TD174: Hurricane HOS Exemptions And Hauling FEMA Loads, Deregulation And CA EPA Standards Explained, EV Adoption, & More

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TD174: Hurricane HOS Exemptions And Hauling FEMA Loads, Deregulation And CA EPA Standards Explained, EV Adoption, & More

In this week’s show, I first clear up some goofs from last week. Then we talk about ID tags on trucks, Hurricane Ian HOS exemptions and tips on hauling FEMA loads, a cool video explaining deregulation, what makes a professional driver, and finally we discuss electric vehicle adoption and I finally learned how California got so much clout when it comes to emissions standards.

All that, plus more news stories, and of course, listener feedback involving Mario Kart, trucker spy cameras, HOS elimination, and podcast reviews.

This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by:

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News Links:

What are the Autonomy Levels for Autonomous Vehicles? from

International A26 engine-related recall: Potential connecting-rod issues in 7,000 trucksfrom

Nikola recalls battery-electric trucks for seat belt issue from

FMCSA issues HOS waiver for Hurricane Ian relief haulers in eight states from

FreightWaves CEO Fuller offers advice to truckers hauling FEMA loads from

Canada ends border vaccine mandate, OOIDA calls on Biden to follow suit from

Federal Trade Commission joining independent contractor fray from

FMCSA considering 5-year ‘special’ waiver for propane haulers from

The FMCSA eyes plan to require electronic identification technology for commercial vehicles from

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Federal agency seeks input on changes to hazmat registration fees from

Arizona lane filtering law in effect from

Love’s opens new truck stop in Iowa with nearly 70 truck parking spaces from

New York to Ban Sale of Gas Cars by 2035 from (Transport Topics)

Why the Clean Air Act’s Special Treatment of California Is Permissible Even in Light of the Equal-Sovereignty Notion Invoked in Shelby County from

Toyota’s CEO Says EV Adoption Will Take Longer Than Expected from (Transport Topics)

Eye-opening video breaks down ‘The Decision That Broke American Trucking’ from

Time to sign up for Truck to Success course from

Want to improve retention in trucking? Define ‘professionalism’ to set the standard, build value from

Listener Feedback:

Andy Wadel (@Peterbilt Andy) joins the Trucker Dump Slack group.

@Goose shares some insight on how speeders are caught in Australia.

Shannon left a review on Apple Podcasts and I’m still trying to decide if it’s good or not. 😉

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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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