listener feedback, Trailrider shares his thoughts on drivers not having any hours-of-service rules, while Shy Guy gives me an opportunity to recommend some of the podcasts I’m currently listening to.

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:

17 million CPAP masks recalled for ‘serious’ safety issue involving magnets from CDLLife.com

Western Star trucks recalled for hood issue from LandLine.media

We haven’t completely dodged a ‘disastrous’ rail strike, rail workers say from FreightWaves.com

Truckers’ overtime bill introduced in Senate from LandLine.media

Over 16,000 CMVs and drivers taken out-of-service during nation’s biggest trucker blitzfrom CDLLife.com

Kentucky targets commercial motor vehicles with driver-focused cameras from LandLine.media

Automatic braking systems ineffective at night spotting pedestrians, study reveals from LandLine.media

Cummins signs up Werner for 500 hydrogen internal combustion engines from LandLine.media

Pony Express-style freight? Startup hopes to shorten long hauls, transform rural America from OverdriveOnline.com

TA to offer truckers more healthy food options at Country Pride and Iron Skillet restaurants by the end of 2022 from CDLLife.com

How to make sure your vote gets counted as deadlines approach from OverdriveOnline.com

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  • Stuff You Should Know
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  • The Newsworthy

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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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